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The 10 Best Spanish Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

Torn between Gazpacho or octopus? The options are endless at these Spanish eateries in San Francisco. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top Spanish restaurants. From plates of jamón ibérico to crispy croquettes these are the best Spanish venues San Francisco has to offer.

Find the perfect Spanish restaurant

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Spanish, $$, Duboce TriangleSpanish, $$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat

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    Zagat
  • TimeOut

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    TimeOut

Abrazo

Spanish, Russian HillSpanishSan Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    15 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay

    Eater
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Coqueta

Spanish, $$$, Financial DistrictSpanish, $$$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    Best Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco

    Zagat
  • TimeOut

    San Francisco’s best tapas restaurants

    TimeOut

Piperade

Spanish, $$$, North WaterfrontSpanish, $$$San Francisco, North Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    15 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay

    Eater
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Top 100 Restaurants

    San Francisco Chronicle

Barnzu Korean Pub

Korean, $$, TenderloinKorean, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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    Eater

Picaro

Spanish, $$, MissionSpanish, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater

Alegrias

Spanish, $$, MarinaSpanish, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    15 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay

    Eater

Bask

Spanish, $$, Financial DistrictSpanish, $$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    15 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay

    Eater
  • Find Me Gluten Free

    THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in San Francisco

    Find Me Gluten Free

Bota Tapas & Paella Bar

Spanish, $$$, DowntownSpanish, $$$San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Cha Cha Cha

Caribbean, $$, Haight-AshburyCaribbean, $$San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut

    San Francisco’s best tapas restaurants

    TimeOut
  • Eater

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How did we curate these results?

Finding the best Spanish restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 2322 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Find Me Gluten Free, 26488 San Francisco restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - The Best Moderately-Priced Date Spots for Long-Term Relationships in San Francisco, Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in San Francisco and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take battered hake to the next level

    When having battered hake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Chenin Blanc with your yellow tail

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Parking in the area

Parking in San Francisco can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Spanish spot.

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