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
303 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (218)scenic view (149)special occasion (135)hot spot (131)great for lunch (113)vibrant bar scene (95)romantic (73)good for groups (68)notable wine list (63)neighborhood gem (60)great for brunch (41)great for outdoor dining (37)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Equisite Food but Hard to Hear :(
    ImpressedVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would definitely recommend trying Coqueta if you haven't yet been. The Pier 5 location is easy to access, with public parking at Broadway and Embarcadero. Lunch was a treat - flavorful and beautifully presented. We really liked: the deviled eggs with Pimento - they were an exquisite blend of flavors and way more interesting than I could ever describe. The cooked vegetables with raisins and pine nuts, and grilled octopus and fingerling potatoes were also delightful. The atmosphere is rustic and open and interesting... but it's really a shame that as a consequence it's hard to hear. I can see that it would work as a hot spot for after work, but if they reconfigured the interior to allow for intimate conversation... WOW.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and service
    Vijay
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of the best meals we've had in a long time - every little dish was made with care and attention to detail. The best tapas in SF!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best gin and tonics
    G8Tqueen
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    These were the best gin and tonics I have ever had, went to well with the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Word of Mouth
    Eugene
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Recommended by a food critic from Texas. Wine menu is not as large as you would expect and fairly limited on wines outside of Spain. He recommended a very good wine and his favorite dishes. They were all amazing including the smoked salmon and the duck. I have a shellfish allergy but folks in my party said the prawns were delicious. I will definitely be back and will be bragging to anyone going to SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and great service
    susiekVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small bites of heaven
    Lcp705
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great-god prices
    JayBeeK
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    Coiqueta
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The 2 of us had an enjoyable Lunch on Saturday. I will return for dinner sometime This was mym first visit. Lovely
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FairlyReasonableVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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  • Outstanding food
    MadeleinetpVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service ok
    DelishVIP
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience!
    Feanor
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service in San Francisco
    Lucy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fine food, noise to the hilt
    lsm50
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not too impressed
    Sony
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pongee13VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was good but not as good as Bottega in Yountville (same owner). I would've preferred more meatless options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.
    NTinSFVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our group of 4 ordered a variety of tapas - mambas, pulp, croquetas, and and cheese plate were all really nice. The paella was good. The only thing that wasn't successful was the cocktail I had before dinner. Not sure there was actually any gin in it, which at $12 was disappointing. The space is lovely. Like all restaurants in SF these days, it is difficult to carry on a normal conversation because the entire place is hard surfaces - energetic doesn't describe it - it's just noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience as good as the food
    LindakVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Cocqueta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience...
    Vinehouse
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gretta
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bigdVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Maren
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Spain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen Counter
    Scottstein
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious fusion tapas
    MiswuVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheers****
    ndandrea
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Evening
    scubagirlVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was fantastic and the staff, especially the bartenders and host were amazing. I'm looking forward to returning soon.
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  • Unique Tastes Tapas Style
    Eager2Xplore
    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!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas with a Twist
    dmfnole
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Certainly took awhile
    antonioVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Spanish Tapas Dinner!
    excuseme2VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really wonderful
    Joze
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre game pintxos
    Forestvillefoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Tapas!
    sonyumVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coqueta
    Ienjoydining
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coqueta was delicious!
    SactownGirl1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.