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Bellota

4.7
4.7
1502 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 32 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 1,502 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. p

    pjasso

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. AS

    AllisonS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous bar & live music
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. a

    abel75

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

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

    JoannaG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  8. 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.
  9. RA

    RAH205

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around. Extremely flavorful food, outstanding service, clean, spacious, music, you wont be disapointed.
  10. A

    Alex

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a birthday dinner and they took excellent care of us. Service was outstanding and food was delicious. Highly recommend.
  11. b

    baselfish

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my favorite spanish restaurant in the city - pity no more lunch (curse you covid) you cannot go wrong - iberico - manchego - paella - churros
  12. ED

    EvelynD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from the moment we walked up the stairs! The young lady at the host station tried to accommodate our request to move from the tight booth to a table but with reservations could not accommodate unless we could vacate in 1 hr 20 mins so we passed. The staff was so efficient in filling water, bringing out plates in a timely manner, and clearing plates. The food was delicious and gorgeous! Looking forward to returning soon!
  13. M

    Marco

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dishes outstanding. Top rated Mezcal fantastic! Worth the price. n. outstanding 4th time eating here since May! Service terrific- same server as last visit. Sad that she needs to leave for school!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing.
  15. L

    Lucilight

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sorry, but this is not authentic paella or “pan con tomate.” The waiter was attentive and quick, but the food can’t be called authentic from Spain. I’ve never seen a paella served with the condiments just thrown on top of the rice, instead of cooked together for full flavor results. Disappointing experience.
  16. E

    Eastbaydiner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and wonderful service. It feels a bit loud but sitting away from the bar helps for those of us wanting to have a conversation.
  17. l

    lovefood

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Music was a little loud.
  18. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Get the two paella offer if you cant decide. They’re all good! All the tapa are amazing. The pulpo is divine. And yes, the G&T selection is a must
  19. KD

    KatyD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting Bellota and it didn't dissapoint! Love this restaurant and can't wait to return.
  20. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    These are my observations - The jamón ibérico had too much white fat, which in Spain they throw away, and only give you the lean muscle. I had to remove the white fat. - The pulpo plate was very small. But very delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and wine pairings Great music
  22. M

    Mikey

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Belotta used to be AMAZING!! Now it just doesn’t have that pop anymore. It’s still fun and nice but the talent in the staff is gone based on our last two visits. Friday night at 645pm the bar is dead and I mean almost empty. Bar seating was Hal empty and the same for the restaurant. Our waiter was nice but didn’t hit any key notes. Forgot a few things, the food runners and busing staff just dumped and ran or grabbed and left. I feel they need to invest in some management and quality staff again to bring it back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the all time SF bests. Great for a special occasion or just a memorable meal out
  24. I

    Imacatch01

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I loved Bellota! Hands down best seafood paella I've had. Was blown away by how delicious all the food was! The ambiance was perfect with live music playing in the background and tasteful decor. Will definitely make it a point to come back. Note, I even took time to text my boss during dinner that we must have our next team dinner there. LOL
  25. HC

    HenryC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good!
  26. M

    Marco

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second visit. Food was outstanding as it was at our first dinner. Our guests were as enthusiastic as well. Work week better than Sat. night - less noisy. We will return soon!
  27. f

    foodielove

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, particularly the 5 jotas jamon and grilled octopus
  28. TS

    TrishS

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    DCjetaime

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    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.
  30. MD

    MarissaD

    San Francisco

    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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan paella
  32. TV

    TobiasV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. f

    foodielove

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

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

    Scorin

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic options for drinks and food. Live music and very knowledgeable staff.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. K

    Kevi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

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

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 1502 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 32 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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