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Zarzuela

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Russian Hill
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2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
+1 415-346-0800
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17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are visiting San Fran on holiday & was getting tired of the 'tourist restaurants'. This was a nice find and good spanish food. The atmosphere was friendly & it seemed many locals visited this place as they seemed to know the owner. The decor may need freshening up a bit but other than that cant fault it. We were... More 

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Thank MJAngell37
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best of the best!!! Just wonderful food and service. I had the rabo, my wife the pork medallions and my son the pasta with sea food!!! Amazing. Felt back in Madrid. Service attentive and prompt . Not enough words.

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Thank Fastcat510
Chichester, New Hampshire
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Got here early on a Friday, about 6, because they fill up fast. My first time (tourist). I found it quite noisy as the evening progressed, but not impossibly so. Although this a tapas restaurant ii opted for the paella for two; it was plenty without appetizers or dessert! Very nice. Other diners' dishes looked intriguing. Service is very good!... More 

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Thank CalypsoReid
Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a great experience at Zarzuela. A 15-minute walk (mostly uphill, but then, this is San Francisco!) from our Fisherman's Wharf hotel, one could take the Hyde St. cable car directly to the restaurant. At 6 PM on a Tuesday night in January, we were the first ones in the place. I am sure this is not true at... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I fell in love this past year. From management down to every bite they served me! Zarzuela is a force! One that can only be tamed by indulgence..... Mmmmmm :) Oh, and don't forget to try their sangria!

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Thank Demarco S
Westport
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This quaint restaurant (30'x40') is a favorite of locals who are greeeted with a hug by the manager. Here is the routine: 1) sit down (no reservations, but tables turn fast. Come by 6:30 if you don't want to wait) 2) order Sangria. It comes immediately 3) order Paella. It is a must. It takes half an hour. Order now.... More 

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Thank Wheelchair-Trvlr
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We've been going to this restaurant for 19 years, since we moved to San Francisco, and it remains not just one of our favorite places, but one for all our visitors - it's a must! It has and remains a restaurant that showcases delicious food and outstanding service. We've known every waiter for 19 years - what a testament to... More 

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Thank Melany W
Fiddletown, California
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Our first visit to Zarzuela's was shortly after they opened 20 years ago. It was superb then and its superb now. It wonderful seeing the same gentlemen each time we come. The food is very authentic Spanish. The service is impeccable and the food exquisite.

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Thank BrownsEnglishToffee
Shingle Springs, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first dinner of an incredible weekend getaway in San Francisco. The service was impecable and friendly. Arturo is a seasoned and welcoming waiter. He suggested great wines and tapas. We had the Jamón Serrano, the Shishito Peppers, the Gambas al Ajillo, de Pulpo a la Gallega and the Tortilla de Papas. Everything was delicious!! What a great... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I always loved this place, always my first choice when I'm in San Francisco. You might have to wait a while before you are seated, but totally worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-0800

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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

Neighbourhood 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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