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400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
(707) 542-8868
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Ranked #46 of 448 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
159 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sonoma, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Given the plethora of Mexican and Chinese Restaurants in Sonoma county, it's refreshing to find new cuisine. El Coqui delivers with a fresh and interesting menu. The Cancoa con carne Molino was excellent, as was the special of the day. The hot sauce at each table is mildly spicy, but a must try. My wife and I have been here... More 

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Guerneville, California, Usa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant serves food from Puerto Rico. My daughter loves the banana chips and the bottles they keep on the table of the spicy oil you can pour on everything. I buy here a bottle from here whenever we go. I think the food is pretty good and the service is great.

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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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