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Bota Tapas & Paella Bar

490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-345-2309
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
“pear salad” (3 reviews)
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International, European, Spanish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very close to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Had the seafood paella which was excellent and the torte de Santiago which was also very good. Waiter Keith was excellent and explained options and recommended favorites.

Thank stlbruce
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, and the service excellent. The price was reasonable as well.

Thank latinmon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bota Tapas & Paella Bar is located in the theater district (not that there are that many theaters there) making it suitable for a bite before or after a show. The cuisine is a good take on Spanish dishes with an excellent selection of Paellas....More

Thank SF94114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Spanish themed restauarant is actually attached to the excellent Warwick Hotel. It's busy, buzzy and we had to wait a while for a table but the staff came to find us in the hotel bar when our table we ready. It's not cheap but...More

Thank Graham F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4.5 stars. All the tapas we had were delicious. A multitude of paella options, including some without seafood, which I enjoyed. 10 stars for the bacon wrapped dates; I woke up dreaming about those. Great service and pacing of the food, which is especially important...More

Thank Shelby S
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Get a reservation on a weekend as this place gets busy. The service was good, the oysters were really small, the margaritas great, and the skid ink seafood paella was wonderful. I highly recommend.

Thank kathylynne1
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Six of us enjoyed our dinner here. Service was excellent. The room was noisy, filled with patrons. The sangria was excellent. We shared some tapas and a large serving of paella. The paella was flavorful, but a little dry.

Thank Sailordog
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited here last night. We ordered some food, beers and 2x glasses of wine. The paella took about 45 minutes to arrive and when it did arrive the rice and mussels were dried out and hard (as if it had been under...More

Thank 736Pierre
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing dining experience there! Service was great, every dish we ordered was tasty, and the atmosphere was perfect. I highly recommend trying this place. We loved the lamb, oxtail with prawns, and the pear salad. The chocolate ganache with the creme brûlée...More

Thank Alexis P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This pretentious but remarkably mediocre joint of a tapas bar has earn the DASM award (Dumb A** Stupid Management). Why? Exhibit A: As a lover of Spanish food, I was pleasantly surprised to find an alternative to the nearby and always reliable B44. Every time...More

Thank Juan L
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city's premier shopping and entertainment district
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-2309
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