Alegrias Food from Spain

4.8
813 reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Alegrias on Lombard Street offers more than 20 kinds of small plates as well as a short wine list mostly featuring selections from Spain. The restaurant is run by the Faedi Gonzalez family and has homespun warmth. Framed family photographs and Spanish travel posters adorn the walls in the two dining rooms.
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EdwardoE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed this place. I was worried that with the new owners that perhaps the food would not be the same. But to my surprise, it was exactly the same. I really enjoyed this place the last time there.

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vipOctobercabbages
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally had a chance to eat indoors again. That in itself was pleasant return to normal. The food here is wonderful. Sampled a variety of cold and hot Tapas and had the paella Valencia (mixture of mussels, clams, chicken, chorizo). If you have the chance to dine here, don’t forgot to try their Homemade Sangria - absolutely divine!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had the best service at Alegrias. Our server was so kind and attentive. The wine and food is fabulous. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have fun

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food

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ShashankG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Spanish food! Great comfortable atmostphere. Would recommend!

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vipBradP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service! Tried a variety of Tapas and all good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had a delicious meal. We loved everything about it...the food, the atmosphere and even the owners!

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vipEverettH
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tapas and paella restaurant is under new ownership and the result is excellent. Both the food and service were outstanding. In fact, the new owner was appropriately attentive to ensure our most pleasant experience.

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vipJbell
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went here on a date with my boyfriend last Friday. If it weren't for OpenTable, I never would have found this hidden gem on Lombard St. From the start, we felt very safe. As soon as we walked in, the nice lady at the front took our temperature and led us to a socially distanced table inside. Inside the restaurant was lively...enough: not too busy, not too empty, just right. Seemed to be compliant with the new SF orders for safe indoor dining at 25% capacity and the staff were all wearing face masks. Once we sat down the waiter masterfully suggested a great Spanish wine, appetizers, and paella. We decided on the mussels, octopus, and black ink paella. Overall, the food was delicious and the place was cozy. This was the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, we felt things are heading back to "normalcy." We will definitely be back and are super excited we found this great Spanish date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most INCREDIBLE food, atmosphere, service, & drinks at an unbeatable price. If you’re even debating for a second about going to Alegrias let this be the sign you’re looking for to GO. Not only was every single thing we ordered beyond amazing, the amount of love & care we received from Amand & his wife will keep us coming back. It felt like having dinner at your family’s! Such an unforgettable experience I am already looking forward to our next visit.

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GossipGirlTO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food partnered with a wonderful experience. The couple that own the restaurant are so warm and welcoming. Absolutely recommend the crab cakes! Can’t wait to go back and visit soon. Perfect for a quiet date night.

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vipYFsf
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and relaxing dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome / 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Surprised this place has good yelp reviews. Food was mediocre at best. It’s so hard to find good Spanish tapas, even in a big city like SF.

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vipserver
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious fresh food, great service and the owners are so friendly and nice.....looking forward to our next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were short staffed, and we didn't get one of our appetizers until we discovered we didn't receive it. We only found out when our main dishes came out and still we didn't get that particular appetizer. They did apologize and it can happen, but we always seem to wait to get our water glasses refilled on a normal night. Or we have to remind them.

The food is as good as ever, but I think for the prices a bit more of a portion on the tapas is needed. They're pretty meager in portion for the price overall.

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vipladybug
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the paella with squid ink. Each time we visit SF we will eat here. Great tasty food.

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vipBOBD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fabulous services! Appetizers fabulous! Paella fabulous!

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vipFoodreviewer
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food, good service.

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vipJohnB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great traditional and authentic Spanish tapas. None of that California fusion that ruins food from other cultures. This is the real deal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were very surprised to learn that there are new owners as of January 1st, 2020. The last visit we made was in late 2019.

The menu is the same as are the prices at least for now. There are only two of the original servers working there now. New owner is very pleasant and welcoming.

The food is still the same quality and flavor so that's a good thing. I do not believe they had any specials as we weren't told about any. But it didn't matter as what we ordered was as great as ever.

I know that the staff were extremely busy especially as it was a Saturday night and almost all of the tables were filled. However, we had to remind them about getting our water glasses filled twice and still they were so busy they forgot. Eventually after a long wait we were able to accomplish this.

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ac19
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a date night and I wanted to take my partner to a nice, romantic restaurant. This restaurant definitely fit the bill with the dimly lit dining area and quaint decor. We had a deliciously sweet sangria (most enjoyable compared to others I've had) to start with and a few tapas; Mejillones Alegrias (mussels in wine sauce), Bocadillos de Cangrejo (crab cakes), and Tortilla de Chorizo (potato omelette with sausages) along with the Paella a la Marinera (classic paella) to share. Everything tasted great, though in small portions. It was over $100 for 2 and we didn't even have dessert. We weren't completely stuffed, but didn't want to indulge even further with dessert. This was a bit pricey for an everyday meal, but perfect for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around, from the energy and ambiance to the quality and authenticity of the food. It was simply a wonderful, happy place for our dinner. Noise was mid level & we were able to converse with no problems.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Portions were bigger than anticipated. Solid food, nice wait staff. Was fairly empty and there was an off-putting musty odor when walking in from the street. Set a negative tone, but the remainder of the experience was pleasant.

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vipIDL570
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy this restaurant and Tapas.

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vipCaryS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming little tapas spot with great service and authentic tapas dishes. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes and the servers will gladly recommend favorites and specials based on your taste.

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vickym
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great tapas meals, cozy, authentic Spanish feel and decor. We had to wait a bit for a booked table, but it was Christmas Night - so we were just grateful for the opportunity to have a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the great food, and the awesome service...

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vipNewtoDSTX
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The best part about the meal was fantastic wine and delicious tapas. Skip the paella - it did not taste that good. The dessert was too sweet and not worth the calories.

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vipDavidW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel so we thought we would try something different. I am glad we did! Everyone who greeted us was friendly. My wife is vegetarian and our server helped guide us through the menu options for her. Each dish we tried was so very flavorful! To top it off the space was quiet and cozy and made for a romantic dinner.

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AnnetteF
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for food food in a family owned restaurant with ambience and not too noisy. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent and caring service. Great ambience!

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vipMolly
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful. Excellent service, wine, and food. A warm friendly place for a group celebration or an intimate dinner for two. It’s been our neighborhood favorite for almost 20 years.

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vipNorthstar
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite SF restaurants. Always satisfying.

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John
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good enough to go back

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CarolynC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Alegrias! My husband and I had our first date there 23 years ago and we have been enjoying the food ever since. BEST SANGRIA IN THE BAY AREA and better than some I have had in Spain!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish tapas and delicious sangria too. Perfect place for a romantic shared meal or celebration!

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BeckyK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and wine was amazing and affordable.

FAQs

Alegrias Food from Spain offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 929-8888.

Alegrias Food from Spain is rated 4.8 stars by 813 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.