We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718 (Russian Hill)
Improve this listing
Ranked #206 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Russian Hill
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Never knew how much we enjoyed Spanish food!! The service here was impeccable and the wait staff seemed happy to be doing their job, even though it was Christmas Day! The explanation of each tapa and meal was thorough. The portions were perfect! We were given plenty of time to enjoy each course even though there were some waiting for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bay area
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
49 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sea Girt, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nome, Alaska
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zarzuela also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Zarzuela? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zarzuela staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?