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3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-8867
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Was very pleased with the quality and variety of food. We ordered a number of selections and all were very tasty. The sangria was superb. This is a nice neighborhood restaurant with fine food, well worth seeking it out.

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Thank Bill2100
San Francisco
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a smallish restaurant which specializes in tapas from Spain/Latiin America. The paella is excellent and so is the sangria.

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Manila, Philippines
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Drove up to SF one weekend to visit a friend of mine. Because I told him I was craving for Spanish food (paella negra specifically), he took me to this place for dinner the first night we saw each other. It was a tiny place! Cramped seating and dark lighting. Menus came out and we ordered. Food was so good!... More 

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Thank Cat L
San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best inexpensive tapas in San Francisco; also reasonably priced luncheon which includes soup and bread, main course and two sides. Atmosphere quaint and casual.

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Thank Anaperla
California City, California
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great family restaurant, also nice for a birthday, anniversary or any kind of celebration. Affordable prizes and excellent authentic COMIDA ESPANOLA. In regards of location hard to find parking, but deserve the delicious food you are about to eat. Try mojos al ajillo and you would love the Sangria!!

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Thank maripposa
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Six of us came for a lunch of tapas to celebrate a birthday. We loved the food, especially the rabbit, potato tortilla and mushrooms. The sangria was perfect for the warm afternoon--Not too sweet. The only downside to this place is the horrific service. The waitstaff just never comes around. Plan on a long meal because you will be spending... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Too bad we ordered to many starters olives, cheese (and ate too much bread) so we could not even eat half of the seafood paella that we ordered to share as a main course.

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Thank F J
Concord, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'm from Spain and not easy to find in the Bay Area a Spanish restaurant with that level of authentic Spanish cuisine. I found Esperpento by accident and have a great surprise. In Esperpento the paellas are delicious and there is a variety of very well served tapas. The 30 min wait for the paella to be cooked, is worth.

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Thank Francisco H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I found Esperpento on trip advisor as we were going to visit San Francisco for a few days and I wanted to plan one special dinner. The reviews for Esperpento caught my eye, most especially since it seemed to be an out of the way, highly popular place for tapas. We invited some family members to join us so we... More 

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Thank Janice A
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This eclectic and modern tapas restaurant offers a nice honest food and has a very good sangria (to San Francisco). The atmosphere is a bit noisy and young with an appropriate decoration. Is located in the Castro neighborhood. which is being renewed every day

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 282-8867

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

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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