COQUETA - San Francisco

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1966 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.coqueta
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EH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is amazing, trust your waiter :) Unique decor and very warm atmosphere. A must go!

TK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food should be an experience- this place gets it! Wow!
And you can’t beat the location either! Will for sure be back!

BF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their tapas, so many different taste treats in one meal. The servers are great too. They have that balance between being attentive but not rushing you. We have been there lots of times and we have always had a good experience.

GN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a lively dinner. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching the kitchen. Always a favorite.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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b
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My 3rd time to Coqueta, and was a bit of a disappointment this time. I was there for lunch day after New Years with friends. Possibly the regular chef was off, the tapas were quite average, albondigas a bit on the salty side but tasty, kale salad was unfortunately boring - could use more figs and pistachos to give it a richer texture and flavor profile, patatas brava was pretty much flat except for the dipping sauce, without which you are basically just eating a mouthful of deep fried potatoes. The paella was very tasty, though seafood was a bit thin, the socarrat was definitely a miss - i.e. not there. Service was good, though the waiter was hard to find once the restaurant filled up, but everyone was very friendly. Lunch with tips (only 3 of us with 3 cocktails) was $150, which I thought was a lot considering we only had tapas and only 1 main course - the paella. I do think this was an off day for the restaurant, I will give them a pass, and try again, hopefully, it was just a holiday mishap.

IM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time . The restaurant is overlooking the water and very cozy. We had wonderful gin and tonics and the food was also good.

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious and creative

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great but the cocktails were weak and expensive.

r
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came for our annual Christmas Eve dinner and everything was excellent as usual!

OT
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner- Fabulous! I love this place and come often when visiting the city. Wasn’t crazy busy so noise level and energy was perfect! The staff were all fun and we appreciated that they were so social and happy! The bartenders had fun showing off their cocktail crafting and made for a really fun wait for our table.

The food is always prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. The sharing option is a great way to nosh throughout the evening with an easy and un-rushed experience!

v
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went for the paella and it was just ok. Definitely did not have the crispy bottom and the amount of seafood was weak. Service was great and the 2 tapas we had were very good (Brussels and smoke salmon)

EL
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex gave us excellent customer service! Front of the house was amazing as well in accommodating our family. Highly recommend the paella.

Merry Christmas!

E
Hong Kong
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We asked our waiter to choose a selection of tapas for us. Everything was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view! Great service! Food good if you like to share.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

horrible. worst meal i have ever had that i had to pay for.

b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Reading the 8 reviews below this one look like the same person and same writing style. Interesting enough, they all have such wonderful things to say..

The good: the wine selection was very good.

The bad: I don’t think it would be possible to make the food portions any smaller than they were. We ordered so many plates, which were tasty and unique. But it is always a bad sign when one feels like driving thru jack in the box on the way home because you are still hungry. My mistake was going to the gym before sitting down to eat here.

Service was absent most of the time. Staff was spread thin throughout the place. And the room volume was on the loud side.

ST
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town. Multi course shared meal excellent experience

k
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coquetta!!!

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GC
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Coqueta for the second time, but my first in over a year. I absolutely love this place. Each dish was fantastic and our server made great recommendations. As a Spanish wine lover, their list is exceptional. I definitely recommend Coqueta.

BP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely 3 hour business lunch and the wait staff was terrific. Can’t wait to go back!

SV
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I dine in this restaurant, I get better experience - this is a come back place. Great food. Outstanding service. Bartender is adding the best drinks to the perfect meal!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant for business/client lunch. Enjoyed everything thoroughly.

J
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never ceases to deliver - warm atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff and delicious food - a great place to gather and enjoy friends!

PC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and their spin on Spanish tapas. A bit pricey but as long as they keep up the food quality and taste, will always go back.

IS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Coqueta since it first opened and still love it. The best cocktails in town. The food, the location, the decor and the vibe are great. My go to in San Francisco.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The food and drink selection was top notch as was the service. Can’t believe I hadn’t discovered Coqueta earlier!

Z
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
104 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny the waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious.

l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great and the food was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible and the food was fantastic