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Oveja Negra

93 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Experience a modern twist to traditional tapas with globally inspired shareable dishes.

Oveja Negra, translated as “Black Sheep” in Spanish is offering a menu of “unruly tapas.” Our culinary team is “going against the grain” of this deep-rooted Spanish tradition to offer the curious diner a menu representing globally inspired recipes with a tapas flair. The menu will vary by season with flavorful and unique ingredients sourced from around the world, adding an international twist to your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(408) 423-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ocean Orssten contact at
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Private party facilities
Oveja Negra Restaurant can accommodate private parties of up to 100 people.
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Private party contact
Jonathan Whitwell: (408) 423-5415
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Cross street
Located on third floor of Hotel Valencia Santana Row
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for Oveja Negra patrons. Free self-parking is also available.
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Special events & promotions
Private Party Events
Please contact Ali Mir, Restaurant Manager, at
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What 93 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We were there on a quiet Monday evening. We had their lamb specialty, scallops, monkfish, mussels and burata salad. Every dish was excellent. Dessert was to die for. We will return.

Duran408 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

My birthday dinner here was great! Just my date and I. Waiter was friendly and funny, food was fantastic. 110% chance I’ll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent place
Gourmet food
And great service

deena (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was soooo good that we insisted on meeting the exec chef! Music was great! Drinks were delicious.

I can’t wait to go back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

food was average .
thai rice was undercooked . They took it of the final bill

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Small portions but good

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great flavors and service. Food was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

He had an awesome dining experience. Our server was outstanding, friendly and made us feel great, wanting to come back, which we did a week later. The food is superb

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

wonderful experience!

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful for girls night out after shopping and movie....and especially if you are staying at the hotel

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Ambiance and overall physical aspect is a one star
To think that it's at hotel Valencia , expected more chic environment
We felt we were in a fast food restaurant
In and out had better decorations!
The table, chairs set up was awful!
Price of the food was not cheap so expectation for a more upscale aesthetics is not unreasonable

Char (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We ordered 4 dishes. Of the 4 dishes, two were good and two were not. The Thai fried rice was way too salty and the lobster enchiladas was under cooked and we had to send it back to reheat. The sea bass was excellent and the lamb was good too. The restaurant was quiet so was good for talking. Our waitress was friendly. Over all experience was ok. Not sure if it was worth the money though.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Tucked in the Valencia hotel, a quaint little tapas bar creates fusion tapas and craft cocktails. Friendly staff, quality ingredients. I asked my server just pick five things, and promised even if I didn't like something I wouldn't send it back. Nothing was disappointing. Beautiful presentation and flavors. Cocktails were nice and done professionally, proper stem wear/ ice. I left happy

vipAnonadiner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Great Tapas, attentive service in an inviting Spanish themed dining room. Well worth a visit.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Menu is tactically crafted to sound elaborate, delicious & elegant but in reality the food is substandard & probably not what you think you ordered, it’s basically deceiving. Even the host goes over the menu recommendations and it all sounds wonderful (great hostess, btw) but when the plates started arriving we were sadly disappointed & will not return (departed hungry).

The place was nearly empty on a Friday @ 7pm (Holiday w’end) that should have been our first clue after having trouble finding the place (no signage).

The Pop Goes the Chicken, is basically 4 chicken wings (dark meat) with a crumb covering (just say that) on top of a bowl of popcorn. Yes, I said popcorn (wtf)?!

The Bison Meatloaf, was 3 small MeatBALLS (not a loaf) over mashed potatoes. This tasted fine to me but was unfavorable to my guest.

The Mashed Potato Croquettes, were just bland.

We understand tapas but pricing & meals offered were inadequate (overpriced) & again, deceiving. I would have expected more from this particular venue, especially being @ Hotel V. and it simply did NOT deliver on food.

The restaurant, plating & service was exceptional.

DMaeS (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

The meal wasn’t much at all to write home about, only the sea bass was a bit decent. I was initially looking forward to dessert but we were so disappointed w/ the meals, we declined the dessert menu. The server was nice and listened to how we wanted our cocktail drinks& took out pictures. The place was empty around 8pm on a Friday night & now I understand why.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Interesting fusion. Nice ambiance and friendly service.
The dessert was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

A delightful assortment of ingredients creatively, deliciously prepared and presented at the table with careful timing so that no dish waited so long that it became cold. I’ll definitely recommend this place to friends, family and business acquaintances.

vipManuel (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Boring food, awful wine selection. Not worth my money

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

What a fun place to get together with friends! The new chef came up with creative dishes creatively presented. Our server was fun and amiable. And overall enjoyable experience.

vipDaniel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Very original food, and all of it was great. My wife had the filet skewers over gargonzola cheese crepe, and it was the best dish of the night.

JimMc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food to share, world cuisine so there should be something for everyone. Cocktails and wine were great as well

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Oveja Negara was difficult to find and has very little signage. I went with my wife and 6 year old son. My son ordered from the child’s menu and we ordered several plates. After $177, out appetites were not satisfied. The food was very good, but not excellent. In general, over-priced for Tapas.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Good tapas spot with a unique yet limited variety of menu items. Part of the restaurant was rented out for a wedding reception so it felt small and outdoor seating was subsequently unavailable. We enjoyed the tastes and varieties of our order but found the prices high for the portions. Wouldn’t go out of my way to come back but a good spot to share tastes with friends before a show or after shopping verses being a date spot

Hugs (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Tapas restaurant: delicious food - small plates. Plus, nice atmosphere. We had spicy cauliflower, a beef dish with blood tortillas, popcorn chicken, and a glaze Chilean bass.

meat (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

food was good, the overall feeling was cold. The walls need decor and not stark white. The white chairs don't go with the Spanish theme and were a bit awkward with the curved backing. I will definitely give this place another chance as the food was very enjoyable.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant looks good but the service and food were disappointing. The waiters seemed disheveled and forgot to bring us a few items. The food wasn't good and not worth the price. In fact the fish was old and smelled bad...I ate a piece of it and got extremely sick in about 4 hours. I would suggest that you go elsewhere for a quality time. They need to reevaluate their bussiness!

vipMikedanner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved entire experience

Ping (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Uninspiring food. Amateur service. Definitely not worth the money

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

We had high expectations for this restaurant, since it's located within the Hotel Valencia. Although we went early, the place was empty. Not a good sign. The food was very expensive and did not deliver. The tapas we ordered were lukewarm at best, and lacked flavor. The drinks and bartender were good. It's a fun place to have a drink, but I would go elsewhere for a good tapas meal.