COQUETA - San Francisco

4.7
1881 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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Tapas galore on the Embarcadero. If you work in the Financial District, you probably want a reservation here.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me just say, OMG! Best tapas ever! Will definitely come back.

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PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing Parron drinks and very good appetizers!!
Mouthwatering patata bravas, paella as well as shrimp!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was blah

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny was amazing !

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RE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When your husband turns sixty you want to serve only the best of the best. After a 70k bike ride a 32 ounce rib-eye steak made by the one-and-only Coqueta is the perfect prize. Best food in town. Best service in town, bar none. Every server adds personality, fun and flavor to our every experience. Kudos!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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MW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I was really disappointed this last time we visited. The staff was difficult to get to respond, half of our order was never put in and we were given seats in the bar rather than the dining room, where there was plenty of seating. I don't know that we will go back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

pretty bad service. Decent food. Pretty bad service!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coqueta's one of our favorite places to go in the city. Marco, one of the servers always make our visit a special one! He's wonderful, we love Marco. We love the cocktails & the tapas! Amazing place to spend a date night.

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T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! Food and service is outstanding!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was more ordinary than previous visits.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location on the water, beautiful seating both indoors and on the covered outdoor patio, great food. Best for sharing . Recommend going with a group so you can try everything! Servers are very accommodating and make sure you have the right numbers / right dishes given any food restrictions.

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G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coqueta is a fantastic place. This is a great bet for a date or special occasion. The food and service are both of exceedingly high quality. The cocktails and wine are solid as well.

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MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite tapas restaurant in SF.
Amazing food as always.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Meal . Dont miss the desserts

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MG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

service was fair - food was good not fabulous

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L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tapas, great service and atmosphere! Will definitely go back.

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food here is just okay. We got the steak and it was 75% fat, so we ate 25% of a steak. We ordered several small plates and they were all SO salty and just weren’t that interesting. The gin and tonics are super cool/pretty, but that’s kinda it.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kale is not on my radar as something I want to eat. BEST. KALE. EVER.

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M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Highly recommend the restaurant

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f
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. You must be willing to share plates with your table, so it is best to go with one or two other couples. Everything was delicious and full of flavor. Highly recommended.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always amazing here. My main concern was the 40 minute wait for a guaranteed 9:00 p.m. table. The bar was so crowded that we had to wait outside on a fairly cold night for a very long period of time.

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JH
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful service - must experience this in San Francisco

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Y
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Robbie is the best. Food was delicious.

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AG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Pretty disappointed with the food we got at coquetta. This was our second time visiting the restaurant and we ordered a lot of similar items we did during our first visit. Most of the items were salty, lacked portion size and underwhelming. Example pork shoulder, patata brava, and churros. All of these items were utterly disappointing. We were celebrating anniversary. With this experience we doubt we would ever return at this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly upon arrival. The service was excellent. The food was also very good. All in all, a great dinner.

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NT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Maître D and male server rather rude

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l
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We dine at Coqueta pretty frequently, but our experience this time was different than usual. While service was excellent as always, the food was disappointing. It tasted like it was premade, sitting on the counter to be reheated. All dishes we ordered except for croquets and shrimp (octopus, mushrooms, cauliflower) were overly dry and almost inedible. And the amount you get for what you pay (3 shrimp for $18?) is not adequate. Even desserts (flan and leche cake) were disappointing. The leche cake did not taste fresh and flan had some frozen bits in it that diluted the flavor. I am not sure I will be coming back to pay premium prices for mediocre food.

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MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wide variety of tasty tapas. A bit weak on the vegan side, but that’s to be expected in a Spanish tapas restaurant. The table you get makes a BIG difference in your dining experience: some are great, others are noisy and you get bumped by everyone passing by.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for a romantic dinner in the city. It was such a great choice. We ordered 4 tapas and 2 small desserts between us and each one was flavorful & unique. The service was impeccable - we never needed a water refill and we didn’t have to stare at our dirty plates for too long.

I had read that any seat in the restaurant offered views of the Bay Bridge. This was not the case for us. However, after dinner we stepped outside of the restaurant and were greeted with the beauty of the bridge at night and got some great pictures.

I would recommend this to anyone going to the city!

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L
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and flexible. Unique food.

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JM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service, but the restaurant ignored a request I had on my Open Table reservation that I asked for re celebrating my friend's birthday on that day.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

We were super excited to try Coqueta but were gravely disappointed with the food, especially the portion size. It was beyond ridiculous and almost laughable that they had portions that were meant to be larger tapas portions but in actuality it was not even close to a children’s portion sizing. The tapas should be advertised as a serving portion for one and NOT to be shared. Overall, we walked out unhappy and beyond hungry after spending $180...
We had a portion of Jamon iberico Bellota 29$, 5 very thin sliced served without bread. It’s ridiculous.

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R
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wine and service. We will return

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! As always!

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EM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is ALWAYS beyond delicious! Our go to are the half charcuterie plate with meats and cheeses, the mini salmon bites, the gambás negras, pulpo and duck meatballs!!! Always a must! We tried the pork shoulder as well today and it was absolutely delicious . You can never go wrong with anything on their menu!

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D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Incredible food. Expensive, but fun.

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VA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manchego cheese cake is to die for

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SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved about 75% of the dishes we ate. The delicata squash and the shrimp with egg and shoestring potatoes were not favored at all by our group, but just about everything else was delicious!

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