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Permanently Closed - Bocanova

2761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Fit for Foodies (4540)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (4060)
  • Good for Groups (3626)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Bocanova, located in Jack London Square, features Pan-American food in a lively and colorful setting. Available for all your dining needs, we offer intimate tables in our dining room, a number of communal dining tables for larger parties or if you're in the mood to meet new people, and counter seating up by our exhibition kitchen, when you're in the mood for a show.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch 11:00am – 3:00pm | Happy Hour 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday
Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm | Happy Hour 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm | Happy Hour 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Brunch 11:00am– 3:00pm | Happy Hour 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Dinner 5:00pm– 10:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 444-1233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Naizar Mubarak
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Cross street
Embarcadero W
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Parking details
There is a parking garage in Jack London Square that can be entered at Embarcadero and Broadway. Validated parking is available.
There is also a valet from 5:00 every night in the lot in front of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

I booked a table for Aug. 6, but apparently they closed. Thanks for letting me know, Bocanova. You could have at least left a message on your phone machine. Instead the phone just rings and rings. I won't be visiting you in the future, no matter where you are located.

vipMysterhee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a small 30-year reunion with college friends and the menu here is extensive, offering a wide range of choice for any palette. Although it is Latin influenced, the food is flavorful, but not overpowering. With the brunch menu available, the choices are even broader. The service was attentive and polite. They let us stay and catch up and didn't rush us out, which was greatly appreciated.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

I am sad that Bocanova will be moving from Jack London Sq. It so wonderful to sit outside and look out over the water and the boats with the sun shining down. It is also a great place to go if you have a furry friend as they are warmly welcomed on the patio. On Sunday, you can wander out into the farmer's market. I hope they return to JL Sq after the renovation . . .

vipGoldengateMatt (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was excellent, service was friendly, specialty cocktails were interesting and good. I look forward to Bocanova opening in their new location and will miss dinners at Jack London. Wishing management all the best.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Fantastic as always! They are closing on Thursday, August 3 in preparation for moving Uptown.

Bluebay (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food is soooo delicious! Great service! We can't wait to see you at your new place in Uptown Oakland

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

The service we received was subpar. Our group of nine was treated with disdain by the wait staff.

vipHELENS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Will miss them when they move next week..mtheir current location is so ambient.

vipCaptain (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Bocanova has amazing South American cuisine. The cuisine is unique and every dish is fabulous. Unfortunately the restaurant is moving but we understand it will reopen and we can hardly wait. This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants for lunch or gourmet but not pretentious dinner.

Michael (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

I've been several times and the food and service was always good to excellent. They are closing soon and not reopening until November 2017 in a new location (old Pican location in Uptown). Due to this, they've severely reduced their menu options which was a huge disappointment. Furthermore, their pricing is rather outrageous with appetizer portions running in the $15-18/range for extremely small portions. For example, we ordered the scallop appetizer and it was literally a single scallop that they sliced into 4 very thin pieces. I wouldn't recommend going here at this time. If they want to succeed in their new location this kind of practice and prices aren't going to fly.

Kimer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Had French toast that was excellent and slightly crispy on the outside, but the thickness of the bread made the center less interesting (although good for sopping up poached eggs). I love sitting by the water and will miss that at their new location.

This restaurant is a longtime fave of mine, and I wish them well with their move!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Options for vegetarians are limited, but more problematic, they're just not very good...both poorly conceived and poorly executed. Our server was very nice, easily the high point of the experience. Not terrible, but as there are so many better options, I'd be hard-pressed to think of a reason to return.

cynthiaw (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

They are closing in two weeks and the menu was reduced. If I had known when making the reservation I would have chose somewhere else. Tasted good but the guests I brought were disappointed. Too late to find another location, I was there.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

When Bocanova first opened, it was amazing. We quickly learn what our favorite dishes were. Fast forward a few years later, and the food is not as good as it used to be. The deviled eggs were flat and the infamous croissant bread pudding that we loved and dreamt about was lackluster. I won't be returning again.

Susan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We always enjoy Bocanova. They will be temporarily closed starting about 8/3/17 for their move to downtown Oakland (near 23rd and Broadway). They expect to reopen in the fall. We will be looking forward to their reopening.