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Bocanova

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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for brunch and a walk on a sunny day

Jack London Square in Oakland isn't my usual first choice for brunch but BocaNova makes some of the best Huevos rancheros that I have ever experienced. Sitting on the deck in the sun with a Mimosa is a great way to start a weekend day. Stroll along the marina for a quick walk to wear off some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jack London Square in Oakland isn't my usual first choice for brunch but BocaNova makes some of the best Huevos rancheros that I have ever experienced. Sitting on the deck in the sun with a Mimosa is a great way to start a weekend day. Stroll along the marina for a quick walk to wear off some of the great... More 

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Thank Blips53
Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BocaNova is the quintessential Hip Tapas Restaurant with a great selection. The waterside portion of the restaurant is better than the interior side, but the food was great and reasonable.

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Thank ZippyGreen
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten here several times and the food is fresh, imaginative and delicious. Most plates are meant to be shared so it is a good place for a couple or for families with kids. At times when it is very crowded service can be slow, but usually it is OK. The quinoa salad with duck breast is not to... More 

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Thank Carol G
Lafayette, California
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210 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the patio seating right across from the Oakland Estuary and love the food. Gerardo and his team helped us pick a wide selection of tapas and then entrees that were all delicious. Try the sweet potato mash, the cauliflower (amazing), the sliced ribeye, and the short ribs. They also have a very cool selection of international wines. This place... More 

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Thank SJDTravel1
Oakland, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewed the episode on "Check Please Bay Area" and listened to the positive reviews. The restaurant looked great and the food looked interesting. Went with 4 other foodies for a birthday celebration and had a good time, but not one of us can remember what we ordered, or how it tasted. The cuisine was not particularly memorable.

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Thank judy754
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be the place we went for celebrations and out of town guests but now it has become a family favorite. My kids love the fava beans, papas, corn, I love the Brazilian scallops. I have been a vegetarian my whole life because of taste and I can't believe I love the scallops. Make sure you leave room... More 

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Thank Linda H
Berkeley, California
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253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited B during the Oakland Restaurant Week where they had specific options for this event so it will not compare to their regular offerings. the appetizers of Tuna Ceviche Nikei Style was fresh but was not anywhere as robust as the other offerings of Shrimp and Sweetbread Tacos, 2 of them which was fantastic. the entrees were lunch-sized and adequate.... More 

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Thank flashncrash
seattle
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is excellent. Interesting menu, excellently prepared. Tables under huge umberellas right on the Jack London Square boardwalk. We have had wonderful times eating, drinking and watching the seeming entirety of the East Bay walk by.

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Thank hilaryseattle
Oakland, CA, USA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Now cauliflower is not by most favorite vegetable by far but after eating Bocanova's green curried cauliflower I now dream about it. We had an Associates dinner at Bocanova last summer and I was introduced to this delicacy along with several other shared plates each of which was delicious. I have since had two other dinner meetings there and each... More 

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Thank JaneinOakland
Oakland, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great lunch to celebrate a special anniversary with the friend who introduced us all those years ago. Shared their version of guacamole with delicious house-made chips as well as a plate of deviled eggs topped with crab - both outstanding. The lunch dishes were equally good - delicious duck tacos, beautifully cooked scallops and a very lunch-friendly fried chicken sandwich.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 444-1233‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: South American, Spanish, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?