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400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
(707) 542-8868
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Ranked #46 of 452 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My friend and her husband went to this restaurant because we heard it was "good" Puerto Rican Food. Her husband is Puerto Rican and I am of Cuban decent so we share similar food cultures. We all ordered a different item and we all did not like the food. We ordered Pollo Horno, the sauce poured over it hard to... More 

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Additional Information about El Coqui

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

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