Contigo is co-owners Brett and Elan Emerson's love letter to Barcelona.
We chose the name Contigo for our restaurant, because it connotes connection, community, collaboration, and conviviality. Those words sum up what our restaurant is all about.
Contigo is a nine-year-old Spanish and Catalan restaurant in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Our menu features rustic dishes inspired by the vivid flavors of Barcelona. In addition, we offer artisanal Spanish hams — we're one of the few restaurants in San Francisco where you can sample the fabled jamón iberico de bellota — and a daily Catalan coca (flatbread) from our wood burning oven. We cook everything from scratch using the products of our local, organic, and humane farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and artisans.
Contigo's ambience combines the bustling energy of a contemporary Barcelona bar with the intimacy of a rustic farm kitchen. Our guests can dine at a table in our dining room, on a stool at our kitchen counter or Cava bar, or in our covered heated back patio beside our vegetable garden.
Environmental sustainability and respect for nature's resources lie at the very core of Contigo. During the two years it took to design and construct our restaurant, the theme of "reduce, reuse, recycle" was revisited time and time again. The walls in our dining room were made from 100-year-old redwood that was salvaged during our restaurant's construction. Our water glasses are made from recycled wine bottles. Read more about Contigo’s Green Elements here.