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El Coqui

400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
(707) 542-8868
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Ranked #28 of 445 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
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this place. The owners really take pride in their business. I spent six weeks in Puerto Rico and went to high class places to Mom and Pop places. All served authentic Puerto Rican food. El Coqui is better than all of them....and it is in my home town. Could not ask for better food.

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Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What's to love here? Oh, so much! Let's start with the Sangria- so fruity and delicious you can't stop at just one! Do yourself a favor and order a pitcher of Sangria. The Canoa (stuffed plantain) is my all time favorite dish! The plaintain chips& housemade guacamole are incredible! Can't wait to eat there again soon!

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