Bellota San Francisco

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Bellota – Hip Spanish dining

We’ve been going to Spanish restaurant Bellota for some time now and I am constantly recommending it to anyone who hasn’t yet eaten there. Even before opening the front door, a peek-a-boo view of the open kitchen and industrial, Mediterranean-style design of the interior beckons you in. Once you enter and walk up a short flight of stairs, the warm ambiance of Bellota surrounds you.

The open kitchen with wood-fired hearth is front and center of the restaurant; we often request to be seated around the open kitchen directly behind where the paellas are made. To the right, there is a circular bar surrounded by lounge seating and very dance-able live music. The main dining room at Bellota includes a stylish all-Spanish wine room; when you pass the wine room and exit the back door to go to the restrooms, you’ll find yourself in the Airbnb Atrium Lobby (check the Airbnb Central Atrium article here).

One of my favorite dishes to order at Bellota is paella. There are several variations, including a vegetarian option. The menu says the paella is for 2-4 people but honestly, if you order anything else, two people won’t be able to finish a paella. The bonus? Leftovers! There are so many great tapas items like the Remolacha (beet salad) and the Albondiga (yogurt-braised chicken meatballs), you really should go with the intent on trying several things and planning on taking what you can’t eat home with you!


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Details about this spot



888 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00, Sat 16:00 - 23:00


Paella for 3-4 : US$ 45


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)