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42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Jackson)
(415) 392-2275
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Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous evening with friends

We had a dinner for six here on Valentine's Day. They were bustling and busy and there was live music so the atmosphere was lovely. The staff was great and the owner kept things moving fast. We had the sangria, the short ribs, the brie bites. The spanish tortilla was my favorite. Its like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Jerry L
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a dinner for six here on Valentine's Day. They were bustling and busy and there was live music so the atmosphere was lovely. The staff was great and the owner kept things moving fast. We had the sangria, the short ribs, the brie bites. The spanish tortilla was my favorite. Its like a fritatta, but with potatoes and... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Basque food is not frequently found in the US with the quality and variety they serve here. If you are up for a different experience, new flavors and the opportunity to share small tapas plates among friends, this place will definitely do it for you. Plates are reasonably priced. The quality and dedication to prepare each of the recipes and... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived early on a Friday, so no reservations were necessary. We were I. Time for happy hour Sangria. We both ordered the red and it was generous. My husband and I shared three tapas; roasted mushrooms in a cream sauce (my favorite ,) calamari with a good and spicy batter and gambas in garlic and olive oil. Plenty of... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of my favorite meals my last trip to San Francisco. Like almost everywhere there, it seemed pricey, but still - Great service, lively atmosphere, and good food.

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La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Food was average. Noise way above average. This restaurant was a disappointment in so many ways. We were probably just expecting so much more than we got. Was it our fault? Well I don't think so, not entirely. Maybe we were over dressed. The condition of the place is "worn out" tables and chairs, floors, walls etc all way past... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is a gem. I popped in here one afternoon,strolling around lost in The North beach area Of San Fran. The ambience was warm, the staff helped me with directions & I could not help but notice the huge bowl of homemade sangria behind the bar. I had not seen that kind of splendor since visiting San Sebastian.I noted... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Remarkably cosy atmosphere, enthousiastic waiter (encouraging us to try different wines to make the right choice - and that during happy hour), and an excellent tortilla. Quite spicy though - be careful if you don't bear jalapeños too well. If you're in a group of two or more, I would suggest you to order different tapas - the table is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food, service and ambience were first rate. It was surprisingly uncrowded for a Saturday night. We only had tspas, sangria, and wine, which were all tasty. Everything is freshly prepared. Try the spicy potatoes and beef ribs! Also the cheese with carmelized onions was wonderful.

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Beijing, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had squid in its ink, ahi tuna skewers and paella royale. They were a bit different from what we had when in San Sebastian (I'm not Basque at all), nonetheless very good. I think I read someone complaining about the squid having a fishy smell, but I got the opposite impression... It didn't smell that fishy at all. The... More 

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midwest
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had a group of 15. The staff was fantastic! Super nice, friendly, very accommodating. While they do offer several meals we decided to go all tapas. We ordered many different ones and several plates of each. Then we each had our own desserts. A couple bottles of wine, some cider, some iced tea. It was great fun trying all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Jackson)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: (415) 392-2275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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