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“The Place for Tapas”
Review of Zarzuela

Zarzuela
Ranked #240 of 5,801 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We perfer a wide selection of small dishes to main courses - a variety that can be shared. If we have a problem with Zarzuela it is that there are too many great dishes to choose. No matter what we selected we were pleased with the quality, preparation and serving. As always the wine list had what we wanted. The four of us had at least 6 different dishes and 2 bottles of wine for about $175, which we consider a bargin.

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Thank Richard1206
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Walked up the giant hills, but totally worth it. Fun and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Sangria was great as was the Spanish brew. Save room for dessert.

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Thank travelerDAlabama
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We passed Zarzuela on the trolley car and went back in the evening. It was a crowded Saturday night with no booking and we were to come back in half an hour. The head waiter came out to the street as we walked past ten minutes later to call us in. A great selection of tapas, all well cooked from good ingredients followed by a delicious sponge cake dessert. Waiters were attentive but neither overbearing or trying too hard to get a tip, the right balance.
We had wonderful time and one of the best places we ate at in San Francisco. Definitely worth a visit and we would go back again.

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Thank heartlandlodge
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We indulged in the Paella Valencia (for 2) and a quart of their red Sangria. We are more accustomed to the Portuguese style paella's so this was a bit different, but it was certainly delicious. The seafood was tender and I really liked the texture of the rice they used, (Valencia). The Sangria was so pleasantly mild and just enough sweetness, we could've downed another quart easily :) It's a small place. We were there when it opened at 5:30 and seated. Within an hour it almost full. Service was cordial as well. Oh, we didn't care for the desserts offered but across the street was a Swensen's Ice Cream shop. As chilly as it was outside, we stopped in and it was worth it. Good Ice Cream.

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Thank NJVon
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We were travelling throughout San Francisco and at the end of the day we picked Zarzuela from the magazine Visit San Francisco and we did not regret it a bit! It was a lovely discovery in great tapas in the Russian Hill. The place is very cozy, the staff is very friendly and tapas a good. You must love little food to enjoy this experience to the fullest. We had a great time here; Sangria was very well prepared as well! We definitely recommend this one.

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Thank Dorina B
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