Not our first time there Food & service have been good in the past. This time we were off to a horrible start with a confused wine order, the confusion caused by a waiter who did not seem tjo listen to us, ordered the wrong bottle and afterwards became defensive, blaming us for the mistake.
The food was still very good. I don’t k ow if this was an isolated event or a trend in this restaurant toward inattentive service. They certainly have a problem with their wine seevice. Their list does not reflect their once tory.
Food (paella, prawns, octopus) could have been better. Everything else was great.
The food was delicious! Highly recommend.
I have always been a fan of Bellota. I took my wife there for our date nights, and we experienced terrible service. It took 25 min for the staff to take our drink order. After taking our order, we might have seen the waiter two times that night. I had to ask the bus staff to bring our check. Bellota has excellent food, but the service not so good.
The food was really great! Our server was really good too. We ordered the pallaea and a few tapas and he spaced it out so we always had something to eat - I was hungry so I really appreciated that.
Real paella (with the crunchy bits), delightful-filled menu - food and bar. Aromatic G ‘n’ T’s for any kinda day. Live Spanish music. Beautiful, modern, clean space. And last but not least: thoughtful, empathetic waiter. go, Juan, go!
Fun atmosphere but food isn’t great if you know what good tapas and authentic Spanish food is
Food was delicious! Wine is okay. Very lively place.
Good was delicious and service outstanding.
Went here with a friend and had a wonderful time catching up over GREAT Spanish tapas. Would definitely come back...
Great meal, food, drink, ambiance, consistently great!
Incredible spanish only wine list . Great cocktails and stellar food. A must visit destination
The food was excellent, we had really good time there.
Fantastic food...Paella and Bravas are must haves. Our server, Rafael, was very helpful and suggested great items on the menu. We went there for lunch but we definitely want to come back to experience the dinner menu.
After theater dinner
Cool Atmosphere and aesthetics. Food was very good but very expensive. The Paellas were solid but next time we'll just share a few Tapas plates which would be the best value plus the Tapas were delicious.
Really enjoyed the experience. Very tasty food, loved the tapas. Didn't have the paella but saw many being made and they looked good!
Good menu for gluten free.
Service was very pushy, waiter was visibly upset with us at several points in the evening and kept trying to rush us. We had originally made the reservation for 3, and had a mixup where the 3rd person didn’t end up coming but we had another person join us for a drink. I can get that this was a little bit of an inconvenience but the way the waiter acted was like we had made a reservation for 20 and showed up with 2. He made a huge deal about moving the second table away and then back, was really pushy about ordering when we were obviously enjoying our conversation and drinks, and spoke to us like we were children in need of a lecture the whole night. When we were halfway through our dessert he asked us if we would move to another table so he could use the one we were at. We were at our table for about 2.5 hours and had several drinks, two appetizers, a paella, and a dessert. There was nothing unreasonable about the time we spent there but we were made to feel like a huge inconvenience the entire evening. Won’t be returning.
Not really in line with the real Spanish paella and sangria
It’s been awhile since we’ve dined at Bellota.
We ordered 4 tapas, split vegetarian + seafood paella, T-bone steak, 2 desserts. Red wine
Food and service was excellent! We’ll definitely be back!
I really enjoyed my meal with my family. We got two paellas and a few tapas and all that I ate was very yummy. There were 7 of us and a round table might have made for better conversation. Service was excellent, everyone from the people who greeted and seated us to all of the wait staff were lovely and perfectly attentive.
Great service. Wonderful food.
Great restaurant with a fun, hip vibe. Our server Kim was fantastic as was the Somellier, super cool gal with amazing wine selections. We had a fantastic dinner and will definitely return!
Bellota is my favorite restaurant in SF. The food is spectacular (even if the paella is ordinary). The tapas are exceptional and the House cocktails are always interesting and delicious. The space is beautiful and very eye catching without being overwhelming. The overwhelming part is the noise. It is SO loud in there. It is a struggle to have a decent conversation. And the problem doesn’t come from the live music. It’s the echo from all the surrounding tables. And if there’s a large party(like on Friday when I was there) it’s oppressive. With any luck you won’t be seated among the tables in the alcove. Try for the counter to watch the kitchen magic. It’s mesmerizing. Overall still my favorite but it would be nice if they could deaden the echo a bit.
I loved this place. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The restaurant looked nice. Service was excellent. I loved all the dishes that we ordered. I will definitely go back again.
Great experience. Service in particular. Rafael helped us understand and enjoy the food and beverages and was a great personality without taking over. Great Jamon and paella. G+T rocks. Gin selection amazed.
The environment was beautiful and the waiter was very enthusiastic. He also gave us a dessert to finish his trip to San Francisco.Good restaurant
The octopus was outstanding, the Paella was very good; Great Spanish wine list too; solid restaurant and I'd definitely go back
Everything was great. Servers were understanding and friendly. Food was great.
Service needs some improvement and food can also be improved
Loved it! Had tapas and a delicious reasonable bottle of wine.
Tapas we're amazing. Fideua was dry rice with some seafood on top.
Exceeded expectations-we’ll be back!
We were so sad they didn’t have bruselas and fideua on the lunch menu. :(
Friendly staff, food just OK.
Very good Spanish food. Not too overpriced. Every dish was delicious.
That’s annoying to ask people to type something. If that’s your new policy I don’t want to do that
Very fun restaurant and the meal was wonderful.. highly recommend the octopus and the Bravas. Love that they had Spanish Vermut.