Coqueta
Coqueta

Coqueta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coquetasf.com/
  • Phone: 4157048866
  • 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.
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Coqueta reviews from OpenTable diners
278 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (226)hot spot (158)scenic view (129)special occasion (109)great for lunch (101)vibrant bar scene (92)good for groups (75)romantic (64)notable wine list (57)neighborhood gem (52)great for outdoor dining (31)great for brunch (23)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • good food young crowd
    groupoutingVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    where SV folks go to eat and be seen - makes it hard to actually eat sometimes, everyone so busy being seen. still fun. drinks come with 'air' on top, a silly sort of foam idea, but still taste okay. great wine list. place looks great, but staff all seem tired and worn down by all the catering to the techies out on corporate accounts....
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Mard
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The small plates and the atmosphere are great and the location can't be beat.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • The best tapas you've ever tasted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    There are a lot of places to get tapas. None of them are this good. The quality of the ingredients, the careful, creative pairings of those ingredients, and a careful balance of flavors make these tapas stand out. Also, the most amazing G&Ts ever. The service is attentive and friendly. I've had two great lunches here with friends and can't wait to come back with my husband. It's more pricey than most tapas restaurants, but it is worth it -- Coqueta elevates tapas from bar food to fine-dining status.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Amazing!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Absolutely outstanding. Great Tapas, great everything.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Tapas at their best!
    JulieBrown0428
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I'm not a huge fan of trying new foods and tend to eat the same things over and over again, so tapas are always a great way for me to break out of my shell. The tapas here are among the best I have ever had! The food was amazing and in combinations that sound like they should not work but when you put them all together they do! Definitely worth checking out!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Coqueta is overpriced, not good!
    donaquijote
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Coqueta is over-hyped,over-priced and only moderately good! We had to purchase a bottle of soda to add to the sangria as it was utterly lacking in flavor& sweetness as good sangria should be. We asked for bread and it never came! This is my third time as I took my daughter, who grew up in Spain, and I certainly will not return! If you are looking for a very faint idea of what a good Spanish restaurant might be like, try Coqueta. Otherwise, go somewhere else! $150 plus for mediocre food...just small plates of really not very much... and wine that we had to doctor up ourselves. Do this again? Never!
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  • ChasVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had high hopes for Coqueta when we finally were able to get a reservation. It was very difficult to get a reservation. While the food was good it was below expectations and on the expensive side. We will not go back as there are other Spanish restaurants that we feel are better (e.g., Zarzuela)
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Very tasty tid-bits!
    jubilada
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A group of six of us tried out this place ... and we all agreed that the food was excellent. We shared one main dish (pork), and six tapas (at the suggestion of our waiter). The portions were very small! So delicious but very tiny! I could have eaten six of the tapas by myself, and not been filled ... and I'm not a big eater! And, bread has to be ordered ... it's not automatically served. Some of those tapas had delicious sauce, which needed to be sopped up! We did order bread, but it took forever for it to get to the table ... and the serving people kept trying to whisk away those plates with the lingering bits of luscious sauce just waiting to be sopped up with that bread! Considering how much you have to order, it's a bit pricey!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food amazing,drink service terrible
    Missy7700
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The atmosphere and food was amazing but the drinks took too long to come out. We had to ask five times for our drinks; we had three courses before it finally came out. It was only a beer so they only had to get it out of the fridge! My husbands coffee came out with the desserts but I had to query where my tea was even after we had finished the desserts. Having to wait up to 20 minutes for a drink tarnishes the experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE the food
    MissingChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We finally got reservations!!! It was worth it. The tapas is wonderful, can't wait to go back. Next time for dinner. We went on the weekend for lunch, and it looked like they had a wait list for those without reservations, so if you don't have set plans, that may be a good time to go. The dishes were beautifully presented and flavorful. Definitely order the Paella.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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  • By far our favorite tapas!
    Bistro
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It's a food destination for us every time we are in San Francisco
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Saturday afternnoon
    PamB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was visiting my daughter in SF and she recommeneded we visit Coqueta. It did not disapoint. Out server was outstanding, quiding us through the menu and confirming our choices. She as able to also recommned a wine selection that perfectly augmented our liesurely afternoon spent eatoing through the menu. Though the expresso was a bit bitter, the afternoon was just fine. A memorable time was had and enjoyed.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great way celebrate our anniversary
    AustinHV
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Coqueta last weekend! We mentioned on open table that it was our one year anniversary and our server bent over backwards to make the night special. Truly wonderful service. One of the great things about tapas is that you get to sample many different items on the menu. We truly liked everything we tried, but the sausages and meatballs were the standouts. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coqueta nonebeta
    Savacucina
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Simply one of the best and most unique spots in sf
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had reservations for lunch on a Sunday so it was a very pleasant experience. Great food, good specialty cocktails, and a pleasant atmosphere. The menus had many different tapa choices and the ones we had were very tasty. The paella was especially good
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fdrev
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time. Took my sister and husband for birthday. Food was great - had the paella with an assortment of hot and cold tapas. Will return to try different tapas and the 32oz steak.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Don't miss it. One of our best meals. Have suggested Coqueta to several friends/family visiting San Fran.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    luncherVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great ambiance-interesting and unusual food-beautiful presentations-super service!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Top tapas
    Bistro
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Coqueta is always on our list when we land in SFO. We look forward to lunch there to start our vacation off right! Delicious, unique and so fresh!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive for lunch
    RobinWVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I think the menu is the same at lunch as dinner. I'd been for dinner a few times -- this is some of the best food in SF, in my opinion -- and this was my first time at lunch. Very pricey for a lunch. I wasn't paying, but must have been $50/person without alcohol. But delicious as always.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Food was great, not the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was really outstanding - we enjoyed the pintxos and several of the hot and cold tapas. Our server was aloof and would disappear for large moments of time. Getting our first glass of wine took over 25 minutes, and getting the check was about 30 minutes. I had put in the reservation that it was my husband's birthday (also mentioned it when they called to confirm the reservation), and it was never mentioned by our waiter. Too bad the service wasn't as great as the food - I really wanted this to be a restaurant in our regular rotation.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food at Coqueta
    surfunVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was my second visit to Coqueta and I'm happy to report that the food was delicious as my first visit. Docking one star however as our service was a bit spotty and our server would vanish for long periods, so awkwardly that other servers would pitch in to bring a drink, or ask how we were doing. Frankly, that is an unacceptable level of service for a venue like this and fr the prices charged. Perhaps this was just a one off, or a waitress that needs to trained up a bit more. The food however remains outstanding. Do not miss the Croquettas, grilled octopus and albondigas. Only one dish of the very many that we tried left us flat, and that was the cauliflower steak. This was served to us barely cooked, and was very hard to cut.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Amazing view! Good food!
    IndoChineseFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A great spot...good food and wine!!! Restaurant did everything to please us. Would surely go back...specially to the bar!
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    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great experience
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was superb. Pizza friarielti is a must have. Squid ink tonnaretti pasta was so good!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our tapas
    AnitaMW
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Coqueta. We had reservations and were seated on time. The server was helpful and friendly and gave us some good recommendations. We stuck with the tapas and small plates, and we look forward to returning with more people so we can try more of the menu. Our only disappointment were the cocktails - they weren't quite perfect, but were fine. We look forward to our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu
    Hollywood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent tapas with a twist. The portions were just right to enable sharing. The wine list was well curated, and the bottle of wine recommended complemented the food perfectly. Great vibe, great food, great service.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • i keep going back
    Scorpio9
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    coqueta does not disappoint. The food is consistently great, exciting, well prepared. The ambience is always happy and a good, positive buzz. Always an enjoyable dining experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas at Coqueta
    DolcevitaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a reservation for lunch on a Saturday. Disappointed when we were seated at a counter. I expected with a reservation we would have had a table, next time I will request a table. Service was slow to start so when our waitress did come we ordered our cocktails and food at the same time time. The waitress was great and one of the chefs was friendly and gave us some restaurant recommendations for our upcoming trip to Spain.the cocktails and food are fit for a foodie!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was awesome and if you should go there the duck and pork meatballs are a Must!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • High quality food but pricey!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was amazing but thank goodness it was on the company. Even for San Francisco, Coqueta is a bit on the pricey side. However, I wouldn't mind the price if the portions were bigger. I do not want to pay $210 unless I leave with a full belly.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PickyforareasonVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great atmosphere - casual in a good way with service never rushed but at the side of your table in the blink of an eye if you indicate you need service. We ordered the cheese plated (excellent ham, ripe cheese and membrillo) and paella (40 min wait) first and just kept ordering small plates as we went along and felt like trying more, no problem. Chicken croquetas were crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, grilled octopus very flavorful, the paella had house-cured chorizo (excellent) and broccoli rabe in addition to the seafood, delicious. Very good selection of Spanish wines, best Alboriño selection I've seen and they even had Manzanilla sherry on the menu. Will go back as there's lots more to try and it was all good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Not Spanish food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I am a Spanish native and the food in coqueta is not Spanish. Moreover, the prices are very expensive. Good ingredient quality. Awful paella
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  • Great evening
    LittleAcorn
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were pleased to be able to book at this restaurant and we had a great time. The food and service was superb.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful tapas & the best sangria
    cwpnewpaltz
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great meal. Some of the items we had were repeats of our prior visit several months earlier, some were new things we tried. All were delicious. This is a great place for a delicious Spanish meal.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Currently my favorite
    NinerGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is truly a winner. Food, atmosphere and service have been top notch. I've been for lunch and dinner and several times and each time has been excellent. I will absolutely go as often as I get a chance, my standards for Michael Chiarello are set very high now! I hope the restaurant continues on this path.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute gem
    DavidandPat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Coqueta is perhaps my favorite restaurant in San Francisco, and that obviously says a lot. From the moment you walk in the door, you can tell you are going to have a special evening. The decor and ambiance merely serve to heighten your expectation for the food, and the food doesn't disappoint. Every single thing that I've had at Coqueta is a 10. My only disappointment was that I had notified the restaurant that it was my fiance's special birthday and they said they'd take care of it but that never happened. Oh well, the rest of the experience was terrific.
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  • Run Don't Walk
    AFungVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    One word - Delicious. Two words - Barca Gintonic. Its a small tapas type of place so go with friends so you can try EVERYTHING. Great dining experience.
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  • Always a gem.
    madrilena
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you have spent any time in Spain, then you appriciate Coqueta. Their food is what you might find in Madrid and Barcelona at some of their top restaurants. Some well done classics, but the focus is on creating new dishes, and these never disappoint. Tapas are small jolts of flavor. The dishes will not fill you up, but they will put a big smile on your face. That's the point. Don't be afraid to order extra dishes. Their paella is probably the best you will find in the Bay area. Maybe anywhere outside of Spain. The wait staff and every other member of the front of house are energetic, friendly, knowledgeable about the food ingredients, and somehow right there when you need something.
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  • Great for Tapas & Drinks!
    eliza3939
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Loved this tiny place at Embarcadero 5! The tapas menu is extensive and everything we tried was delicious. The gin/tonic was not only beautiful but was probably the best one I've had in years. Highly recommend for a group so you can taste more items. Want to return for dinner when we return in a couple of months.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Take a walk to Spain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    If you're walking along the Embarcadero, but feel like taking a short trip to Spain for some tapas, you can't go wrong with the plates at Coqueta. The service was impeccable, with no stall whatsoever as we moved from plate to plate and they have the best patatas bravas I've ever tried (seriously, you'll growl at the servers if they try to take away the spicy, smoky sauce too early).
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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