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El Coqui

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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Awesome food, Great Service!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
goddessgirl1
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Annapolis
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219 reviews 219 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

El Coqui is a great spot to meet friends for drinks and small plates! Very friendly staff. The food is so flavorful and fun to eat! Great selection of beers and wines. Really enjoyed this place - definitely a repeat.

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Newport Beach, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of my 3 favorite places in Santa Rosa (others are John Ash and Monti's). This place is very comfortable, excellent service (we sit at the bar often) and the food is out of this world. If you're used to basic burgers this will really open your eyes. My favorites here are the appetizers -- Empanadilla - like an Empanada... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped here for a nice dinner on Saturday afternoon. Food is authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Very flavorful, tasty and my boyfriend who is from Puerto Rico said he was feeling like he us having his mom's cooking. We had a sampler and the daily special for Saturday. Sangria was pretty good. This place was packed and stayed busy the whole... More 

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orlando
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

13 days in Sonoma.....10 days eating at El Coqui....i tried every plate....mmmmmmm...now i can move from Puerto Rico To Sonoma

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took a trip to California for our 20th wedding anniversary and went to Santa Rosa to visit the Charles Schulz Museum. While in town, we were told that El Coqui had good food...Puerto Rican food. We are adventurous, so we tried it. And...we LOVED it! We had never had Puerto Rican food before, and now it... 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: 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?