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Diners' Choice: Spanish restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Spanish cuisine in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (441)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
Bienvenidos a PintxoPote! (pronounced 'pincho potay') a pintxos (tapas) bar offering a dining experience showcasing the range of traditional flavors typical of the Basque country in Northern Spain. Here, you will be transported to the world's most acclaimed culinary region: the seaside resort of San Sebastián, a region whose cuisine is distinguished by the excellence of the ingredients and the simplicity in cooking techniques.

Pintxo Pote is the only place in the SF Bay area that offers a current expression of authentic pintxos.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Hector and Angie are the best. Their tapas are unique and delicious. Love the indurain skewers , shishito peppers and authentic jamon and Queso. Little known secret is their wagyu ribeye is the very best steak in the Bay Area. Perfectly flavoured and prepared. And the selection of Albariño , Rioja and Jerez sherry. Our favourite go to place in the south bay. Much better food than other top tier restaurants in Los Gatos and saratoga. With much better value. Our favorite.
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4.8
4.8 (459)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Russian Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Abrazo! We are a neighborhood restaurant nestled in the historic and beautiful Russian Hill neighborhood. Chef/Owner Michael Pawliks menu features contemporary Spanish-Californian inspired cuisine, sourcing only the freshest and most traditional ingredients. Abrazo features a lofty 18ft ceiling, a cozy bar, and a private dining room that seats 16. The wine list features the best of Spain's legendary wine regions alongside Napa Valley classics.

We hope to see you soon!

Top review
WilliamW
Dined 6 days ago
The quality of the food has improved considerably since Abrazo first opened four years ago. The corner location is great for people-watching. A scoop of Abrazo ice cream for dessert is better (and cheaper) than a scoop at Swenson's across the street. The restaurant would draw more repeat neighborhood customers if the wine list contained bottles starting at $40+ instead of $65-ish.
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4.7
4.7 (82)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Mission District
About the restaurant
Owners Luis Raga and Raul Aguilera brings you their vision of a casual bar/restaurant in Spain: a fun and unpretentious spot to gather friends, family, or dates. We bring you flavors from all over Spain, the concept is tapas and paellas to be shared at the table. You'll see dishes come on and off the menu often and while we offer a broad selection of dishes, due to our small kitchen, certain tapas will run out during the service. Don’t miss our Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm ONLY on BAR & HIGH TOPS for heavily discounted tapas and drinks.
Also, make sure to check our back patio, it will transport you to a warm summer night of the south of Spain.
If driving street parking could be tricky, check out the SF general hospital parking structure just 2 blocks away from the restaurant. If coming from the East Bay or Peninsula location is just a few blocks from the freeway (exit Cesar Chavez/Potrero on the 80 freeway). The nearest Bart station is at Potrero & 24th, a 15-minute walk.

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suttsbabe
Dined on May 17, 2024
What a find. Was going to the Brava Theater and wanted a place close. From the minute we walked in we felt welcomed. Food was great, staff was great. Can't wait to come again.
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4.7
4.7 (2507)
$30 and under
Spanish
Healdsburg
About the restaurant
Bravas serves traditional Spanish dishes along with tapas-style dining and has been named in the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants in 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2022 by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Bravas offers a large selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias and Spain inspired cocktails that will not only quench your thirst but will complement your food perfectly and authentically.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We very much enjoyed dining here! Great tasty food and great service!
A photo of La Marcha restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1107)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Berkeley
About the restaurant
La Marcha is a restaurant in the heart of Berkeley that encapsulates the vibrant culinary culture of Spain. Visitors will feel as though they have strolled right off the streets of Spain and into an authentic neighborhood tapas bar.

Reservation ONLY available for indoor dining.


Top review
ItalianEats
Dined 4 days ago
We have been going to Lamarcha for several years and It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. The food and service is always good and it’s so hard to find paella dishes anywhere on the west coast.
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4.7
4.7 (3237)
$50 and over
Spanish
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Brought to you by Award Winning Chef Michael Chiarello and located at Pier 5 on the bustling San Francisco Waterfront, Coqueta is inspired by the cuisines of Spain. Chef Chiarello feels that Spain’s signature ‘small plates’ coupled with the social vibrancy of their dining scene is the perfect combination for San Francisco, which has its own deep-rooted history with the country. Focusing on regional dishes from Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country and beyond, the menu will feature Chiarello's interpretation of traditional Spanish cuisine and, as has always been his tradition, will highlight the bounty of fresh, local ingredients from land and sea.

Coqueta means “flirt” or “infatuation” in Spanish, and represents Michael Chiarello and his team’s exploration and interpretation of Spanish Cuisine, wine and inspired cocktails, while highlighting the bounty of Northern California.

Top review
JinW
Dined 2 days ago
Nice ambience partly because we went for lunch on Friday in a windy day so there were not many people, food is superb. The bikini brioche is as good as other reviewed, and the paella with squid ink is even better than what we had in Bacelona teleféric in Palo Alto. The price is a little steep but what do you expect in a place with a lot of tourists. Overall, very nice meal in a beautiful restaurant. Recommend it if you don’t mind nearly $90 per person.
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4.7
4.7 (1798)
$30 and under
Spanish
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
Hello!
As of 2020 we have merged our two restaurants Café Bastille and B44 and are serving both menus off of our 44 Belden Lane location.
We are now open for indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity.
Our outdoor patio is covered and heated but if you choose to dine outdoors make sure to bring warm clothes since SF weather can be unpredictable.
We can accommodate large groups for any type of event, call us to inquire.
Reservations are made via Open Table or over the phone and walk-ins are also welcome.
When you make a reservation you will be given the choice to reserve a table outdoors or standard which means indoors.
We will continue to offer takeout and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats or Grubhub or by calling us directly.
For the latest news and updates continue to check our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We wish you a healthy and joyful year and hope to see you soon!


Top review
TobiasB
Dined on May 4, 2024
Very flavorful food. Great service. Would go there anytime.
A photo of TELEFÈRIC BARCELONA - LOS GATOS restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1486)
$50 and over
Spanish
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
Telefèric Barcelona doors were first opened thirty years ago in Barcelona, Spain. Now, our passionate teams in Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Los Gatos have grown to include some of the world’s most creative and innovative chefs and mixologists, and we are eager to share our culture and gastronomy with you. It is a great pleasure to offer you a degustation of our best Spanish tapas, exquisite paellas and hand-crafted cocktails! Let us create a unique and fun dining experience for everyone to enjoy! Muchas gracias!
Top review
JohnF
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent all round. Attentive, well trained staff. Great food and ambience. The Spanish market is stocked with authentic Spanish products that are fun. Highly recommend.
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4.6
4.6 (2491)
$50 and over
Spanish
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
Telefèric Barcelona doors were first opened thirty years ago in Barcelona, Spain. Now, our passionate teams in Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, Los Gatos and Los Angeles have grown to include some of the world’s most creative and innovative chefs and mixologists, and are eager to share the Spanish culture and gastronomy with you. Come visit us for a degustation of the Best Spanish Tapas in the Bay, Innovative paellas, and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails. Dare to enjoy a fun and unique dining experience surrounded by Modern European decor and lively ambiance.
Top review
Gini
Dined on May 14, 2024
My first time there and love the food and drink. Lots variety of food to try. Delicious food will be there again
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4.6
4.6 (1628)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Oakland
About the restaurant
Duende is a Spanish Inspired neighborhood restaurant in Oakland's Uptown district.
A modern and casual dining experience, a cutting-edge cocktail program, and an inviting Spanish-based wine program!
Parties of 7 or more will be served a prix fixe chef's menu, please email reservations@duendeoakland.com to make a large group reservation.

For private events please email events@duendeoakland.com

Duende reserves seats for walk-ins! If you don't see your desired reservation time, come on down and we will find you a seat!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We love going to Duende before shows at the Fox. We love their craft cocktails, fantastic pitchers of Sangria and dinner menu options are fun to explore.
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