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.View Private Dining Details
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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
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.
Great location. Great staff. The food is good.
Amazing rabbit paella! Very authentic. Small plates were small enough to enjoy multiples.
The lamb chop was fantastic. The chocolate dessert came with olive oil, which seemed a bit superfluous, but everything else was delicious.
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....
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...
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.
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.
Extremely overpriced for lunch. Service was just okay.
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