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esperpento

3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
(415) 282-8867
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Ranked #1,038 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Mission
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English first
Hayward, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Santa Rosa, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a great place: tapas are delicious, and the it's a cozy friendly place. Their sangria is also nice (maybe they could increase the wine ratio a little!) We tried the quail, rice, and calamari, they all tasted great.

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San Francisco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is the best paella ever! Over loaded with seafood hugh portons!! And on Monday for two is only $24.00. No one can ever eat it all so you have lunch/dinner for the next day. Beverages are great as is the service and they have the best prices on the spanish ham sealed in plastic to take home! Less expensive... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We went to eat here we seen the place on kqed n it looked great but it was a really small place n the service was not great at all the food was greasey n we ordered stuff we never received, the prices were reasonable but we would not return

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went back to Esperpento after several years and I was greatly surprised of the good quality of the food. We had tortilla de papas which was perfectly done and yummy, in some place they make it too dry. We also had albondigas and pollo adobo. The portions are good for two people to share. The prices are very good.... More

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went there to have dinner around 9 pm and the place was full. We waited about 30 minutes in the bar across the street (it was the recommendation of the staff!), and they called us. The service is not that good, we wanted to have a paella and the waitress said that they were not preparing it anymore because... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Esperpento Restaurant Last night we celebrated my husband's 60th birthday at Esperpento, a Spanish tapas and paella restaurant in the Mission District in San Francisco. We were a party of 11. At first I was a little apprehensive because my only basis for choosing Esperpento were the good paella reviews on Yelp. I had called in the reservation at 8:00... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came here on a local recommendation with my wife on honeymoon. They were busy but this seemed to be an excuse to provide the worst service I experienced in the USA in 2 weeks. Older grey haired 'server' walked off since we didn't immediately know what we wanted and came back 25 minutes later. He was rude and impatient when... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

As a San Franciscan, I go to Esperpento often---particularly for seafood tapas. Somewhat hidden in a bustling part of the Mission District, the inexpensive prices for great food is hard to beat. There are a host of foods that I order over and over again---fried anchovies, snapper, trout, clams, spanish rice (a classic side dish).... Specials come with entree, two... More

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