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Zarzuela

2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
415-346-0800
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Ranked #247 of 4,857 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Service was good but not particularly welcoming. We did enjoy the tapas we tried, but the paella was not great. Overall, we would have opted for another restaurant.

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Orange County, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My daughter and I got there on a Thursday evening about 7:45. We had seen cute restaurants on Hyde riding the cable car down to the wharf and decided to walk up the hill from Ghirardelli's in search of one. That hill gets really steep! but we decided to stick it out until we found someplace to eat. I was... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have been going here for ages since the restaurant started. The food is consistent, the staff is consistent. Everything you order is very good and this is a no fuss place. Sangria and paella is a must. The other stuff we have had is: Tortilla espanola Oxtail Lamb chops mushrooms shrimp with garlic and olive oil the above is... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We went on a Thursday night so even though they don't take reservation, there was no wait. Services was very good when we first sit down, very efficient. However, it went down from there. Our waiter forgot about 1 of order so we have to wait for 15 minutes between our 6 tapas and the 7th one. Then, I order... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Z doesn't take reservations but we didn't have to wait long - it was a Sunday evening and we were just two so that might have been it. The waiter was a crusty but friendly sort. The food itself was ok - we had a couple of the specials on the tapas menu including the octopus among a few other... More

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Walla Walla, WA. USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Wonderful evening. Andy and his staff were very helpful with recommendations, including some very good Spanish wines. We shall return. - Jim in Walla Walla

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Santa Ana, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Traveling with our 10 year old twins, We were looking for a nice, neighborhood restaurant with something to please everyone. This Spanish Tapas restaurant fit the bill. They don't take reservations but we got there at 6:30, just ahead of the crowd - and by 7 it was crowded and a bit noisy. Service, although it became rushed, could't have... More

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Taupo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Very busy little tapas restaurant, we had to wait for a table which was fine as we could sit outside and watch the world go by on Hyde Street. As soon as they could a very helpful waiter seated us inside and we had a meal of tasty and well cooked/presented tapas and a lovley Rioja. Great experience!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was great, service was even better! We had a wonderful variety of items recommended by our waiter and he knocked the ball out of the park on EVERY selection

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were in the mood for something light and decided on tapas. This restaurant had great reviews and was close to our hotel, so we tried it and were very pleased with our dining experience. The front of the restaurant was packed, it was around 6:00. Luckily, there was no one in the back seating area and we got to... More

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