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esperpento

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3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 415-282-8867
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I am not a professional review, and this just my opinion. For many years, a few of my soccer buddies and I had our Friday lunch at Esperpento. The menu has not changed much, but some chefs were better than others. During our last visit after a long hiatus, we were pleased to find that the current kitchen offerings are... More 

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1 Thank apiquet
Hayward, California
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very good place for tapas and Spanish food ,paella is very good and my favorite dish,atmosphere familiar And good service,price is also very good ,parking in street hard to find sometimes.

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1 Thank sailingalongto
Milan, Italy
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After a couple of weeks in the USA and few days in San Fran we wanted to eat something different from ribs, brugers and mexican food. After a quick search on tripadvisor in the Mission area we've decided to give a change to this Spanish restaurant which was a nice surprise! We had 5 different tapas (potato and onion tortilla,... More 

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Thank dangiapedia
California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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Thank tinkerbellisima
Manila, Philippines
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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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1 Thank Anaperla
California City, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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San Francisco, California
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3295 22st, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-282-8867

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

Staying in Mission District

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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