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Bellota

4.7
4.7
1533 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Bellota offers a diverse menu of inventive paellas, grilled meats, 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.

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 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

Experiences

  • New Years Eve - Ringing in 2023!

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us for a chefs tasting menu with optional wine and beverage pairing. Tasting Menu - $150 Wine and Beverage Pairing - $65 (Must be 21 years old)

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What 1,533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. EQ

    EmilioQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and drinks. Legitimate Spanish food and cooking!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing. We had the croquetas, pollo paella, and gambas. They were incredible. Desserts on the other hand were terrible. I was really surprised. The pomegranate sorbet was basically two scoops of ice. Pumpkin cheesecake was also not good. Should have gotten the churros :( those were probably better.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    $100 for a very mediocre ribeye steak that was described as “feeds 3-4 people” however I’m not sure it was even 16oz. I’ve had a tomahawk for a similar price that was huge (at a different Catalonian restaurant in the area).
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent. Price is a little in the higher side, but the ambiance takes me back to Madrid
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Just get the jamón iberico. Skip the paella. Wine was excellent. Service primo.
  7. K

    Kobe

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service with a very varied type menu from starters thru main courses and fairly priced…a little loud but bearable
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Outdoor seating was cold and uncomfortable. Food was underwhelming. Very disappointing.
  9. LG

    LornaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We wanted to try the paella(half chicken and half seafood). . . It was good but not great.
  10. s

    susies

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Can't wait to go again
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    One of the most horrible experiences I had. Please refund my last night money. Aman
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious food & cocktails. Server was abrupt and not very accommodating.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Wonderful music
  14. E

    Emme

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I used to love Bellota, but feel it's gone down hill post-pandemic. All of the dishes have become smaller, but prices are raised - so the value has diminished (anyone remember those fabulous G&T's they served in the big glasses?). When I asked about Happy Hour (which they used to have) my waiter was a bit snarky, and said they've never had once since he was there. We also ordered dishes all at once, but the shrimp was delayed by more than 30 minutes after the other dishes. We finally asked another waiter about it - and then we were told it had come out of the kitchen "too spicy" and had to be remade. Things like that happen, but it would have been nice to get an update on why we were waiting around for our final dish - rather than having to chase them down. The Hostess was incredibly kind and the space - as always - is gorgeous.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Felt expensive at first but for the quality level it felt reasonable in the end. Service was excellent. Love this place.
  16. c

    coolin113

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music, delicious food, excellent drinks! You will certainly come back here!
  17. w

    watermoss

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was absolutely delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Everything looked nice including the food. Flavor was not impressive. Chefs hand was touching food and everything else without cleaning
  19. v

    victorl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great environment for those with a taste for energy and happy environment.
  20. SB

    SandraB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience. We have to go back so we can try more of the food! We shared tapas, olives w/anchovies, chorizo, salad, potatoes & tortilla. My favorite was the salad, radicchio, frisée, fresh figs & pears, poached pears & cheese - amazing flavor! For dessert we had the almond cake with raspberry/chocolate, so good. Lots of gin based drinks on the cocktail menu, which was a bummer since I don’t drink gin. Overall, I would definitely recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paella is amazing. Will come back.
  22. PB

    PamelaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood Paella. Great service. Pretty place. All good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It's a restaurant I want to like because it has a lot going for it in terms of atmosphere, but the food never quite meets my hopes or expectations. Dishes that used to be wonderful, now seem cut down to just the cheapest parts. The drinks are good and the sangria is quite good. If only they would try to make the paella great again.
  24. s

    stuarth

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT FOOD AND service. beautiful place. it can get a bit noisy, as big open space but the food and service far outway some noise. a special place
  25. G

    Globetrotter

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly thoughtful service, great food made with care, loved watching the cooks from the counter
  26. SL

    SLOFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    This was our second time to Bellota—the first a year ago. We had forgotten how noisy it was and even tho we were seated in the “quiet” area of the restaurant, we still had a hard time hearing one another. Our paella would have been delicious if it had not been so salty. We started with two appetizers—the gazpacho which was OK—expensive for two tiny glasses and no utensils for it at all despite they made the soup with fruit balls that were too large for the little glass. Our pear and arugula salad was very tasty and I would recommend it to anyone. Service was attentive and not fussy—just the way I prefer.
  27. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Came for my birthday. The grilled octopus had very little octopus at all. We weren’t informed that there was a $7.50 “cake” per person fee. We felt this was unreasonable when we just spent over $300 on dinner.
  28. EA

    EliseoA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food ... just a little pricy. I loved the croquetas !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, service and food were amazing! Really made for a fun and special anniversary!
  30. VS

    VivienS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing paella and charcuterie; sangria also great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food are way overpriced and a bit on the salty side. $40 for 7 thin slides of Harmon Iberical! Paella too wet and runny, tasted like risotto. Portion are incredibly small. Octopus dish had 6 small pieces of octopus only and they were chewy! Sangrias has only one piece of lemon and orange each. Oxtail was very salty and portion was way too small, four of us could have only a half spoonful of meat. We brought a cake for my son’s birthday. We were charged $7 each person for cake cutting fee. We were going to order deserve but we changed our mind knowing about the cake charge.
  32. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, beautiful space, incredible food and gin and tonics!
  33. p

    pjasso

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The ambiance was lovely until the small band started playing- the music was loud with crazy bongo drumming, which didn't match the atmosphere of the restaurant. It got so loud we could literally not hear each other at all. We still enjoyed most of our evening and food-- wine was great.
  34. AS

    AllisonS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous bar & live music
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and great live music. We had a relatively traditional paella, and some tapas. Will definitely return.
  36. MP

    MarkP

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, and terrific wine recommendations. Live music was just way too loud and not the best quality. Had to yell to be heard across the table. Ended up leaving early with a headache.
  37. L

    Leonor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited to celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary and were excited to try something new. The ambiance was great and the servers were very attentive. We tried the Pimentones and they were delicious! The octopus is as also very tasty. We did not like the Paella, but because it just wasn’t what we are used to with rice. The dessert was amazing! We would definitely return to try other tapas, since there were other dishes we wanted to try.
  38. a

    abel75

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails are great; food and service are amazing!!!
  39. JG

    JoannaG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The perfect restaurant for an out of town guest who was craving Spanish food. Service and food were both very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    A good start in terms of the ambiance but things went downhill from there. The waiter took way to long to take our order. In terms of the food overall not very good. The gazpacho soup was off, on the one hand savory but at the same time too sweet. What really killed the vibe was the awful pallea, we ordered half vegetable, half chicken and sausage. The presentation was good but it had the taste of cardboard and an overall weird aftertaste. We gave the feedback to the waiter as they handed us the $200 bill for two. Afterwards we went across the street to get two slices of pizza and that was great.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • 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 1533 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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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