Coqueta

4.7
1828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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Tapas galore on the Embarcadero. If you work in the Financial District, you probably want a reservation here.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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ND
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This an amazing, vibrant, and moderate Spanish style restaurant. Inside the restaurant is beautiful, with looking right out to the water. It is perfect for a date night, but I would definitely go to eat tapas and have a good cocktail! This place is not good for people who haven't eaten all day, and want to get a good hearty meal - More for good conversation, late bite, and (again) date night. The service was amazing & they even modified some items on the menu for vegan options.

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SP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! The food is unique and flavorful - I was highly impressed. The service was impeccable! I would highly recommend it, and cannot wait to go back.

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PB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and excellent service (at lunch), but small portions and quite expensive for what you get. Also the seating is a bit cramped. Having been to Basque country, I would not say this is "authentic" basque food, but it's still pretty tasty - I can recommend it if you're not the one paying for it ;-)

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We recently returned from a trip to Spain, and Coqueta took us right back there. All of the food was very good, albeit a little pricey. The cocktails were also very good, and the atmosphere was lively without being loud.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and served authentic food from Spain. Will be back with my entire family.

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AT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very disappointed in food yesterday everything was really too sweet. Usually one of my favorite places to go.

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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for lunch and enjoyed every dish. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that made me feel welcome. I loved sitting at the bar by the kitchen and saw more dishes I’d love to try on a return visit.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun place to have dinner with family or friends. Great food, great drinks, festive ambiance.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Table was a bit tight

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, service and vibe. One of our favorites in San Francisco.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my boyfriend here for his bday on a co-worker's recommendation. The food was so delicious, our server was kinda, speedy, and accommodating, and the cocktails blew me away (we got 2 each and sampled each other's).
Will return for dessert and wine soon!

Only thing that perplexed me was that I made a reservation and we were seated not at a table but at the counter - it worked well because I like sitting next to my boyfriend on dates anyway (to better steal his food), but I thought it was a little odd to place a reso there.

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JJ
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to get reservations but we had a great dinner with our friends. Tapas are generally more expensive than regular entrees. We liked eveverything except the meatballs. They were just OK. Patatas bravas were the best we’ve had. Chicken croquettes were fabulous. Salted margarita was delicious. Very nice server.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Very slow service and rude waiters. Long wait to order food as well.

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s not to love...everything was great!!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, server was very nice. The hostess, tried to sit us at the counter and that was unacceptable. She tried to tell us that was what we reserved on open table, but that want true. We were about to walk out and she found a table for us.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! Every bite was a delight!

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view, fast service, good wine list.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Coqueta! Our server went above and beyond to make sure we selected the items that were right for us and brought us several wine tastings so we could make the right choice. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great!

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JF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We tend not to be overly complementary. This restaurant, from service to creative cuisine, was extraordinary. Not inexpensive, but certainly worth it. Highly recommended!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great but had to wait 30 mins for our table

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m
Sacramento
105 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, location and room. Very small and expensive portions is only blemish.

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. Branzino and prawns. Delicious.

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Birthday!! Great experience, loved the ocean view, food, service and I wanna thank the Chef !!! We were at 11pm and he made my dessert even though it was too late.
Thank you all!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was really special at Coqueta!

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j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! It was my first time, but not my last. From the beginning to the end, the experience was memorable.

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JP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent unique food with a wonderful blend of flavors.

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D
Portland
131 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Coqueta was the highlight of our anniversary stay in San Francisco. We had bar seats with a view of the kitchen. The ambience was lively and fun. Nikolas was our server, and he was awesome!! We let him know our dietary preferences and he walked us through the menu, crossing off items that would not work, and making recommendations for the perfect meal. We took his advice and were delighted with everything. He suggested a lovely Albarino, which was a perfect complement to our meal. We started with the boquerone pinxto, which was a party in our mouths, and which was Nikolas's treat. We had the Pulpo a la Parrilla, a lovely grilled octopus dish. Next was wood grilled branzino (to die for!), then Catalan style broccoli served with garbanzo, caper-raisin pureee, pine nuts, raisins and garlic - delicious! And finally, the "Bikini," brioche a la plancha with cana de cabra, roasted eggplant and apple jalea - if this is on the menu, don't miss it! If you live in San Francisco or are visiting, be sure to dine at Coqueta! Highly recommended!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome G&Ts at the bar. Food was excellent along with the service. A bit expensive for what you get.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing lunch by all means-food, price, service. It took us 10 min to get an attention from a server and finally order food. Food portion is small but it was pricey for mediocre food.

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BL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish. Perfect for leisurely lunch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Johnny our waiter was superb.

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DF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A homey, rustic venue in a beautiful location on the water, with a fantastic menu and service to match. Very highly recommended!

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LK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, gin cocktails a specialty. Intense flavors, tender meat preparations. All cured meats made in-house. A win.

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ES
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, with unique and tasty food, and the staff were very understanding to our arrival delay! Small bits great for trying new things.

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l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Couldn't have been happier with our evening at Coqueta. Of special mention was our waiter, who was helpful, attentive, but not overbearing. Food was fabulous!

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service in a long time. They basically seated us and didn’t come back in an hour

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation and our seats were at the bar. We did not prefer that and asked to be at a table they gave us a table after putting up a little stink about it. So if you do not care disregard this but If you do I would indicate table preferred when you reserve. Excellent Food!

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WS
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice lunch on the Water. Great tapas with lovely presentation. Definitely will go again. Also had the Sangria which was refreshing and delicious. My only complaint was the bar stools were slightly uncomfortable. But otherwise, delicious food to order in bites.

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