Cute little space. Prize fixe menu that night so not much interaction with our server but everything was described & was delicious but over priced ($115 per person on Valentines Day). Maybe less expensive at another time. Live music was a nice touch but too loud- making conversation with my husband a little difficult
Pucquio has a separate ceviche menu with numerous selections. Each ceviche dish is meticulously prepared with fish that were quite literally swimming less than 24 hours ago. Delicious and beyond compare – at least in the Bay Area. This food is authentic down to the spices the chef obtains from Peru. Interesting South American wine choices. The only complaint is the restaurant is tiny and with the stereo blaring and customers interacting, it can be loud and difficult to hear. But if you can handle that, you are in for a gastronomiclly orgasmic experience.
Carlos consistently prepares really wonderful Peruvian food. The ceviches are amazingly fresh and flavorful. All of the seafood is sushi quality. The shrimp bisque is just fantastic. And Carlos is a wonderful person who loves to share the beauty of his homeland. This is a gem of a restaurant! Try it out!
OK, start off with the food is terrific but you'll be hungry unless you're prepared to go deep on the menu... appetizers and ceviche are $18 and $20 respectively and the portions are 'sharable' if you both only want a bite or two. The $8 plantains were 5 small slivers. Plan on a 2nd course (a main) and plan on these being spendier than your average Tuesday night dinner place (again, food is good and was plated beautifully but was really pricey if you came hungry). Wine by the glass was $13 regardless of the pour. Bottles were almost identical at $52 so really no value in ordering a bottle compared to by the glass if you want more than one glass. Selections were kind of random.
I can't recommend the place but not because of the food-- because of the ambiance. It is small (maybe 18 people can sit) and SOOOOO LOOOUUUUUDDDDD you can't possibly have a conversation without shouting. We sat opposite each other at a small two-top and couldn't hear each other without leaning together at mid-table and talking directly in each others' ears. If that's your vibe, you'll love it but I was annoyed from the moment we sat down and it never improved.
All in all we dropped about $130 on small plates, went away hungry, and turned the radio off to enjoy some silence on the drive home.
I had heard about Pucquio from a friend and after looking at the menu, decided to try it for my husband’s birthday. It was amazing! The food was awesome, service was excellent (especially Antonio who gave us a cultural and history lesson along with our meal). We will definitely be back.
There are few places in the Bay Area that combine the authentic cuisine of fresh seafood with such friendly and welcoming hospitality. It is still and will always be my favorite place to dine in the area.
We had dinner here on New Year's eve. The only menu that was available was a prix fixe menu which listed the courses but did not include a price. However on OpenTable the price and menu were posted indicating $125 per person. Imagine our surprise when we were charged $175 pp not including wine or gratuity. The food was good - but no where near worth this price.! The couple at the table next to us were equally astonished. The next day , still upset about the cost and the discrepancy between what was posted on open table and what we were charged I emailed the restaurant requesting an explanation. They have not offerd one nor have they responded to me. I feel duped and definitely won't be back.
We love Pucquio. We have dined with chef/owner Carlos many times now and have never been disappointed with the authentic, creative Peruvian meals he creates. The food is superlative! The ingrediants are fresh, local and delicious. The wine list is inventive and beautifully matched to the dishes! Plus Carlos is really great about accommodating some dietary restrictions I have owing to an illness. It is a terrific restaurant!
If you enjoy watching a pro work in the kitchen, while you’re nibbling on appetizers, sit at the bar and you’ll have a front row seat to a very talented chef in his element.
To make it all even better, the quality of the food Carlos prepares is second to none in the realm of cebiche and other classic Peruvian dishes.
What an amazing experience. Everyone was so kind and he food was so amazing. It felt like being at a friend's house but having an amazing gourmet meal. Well done! We will be back!
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!
Great waiter and he organized a complete dinner with outstanding suggestions.
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!
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!
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