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7:00 PM
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1682 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Tapas (97)
  • Waterfront (92)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11:30AM – 3PM
Dinner: Sun-Wed, 5PM – 10PM; Thu-Sat, 5PM – 11PM
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Phone number
(415) 704-8866
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Chiarello
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Cross street
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Parking details
There are two parking lots available within blocks from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Embarcadero Bart
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
What 1682 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 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.

Cris (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved Coqueta, great cocktails, paella and ambiance.

Marinlin (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 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!

Impressive (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Pricey for small tapas portions, but inventive and tasty!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

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

TheresaandSteve (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

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

cookingmdmom (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 25, 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.

Richon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Good food, nice ambiance!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 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.

Kelly (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 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.

epicurean (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

fantastic cocktails and made to order

Cuisine perfect

Hostesses, a little quiet

Loved the waiters recs. Spot on.

4.0  Dined on September 17, 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.

SusieStew (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 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.

vipCuteisWhatIAimFor (Washington DC)
5.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

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

BigSkiers (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 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.