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Zarzuela

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Russian Hill
Spanish, Tapas
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2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
415-346-0800
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spain in SF

Andy, one of the owners was an excellent host as we grazed our way through the small plates. The wine suggested to replace my wife's Pinot Grigio was spot on, as was the Spanish only beer selection. We made our way through the ham plate and cheese plate with pleasure. Both great, but the plates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mike S
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Andy, one of the owners was an excellent host as we grazed our way through the small plates. The wine suggested to replace my wife's Pinot Grigio was spot on, as was the Spanish only beer selection. We made our way through the ham plate and cheese plate with pleasure. Both great, but the plates stepped up a notch as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Worth fighting for a parking space. Great Tapas, grate Paella, very good coffee. Great waiters, friendly, the cook comes out, the maitre'd( did I spell it right?) has a smile.

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Nome, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always enjoy our dinners here.. Authentic, well prepared tapas, good wine and wonderful servers! We make a meal of tapas and enjoy the delicious variety available.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A excellent neighborhood restaurant on Hyde Street. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. The sangria was very tasty and a great drink after walking all day and it went well with our food. Will return again when in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great local Tapas restaurant. We were staying in the Russian Hill area and our host suggested Zarzuela. We ate early and the tapas were authentic and very good! Sangria was authentic and tapas and paella were very good with a good mix of seafood. We will definitely be back when in the Bay Area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I've been here several times...they don't tea reservations, at least for four or less folks. So we dropped by on a Friday night not knowing what to expect. They gave us a table immeditately. The same servers have been there FOREVER! They know the place, which is good. U might not get the friendliest server ever, but they deliver food... More 

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Fiddletown, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Paella Valenciana is wonderful and in abundance. They have an excellent selection of tapas, both cold and hot. The service is top quality. The food is always very good

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

What a great find. Saw the restaurant while riding the cable car. The reviews were excellent, so we gave it a try. It didn't disappoint. What a great experience. Everything perfect. Excellent food. Excellent service. Went on a Thursday at about 7 pm and we were lucky to grab the last table available. We had the patatas bravas, casuela de... More 

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My adult children and I were celebrating a special occasion and chose Zarzuela to reminisce our time together in Spain 7 years ago. The restaurant is in a lovely location, the ambiance is very good, service was great and the tapas portions were perfect. We found that the food was average and this could be because we were comparing it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night around 7 pm, it was not very busy and we were sat right away. The restaurant was somewhat empty, about 50% of capacity. Our waiter was great, he gave us all the time we needed with the menu. We end up splitting a pitcher of sangria between the 4 of us (the best deal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-346-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Staying in Russian Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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