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Bota Tapas & Paella Bar

490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-345-2309
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“paella” (20 reviews)
“tapas” (24 reviews)
“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, Spanish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely without doubt a standout. The food was authentic and of a very high standard. Staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Will definitely be returning and would recommend.

Thank Simon M
Miguel M, Director of Food and Beverage at Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Simon, thank you for your time and visit, we really appreciated your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you Miguel Miranda

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We loved this place - great small plates and atmosphere. We loved the octopus - it was so good. We also really the chocolate ganache and patates bravas. Service was also great

Thank dunnwight
Miguel M, Director of Food and Beverage at Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

HI Thank you for your time and visit, we really appreciated your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers,

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We spent the night at the Warwick Hotel where the Bota is located. Breakfast was provided in our room rate. Breakfast was an unexpected pleasure. Special aspects of our meal included; grilled tomato with my wife's omelet, and fresh fruit on the side of my...More

Thank LinLan8
Miguel M, Director of Food and Beverage at Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Thank you for your time and visit, we really appreciated your comments about our hotel and restaurant. We hope we can see you back again soon. Cheers,

Reviewed 7 July 2018

I ate here with my work colleagues while we were attending a conference in town. I absolutely loved their tapas offerings and the sangria was so good (maybe a little too good). But for me, the star of the show was the paella. I really...More

Thank NicolasM807
Miguel M, Director of Food and Beverage at Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Thank you for your time and visit, we really appreciated your comments about our food and sangria. We hope we can see you back again soon. Cheers,

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for breakfast twice during our stay in San Francisco. I ordered the Fresh Fruit Bowl (greek yogurt and fruit) while my husband ordered the Healthy Start omelet which he was able to modify without issue (eggs instead of egg whites). The fruit...More

Thank BobbyFranEpicTravel
Miguel M, Director of Food and Beverage at Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Thank you for your time and visit, we really appreciated your comments about our food and service. We hope we can see you again soon. Cheers,

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Long grain rice in paella? It doesn't work...the creaminess was missing. However, our tomato salad appetizer was tasty and so was the dessert crema. Too bad.

Thank Sharon L
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Meals
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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