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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

Pucquio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
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Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Puquio is SO delicious. The chef really knows what he's doing and puts soul and care into each dish -- and that shows and can be tasted on the plates. Best Ceviche north of the equator. Gracias, gracias!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food is very creative and extremely tasty. Great spot for sea food in variety of creation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a pre-show dinner. It was our first time at Pucquio and we couldn't have been more delighted. Carlos is magical with what he does with food. Beautiful presentation, creative twists, and most of all, flavors leaving us wanting to lick our plates! Traveling from Marin is well worth the drive. We'll be back!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Probably the best restaurant on College Ave. right now!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This is a lovely little Peruvian restaurant in Rockridge. Carlos, the chef and owner, is delightful; he prepares each dish beautifully using fresh local ingredients. The ceviches are fantastic! So are the mains. Great place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

One of the best dinning experiences of the year for me. May be the best restaurant in the very competitive market of Oakland. A true gem.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The chef creates amazing creative dishes that feature fresh ingredients that are sourced locally. Carlos takes his ceviche creations to a whole new level, presenting each dish like an artist painting a masterpiece. His combination of flavors depicts his keen sense of taste and balance. The wine list, though limited, features wines selected to accompany the current dishes offered and, like the menu, will change with availability. House made sangria sells out daily. The atmosphere is cozy and sitting at the bar allows one to watch the chef creates his master pieces. A memorable experience always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Organic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We always have an excellent experience at Puquio. The only drawback is that it is quite expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Outstanding food every time

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fabulous meal, with vibrant flavors and first rate ingredients. We enjoyed (and that's putting it mildly) 2 different ceviche: Minto and one of the tiraditos, followed by the pork shoulder and the tacu tacu. Be prepared for lots of fresh acidic citrus, saltiness and flavor bombs all around. Plus a really interesting small, varied wine list. (Go for a gavi with the tacu tacu!) First class, really engaging service and masterful cooking... cannot go wrong. Pucquio goes into the rotation list for us.

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

One of my local favorites. Authentic Peruvian food. Relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly wait staff.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

This was my pick for our monthly girls' night and we were not disappointed. Food takes awhile as it is a small kitchen, but the wait was worthwhile and it was perfect for us girls to update each other on our lives. Ceviche was good. My only complaint would be that I wish they had more options without soy. I loved that they put the juices in a shot glass afterward for us to enjoy -- it's a must when you have ceviche! The chicken stew and fried plantains were good. My favorite, however, was the dessert -- Bombitas de Carretilla! So good :) I plan on taking my husband here next time and trying the whole fish. I saw the table next to us having it and it looked delicious.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We had not heard of this restaurant until it turned up on a search for "college ave restaurants." I looked at the menu and reviews and decided to check it out. We were very pleasantly surprised. Specializing in Peruvian food, Pucquio has wonderful cebiches! The fish are fresh and the preparations delicious, artfully presented, and expertly balanced. The quinoa salad with beets was lovely to behold, and the dressing very tasty, but the quinoa itself was served in a block. The young man who served us was attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable and generally enhanced the dining experience. Go for the fish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

If we hadn't had to wait 45 minutes for our first course I'd give the restaurant a better rating. But I guess they don't start marinating the Cerviche until it's ordered. Otherwise the food was delicious but over priced. Loved the beurre vert sauce.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food is fabulous and the waitstaff and chef friendly and helpful. Its our new wonderful neighborhood discovery

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent ceviches. Had the sampler and tried 3 different kinds. Fish was high quality and fresh. Nice spicy kick. Yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Service and food is outstanding. Food and fish is sooooo fresh! Carlos is really talented!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We went during the week, and it was super chill and had a great vibe. Sat at the bar which was especially fun because we could watch them making all of the food. All of the food was great of course, super fresh, full of flavor, and beautiful as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

What a great meal! The food was balanced, flavorful and portioned just right. The Special Ceviche was wonderful and fresh, the mains were delicious and we had just enough room for dessert. The staff were friendly, attentive and professional. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

The waitress/co owner was a lovely woman and performed her duties flawlessly. The owner/chef prepared food that was so wonderfully tasteful and different. We loved our meal there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was fabulous....the wait staff is 10 star and the food is excellent. BUT its pricey for a little neighborhood place

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The best Peruvian restaurant in all the SF Bay area. Ceviche and Lomo Saltado are excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I can't say enough about Pecquio. The food is delicious, simple yet artistically made. It is a true testament to Peru and Oakland. Lovely spot for a date night. Restaurant is tiny so expect a wait if it is full.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

This an outstanding restaurant at which the amazingly talented chef cooks splenfiferous dishes right before your eyes. I come to Oakland once or twice a year and this is my first dinner stop.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

The cebiche was outstanding, and the full fish entree was some of the best fish I ave ever eaten. Pucqio sets a high bar for seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food, super cosy venue. It's a small place, but great ambiance and even better tasting food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Really enjoyed the ceviche choices. Presentation was excellent and the food flavorful and interesting. Service was friendly. the restaurant is small, so tables are close which makes conversation slightly challenging, but this is the case for most restaurants. The ambiance is very pleasant.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Simply exquisite. Every morsel was truly delectable. I haven't had such impressive cuisine since I last visited San Sebastian. We will be back.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food, especially the ceviche, is great but the price point will probably make this someplace I rarely enjoy.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The BEST Peruvian food in all of the SF Bay Area. Dishes are all individually prepared and so beautiful and delicious. Restaurant is small with an open kitchen and the chef/owner is preparing each dish so come here to enjoy the company of those you are with and not for a rushed meal.

Absolutely will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2017

This place is my new neighborhood D avorite. Amazing Peruvian food with a California twist, incorporating local fresh market veggies and seafood. So authentic, delicious, without being stuffy. We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen which was the best thing to do to watch and chat with the chef. He and the waiter were super knowledgeable and excited to share about every detail and menu choice. Such a gem. HIGHLY recommended. The ceviche was to die for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Carlos, the chef owner, consistently delivers outstanding -- beautiful and delicious -- Peruvian food. I have tried everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. The ceviche choices are standouts, but you can't go wrong here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Fantastic meal. Ceviches were amazing. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This was by far the best ceviche I've ever had and restaurant staff were amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Pucquio is one of the very best restaurants in the Bay Area and rivals Chez Panisse for quality ingredients, presentation and overall greatness. This Peruvian restaurant is a knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark food experience. Don't miss it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Food was great but very expensive. I went there with a friend and our bill was $189.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Ceviche was great. Other stuff was fair.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The ceviche was amazing and authentic! We came towards closing but the Chef and staff still accommodated us and prepared an amazing meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

This was the first time we tried Pucquio and it was delicious! We had eaten at another Peruvian restaurant in the east bay and the food here is much better. The Cebiches were amazing. We shared two amongst four of us and I wish we had ordered more so I didn't have to share!
We had three other main courses and all of them were made to order and outstanding. It was not a busy night, so we could take our time. The restaurant is quite small and the decor is fairly simple, but the staff was super nice and knowledgable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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