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Bellota

4.7
4.7
1475 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Bellota offers a diverse menu of inventive paellas, Old World stews, fresh seafood, medium-sized tapas, imported charcuterie and cheeses, as well as slow-roasted vegetable dishes.

We are open for indoor and outdoor seating during dinner service. Our outdoor seating is heated. However, because the weather in SF is unpredictable, we recommend you bundle up for your visit/meal.

To ensure the safety of all, we ask that you keep your mask on at all times unless actively eating and drinking. Please have your mask on whenever anyone from our staff approaches your table and when using our restroom.

We also limit all reservations to 2 hours so that everyone may enjoy the Bellota experience. If you’re feeling less than your best, please give us a call and we will gladly reschedule your reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 430-6580

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Tecuaque

  • Private party contact

    Kat Womer: (415) 551-1453

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment featuring Spanish, latin & jazz music nightly.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,475 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. TS

    TrishS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service are always A+, consistently.
  2. DC

    DCjetaime

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and service made our gathering feel so warm and enjoyable. The manager Mike went above and beyond to make our experience excellent. Bravo.
  3. MD

    MarissaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve visited Bellota three times now, and it has consistently left nothing to be desired. The staff is always attentive and friendly and the food is amazing. I would recommend sitting indoors if possible, the ambience is much better!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan paella
  5. TV

    TobiasV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were having a date night and had an incredible time. All the dishes were delicious especially the jamon with stone fruits. This is one of our favorite restaurants in SF. Will come back again.
  6. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little cold outside - but the food was simply excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything. Food was amazing. Jorge was excellent!!! He stood out with level of service. Gilda- olives - Great per my husband husband. Not a big fan of olives. Crudo- incredible, ordered a second round. Matrimonio- also incredible, way better than expected - also ordered a second round Charcutería platter- excellent - maybe more than 3 pieces of bread would be been preferred, you can ask for more but there’s a charge. We did, unfortunately, it came out very late and charcuterie was done. Melocotón- I loved this. Nice little mid dining sweetness. Bravas- great!… light and crispy Pulpo Asado- excellent! We had 2 orders. Pescado- favorite dish of the night. It was AMAZING!! beautifully charred and tender. I think it was Branzino Bone in ribeye steak- it was very good but for $100 for 16 oz, we were expecting amazing. Dessert- torta arroz con leche - good. Churros- great- light and crispy. Came with chocolate and caramel sauce - caramel was soo good. Coffee- unfortunately I received my americano with the saucer, the handle, the cup and the sugar packets covered in coffee and less coffee in the cup. It was obvious it head been spilled but I guess they were too busy to fix it. Disappointing for a high end restaurant. It was getting super busy and it seemed like everyone was hustling and we felt pressure to get out of there. I didn’t ask for another one. We were about 5-10 min past our “2 hour” window so maybe that’s why.
  8. f

    foodielove

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, expensive but worth it. Great creative takes on Spanish cuisine.
  9. S

    Scorin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic options for drinks and food. Live music and very knowledgeable staff.
  10. CF

    ColleenF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    At first I loved the vibe, but once I sat down I realized I'd be yelling at the other side of the table for the rest of the night. It is just very loud. For a G&T menu like that I expected way more. The paella was super disappointing. We got the mushroom one to split and the bottom was burnt. Like black and not in a "burnt but crispy way". There was no crisp. I don't know if I would go back... for those prices, I expect way more.
  11. s

    snowboardingrandma

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Portions smaller than I remember. Peppers too hot. Wish they bring back the small portion of beef plancha
  12. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Had reservation… yet had to sit next to band.. which was oo loud !! Waiter said do u want to see Sommelier?… “ give us a few minutes” we said …then after about 5 minutes we said yes we’d like him/ her to come over … 10 minutes later … “Sorry he’s gone home for the evening”… it was 8:15 pm!!! Told waiter “you choose for us … bring us a variety of plates a mix of the house favorite .. budget wasn’t an issue’ 1st plate prosciutto and fruit 2nd Shaved ham / prosciutto… ( strange seeing we just had ham ) We ordered wine … waiter selected it … good choice … after 6 or so plates they bright a paella one side beef I think …. other seafood ( that side was cold … rice was cold ) Waiter asked “you like another bottle of wine ? “… “ yes same again” we stated clearly Sadly he didn’t bring it . We paid and then left . Overall a poor experience, especially as I had two guest in from out of town, we had unlimited budget … and place was recommended over numerous other locations . I and my friends thought overall a poor experience. I really was expecting a better experience.
  13. K

    Kevi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Very good atmosphere and the restaurant is nice.
  14. KD

    KavonD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was terrible but the service was excellent. I would skip this place.
  15. GM

    GregoryM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is outstanding so I’ll be back but the live music was way too loud
  16. M

    Marco

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    LOVED the food. It is outstanding as well as the personalized, prompt and helpful service. Also, the drinks I had were excellent. Looks excellent for celebrations. We will definitely be regular customers. The noise level was high in part because of the band but it was worth it.
  17. DW

    DanielW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Soooo loud. Food was just ok. Pretty underwhelming
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My last dinner in CA! See you next time San Francisco!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, stuff was hospitable
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Although I input the special occasion for this meal, retirement dinner, no mention from the staff or congratulations. Disappointed
  21. M

    Mikey

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bellota is a solid go to. The food is great, the service is almost always spot on (this time is was a bit slow but it looked like he had 2 sections completely across the floor from each other), the ambiance is amazing. We sat in the bar area so we got the band playing Spanish music which was great. The whole experience is always a great time. Of course we will be back.
  22. UB

    UcellaBella

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal with a lovely wine. The sommelier was very helpful, friendly and professional. The atmosphere was vibrant and welcoming. All of the food we ate was delicious and there were so many other dishes I would have loved to try but there were only 2 of us..... Next time.
  23. CK

    CharlesK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and presented and the servings were generous. The service was friendly and very responsive. A great experience!
  24. FG

    FatGuyBusinessLunch

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I love this place. The live music was fun but waaaay to loud for the size and acoustics of the place. I was warned the music gets loud. I think it was well beyond background music, felt more like they were trying to have a concert. If thats the case am i hear for the food or the music? What is front and center? I came here for iberico ham, all the dishes with it I could get my big fat fingers on. Wish there were more though. Like let's iberico the hell out of everything. Sure have some non iberico things cause Spain isn't all iberico but when you are called Bellota and have bellota hams hanging in the eating area is sets expectations i felt the menu offerings fell short off. The Iberico steak thing was delicious. There is a fine line between exploring laterally and trying to hard for the sake of it. I think they can find a good in between.
  25. r

    rodfp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was not done correctly. Tapas and paella was not what you’d expect.
  26. C

    Conor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience, great staff, great cocktails and amazing food.
  27. MD

    MartD

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Get the paella for the party. The seafood is great. The steak paella was meh. I shouldve try the chicken.
  28. PD

    PDXFoodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This is our 2nd visit to Bellota after a 3 year break.The food was even better than I remember (Paella is one of the best, but service was severely lacking. It was all of our impression the waitress lacked any time of customer service skills. Her personality was so dry and CV uninviting, it partially ruined tge birthday celebration. In fsct she didnt even acknowledge my bday at all and made no effort to "connect" with us during the meal.
  29. V

    Valerie

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous tapas. Just wish they'd add garlic shrimp as one of the tapas dishes! Cocktails and drinks were lovely. Seafood paella was excellent.
  30. II

    IlianI

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This place is quite expensive. We ordered gazpacho and at $10 we expected at least a bowl of gazpacho, instead we got a small glass of gazpacho each. Although the octopus and the paella were good size, they were quite expensive. So for a dinner for two adults and two kids we paid just over $300. Two paellas, two octopuses, two gazpachos, some olives which were not from Spain and a pitcher of Sangria. The food was good but not memorable. For that price, we are not going back.
  31. D

    Deena

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders are always great. Food is excellent.
  32. S

    Sheryl

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! Loved everything about our experience!
  33. C

    Coco

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a great to end our day after a SF Giants game. The food is scrumptious and the service outstanding.
  34. J

    Jr77

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were fantastic!! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed it
  35. R

    R8string

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Drinks were well prepared and a very tasty way to start off our meal. Every dish we ordered was super flavorful and expertly prepared. Only downside is we sat outside and a previous evenings' mishap with one of the heaters left some of the roof covers missing which caused a bit more wind and loud popping at the remaining panels.
  36. D

    Dylan

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Amazing and authentic food, attentive service, and they made my dad feel special for his birthday.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and amazing.
  38. NR

    NicholaR

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service and drinks were excellent! Food was very mediocre - so sad because I loved this restaurant!!
  39. BB

    BillB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place. Food is authentic, fresh and tasty. The team is always on point. We're regulars and enjoy sitting at the bar. Always meet interesting people and enjoy the live music.
  40. AG

    AndrewG

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A quintessential modern Spanish experience. Great value for pretty amazing food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bellota using the Order Online button. Bellota also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 430-6580.

Bellota is rated 4.7 stars by 1475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bellota

888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4928

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Tecuaque

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment featuring Spanish, latin & jazz music nightly.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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