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El Coqui

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Caribbean, Spanish, 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    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
YUM!

Really really fun place to eat lunch. It's like a party on the plate! Food is a little salty, but still delicious. I love the ground beef canoas, and comes with rice, choice of beans, this yummy tomato-onion bit, guacamole...yum yum yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
hisons
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California
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Santa Rosa, California
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135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall I was unimpressed, and will likely not be returning. I've been to Puerto Rico three times, and always enjoyed the food, so I don't think it's a matter of taste. As we shared dishes, I tried three different entrees, but all were smothered in onions and were full of plantains, which were not overly tasty. The steak was relatively... More 

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Thank Scott95401
Fairfield, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the food was ok. The Platano maduro was really greasy but tasty. The bistec ensebollado (steak with onions) was a little tough to cut although the mofongo was awesome.

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Thank RayRay40
California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really really fun place to eat lunch. It's like a party on the plate! Food is a little salty, but still delicious. I love the ground beef canoas, and comes with rice, choice of beans, this yummy tomato-onion bit, guacamole...yum yum yum!

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Thank hisons
Petaluma, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We have walked past this place a scrillion times and finally stopped in last night. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, the staff friendly and knowledgeable, the food is amazingly good with several vegetarian options and at least 1 vegan option, the sangria is really good. Our only regret is that it took us so long to eat here; we... More 

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Thank pfmagic
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Both my wife and I ordered the pollo al horno for dinner. Fantastic service and authentic food. We'll be back!

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Thank Brad B
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The food was fast and great. The service was good and the wait staff very polite and friendly. Good atmosphere as seating for about 40 people

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Thank robinoz2015
arizona
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I was spending the weekend in Santa Rosa and this was recommended. I ordered the salad with chicken. It was really good and the chicken was that fall off the bone kind. I had a couple of their plantains which were good but I should've ordered the sweet ones. I would go here again.... The restaurant is small (and noisy)... More 

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Thank mn2ca2az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The oven baked chicken thighs are tender and tasty, especially delicious with a little of the pineapple flavored hot sauce and a bite or two of the sweet plantains. Arrive a little early to get a seat in the window. Waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Food may be enhanced by cutting down a little on the salt.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I had a great time there, good environment, nice music, really lovely staff, very attentive. The food it was great, I was in Santa Rosa just for a week and I decided to go twice to the restaurant. the food was perfect, they are really good in what they do. If you are in the area, it's a must.

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Thank jcmartinez777
San Jose, California
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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, Spanish, 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?