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3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
(415) 282-8867
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Ranked #884 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Tapas
Mission District
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
South San Francisco
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 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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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Four of us had dinner Saturday evening to celebrate a 50th birthday - had a great time! We ordered several tapas dishes and the seafood paella for 2 to share - fantastic!! Spicy potatoes were delicious - and the paella was perfect! The sangria was the perfect drink for the evening! For dessert we had flan (fantastic) and the chocolate... More 

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Additional Information about esperpento

Address: 3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone Number: (415) 282-8867
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas

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