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exbarkeep Dec 29, 2006 06:28 PM

Where are the best restaurants for tapas style food? I'm going to be in the city for two nights, and the other night we'll be dining at Boulevard. I appreciate any good tips.

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    PateBriseej Dec 29, 2006 06:33 PM

    I like Limon- 524 Valencia St, San Francisco, 94110 - (415) 252-0918
    The sangria and ceviche is excellent!

    1. jupiter Jan 2, 2007 11:09 PM

      When are you coming to the city?
      Tapas/small plates is huge here right now and you can find a gazillion and one places doing some version of it.

      here is a small list of places getting hype right now:

      Poleng Lounge
      Cortez
      Bocadillo's (*side note: Piperade also serves a wide variety of small plates for sharing)
      Andalu
      RNM
      Chez Nous
      Cha Cha Cha (an old SF tapas standard, has never gotten good or bad hype, but everyone seems to have eaten here at one point or another..., i can only swear by a few of the dishes.)

      p.s. Chez Nous and Cortez are owned by the same parent company (bay bread)

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        niccole Jan 2, 2007 11:12 PM

        i had a wonderful meal with 6 of us at ISA in the marina, we all shared small plates.

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          katg Jan 3, 2007 01:13 AM

          i went to andalu not that long ago with four other people. here's the full review. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/33807...

          i agree with jupiter, there are a lot of tapas places these days.

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            Peter Cherches Jan 3, 2007 02:41 AM

            Has anybody been to Ponzu lately?

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              SNDP Jan 7, 2007 09:13 PM

              Ponzu
              401 Taylor Street, SF 94102
              (415) 775-7979
              ponzurestaurant.com

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                Maya Jan 7, 2007 10:57 PM

                Yeah, it was OK, drinks were terrible. There are much better places out there like this.

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                rtmonty Jan 8, 2007 02:05 AM

                Zarzula on Hyde (and Union) has outstanding Spanish tapas, no reservations however, still well worth the effort. B44 in Belden Plance also does tapas-style and is good plus a really fun atmosphere.

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