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El Coqui

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
(707) 542-8868
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A trip to PR in Santa Rosa, CA.

Went on a lark, but was not disappointed, Very authentic and extremely tasty. Very good sized menu and moderately efficient service. All and all worth the time and cost. Moderately priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went on a lark, but was not disappointed, Very authentic and extremely tasty. Very good sized menu and moderately efficient service. All and all worth the time and cost. Moderately priced.

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lakeport
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place was amazing. The food was flavorful, beautifully prepared, and abundant. The decor gorgeous. Great wait staff. I'd definitely return. I've told lots of people about this place already. Hidden gem!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food is excellent, the best we've had outside of PR. They offer many traditional Puerto Rican dishes but their house speciality, Pollo al Horno, is delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by this find and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area looking for flavorful dishes.

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San Francisco
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Simple, clean place with good island food. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Hard to find Puerto Rican cuisine anywhere in California and this is decent stuff. Had the plantain stuffed with ground beef - a bit too salty but still fun.

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Northern California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place is still finding its groove, I think. It's a bit hit or miss. The signature Pollo al Horno is delicious, as are the plantain chips. And I've had their catering several times-- always excellent. However, the service inside the restaurant is inconsistent. They've gotten my takeout order wrong a couple of times, some wait staff are slow and/or... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a delicious, authentic Puerto Rican dinner! Highly recommend!!! Definitely try the plantains. Good choice for vegetarian diners.

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Love the fried plantains, the steak, the stuffed plantains.. rice, beans etc.. all good and very unique. This is not Mexican! I am in love the Puerto Rican food now! This is right down town so easy to get to and easy to bar hop from. Enjoy!

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Maryland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Is what I said when I looked the menu. It was perfectly delicious and I had it stuffed with chicken. yum. The canoas were also perfect. Tostones w quest as the happy hour appetizer was delicious. I live in Maryland where you cannot find any Puerto Rican food ever. I was excited to eat here and it exceeded my expectations.... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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270 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I'm sorry, but I cannot review this restaurant for its food etc. Our last visit was fine. Good food, good service, etc. However, this time, at the door we were told that it might be 15-20 minutes before we could get a table. We noticed four tables that were free and inquired as to whether or not they were reserved.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was our first experience with Puerto Rican food, so I don't have a point of reference. All I can say is that we really enjoyed the new flavors. Among different forms of plantain that we tried, we found the fried sweet ones the most delicious. I think the prices are a little high, with respect to the type of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: (707) 542-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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