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bota tapas and paella bar

4.0
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Bota is an authentic Spanish style tapas and paella bar located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco. A place to go to share food, savor rustic flavors and enjoy Spanish wine in a casual, yet chic, environment. Inspired by the concept behind our name “BOTA”, a vessel to share wine with the people around you.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 345-2303
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Alex Bujoreanu & Ruben Moro
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Cross street
Taylor
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Parking details
Street parking and paid public garages.
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Public transit
Geary muni
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Special events & promotions
We host a variety of events. Please call us so we can assist you. 415.345.2303
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bota is an authentic Spanish style tapas and paella bar located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco. A place to go to share food, savor rustic flavors and enjoy Spanish wine in a casual, yet chic, environment.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 130 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.9
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLaurenceSF (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined a day ago

Of 86 restaurants that we have eaten at and rated in San Francisco, this one got the lowest rating. The food was subpar and the five dishes that we ordered literally came out in 10 minutes all at the same time, making me think that maybe these had been microwaved. The food was not flavorful at all. We ordered the brussels sprouts, octopus, shrimp, and lamb – and none of the dishes stood out.

The staff were very attentive and the restaurant looks very nice, they need to really up their game in terms of food.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great location. Great staff. The food is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Amazing rabbit paella! Very authentic. Small plates were small enough to enjoy multiples.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

The lamb chop was fantastic. The chocolate dessert came with olive oil, which seemed a bit superfluous, but everything else was delicious.

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GDF8 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Good location to meet friends - Bar service and selection was excellent, while Tapas menus fell a little flat with quality & short on value vs portions....

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Morgaine (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food, service and ambiance but the prices are outrageous for tapas. This place will probably fail. You can’t charge $15 for half a chicken breast...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

The tapas menu had enough options for both my vegetarian companion and my omnivorous palate to find some plates for ourselves and some to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Meatballs were pre-made and dry, although the sauce was very good. Paella was overall good but not great - the rice was undercooked, but the meat and seafood were tasty and well-cooked.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Extremely overpriced for lunch. Service was just okay.

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vipKonagirl (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

We ate an early lunch here. We split three appetizers and had more than enough. The greeting was cordial, service good and the food delicious. 11/2 blocks off Union Square

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