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“Great seafood; mediocre meats” 4 of 5 stars
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Coqueta
The Embarcadero, Pier 5, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #425 of 5,093 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
San Diego, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great seafood; mediocre meats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Love small plate restaurants so decided to give this one a shot. Interior is very comfortable and well designed....four of us ate ordering 3 tapas each....first grouping came out quick but we then waited what felt like forever for the last few....the octopus, salmon, shrimp , jamon ham was amazing....The meatballs, short ribs were very mediocre

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nashua NH
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Wow! What a great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

So glad we had a chance to dine at Coqueta. Super friendly staff from the moment we walked in the door, until we left. I've dined at many restaurants that serve Tapas, and this was one of the best in my opinion. Our waiter was great and really knew the food on the menu, and offered us good suggestions. If I have to find some fault, it would be that the prices were on the high side. I realize tapas can be expensive, but everything here was just a bit higher. That said, the ingredients all seemed to be of high quality, and some of the dishes were sublime, and layered with great flavor. Highlights were the whole branzino (large plate) and the croquettas. Home made sangria was delicious! This is a nice new choice on the waterfront.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pricey, but the tapas and drinks are awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

They have hands down the best gin and tonics I've ever tasted. Best!!! If I could handle my gin better, I'd have had twice what I did have. And food is amazing for the most part. Loved the spin on traditional tapas like patatas bravas, croquetas, and padron peppers. And there was a tomato/manchego salad that I could eat every day. the only miss was the short ribs. I was so excited when they arrived because they looked awesome, but the there was something off about the flavor a little - like it had too much citrus or something...minor details. This place still rocks. And the location, previously Lafitte (sorry to see you go, Russell. Come back with something new soon!), is perfect.

  • Visited October 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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Amazing Spanish Fare!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Absolutely delicious Spanish food and cool atmosphere. We had sangria and tapas, before digging into the paella, and then wrapped up with churros. All so so yummy. I am still thinking about the churros and how I can make paella at home.

We were visiting from out of town - booked a reservation several weeks in advance, and were only able to get a 9pm reso. And that was on a Monday! Book early if you can!

My only comment for feedback was that I found the server to be a little on the cold side and not overly friendly. Other than that we really enjoyed our meal and evening. I'd go back and recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Diablo, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic: bay area meets spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

New waterfront place on pier 5. We put ourselves in their hands and Sasha delivered an off-the-charts food, wine, and ambiance experience. Everything was Spanish and I felt like I was in San Sebastien.

  • Visited October 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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