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55 Webster St, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607-3720 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wait person was professional and efficient. She properly decanted the bottle of wine that we brought. We ordered a steak dish and a couple of vegetarian plates. Good quality ingredients and it was well prepared. Worth the money

Thank Putachesnik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atomosphere. We sat outside and it was very pleasant. Food was very good. We loved the blackened swordfish

Thank Betsy S
Oakland, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific Latin American food, inventively crafted, pleasantly served, on the outdoor patio looking out on to the water at Jack London Square. Great for lunch, as well as for dinner on warmer evenings (plus they have heat lamps).

Thank Steve12072016
Oakland, CA
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. Perhaps the food was even "very good". With billions of other places in Oakland, maybe I'm spoiled. But Bocanova wasn't anything special. And was a little pricey. I love that JLS is finally becoming a destination, and Bocanova has a great outdoor dining space. So maybe if you're hungry, and right there, it's worth it. But... More 

Thank MannyTrillo
Lafayette, California
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a table outside, order a Scotch Coffee or Mimosa and people watch while ordering from a very unique brunch menu. The selection is South American’ish with some old favorites. We had the swordfish tacos and red pozole with the seasoned papas fritas on the side. All were very satisfying. Service was efficient and friendly (great bartender). Will definitely be... More 

Thank casilva54
Oakland, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I met a friend here for dinner before a wine/chocolate/art event at Campovida in West Oakland. None of us had been here before, and came on the recommendation of someone who lived nearby. It met our needs for a place we didn't need reservations for and that was conveniently located. We got on-street parking a block away,... More 

Thank ChocolatebytheBay
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place rocks ....in fact I ate here twice when I visited during a week last Spring. Great food and ambiance here and service is top notch. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend it.

Thank pclouds
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here between 230 and 4 on a Monday so it was real quiet but that didn't take away from the experience. The food was fresh and yummy (soup and salad to start, steelhead with veggies and adobo lamb for our mains and vanilla pannacotta with fresh berries to finish up) and good value for money (20 bucks... More 

Thank MJSchloss
Athens, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We selected an outside table and a sunny day. The food and service were first class. Overall good value and worth a second visit.

Thank rtw30606
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some very tasty stuff - and different things - but pricy - liked the ceviche with plantain chips, and the guava-chile ribs (but the spiciness is inconsistent) - Fun place but don't like the prices

Thank Spreck R

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene
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 - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Webster St, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607-3720
    (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?