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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.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11:30AM – 3PM
Dinner: Sun-Wed, 5PM – 10PM; Thu-Sat, 5PM – 11PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are two parking lots available within blocks from the restaurant.
Golden Gate Ferry
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
First time at Coqueta. The food was amazing. We order what was recommended by our waiter and he was on the dot. Everything was flavorful and season just right. Our waiter was fun and super nice. He seem to knows everything on the menu. It was a prefect meal. Will definitely come back.
My family and I was served by Alex, he was very detailed in helping us choose from the menu. He made the whole experience better just by checking on us and setting our expectations with how long the food will come out and the amount of food that'll be good for the group. Food itself was great specially the gaucho bistec, it is a must for anyone who would dine here. The rest of our orders are also gastronomically satisfying. Will definitely go back to this place.
This is billed as a Spanish tapas restaurant, but in reality it is only Spanish tapas-inspired, and even to call it that is being generous. What is served is not authentic Spanish cuisine, and really wasn't all that good. Portions are very small, and way over-priced. We ordered the patatas bravas (so-so, they were fried whole small potatoes), pulpo (tasteless), croquetas (too mushy), "bikini brioche" eggplant served on sliced bread (okay), albondigas (flavorful but mushy) and paella (rice overcooked, tomato-based with no hint of saffron, strange fishy taste). The best thing on the menu was the sangria!!! We ordered a second pitcher -- and guess what -- they were already out of sangria (and it was only 6:30 pm). For dessert, a skimpy single scoop of strawberry ice cream (meh), and fantastic churros served with less than fantastic bitter chocolate sauce. Total bill for 6 people was $300. Which is fine when the food is outstanding and well-portioned. This was completely the opposite. I don't get the hype about this place. Come for the sangria, enjoy the excellent wait staff and atmosphere, leave with money in your wallet, and eat somewhere else!
Told them we would be coming for our five-year anniversary. Our table was ready, they provided complimentary sparkling wine for us to toast and ended the meal with a celebratory dessert on the house. All the food was fantastic, the service was great and the location couldn't be beat. Loved it all.
Most adults professionals w toddlers at home sometimes need a weekend getaway. That's exactly what my wife and I did, a trip up to San Francisco. We just needed the perfect water front restaraunt to cap a great stay. Coqueta was phenomenal! The ambiance was poppin' and energetic but not overwhelming. We had a late evening reservation. Seated just 5 mins after scheduled. In my reservation I requested seating by the window inside the main dining. After being guided to the bar, I reminded the staff and they took a few minutes to adjust and got us the best seats in the house. Much Appreciated!! I'm not the biggest food critique, we made our way through the menu and enjoyed the timely service and various dishes. Bikini stood out as mouth watering flavor and perfect sweet/salty mix.... I could've eaten 3 orders. Highly recommend for Date Night or Social Function. Consider leaving kids at home. ;-)
Two of us shared six of the tapas, a mix of hot and cold. All were very good. Saturday evening at the end of a warm sunny day, so it was crowded and very lively (translation -- loud, but we were still able to hear each other). Service was great, especially our main server Alex R., who was informative, attentive without being intrusive, and funny.
I'd say good to very good - but I can't say great. The Sunny Side Up was the best of everything we tried. Skip the skewers however - they are less than bite size and not a value for the cost. The cocktails and the wine list were both excellent however, and it was fun sitting outside enjoying a cocktail on the Embarcadero - albeit with that reliably chilly 7pm breeze!
One of my most favorite restaurants in all of San Francisco. I never visit without ordering the smoked salmon open face sandwiches, patatas bravas, gambas negras and albondigas. Their staff are always above and beyond and make enhance the dining experience all the more. The Barca Gin&Tonic is a picturesque must as well!
Loved it. The menu was very interesting and the food was very very good. The ambiance was warm with sort of a Spanish meets Western flair. The service was quite good, the waiter happily explained many things on the creative menu. I will be going back and will bring various family members or friends. Michael has another success on his hands!
Second visit in two days. Exceptional food and much better service on this visit compared to ththe first. The daily rotating special was delicious (lamb stuffed croquet). The wait staff was very informative as we sat at the chefs rail, explaining each dish that came out. I'd visit again and again!
Food was amazing. Atmosphere is fantastic. My only critique would be the server has to be reminded by one of his colleagues a few times that I was sitting waiting to have my order taken. Other then the lack of attention by the server , the overall experience was great.
Our server was just fabulous- connected with us and made us feel very welcome. Her recommendations were spot on. She even comp'd us some desserts when she found out about a short delay in getting us seated and this was done without us telling her about it. Too bad I cannot remember her name .
We had four items from the hot tapas selection...chicken croquettes, eggplant, octopus, potatoes. All were delightful. For our entrees, we ordered the steak and paella. Both dishes were very good and big enough to feed 3-4 people. Service was attentive and prompt. Overall it was a great dinner.
We are frequent visitors to this restaurant but had a horrible experience. We were given a time limit on dinner although we ordered more food and alcohol that anyone at the restaurant: Completely uncalled for. Very uncomfortable experience due to bad management although the hostess appeared to mean well. Awful experience overall
Beautiful location, delicious food and drinks...but they must have been short staffed b/c attention from our server was pretty lacking. We sat at the bar/Chef's Table which sort of compensated for the lack of attention from the server except for the fact that the chef was quintessentially rude to the staff including a couple "f - bombs." Classy.
This was the second time we have been here and we were disappointed. The first time was better and maybe we just ordered better. The first time we had a table, but this time we sat at the bar in a very awkward location. One of us was squished at a right angle to others at the bar. Normally the bar is fine with us, but we were expecting a table. The explanation given was that we had made our reservation recently and that's all they had. It would have been nice to have been told ahead of time, although as I think of it, being squished would still be crummy.
The food... meh. We had a machengo pinxto to start which was unremarkable. Also had an endive appetizer with roamanescu sauce which our server raved about, but which was also underwhelming. The octopus was the most flavorful and had the rest of the items been as good, we'd have enjoyed it more. A nice grill on it gave a little crispyness and the flavor was good. A good portion with simple fingerling potatoes with the right mount of salt too. And the albondigas were pretty tasty, but again, nothing special. We did have a very good albrino. It has a pretty cool vibe and we want to like it, but the food was disappointing so it will be awhile before we go back.
We love the setting and chicken coquettes offered at this tapas restaurant across the street from our home. It's not easy to book but worth the wait. The food is very exotic and the Rose wines superb. Steer away from some of the richer choices like the meatballs which are too sweet and complex to mix with the octopus and smoked salmon options.
A great spot for our wedding anniversary dinner. Stephanie, our server was simply outstanding! Her knowledge of the menu and her suggestions made for a relaxing and enjoyable meal. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the waterfront area.
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