About Alegrias Food from Spain

2018 Lombard
San Francisco, CA 94123
View Larger Map

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Cross Street:
Webster

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 929-8888

Website:
http://www.alegriassf.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage across the street offers 4 floors of affordable parking. Enter Lombard Parking Garage from the Moulton off of Webster.

Public Transit:
1 block
22 Fillmore
30 Stockton
43 Marina (Masonic)

Executive Chef:
Cesar Faedi Gonzalez

Private Party Facilities:
Tables of 7 or more need to call the restaurant in advance.

Private Party Contact:
Any host or reservationist: 4159298888x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a set menu for large groups. We can accommodate up to 65 people.

Restaurant Photos

Alegrias Food from Spain Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Tapas / Small Plates
San Francisco Bay Area
Best Value
San Francisco
Best Restaurants in Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio ›

romantic (32)
neighborhood gem (31)
fit for foodies (29)
See All
special occasion (21)
good for groups (19)
notable wine list (11)
kid-friendly (6)
late-night find (5)
great for lunch (4)
hot spot (3)
great for outdoor dining (1)
Sort By:
Dine Date
549 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Good, but not great. The hostess said t ...

Dined 2 days ago

Good, but not great. The hostess said the best dishes were the ones I don't eat . I'm low-carb so they may have great Spanish tortillas and paella, but I wouldn't know. The cheese plate and chorizo iberico were fine, but nothing special. The machego flambeado was the best item we had and it was really good. Gambas al ajillo were ok, as were the espinacas. I probably will go elsewhere next time.

food4
ambience5
service4

I have not gone to Alegrias for a few ye ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

I have not gone to Alegrias for a few years. I've tried other Spanish tapas restaurant and although more pricey, the experience and the food still doesn't compare to Alegrias. I've brought two friends who were new and loved everything we had ordered. The service was good. There was a bit service issue in terms of asking if we needed any more drinks or how the food was but not much to really be a big deal. I'm glad I went and missed the sangria.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Best paella in San Francisco

Dined on April 23, 2016

We know this place for over 15 years and is one of our favorite restaurants for special ocasions. Our favorite dish paella a la valenciana is always delightful and while we're waiting we enjoy some "tapas", we recomended the goat cheese is delicious and if you like sangria the one they prepare here is very good!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

All is good except they serve rabbit mea ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

All is good except they serve rabbit meat on the menu. Many households consider rabbits as pets so sadly I won't return anymore.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

Disappointed

Dined on April 16, 2016

Food was barely warm and seemed like an afterthought. Disappointed especially for how much we spent and how good the reviews said it was.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exceptional Traditional Tapas & Wine

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was excellent. Traditional and perfectly delivered. Wine: Don Jacobo - Rioja - Amazingly fruity, smooth, and well balanced. Ask for a steak (not on the menu) came out perfect and well seasoned. Iberico Ham - Whoa, better than prosciutto, less salty and more flavor. Manchego Flambe - One of the best dishes, cheesey goo that is lit up on fire and tastes like it was toasted! Fried Potatoes - Crispy and cut the perfect size for mouthful of savory potatas!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great tapas at reasonable prices

Dined on April 9, 2016

Quality of food was great. Seemed like you were dining in Spain. Other reviews were right on: from the outside, you might not be attracted to this place. Similarly, the inside is ok but not special. But the service was great. Definitely worth going to.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Teleport to Spain

Dined on April 2, 2016

Great Ambiance, great service and amazing food - just loved it. It's a go to place for any special occasions

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I really like this restaurant and it's o ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

I really like this restaurant and it's one of my favorites. I brought a new friend and she was impressed with the flavor of the food and its serving sizes. She specially enjoyed the sangria and will come again to tastes other tapas

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great Tapas Place

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

I wouldn't have picked this place judging from the appearance outside. After walking inside, it looked fine but still did little to reassure me. Only because of the reviews were we comfortable enough to try it. As it turns out they do a very good job with the food and service. The prices were reasonable and we all enjoyed the food. A highlight were the Asparagus and the Mussels dishes. I didn't care for the shrimp dish, the shrimp were small and the flavor was dull.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Wonderful tapas

Dined on February 29, 2016

We were tempted by the paella but instead went with a selection of tapas, all of which were delicious. The service was attentive and the whole experience was very nice.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wife and I loved everything about this p ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Wife and I loved everything about this place from the atmosphere to the food and service. Definitely recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

It was good. We especially liked the fla ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

It was good. We especially liked the flaming cheese and the asparagus.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Excellent Tapas retaurunt

Dined on February 18, 2016

I have tried many of the noteworthy tapas restaurants in SF and this one is far and away the best . The food was exceptional in quality and preparation and the presentation was delightful. I was with a reasonable sized group, so had the opportunity to taste many of their dishes. The atmosphere was very pleasant - white table clothes and many photos on the walls. The only thing less than perfect was the service. The waiter was nice and took good care of us, but he could not understand the concept that we had 5 people who wanted to try each dish so please portion each dish accordingly, and adjust the price accordingly. It made it awkward to divide servings of 4 or 3 portions with our guests from Japan. He also recommended too many dishes, although their prices were quite affordable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We went for the Valentine's Day special ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

We went for the Valentine's Day special pre fixed menu. Everything was very good. We got asparagus, rabbit stew, shrimp, lobster croquettes, and flan for desert. If I were to choose one of those to recommend id go with the lobster croquettes.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely wonderful, delicious, classic ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

Absolutely wonderful, delicious, classic Spanish food. And generous portions. It's a trip to Spain without traveling far.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

A Zappa Night

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

We booked Alegrais, for an quick dinner and take away for the band last weekend. It was a wonderful feast with plenty of taste dishes...And the deserts were a huge hit with the band after the performance! Nice local family environment that has not changed nor do we want it to for the past 20 years...keep it up? enjoy your favorite tapas

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Love! Great service and food!

vip
Dined on February 11, 2016

Love! Great service and food!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

the best spanish resturant

Dined on February 7, 2016

I would be hard to find a better Spanish restaurant that is so warm and hospitable towards every dining guest. I always feel like family when I am here.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Wonderful dining experience. Food was de ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious, excellent service with the highlight being when the owner/chef came to our table for an entertaining chat. Perfect atmosphere for what I was after. Sangria was awesome!! Thanks Alegrias.

food3
ambience4
service3

Great paellas!!

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Great paellas!!

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

A pleasant surprise!

Dined on February 5, 2016

This restaurant was a gem of a place. The servers were attentive and well versed on their menu. We had the Paella which absorbed every bit of seafood flavor and complemented the Hot Tapas very well. The server assisted with a choice wine "Mala Vida", complementing our dishes and the elegance of the evening. Definitely will revisit when the opportunity arises...!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a great visit! Food was wonderful ...

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

We had a great visit! Food was wonderful. Everything was great! We especially liked the sausages with apples/cider, potato omelet, and various cheeses. It was fun to get lots of things to share.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent service, delicious food!

Dined on January 31, 2016

Really nice ambience, food was really good. We had a Paella a la Valenciana, tortilla a la espanola, espinacas a la catalana and sangria, every single one of the plates were very savory.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service2

We've been eating here on occasion for y ...

Dined on January 18, 2016

We've been eating here on occasion for years and really like the food. Sadly, on this last visit, we did not get our correct order. When we asked about missing dishes, the waiter shrugged and said they must have gone to another table. It was clear that the waitstaff was being lazy or inept since it was not very busy at the time.

food5
ambience5
service4

We went with another couple and all of t ...

Dined on January 17, 2016

We went with another couple and all of the food was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best spanish resturant I have ever been to !!

Dined on January 9, 2016

If I could give Alegrias 10 stars I would. From the atmosphere to the food and the warm family vibe Alegrias is a diamond on a gem scale. Simply put the best Spanish restaurant I have ever eaten at.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We loved our tapas dinner and delicious ...

vip
Dined on November 29, 2015

We loved our tapas dinner and delicious Spanish wine! What a fabulous restaurant! We felt like we were back in Mallorca again. Thank you for a memorable evening! Can't wait to return to try the paella!

food5
ambience1
service4

Night out in SF

Dined on November 14, 2015

I really ended up enjoying the food and recommend it for a casual group. I did not care for the ambience much, but was nicely surprised by the food.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Very good experience for a 27 year anni ...

vip
Dined on November 13, 2015

Very good experience for a 27 year anniversary food and service all around awesome time. Thanks

food5
ambience4
service5

Great paella. I just went to Spain and t ...

vip
Dined on October 26, 2015

Great paella. I just went to Spain and thought the iberico ham was just average but everything else was wonderful. We will return.

food4
ambience5
service4

Very, very nice evening!

vip
Dined on October 25, 2015

I am not a huge tapas fan, but this sounded nice and it really was. The food was excellent, as was the service, and the overall experience was great. The outside looks a bit suspect, but inside was nicely appointed and not too crowded nor noisy. I don't think you can go wrong!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Nice cozy place

Dined on October 25, 2015

It was a very different place when we left than when we entered. We went in earlier in the evening and there were just a few people. It had a great ambiance and a very intimate feel, and was also a whole lot quieter than when we left. It's necessarily a bad thing, but it was just different - so, the noise level has really two answers. The food was very good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are vegetarians and there was a sufficiently good number of items to choose from. Only negative (if that) is that the price seems a bit steep for the portions. Generally, it is a great restaurant, and we will definitely be back

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent Food!

vip
Dined on October 5, 2015

We were staying at a motel on Lombard St. and were looking for a place nearby that took reservations through OpenTable. Alegrias seemed like it would please the various tastes of our group and did it ever! We tried prawns, mussels, empanadillas (meat and vegetarian), spinach and olives. Everything was delicious! The sauce that the prawns came in was so good, I was tempted to lick the plate! Our waiter suggested an excellent wine and we all left very satisfied.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Yum

Dined on October 3, 2015

Delishesssssss! Not sure. Love, Love, Love their Sangria. The food is great too!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Love this place!

vip
Dined on October 2, 2015

Such a great little spot off Lombard. The curb appeal has you questioning what you got yourself into but once you see the tapas, nothing else matters. The service was amazing! With each dish our small group ordered, we were taken to Spain with a bit of history on the dish and how it's part of the culture. Can't wait to go back here again. Great spot for catching up with old friends.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Request not Fulfilled

Dined on September 20, 2015

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience however, there was one minor problem. When I made my reservation on open table, I said that we had out-of-town guests and we wanted a nice table in the nice part of the dining room. There are two rooms in this restaurant, one in the front, which includes the bar, and the more formal dining room beyond this first one. Even though the first dining room is nice because it is dimly lit and romantic, it is still in the same space as the bar. I did not mention this to host as we were being seated because we had out of town guests and I did not want there to be any unpleasantries. However, we were not seated in the more formal room, Ashley since our reservations were relatively early, at 7 PM, and when we got there the restaurant so was still plenty, so there was no excuse that availability was limited. It turned out fine because our guest restaurant, but what more is a person supposed to do? I mean, I mentioned it open table reservation. Do we have to actually spell it out: no seating in the dining room that includes the bar. If we ever go back to this restaurant, I guess that's what we'll have to do.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service3

Small quaint place for tapas.

Dined on September 7, 2015

The food was good.I especially enjoyed the Iberico ham(hard to find in the US).The tapas were good.The only complaint I had was the selections on the menu were limited.They need to have more items for being a tapas restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

In the mood for Tapas and Paella

Dined on September 6, 2015

This is the best and tastiest Spanish restaurant in San Francisco! Everything we tried was cooked beautifully and tender. The chicken croquettes were creamy and crunchy to the bite as the mussels were flavorful and perfect to the bite! One of the specials were oxtail tapas was creamy saucy and falling off the bone. The four of us shared a main dish of delicious seafood paella, 4 glasses of red sangria. The night was perfect, we will go again and again....perfecto! Bravo to the chefs!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

great spanish food and not noisy

Dined on August 16, 2015

great spanish food and unlike so many restaurants these days not noisy so you can actually have a conversation. tapas makes it good for groups or families, but can still work out for couples.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.