COQUETA - San Francisco

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1937 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.

NEW: Coqueta Napa Valley located in Yountville.
Coqueta means “flirt” or “infatuation” in Spanish, and represents Michael Chiarello and his team’s exploration and interpretation of Spanish Cuisine, wine and inspired cocktails, while highlighting the bounty of Northern California.

https://www.coquetanv.com/
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Had a reservation and did not receive a table but seated at the counter. Service was indifferent and waiter useless in providing recommendations. Octopus was not even eatable. Prices were high and tapas were forgettable. Location is great for a happy hour

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Too noisy and hectic for my taste. Not a relaxing time. Had a reservation and were seated at the counter. Told we could have a table if we were out in an hour and 15 minutes. Should have been told in advance if not going to get a table. Felt rushed through the whole dinner and couldn’t hear my companion because of the noise. Food came out a bit uneven so side dish arrived after the main course.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephen, our waiter, was phenomenal. Food was above and beyond delicious.

TG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriends here for lunch for a birthday celebration. I’ve been here multiple times before. I honestly love this restaurant because of their amazing food and cocktails, and it reminds me so much spain. The only thing I was missing this day was the little pinxos they pass at the tables, although my wallet was happier that they weren’t LOL. The food is always amazing! And the gin and tonic‘s will knock your socks off they are so beautiful you don’t even want to drink them… Almost

r
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is my third visit to this restaurant;each time it gets progressively a little worse for the wear; nothing wows me like the first time; everything is consistently tasty but just doesnt have that little something, something. It never seems like the menu selections change and this always puts me in a rut; with such an extensive menu, nothing just pops!

NF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! My husband and I have dined here often and have always enjoyed it. On this occasion we brought my mother and sister who had never dined here. We had the perfect seating by the window and unsurpassed service by Johnny. In addition to our regular favorites (those small bites on toothpicks, Smokey potato chips, croquetas de pollo, wood grilled octopus) Johnny recommended a few dishes new to us (bikini bioche and sunny side up huervos with baby shrimp) all of which were delicious! Every thing was perfect with my mother claiming this to be the best dining experience of her life and she’s 90!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny the waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious.

l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place but loud. Octopus is outstanding! Took awhile to get our waiter to serve us, but he was very attentive and helpful once he finally arrived

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Coqueta for a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine in a vibrant dining space, most often crowded and lively. Having come to the restaurant since its opening, we've noticed that food portions have been reduced in ways that make the plates feel a little skimpy now, particularly for the price. Another complaint is that, because it's often crowded, service can be a little slow. Nevertheless, we love the food and come here a few times a year to get our "fix" of jamon, pan de tomate, pimientos de Padron, gambas and more!

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I hadn’t gone on a dinner date for some time due to a busy summer of travel and camps for our 5 year old. We thoroughly enjoyed every appetizer /tapa, entree and dessert ordered from the lamb meatballs, out of this world grilled octopus, tasty seasoned kale salad, grilled pork entree to perfection and how can we forget the machego cheesecake bites! Our server Stephanie was attentive, informative and absolutely charming. We will return again soon!

PL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great and the food was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredible and the food was fantastic

RW
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

‘‘Twas nice.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food but small portions!

b
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

After marking in OpenTable that I made the reservation to celebrate a birthday, we were greeted with a warm welcome asking to “be done within the next 95 min to flip the table.”
The pressure continued to rise as we waited at least 10 minutes to place an order for food, as our server was clearly over-seated. When our food was delayed coming out, our server explained that delay was our fault: the kitchen had “freaked out” about our MILD peanut allergy.
While there was a manager working the floor, not once did he check in.
Sure, the food was good. And yes, we escaped within our allotted time frame. But from a value and experience perspective you (yes you, future guest!) can and should do better on the Embarcadero and generally in SF.

f
Sacramento
145 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coqueta never disappoints -- we enjoyed a delightful lunch consisting of a variety tapas, which were all very tasty and well prepared.

SF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent always good and always fun. Servers are great!!

JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barock our server was outstanding. Attention friendly knowledgeable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas dinner and genuine Jamon Iberico! Small place but lovely location.

CAVEAT: the map link on OpenTable takes you to location 1.2 miles away. DONT RELY ON THE LINK

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place, best food, and great service. Can't get enough

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Horrible service and the food was extremely average. The only reason I would come back is for the ambiance and drinks!

EJ
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and beverages were fantastic and the wait staff was awesome. They made several suggestions that enhanced our dining experience. And they knew when to check-in!

m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Not giving 5 because they couldn't seat us for 30 min after our reservation time so we got stuck in the bar for the entire dinner.

AD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! The food is amazing and consistently delicious. The service and cocktails are also really good and we enjoy having dinner here.

NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter disappeared for too long during lunch.

DO
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Loved the choices for tapas. We had five different dishes to share and loved them all. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the Spanish wines. Love the decor of the restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant list our reservations and we had to wait long time

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding small bites with many options to satisfy any taste. Gorgeous setting. Service was A+. Just be aware that like sushi, you can total up a large bill while enjoying small bites.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely tapas menu with good flavors and presentation. Great for those sharing food and who like to share. Well made drinks, delicious food, fantastic service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and drinks!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and service. We had to wait 20-30 minutes even though we had reservations.

s
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience with Chiarello's wonderfrul take on Spanish Tapas. Every dish was delicious, creative and beautifully done. Bravo Chiarello!!!

BC
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails! Loved the Sutter Smash and my wife fell in love with the Salt air margarita . And the Tapas were excellent from the cheese board to the Mar y Montagne, the plat cap queso, to the octopus and the patatas bravas! All were excellent . Plan to visit again soon!

R
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed it.
It is more of tapas so if you are very hungry you would need to order a lot and the price is not cheap

P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent
Good drinks
But fairly pricy

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food and drink were incredible. We were a three person party seated at a two person table and crammed against the server station and right on top of another couple. If we had any space it would have been wonderful!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicole that was our waitress and she was a literal rockstar.
I would return to your establishment simply because she waited on us. She is an exemplary employee and should be recognized as such. And your food was really good too.
She was our waitress a few months ago and remembered our entire order in our second visit. Amazing service
Amazing spirit.
One of the most fun meals I’ve ever had bc of her.
Kudos to her! And your fabulous restaurant.

Rob and Gina

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