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Russian Hill
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2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718
+1 415-346-0800
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily managed to eat at Zaruela without a reservation at 7pm on a Friday evening. I say lucky as plenty of people were queuing when we left and we saw quite a few walk away as the place was full. The food was delicious and the staff incredibly friendly. I'd be sure to make a reservation next time.

Thank Prop19
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good restaurant serving Spanish tapas and paella. Had Grilled Squid tapas, Stuffed Eggplant tapas, and the Paella a la Valenciana. The food was excellent. Paella takes about 30 minutes to prepare (and they tell you that) but it was definitely worth the wait. The Sangria was good although I've had better. The service was excellent. Waiters were very knowledgable... More 

Thank nwduke
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to this neighborhood restaurant for years. Besides the warm welcoming from Andy, the owner and his staff, you are treated to some delicious Spanish-type food with nice Albarino wine. The Paella is delicious. Besides that -- the atmosphere is a pleasure as you watch the Hyde Cable Cars go by...so "San Francisco." No wonder the restaurant is... More 

Thank Judy C
Boerne, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice neighborhood restaurant feel near Russian Hill off Hyde street. Excellent service. Good variety of Tapas. All were good but nothing stood out. Great wine prices. Fun dinner with friends.

Thank 236jefferys
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very good selection of Spanish tapas in a quaint setting. Every dish was well presented and tasty. Service was excellent!

Thank K_FBunny
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Absolutely Fantastic. And Yes get the Paella. Eggplant app is out of this world. Sardines done Spanish style delicious. Very reasonable wine selection. Service warm n friendly. You may want to go later at night on weekends. After 9.30 works and they don't rush you.

Thank mike h
Santa Rosa, CA
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Daughter recently moved into the neighborhood on Hyde and we wanted to try this place out on the corner. Got in at the opening, 5:30ish, and had a corner table with great views out into the neighborhood. Relatively small dining area but reminds me of Europe - so fitting. Ordered a bottle of Cava sparkling wine at their recommendation and... More 

Thank MangoChetney
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Zarzuela is a hidden gem in San Francisco. Food is amazing. We went on a Thursday night but the restaurants was packed. They don't take reservation and no valet parking. We drove around the blocks for over 40 mins to find parking. It's not easy in San Francisco especially in this area. The crab cake is stuffed with real crab... More 

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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We focused on the tapas choices though note that there are is a full menu for more traditional entrée selections. The tapas dishes were a bit larger than the traditional small plates but still small enough so that multiple taps items can be enjoyed. The dishes were flavorful and seasonings well-balanced. The appetizers arrived quickly and were complemented by the... More 

Thank CollegeParentsMA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent, the prices reasonable for the portion size; all dishes were prepared with the exact amount of condiments. Service is very attentive.

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
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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