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1026 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3313
650-325-8981
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Feeling nostalgia for Generalissimo Franco?

Please read the review from the lawyer mom with twins, as it is as amusing as it is accurate about the "rules" and service. Maybe also read a five star review or so too to balance it out. Usually very good food, albeit pricey, at Iberia. But served in the atmosphere of Spain when it was ruled by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Nome, Alaska
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141 reviews 141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After 10 years we decided to try Iberia again. Big mistake. I can't remember worse food and service. We started with gazpacho. At Iberia is is a vile concoction of almond liquid which was tepid. We rejected it and asked for the tomato gazpacho...you know, the kind the world recognizes as gaspacho It was thin and tasteless and had none... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Iberia Restaurant in Menlo Park is located beyond a railroad and kind of hidden from traffic, but once you find it, you will never forget it. I discovered it a few years ago only because I was looking for a parking spot and found it just outside Iberia restaurant. It was a warm Autumn day, people were eating "al fresco"... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The restaurant is tucked behind some trees and there isn't a bright sign to indicate the location of the restaurant. As I entered, there was fantastic music playing that instantly created a different vibe. Also, the decor had a traditional feel with lots of wood chairs, tables, and accents around the bar. There was a fire place burning small logs... More 

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unfortunately for us, it was the only open restaurant for July 4 dinner. We celebrated my daughter's Birthday with my elderly parents, who are locals and are not able to travel too far. Service was beyond horrible. We asked for the water twice, bottle was placed, but water not poured in the glasses. There was no change of the dirty... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unfortunately for us, it was the only open restaurant for July 4 dinner. We celebrated my daughter's Birthday with my elderly parents, who are locals and are not able to travel too far. Service was beyond horrible. We asked for the water twice, bottle was placed, but water not poured in the glasses. There was no change of the dirty... More 

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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a long running private owned establishment, where the traditional Spanish favorite is the hit. Good: if you are in for the authentic taste of Spain, you won't be disappointed Bad: it is a little outdated, not the new "in thing" Why I like it: the food is well prepared, service team is knowledgable, (not hip), and tradition is... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten in the restaurant, tapas bar, and little cafe on the side. The paella in the restaurant is delicious. (So is the Sangria.) It is a beautiful setting. The atmosphere, whether you're in the elegant restaurant or cozy tapas bar, is wonderful. I love shopping and eating lunch in the little cafe. Don't miss the little cheese biscuits.... More 

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Fremont, California
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494 reviews 494 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We enjoyed the food here & service was good. Around the bar, they have some small tables & around 6pm we had no problem getting seated. The bar area serves tapas but the main dining room does not, so when making reservations or thinking of dining here, note that. The vegetarian tapas items were nice - we had mushrooms, cabbage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Please read the review from the lawyer mom with twins, as it is as amusing as it is accurate about the "rules" and service. Maybe also read a five star review or so too to balance it out. Usually very good food, albeit pricey, at Iberia. But served in the atmosphere of Spain when it was ruled by the fascist... More 

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SF Bay Area, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I am someone that reads reviews, but doesn't write them often. After my experience this evening at Iberia I feel an obligation to share the poor treatment we received. Even though the food is pretty tasty, it is the type of business that does not deserve your patronage, and will NEVER get mine again. My good friend wanted to go... More 

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  • Address: 1026 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-325-8981
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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