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2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718 (Russian Hill)
415-346-0800
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Ranked #211 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood:
Russian Hill
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I lived half a block from Zarzuela for 12 years, and have loved eating there. I never get bored of the selection of tapas. So many favorites.... the dates wrapped in bacon are delectable, the anchovies are subtle and juicy wonderfulness, the Spanish pie of the day is always yummy. I also like how the staff have stayed with the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I always prefer my own home made cuisine but when I go out, my priority is to get fresh food instead of frozen stuff. My Italian/French palate can tell when it's home made style with love and maybe someone singing to let it cook the right way. This place got my attention :O) Anton

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a place I can call home because of ambience, outstanding food, great selection of Spanish wines and warm, family atmoshere. Every meal is prepared to perfection, exceeding your expectations and satisfying every taste. This is gem of Hyde street and Russian Hill that you'll always remeber, and you'll keep coming back. Thank you Andy, Luis, Arturo, Carlos.... for... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great spot! As another reviewer mentioned, dont let the non descript appearance of this place fool you- they have a great menu, great wine list and great service. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had the best time at this restaurant, I believe the food is the best Tapas in the Bay Area. The ambience is incredible, from the singing waiter to the decor. The food is spectacular. The Tortilla Espanola (Potato Omelette) was just like my Grandmothers. If the Padron Peppers are in season they are not to be missed.

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bay area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even though we were quoted a long wait time, the staff was very sweet and accommodating seeing that our baby was not that patient to wait. The atmosphere is very quaint, maybe a little loud weekend nights. The food was quickly served and an excellent value given the ingredients. Overall a wonderful dinner complete with sangria (very good) and a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A smallish neighborhood joint, this place delivers big world flavors ! The decor reminds you of a simple, continental locale, complete with an owner with big, friendly personality. Tables are tight, but not clostrophobic. great, classic Spanish tapas menu - sardines, beans, boquerones, figs in bacon. Nice, but simple, wine list. Helpful waiters, always at the ready. Get there before... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

food and service was great at this local cute corner restaurant. We tried a bunch of appetizers and the sangria. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Nome, Alaska
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117 reviews 117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever we are in SF we head to Zarzuela....the tapas are always excellent...better than those we have had in Barcelona! Arturo, one of the servers, makes our visit exceptional with his warmth and service...we have brought our granddaughter here since she was a baby and she is always welcomed by Arturo and the staff.....Bravo!

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Tucson,Az
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212 reviews 212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

7 of us had tapas to the point we were stuffed, and 2 carafes of Sangria for $160. Hard to complain about that. Had varied selection from the potatoes, to shrimp, to pork (entree), sausage, and others I cant recall. Have nice room in the back for our party. While on a cable line not overly touristy and easy to... More 

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Additional Information about Zarzuela

Address: 2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
Phone Number: 415-346-0800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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