Tapas galore on the Embarcadero. If you work in the Financial District, you probably want a reservation here.

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About 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.

Pier 5, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11:30AM – 3PM
Dinner: Sun-Wed, 5PM – 10PM; Thu-Sat, 5PM – 11PM

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 704-8866

Website:
http://www.coquetasf.com/

Parking Details:
There are two parking lots available within blocks from the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Embarcadero Bart
Golden Gate Ferry

Executive Chef:
Michael Chiarello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Coqueta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (97)
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Creative Cuisine (69)
Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (62)
Handcrafted Cocktails (60)
Fun (56)
Scenic View (53)
Hot Spot (49)
Bar Seating (46)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Worth the Drive (36)
Authentic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Romantic (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Casual (28)
Good for Groups (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
People Watching (21)
Business Meals (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Organic (6)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (5)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

very good food and the staff is excellent. Very attentive and an overall great experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great location! Food was very good. Server was good but seemed rushed and business like. No personality. Drinks were well made. Overall, very good dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved Coqueta, great cocktails, paella and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Coqueta is a favorite of ours, but we selected it on this particular occasion because it was my birthday and they sent me a coupon for a free birthday dessert. We always share the tapas and order the same ones over and over again -- don't think we have ever even tried an actual entree because the tapas are so good. Their Patatas Bravas are the best we have ever had -- small and crispy, fabulous texture and flavor. The wait staff is both efficient and charming, and she actually brought us TWO free desserts, as a special treat. I highly recommend this place and go there often.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place to share food with dinner companions. The food was delicious and seasoned well. They seemed to portion the food based on our group size. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Only negative would be that there were only two bathrooms for the entire restaurant so there was a lineup every time one of us went to the bathroom. Unique approach to doggy bags in that they give you a baggage claim tag and you pick up your leftovers on your way out!

Tags: Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pricey for small tapas portions, but inventive and tasty!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fun, clean eating, perfect amount of food to share. First rate dining!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great meal! Server was amazing! Great cocktails. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

It was our first visit to this restaurant. Our waiter couldn't have been less enthusiastic as he seemed to treat us almost with disdain.
At 7:30 pm they were out of both kinds of sangria which is odd for a Spanish restaurant.
Food was interesting and well executed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I love Coqueta! It has been one of my favorite restaurants for a few years. I recently came with a large group, 8 of us all together, and the staff was amazing. The rest of my group was nearly 40 minutes late (...I know) but the manager was unbelievably accommodating and was still able to get us in. It was pretty embarrassing being the only person in my group and explaining the situation but everyone was very gracious. The food was great, as always. We let our server choose our tapas and entrees for us, which was amazing! The charcuterie plate was stunning and the rib eye was next level. The food is always great, and I love the wine list.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, nice ambiance!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I've been to Coqueta a few times and have had a wonderful experience. I too my out of town co-workers and the food was phenomenal. However, the service wasn't great. The bussers were actually a lot more polite and engaging that out actually server. I've worker in the service industry and was disappointed on the server's lack of suggestions for food, especially in perhaps upselling me on items that might be work trying, or answering clear questions on what might be good vegetarian options. Additionally, he seemed to take away our drinks and not ask for what refill we may want. It was a bit rude. Other than that, the experience was very good and I would come back, but hopefully not get the same server.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Truly amazing tapas! Plus the red sangria was the best I have tasted.
Lively atmosphere - great for getting together to share food and fun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

fantastic cocktails and made to order

Cuisine perfect

Hostesses, a little quiet

Loved the waiters recs. Spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
·Dined on September 18, 2017

Coqueta isn't inexpensive, but what you get for the money is great. This visit included the pisco sour cocktail, always delightful. Then grilled octopus, gambas, and the cochinillo (roast suckling pig). The wine pairing was a Ribera del Douero tempranillo, a delight!

Been here a dozen times, never tire of the chef's imagination and the kitchen's execution.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our dinner was wonderful. Quite packed at 5:30 PM on a Sunday and quite full of fun and beautiful people. We had many options to select from as my friend is a veggie, and everyone was more delicious than the next. Love the way they served the wine and small liters and that the desserts could be ordered as bite-size

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The ambiance is beautiful and the food ok, but the drink service was a disappointment. It would literally take 20 min to get a round of beverages and and we were just drinking wine. It was blamed on "peak" time. Definitely, need to get another set of bartenders. For the amount of money we spent there, everything should have ran smoothly.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fun atmosphere. Great for people-watching. Attentive friendly service. Tapas fun to share. Especially liked the kale salad and shrimp heuvos. Yum

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food, ambiance and service were all top notch. Really enjoyable dining experience. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! The menu is intimidating for a non foodie but we sat at the bar and watched what was going out of the kitchen and were inspired. The paella is the best we have ever had (even after 2 trips to Spain) and worth the price. The gambas (more shrimp) are amazing. There was a luscious mushroom plate as well. We saw lots of orders for the smoked salmon open faced sandwiches which were the safe and recognizable menu bet but I highly recommend being adventurous here as it is all delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

There was a $25 corking fee to bring our bottle of wine from Napa. They serve wines from their own very small Chiarrello vineyard. We had found out about Coqueta at their tasting room in Yountville, Napa Valley. Their wines are delicious especially the very unique Chiaro Rose.

We had a very fun evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Cozy, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Coqueta for my husband's birthday. 10/10 would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tapas, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was great. We loved the gamba, croquettes and salmon ahumado. I didn't love the chili sauce on the octopus. Desserts were Ok. We had a sangria and lime monitor which were excellent. Overall a fun experience and I'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wow.. sat at the "counter" and watched the performance of food being prepped. Our small plates were amazing, each of them. The drinks we had at the bar were delicious. Best experience maybe ever.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very much enjoyed our dinner here. Started off with a number of small plates and the charcuterie cheese board - all amazing. Finished off by sharing the steak entree which was enough for all three of us. The wines from Spain were nice as were the cocktails. Would definitely revisit

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

grumpy waiter. Sub-par service at best., And $80+ steak for two was very fatty.... This place as seen it better days...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We sat at the Kitchen bar, and it was very exciting to watch the food coming out and the kitchen working at a frenzied pace. We had the Jamón Serrano, Manchego cheese, and the Paella. All were amazing. The service was great, with the kitchen giving us detailed information about each dish. Try the red sangria, it's fruity but not too sweet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very nice visit. And they are kids friendly which is quite NICE!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was excellent, as was the service, although the tables are so close together, I never really saw our server, as she was always behind me. Overall great experience as long as you do not mind being closer to the people at the tables next to you than the person you are with on the other side of the table.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My third or fourth visit to Coqueta. Consistently good service, tasty food and, of course, their signature G&T.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is my second time here, and it was even more amazing this time. The cocktails are tasty, beautiful and so fresh. The margarita with salt air and the fresh gun and tonics are just a few examples. The food is delicious, presented beautifully and our visitors from out of town couldn't get over all the tasty dishes. The service and location are also incredible. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Absolutely stunning restaurant.
Good service, excellent food and cozy ambient. the price is a bit on the high side but the food quality is well worth for money.
Their signature hot tapas "Bikini" and "Sunny Side-up" are the MUST try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Wonderful gem of a restaurant. Great food with interesting, multi layered flavors. Great wine list and dessert to die for. Fabulous space, stunning location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The service staff was excellent and matched the outstanding food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Other than pushing paella, and constantly trying to turn the table we had reserved...my first experience at a Michael C. Restaurant was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fun spot for tapas and incredible gin and tonics.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

eaten there twice before and always good. Friday night - the wait staff seemed out of cing - just wasn't timely but at least the food was still good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing food and service. Best Spanish/Tapas I've had since Spain! If you are in SF you have to eat here. Great view of Oakland bridge too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Coqueta is definitely a must-do for visitors and residents alike. Great food options - I highly recommend the salmon toast with truffle honey!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always love coming here! Delicious food and perfect service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant the first time I dined her a year ago but the luster has worn off. Pretty high priced and the food was not as amazing this time around. Maybe it's just that snooty service andthe minimal portions "so-called" tapas food just didn't appeal this time around.

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