Restaurant

Bellota

    photo by Kelly Puleio

Start at the grand bar in the middle of the dining room, and get there before 6 p.m. “At $3 a glass, their happy-hour Sherry deal is difficult to fathom,” says wine writer Bryce Wiatrak. Then move to a table for olive oil–poached Gulf prawns, 5J Jamón Ibérico de Bellota and a wild mushroom-and-green-garlic paella, if you have a group. The list balances venerable Rioja producers like Muga and López de Heredia with newer projects like the 2016 Encinas Bierzo, a fragrant, electric mencía from a collaboration between Raúl Pérez and Antoine Graillot.

Restaurant Info


888 Brannan St., San Francisco, California

Spanish

415-430-6580

bellotasf.com

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 W&S SF50


This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2019 issue.
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