Pollo paella – Bellota

Pollo paella - Bellota
Roasted and braised chicken, chorizo, cauliflower, padron pepper, tomato. $38
Bellota, San Francisco CA

Wow! This paella was frickin’ amazing! The chicken was perfect, the rice was wonderful, and all the toppings were delicious. And it was beautiful to look at too! I could eat this every day. Noms!


Cruda tower – Bellota

Cruda tower - Bellota
Grass-fed beef with oyster escabeche, harissa, benne. $15
Bellota, San Francisco CA

I liked the cruda, but not the oyster. I thought it was a weird addition to this dish. The beef tasted great though with a wonderful texture.

Croqueta – Bellota

Croqueta - Bellota
Creamy clam and sea urchin fritter, pickled ramp, seaweed powder. $15
Bellota, San Francisco CA

These may have been small, but they were wonderful! The interior was so creamy and delicious, and they were fried perfectly. I can’t say I’ve ever had a clam and sea urchin croqueta, but my goodness it was tasty! I could eat an entire tray of these perfect morsels.