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esperpento

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Neighborhood:
Mission District
Latin, Spanish, Tapas
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3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-8867
Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good tapas in San Francisco

This eclectic and modern tapas restaurant offers a nice honest food and has a very good sangria (to San Francisco). The atmosphere is a bit noisy and young with an appropriate decoration. Is located in the Castro neighborhood. which is being renewed every day

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
josandrade
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This eclectic and modern tapas restaurant offers a nice honest food and has a very good sangria (to San Francisco). The atmosphere is a bit noisy and young with an appropriate decoration. Is located in the Castro neighborhood. which is being renewed every day

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South San Francisco
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119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our first time here, but we've of this place for quite some time. They have a nice list of choices for tapas and paellas. With Paellas, you need an hour's wait. Monday though is Paella day. We had sopa de mariscos, battered snapper and ropa vieja (beef, chicken and chorizo stew). All quite delicious. The tortilla de patata was very... More 

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Concord, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If your olive oil and garlic levels are low, this is the restaurant for you. I ordered the vegetarian plate, hoping to avoid anything deep fried, but my veggies came with a lovely, breaded, deep-fried cauliflower sitting on top. Oh, well... the veggies were all delicious, but on the oily side. My companion had the fish of the day, and,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We came here with locals that live in "La Mission". The place was pretty full but we got a table straight away. The house red was very nice at $4.50 a glass - a bargain in San Francisco. The four of us dined on the Seafood paella and it was superb. We hope to go bac before we leave to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We we staying in the Mission district, and came across Esperpento quite by accident. We couldn't have been more delighted! Although there is a good sized entree menu, the three of us feasted on about 12 selections from the Tapas menu (plus some wine, naturally). OK, the calamari was a bit over done, but absolutely everything else was superb. Prices... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went here for tapas before leaving, after a local recommended it. Truly the best Spanish food I've had outside of Spain. The sangria y the Jason Serrano is a must!

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had tapas, sangria, corona, paella, and two dinner combo plates. I had garlic chicken with potatoes and zucchini. It was delicious, even better than some food I've had in Spain! But the waiter was so unresponsive to us, gave one-word answers, when we said someone received the wrong meal he shrugged, and just had a complete poker face the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had an assortment of tapas for lunch here, and enjoyed them all. Very tasty albondigas, and the patatas bravas were classic, albeit the pieces somewhat larger than we were served in Spain. And a very good white bean salad. Friendly service.

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Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tonight is our last night in San Fran and we have decided that we will go to the Mission District and eat at a Spanish restaurant, Esperpento. The wine was cheap and good, the food fantastic! We had tapas of anchovies, jamon, clams in a spicy sauce, white beans with chorizo and calamari. The restaurant is very buzzy, inexpensive and... More 

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Hayward, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a great place for tapas ,good atmosphere and service ,Paella is the best choice you can taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 282-8867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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