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  • Address:
    Pier 5, The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Coqueta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coquetasf.com
  • Phone: (415) 704-8866
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily, 11:30AM – 3PM
    Dinner: Sun-Wed, 5PM – 10PM; Thu-Sat, 5PM – 11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Michael Chiarello
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring Coqueta to your next celebration. Chef Michael Chiarello"s team will bring you the flavors and conviviality of Spain right to your home or social gathering. For more information please contact General Manager, Michael Iglesias.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: Embarcadero Bart
    Golden Gate Ferry
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking lots available within blocks from the restaurant.
A word from Coqueta
Brought to you by Award Winning Chef Michael Chiarello and located at Pier 5 on the the bustling San Francisco Waterfront, Coqueta is inspired by the cuisines of Spain. Chef Chiarello feels that Spain"s signature ‘small plates’ coupled with the social vibrancy of their dining scene is the perfect combination for San Francisco, which has its own deep-rooted history with the country. Focusing on regional dishes from Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country and beyond, the menu will feature Chiarello's interpretation of traditional Spanish cuisine and, as has always been his tradition, will highlight the bounty of fresh, local ingredients from land and sea.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "These were the best gin and tonics I have ever had, went to well with the food!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Everything we had at Coqueta lived up to the expectations! The small bites were fun and gave a great sample of the food. The meatballs, gambas, and croquetas were all outstanding--I could have eaten double of each of them. The pan con tomate with jamon was also really good. I loved how each of the dishes were light but packed with flavor, making it possible for us to try a number of dishes. We also had the paella, which was an excellent rendition. My favorite part was the grilled asparagus and brocolini. We ended on the perfect sweet note of the churros."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Terrific original tapas. Super yummy. But only 1 Chardonnay by the glass in SF is pretty poor offering. Also, service is not up to caliber of food."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This is not line one of the over-priced restaurants overlooking San Francisco Bay that cater to tourists. It is over-priced, but the food was both unique and divine. The bar has filtered views of the bay, the restaurant has limited views, but the look and feel of the place makes you feel you are having a very special night out."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The 2 of us had an enjoyable Lunch on Saturday. I will return for dinner sometime This was mym first visit. Lovely"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had heard from a few people that the food was wonderful but we were very dissappointed. The quail egg hors d'oevre was dull. No flavor at all. The egg and chorizo dish was so salty we didn't eat it. The paella tasted like a rice casserole from a previous era. No taste of saffron. Our server was excellent and I will return for the incredible grapefruit gin and tonic."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This is a very special place with terrific food. Very tasty and original Spanish tapas. Too bad that this time the service was truly subpar for such an outstanding restaurant."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "So happy to have another foodie lunch spot to take my clients on the Embarcadero! Love the ambiance, industrial design of this place, & the cocktails and food are delicious!!! The wait staff unfortunately is not very attentive and a bit forgetful (except the bartender who was super nice, helpful) Hate to keep craning my neck, looking for someone when I need something... and for the prices, that definitely needs to improve. Also, when they give you a call to remind you of your ressie the previous day, it's an unknown #, so no way to return the call (??) and their main line throws you to their sister restaurant's voice mail. Ugh- Annoying. Overall, great place- just some minor glitches to fix. :)"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excellent food with perfect portions and delightful presentation. The ambience is relaxing and inviting , and though a small space, it feels more intimate than cramped. I don't know about the rest of the cocktail menu, but I'm assuming it's spectacular as I had what was clearly the best Manhattan I've had in my entire life! I wanted to also mention that the wait staff were amazing! Taking time to very thoroughly answer all our questions about the menu without feeling like it was an imposition, They were friendly, efficient and extremely gracious. All in all a very pleasing balance of all the things you look for in a great dining experience . Thoroughly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Cocktails and wine were excellent. The duck and pork albondigas with tart cherry ketchup and crispy shallots might be the best small plate I've ever had. Our server was extremely helpful and able to make helpful recommendations. Save room for dessert."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Arrived at 1:10 for a 1:15 reservation. Checked in. 20 mins later, we were still not seated. Sat waiting in the bar area for our non-existent table, waiting for drinks that never showed up. Waitstaff opened door to outside seating area and left it open creating a nice, freezing cold wind tunnel throughout the area where we were sitting (and yes, I had a jacket on - I live in SF and know how cold it can be in the summer). We finally just left. Living in San Francisco, we dine out a lot all over the City, and have never had an experience like this. We will never go back, and will never recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was a delicious lunch, from the skewers to the larger dishes, everything was interesting and beautiful. But the noise was intolerable. I don't think I will go again unless it is at an "off" hour."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "As a Michael chiarello fan I was expecting more. Most of the menu items were just okay. Ends up being real pricy if just doing tapas, depending on what you order. The smoked salmon was amazing. Rest of the tapas didn't strike me as anything extraordinary. Cool vibes and a fun experience for a fan."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great vibe and delicious food in a beautiful dining room on the water. The host, Antonio, was a gem who recommended dishes for us to order. Definitely will be back with a large group so we can try everything on the menu."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was good but not as good as Bottega in Yountville (same owner). I would've preferred more meatless options."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is my new favorite restaurant in San Francisco! The food is so different and so amazingly good that I wanted to taste every single thing on the menu. The way the food is served - all small plates - is almost as fun as tasting it. Such unique and different preparations. Our favorite was the shrimp and egg dish...could have had 2 plates it was so good. The waiters walk around with these trays of very small skewers that you select from - sort of a chef's offering - and it's not only fun but gives you an opportunity to try small bites of some unusual pairings. We couldn't get in for dinner so had lunch and it may have been better since we got very attentive service. Oh...try the sangria; you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have been to Cocqueta three times now and every time I love it. Go-to dishes include the shrimp with black garlic, octopus, pork and duck meatballs, platter of cheeses and meats and many more! The service is always very good but not over bearing and its a friendly, fun atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "On a beautiful day in San Francisco, we experienced excellent food, above and beyond service and beautiful surroundings! We will come back again and again!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a lovely time. We were seated at our reservation time. Loved the types of gin & tonics. Interesting drink selections that went well with the food. My first-time guests from out of town loved it as well."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The tapas style food was great so we were able to try several different items but the desserts were very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our lunch lived up to all the hype! We sat at the chef's counter which provided a great view of the kitchen. Food was creative and delicious, and our waiter was efficient, personable and well-informed about the food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I expected more attention to detail. Complaints: salad dressing was way too vinegary, limited options if you don't eat pork Highlights: little brioche eggplant and cheese sandwich was delicious, octopus was cooked well"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Having lived in Spain, we find this a delicious trip back the many magnificent towns and cities we lived,visited, are & drank our way through!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We have to quit ordering the paella! Every time we go to Coquetta we get it, and love it. Sitting at the counter is quite the show, watching all the exquisite little plates go by...and our paella being prepared...while drinking a bit of sangria."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was a return visit for Sunday brunch. We are really impressed with the impeccable service and attention to details. As expected the innovative tapas were amazingly delicious. Paella was done superbly with proper crispiness and ingredients. We enjoyed the creative cocktails and comprehensive wine list. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Every bite was delicious (especially the gazpacho), service was efficient and pleasant, and the location with the bay right outside the windows couldn't be beat. A real keeper."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Took a group of friends from out of town to share the experience of Coqueta. Definitely, the highlight of the trip! Tapas & pitchers of Sangria; I felt as if I throwing my own dinner party enjoying great food, drinks & company!!! Service and friendliness from staff from walking through the door, to dinner, dessert and leaving was outstanding. High energy, knowledgable and showed genuine interest in ensuring we had the best experience. Thank you Coqueta Team, look forward to seeing you soon!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the staff, especially the bartenders and host were amazing. I'm looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Warm welcome by host; bartender helpful, fun & creative, bright & cozy ambiance in "outdoor like" bar. Piquant & lovely presentation of starter tastes & tapas & sauces to follow. The artistry & effort & love put into each dish makes the diner eagerly anticipate the next new "exploration" of what may follow. True professionals behind this adventure. Yea, "Napa Style goes Tapas Style!""
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed our meal at Coqueta. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped guide us through the menu. I liked the vibe and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had a 2 p.m. reservation. Restaurant was probably 2/3 full. Everything took forever. Had three orders that came at a snails pace. Calamari..delicious. Shrimp tortilla a salty greasy dish. Seafood paella was OK..nothing special. We each had a different albarino and they were both quite nice. Took the better part of two hours. Water is served in a metallic cup..really!? Who had that great idea? I love metallic tasting water. Nothing special..fairly expensive. This place is well thought of so I might give it one more try."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have enjoyed two separate dining experiences at Coqueta over the last 5 weeks. the last one from July 10th that included one newly relocated So Cal refugee and an out of towner from La-La land...the best grilled octopus and paella they have EVER eaten...the out of towner was also impressed that he could enjoy a beer that was imported from Barcelona...I think we needs to get out more...but If he can get the Barcelona Beer here in SF more power to you guys!...Keep up the fabulous food and beverages. I will be returning soon!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. We showed up for an 8:30 reservation and weren't seated till 9:15. They ended up covering out dessert as an apology The good was amazing"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • " The bartender was pleasant and knowledgeable. I helped to name his new Mescal concoction. When seated in the dining room, the service was flawless. The interior is awesome. Chiarello has an uncanny ability to set the stage perfectly for each of his restaurants. Our pintxos were excellent, especially the octopus and the calamari. The prawns were executed well, but paled in flavor and complexity to the octopus. The house cured olives have a fresh citrus quality giving them a lightness not common to most curings. The friendliness and warmth of the entire staff was refreshing. I look forward to returning with friends to share this new culinary gem."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Took my mother here for her birthday and she said it was one of (if not the best) meal she'd ever had. We started with a selection of bit-sized skewers (the chorizo was my favorite, all were good) followed by the berry gazpacho (the best soup in the world), the kale salad with grilled strawberries (incredible), the gulf prawns (never had anything like these before - more like lobster than shrimp), the calamari (best ever), and the patatas bravas (I wanted to dip everything in that sauce!). I highly recommend this place, not only is the food outstanding, the service was impeccable, and they did an amazing job with the interior."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • " Coqueta's restaurant is the spot to go for an extraordinary culinary experience in San Francisco. The food is innovative and every dish is presented with pizzazz. The flavors of the various foods we tried were spectacular! The non-alcoholic J & T Referesco is awesome; it has the sophistication of an alcoholic beverage, and most importantly, tastes amazing-it's refreshing-and is presented superbly The staff is incredibly astute. As an example, my husband got up from the table and the wait staff slyly folded his messy looking napkin. Searching hard for downfalls, the tables are too close together and it took me some time to get acclimated to the music which is on the loud side, but it's only because it was unexpected. Recommeded!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here on the 4th of July. We loved trying different foods and drinks! The croquettes were amazing. We would definitely come back here again on a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had been wanting to go to this place since it opened and I had high expectations of Coqueta based on what I've read and heard but was disappointed when I got there. Place is really small but it didn't feel cozy and warm. It felt like the entire place was a bar. Maybe I just really love Bottega. The food was okay, nothing really extraordinary. Pricy though. I loved the Sangria! My husband asked for hot sauce...it took a while to give him a tablespoon of some chili then I was so surprised that we were charged $2.00 for a tablespoon of chili sauce...WTF? I've never ever been charged for chili sauce and they didn't say we would be charged for it. That was so ridiculous!!! Glad I got this out of my system! First and Last visit!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Paella is well worth the 40 minute wait--do it! Also love their sunny side up with chorizo sauce, patatas bravas and duck meatballs. Also only place in SF I've found kalimotxo. Fun!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We generally enjoyed our meal. However, those manchego skewers were waaaay too chunky! Manchego is such an intense flavor that less is more -- consistency matters, and manchego should be sliced thin. And we could barely taste the membrillo that supposedly existed between said chunks. But the quail egg bites were divine, as was the asparagus dish -- perfectly cooked and the favors were superb. I also thought that the pork/duck meatballs were great, but the sweet sauce brushed over them was superfluous, and almost masked the flavor of the meat. Wine was incredible, as was "cheesecake" dessert bite. Very creative!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014