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Bocanova

#19 of 1,004 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Fusion, South American
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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
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Today
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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    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
Really nice place on the waterfront !

It's pan latin cuisine, rarely seen in the Bay Area. As a Mexican American chef I enjoy all latin cuisines and styles. It's a great tour, its authentic and they mix it up a bit too. Five star bar ! Enjoy the view and lighten up with a good mojito first.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Mando Z
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's pan latin cuisine, rarely seen in the Bay Area. As a Mexican American chef I enjoy all latin cuisines and styles. It's a great tour, its authentic and they mix it up a bit too. Five star bar ! Enjoy the view and lighten up with a good mojito first.

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Oakland, California, United States
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice to be able to order among many small plates, and taste new varieties of mouth-watering food. Now, if only you could hear the conversation at your own table, instead of the clamor of all others!

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Oakland's Jack London Square has a number of restaurants, but Bocanova is by far the best. I've gone a couple of times a year for several years, and my recent visit with a friend revealed that the quality is still high and the ambience and service still excellent. As many diners do here, we shared small plates, starting with fried... More 

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Berkeley, California
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Bocanova has a prime location in the Jack London Square area. It has views of the marina and large windows along 2 sides of the restaurant. it is a healthy walk from the 12th street BART station but most will drive with valet options but also, depending on the hour, plenty of street parking, many with no meters within 2... More 

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I LOVE the outdoor seating overlooking the water where you can watch the docks and passer-bys. I also love their unique specialty cocktails, the good service, and their happy hour menu. They also have a good wine selection. I went with family and it was easy to bring a baby in a stroller and sit outside. If the kids get... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've been here a dozen times and have always loved it. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Great service..they even shared ingredients for a pepper dish they make.

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Oakland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful space on the Estuary-on boat harbor. South American eclectic small plates, nice to share variety. Interesting spices, fresh, and innovative.

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Greensboro, NC
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The waiter that we had was completely unfriendly to us. While the food was delicious and the location was nice, the staff were rude and the portions were laughably small.

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Excellent wait staff and friendly. It gets busy. The spices explode in your mouth. The fried potatoes are crunchy on te outside and moist inside. The porter house steak was amazing and cooked exactly med-rare as requested. Roast chicken and pizzas are excellent too. Try the devilled eggs! Yum.

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Richmond, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I gave this restaurant a glowing review in the past. Have eaten here several times. The last two times, service has been an issue, but this time the service was fine. The kitchen, though, seemed to have some problems. There was a long delay in getting the food; at one point, our waiter had to bring out a complimentary appetizer... More 

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Additional Information about Bocanova

Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: (510) 444-1233‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Fusion, South American

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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: Fusion, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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?