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The 5 Best Tapas Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Who doesn’t love a bite-size flavorsome tapa? These San Francisco Eateries make you feel like you're in Spain. We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews for the best tapas in San Francisco. Why not go bar hopping and sample all the cheese, olives, and cured meats on offer at these tapas destinations!

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Terzo

Mediterranean, $$$, Cow HollowMediterranean, $$$San Francisco, Cow Hollow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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

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  • TimeOut

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Lolinda

Argentine, $$$, MissionArgentine, $$$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Loló

Mexican, $$, MissionMexican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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The View Lounge

New American, $$$, Yerba BuenaNew American, $$$San Francisco, Yerba Buena
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in San Francisco, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at USA Today, Thrillist and Infatuation and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like USA Today - 10Best - Unforgettable Views of San Francisco (with a Side of Restaurant), Thrillist - This New Bar Has the Very Best Views in SF and Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink In The Mission. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

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