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“Good, but not outstanding”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bocadillos

Bocadillos
Ranked #1,412 of 5,644 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, but not outstanding”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Many people recommended this restaurant, but it doesn't seem to live up to its reputation. The food is not bad, but I have eaten in better tapas restaurants in the US and overseas. Even in San Francisco you can go to Zarzuela instead.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Discovery of great SF Tapas Bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Love this place! First time here, and there was little or nothing to dislike. The tapas plates were flavorful & distinct, the service was friendly & efficient without being annoying, and the ambiance rivaled anything we experienced in Spain. The prices were neither cheap nor exorbitant ($5 for a good draft beer in a huge glass); with one clean unisex bathroom for a relatively small dining area. Our voucher from TravelZoo was graciously received and we sat near a window ideal for people-watching. It was somewhat confusing that the website & voucher clearly said no reservations, but there were many tables marked as reserved. The restaurant is open for all three meals, but we chose dinner and nearby parking garages were not difficult to find mid-week. All the dishes were delicious, but the "Arm of the Gypsy" dessert is a must, if for no other reason than the intriguing name, lol!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank VirtualDiana
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Hampstead
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lots of yummy little plates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Our group of 6 enjoyed tasting and sharing a lot of small plates. They had a great variety of delicious foods -- halibut ceviche, seasonal mushrooms, shrimp beets, corn salad, beef tongue and lots more. Desserts were great too -- crème brulee, chocolate cake. It was a fun place but small. The staff was helpful and attentive. The unisex bathroom was in the middle of the room which was kinda weird. Overall, I'd recommend Bocadillo's for an interesting, tasty evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Janet A
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Tapas with style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Enjoyed this hidden dining location next door to the Transamerica Pyramid. Tapas were delicious, flavors were very distinct and vivid, the plate size was just right, served in style. Speaking of style, the atmosphere is modern, little candles on red brick walls, dark wooden furniture, very clean. Their wine selection is limited, but the wines are very good. Try it. Especially if you never had tapas before, you'll like it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Alex M
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tasty and stylish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

If you want a modern twist on tapas with great tasting food then this is a good option. Small and stylish this is good for couples and business. Service was quick and easy. Would certainly go again!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Giles P
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