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“FANTASTIC FLAVORS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bocanova

Bocanova
55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-1233‎
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Ranked #13 of 994 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion, South American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Embarcadero W
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FLAVORS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Everything here is amazing - Platha with dip, Burma Shrimp, Kabat is so good - a must. The mango salad is to die for - Eat up - you won't be sorry and while it's not low cal friendly it's so worth it :)

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Wheeling, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“if pretentious is what you are looking for, this is the place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Over-priced food and poor service insures that we will not come back to this place. The hostess was not to be found when we walked in, so we picked up a menu to look through for the almost 10 minutes while we waited for someone to appear. We wound up deciding to sit at the bar and it was a very bad decision since the bartender was completely full of himself and less-than responsive. It appeared as if we were bothering him, even though no one else was actually sitting at the bar. While we had heard rave reviews from friends who had been there, we were sadly disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“dinner with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Our friends suggested this place in Oakland next to Jack London Square. The restaurant is relatively big and new with mostly Latin American cuisine. The ceviche was excellent. Service was very good.

Visited April 2013
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice dining place- We ate at the Patio, with our French bulldog in tow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Had a nice Sunday brunch, sat outdoors in the patio area. We had gone to Jack London Square for a walk with the dog, got hungry and wanted a place to sit outdoors, have a nice meal, bring the dog. The patio area was perfect for this and we weren't alone. There were about 4-5 other lunch parties with their dogs. The food is southwestern but there are sufficient menu choices for everyone. We have eaten in the dining area in the past, its a nice environment. The food was cooked perfectly, tasted good, was not overly expensive. As a nice change of pace, outdoor dining experience, this is a good choice. Its convenient as its right at Jack London square. On a sunny Sunday moring/afternoon, this is a nice place to eat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Tasty Pan-American dishes served beautifully on the waterfront patio in Oakland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our waiter was welcoming and helpful, suggesting wonderful dishes to share: olives, a cheese plate with several selections, a tiny honeycomb and spicy jicama strips; fresh salads; yellowfin tuna, pork tenderloin, flank steak, each and all with scrumptious sauces and accompaniments. Oh, and it was a sunny evening with a light breeze...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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