Looking to splurge on tapas?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end tapas outlets in San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to fulfill your small-plate satisfaction.
1. State Bird Provisions
Topping the list is State Bird Provisions. Located at 1529 Fillmore St. in the Fillmore, State Bird Provisions is the most popular high-end tapas spot in San Francisco, boasting four stars out of 2,686 reviews on Yelp. The restaurant, which Bon Appetit named "The Best New Restaurant of 2012," offers refined, Japanese-Californian small plates served from a cart, dim sum style.
Next up is Coqueta, which can be found on Pier 5 along Embarcadero. The Spanish restaurant serves a full menu of hot and cold tapas, cured meats, cheese and skewers. With four stars out of 2,018 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.
The Mission's Lolinda, located at 2518 Mission St. (between 21st and 22nd streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Argentine steakhouse four stars out of 1,907 reviews. In addition to cuts of grilled meat, Lolinda offers small plates of ceviche, empanadas, croquetas and more.
Over in the Marina, check out Terzo, which has earned four stars out of 618 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the Mediterranean small plates spot — which OpenTable named among its 100 Best Restaurants last year — by heading over to 3011 Steiner St. (between Union and Filbert streets).
5. Bota Tapas & Paella Bar
Finally, there's Bota Tapas & Paella Bar, a Tenderloin favorite with four stars out of 256 reviews. Stop by 490 Geary St. (near the intersection of Geary and Taylor streets) to hit up the bar and restaurant, which specializes in Spanish-style cocktails, seafood and small plates, next time you're looking to splurge.
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