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About Pucquio

Pucquio serves elegant, high-end Peruvian cuisine out of a small Oakland kitchen. We focus on Peruvian classics based on California's generosity .

5337 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian

Hours of Operation:

Sunday & Monday CLOSED

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Hudson / Manila

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 658-7378

Website:
http://www.pucquio.com/

Entertainment:
"The Wasska Project " performs Peruvian and South American classics whit their own twist, resulting on a beautiful contemporary arrange of delicious tunes that goes great with the food !!!!

Public Transit:
3 blocks South of the Rockridge BART station

Executive Chef:
Carlos Moreira

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Let's kiss this year goodbye with an amazing 5 course meal at Pucquio. We're still have seating available for seatings at 5pm and 7pm. This is the perfect ocassion to taste the exciting flavors of the new peruvian cuisine in the Bay ...Only at Pucquio!!!!

Pucquio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
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Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious, high-end Peruvian food in an intimate, casual, fun environment. You feel like you've been invited to someone's home for dinner. And happily, they are great cooks!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great waiter and he organized a complete dinner with outstanding suggestions.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love the food and wine. The sauces and fish are incredible. People dont want to leave after dinner. The atmosphere is cozy, inviting, and fun!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Chicharon is amazing! The ceviche is creatively presented with delicious flavors.

Always great - our third visit this year. One of our all time favorite places

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our second time eating here and we’ll definitely be back. Delicious food, beautiful presentations and the owner and staff couldn’t be nicer. Our new favorite!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We travel to the Bay area a couple of times a year. We never miss an opportunity to eat at this little gem.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food friendly people nice ambience awesome drinks

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pucquio is described as refined Peruvian street food - I describe it as delicious! The ceviches - you must have at least one. They a trio offering - ask the server to recommend which three. You will be blown away by the fresh fish and bright flavors. The pork belly confit appetizer is a must-have. And then entrees - take your pick - they are all great. Come with friends - order a few entrees and share, family style. The service is friendly - kitchen can be a little slow - but the food is worth the wait. This is a small restaurant - cozy seating, open kitchen, family friendly atmosphere. My absolute favorite restaurant in Rockridge!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service, really interesting food. We had a seasonal cebiche and a whole fish. The cebiche serving was fairly small, but excellent fish and a very good sauce. The fish was fried and served in what was basically a cioppino. It was very tasty and once again everything was very fresh and good. I had the red sangria, which was unusual and not too sweet. It was chilled with a large ice cube that had slices of cuke frozen in it, a nice visual and taste touch. We finished with the Peruvian "beignets", and that was more than enough for my wife and myself.

Service was knowledgeable, friendly and generous. My wife was offered several tastes of wine before choosing one and they serve endless little bowls of highly addictive fried corn. The owner came out to greet us after dinner and seemed genuinely grateful that we patronized the restaurant.

We live in the neighborhood and have passed by this restaurant many times in the 4 years it's been open. We'll stop in again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was amazing with wonderful flavors and presentation. Wine list was spectacular. The whole staff, including owners, cooks, and servers are extremely kind, pleasant, and giving. Overall an amazing experience.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our waiter was extremely knowledgable and helpful with the menu. Food was excellent--we had three ceviches and shared a steak with mushrooms. It was a warm night and we sat outside. The restaurant is small so I would definitely recommend reservations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the artistry (and fun!) happening in the kitchen. These dishes are made with love, and you can taste it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious dishes with fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation, wonderful service. We loved it and would definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Such a special place! Very warm ambiance and great service. The chef, Carlos, is a great host!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Extraordinary food, creative and smart. Amazing service and the atmosphere was great (they have a live band every Wednesday).
One of the best meals I had in a long time, highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent food. The chef really has some fascinating flavors going on. The ceviches are not the towering cup of fish you'd normally expect, but clever well plated dishes that challenge preconceived notions.

Almost everything else was in need of improvement. Our server was disorganized, hard to get his attention, couldnt remember what was available, the courses were spaced too far apart, we consistently ran out of water and they didnt have bottles for the table, and in general we felt like we were more of a burden than guests. The staff was all very nice but uncoordinated. With a tighter ship I'm sure this place would shine. The kitchen is carrying it all right now.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a great little restaurant and the food is interesting and quite good. I would rate it higher for the food, but the prices are way too high for such a small place with simple decor.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went here for our wedding anniversary and it was wonderful. It's it was less expensive, we'd eat here all the time. We had a cebiche trio, a pork and fig disk and a steak and plantain dish. We also tried the red sangria and were very happy. The food was all delicious and the staff was lovely!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great! Food is fresh! I like to get the "Chupe de Camarones" delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was my third time at Pucquio. Great specials which we took advantage of and they (causa) were delicious. The main course (seafood in a green buere Blanca with rice and beans) was amazing. Such interesting flavors which I had not tasted before. Great dining experience if you want something unique.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The waiter was so rude that we left before we even got to our table. Could not believe how agresive and angry he was. Will never go back. This kind of toxic male BS has no place in our world.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The best Cerviche fresh and delicious. Great Peruvian dishes. We'll be back for sure

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have been here a couple of times now - the food is consistently great, and the sangria is highly recommended. The service can be quite slow some nights, so just prepare for that possibility. Otherwise, it's a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We arrived for our reservation a few minutes early, were greeted and were told that we would be sat in just a moment, no problem. A few minutes later we were sat at a table. It was noticeably busy and all of the staff seemed to be trying to get to everyone. After we were sat it was 26 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. For a drink, to say hello, or for water. We were just ignored. When our server came by, he apologized for the craziness and thanked us for our patience. We took our order and put it in. He was nice and seemed to know the menu very well and had good recommendations. It was an hour from when we walked in the door until there was food on the table. The food was fine but over-priced in my opinion.

I understand that sometimes staff gets buried but you have to at least communicate to your clientele what is happening. My wife and I were out on a date, we were happy to be talking to each other but you have to let us know what's going on so we know what to expect. We were both trying really hard to empathize with the staff but it's hard when no one is talking to you.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Pucquio is a lovely place for dinner. The food is consistently outstanding and it's always difficult to chose. The service matches the food. Very attentive but not overly so. Wait staff are happy to describe both food and wine. One of my favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great, authentic Peruvian flavors presented beautifully and creatively in a casual atmosphere. Fantastic live music during the week!

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

best ceviche and the best hosts

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wow! This is a neighborhood gem. Have heard about it and finally tried it last night. The ceviches are awesome. Our waiter helped us navigate the menu and suggested which ones to try. Delicious. Fresh. Full of flavor. We then had fried fish, followed by pork - along with fried yucca and plantains. What a meal! The red sangria was also amazing. Not sweet at all. Perfect. We will be back - hope to become regulars at this friendly restaurant- great food, great service, great vibe - at a good value. A must try!!!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Absolutely amazing dining experience. This is a MUST GO restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I cannot believe it's taken me so long to get to Pucquio (i.e. Why hasn't there been more talk about it?). It says it's Peruvian street food but it's way more sophisticated than that. My husband and I shared ceviche, a mixed fish first course and a fish stew-like main course. So, lots of fish that was all very fresh and beautifully presented. They also have non-fish entres that looked great and we will try next time. Service was very friendly and helpful tho it was a bit slow (not the server's fault). We would have pre-ordered the beignet-like bombitas we had for dessert if we knew how long they would take. But the wait wasn't bad as the place is charming and has a very friendly atmosphere. Btw, glad we didn't bring kids as it is small, food isn't too kid friendly (at least not for our kids) and it's not inexpensive. Great date night place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Once again, they have outdone themselves with wonderful Peruvian cuisine. Ceviches are amazing - cuisine epic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

La comida es deliciosa y el ambiente es acogedor. Excelente lugar para llevar amigos a que coman comida peruana.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Carlos, owner and chef, is a master. Every dish was fantastic. This was our second visit and we will return again and again. Do wish they were licensed for hard spirits.

Paul

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I really enjoyed my experience at Pucquio! The food was delicious, filling, beautiful, and creatively done. Our server, Jordan, was attentive. Highly recommended for an authentic Peruvian (by way of California) meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We felt the menu was bit pricey, and we eat out a lot. Our waiter was okay, but could more diplomatic and professional. Another waiter, not ours, appeared to be far more competent. Perhaps he was the manager? We will come back, but not
often.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

It saddens me to write a negative review and yet: we made a reservation for 6:15 and arrived at 6:15. The server was very polite and yet could not make sense of what he was describing has specials. Our appetizers arrive at 7, our first course at 7:45 and the 2 other dishes at 8:45. A 3 hrs meal with very bad service, very good food , little quantity and quite pricey.
I would not suggest this restaurant.
Respectfully
Andre

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 22, 2017

A very focused and soulful kitchen crew infuse the best of the Bay Area's bounty with authentic and fresh Peruvian flavor. The proud, hospitable server had us at "cold quinoa ale."

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Peruvian Food was very good, fish very fresh. Excellent flavors although my main was slightly uncooked but I ate it anyway since I wasnt sure if it was suposed to be that way (and considering we had eaten alot of raw ceviche). When I asked the waiter at the end if it was meant to to be, he said no, and promptly took 75% off the price of the dish. I didnt expect that but was pleased that they cared. Only thing that bothered us initially was the kitchen had very loud music playing and we had to ask them to turn it down which really should have bern done without asking (Restaurant is tiny and you're sitting 10 feet from the kitchen so it was annoying).
Prices are expensive but I'm sure its because the fish is super fresh so i didnt mind paying for hubbys bday dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing! We went with my brothers gf who is from Lima Peru she loved it. Very authentic and delicious. Carlos is the owner and he and his staff are absolutely delightful. Going back very soon

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was truly delicious and more interesting than in other Peruvian places I've tried
Just make sure you have plenty of time
Our dinner took two hours

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