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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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San Ramon, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here on a date... I've been here with my young adult kids. I've been here with friends... Menu offers very different dishes you usually don't see. Flavors are good! Don't be afraid to try something new here.

Thank Jennifer A
southern cali
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends for a nice evening out. We made reservations and were seated right away. The ambiance and decor are nice. The food is mediocre and we were kind of disappointed. Hopefully they will be able to improve, because it really is a nice restaurant!

Thank lokester
Oakland, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We brought a couple of friends to have lunch here. It was his birthday, and he asked us to take him there. This was the third or fourth time we've eaten here and we really like it. They serve a variety of "California Mexican" cuisine, so don't expect to find traditional Mexican food. If the weather is nice sit out... More 

Thank keng350
Nelson, Canada
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really very average food for the price. The tacos were quite bland and the tortilla shells were substandard. They mix their guacamole with horseradish which was a nice change and tasty. The soup was okay, but really I expected more for the price. They have a nice outdoor eating area. Service is only average.

Thank KootenayBliss
San Jose
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest its been awhile since I have been to the restaurant. I cant even remember what I had. I do remember it being ok. I live in the area and have never made my way back. What iI do remember was it wasn't bad just not great. Atmosphere gets a 8

Thank Michael P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here over a dozen times. It is always a great experience. Sometimes the service can be a bit slow, and it is pricey, but that is pretty normal here in northern california. The menu changes periodically, and it's offerings are always interesting and delicious. Most of the time, really delicious. There's a really nice outside patio, where dogs... More 

Thank Kristy A
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely restaurant with very knowledgeable and pleasant staff. We went here with a large family group and sat inside.My husband and I both had steak then their fantastic chocolate croissant pudding. I would defienately recommend this restaurant.

Thank DoonhamerScotland
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times with my wife, two couples, and with business colleagues. The food is fantastic and unique. Everything from ribs to quinoa salad. The outside patio is the best as it is right along the water. I've heard this is the go to restaurant for the Oakland A's when they take their first round draft pick out... More 

Thank alan685
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know Bocanova gets great reviews but I have found it overpriced and just so so. I have been a few times, and also find the service okay but, there again, not great given the prices that they charge.

Thank Tashmoo55a
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive service. Great food. We ordered for a family style dinner. We had early seating before the restaurant got too busy. Perfect place to relax, have a bottle of wine and enjoy dinner

Thank aliciaRM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
South American, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 444-1233‎

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?