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55 Webster St, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607-3720 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
11:30 am - 9:30 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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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Bardolino, Italy
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great decor and original restaurant with good service overall but expensive for what you get. Frankly they can do better serving less sophisticated dishes and lowering their prices!

Thank Lele214
Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were ushered into their private room past numerous diners and a huge bar area - and the magic began. From appetizers to dessert, the food and service was impeccable. Our group was less than 20 people, but we were able to order and enjoy a number of their appetizers and first courses prior to sitting down at the well... More 

Thank williamdadam
Oakland, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bocanova serves Latin-American cuisine. It's bit on the pricy side but worth it for that special treat. We've always had great meals and great service here. And you can walk around Jack London before or after dinner and this is a great waterfront site with lots of interesting bird life.

Thank _argold1
Missoula, Montana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent but I won't go back, or recommend, because of multiple other problems: • Two of our party ordered the prix fixe menu, two others ordered ala carte. The ala carte dishes were all brought out at once, the entree for the prix fixe menu was served much later, after the others were done. • We barely got... More 

Thank 406Chick
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, especially in good weather when you can sit on the patio and enjoy the view. The small plates are interesting and well seasoned and some are fabulous ( crab deviled eggs). Service is usually spot on. They are dogs friendly outside which makes my husband happy.

Thank Audrey W
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant, the food and ambience are great but unfortunately it is very expensive so it limits my visits They do have a midweek lunch special which is good value the patio is also dog friendly with a great view

Thank alameagirl
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241 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting: Right at Jack London Square. Inform yourself cautiously about Parking as Parking in the wrong spot can be very expensive. Setting is modern with high ceilings and lots of light. Represents pan American Latin feeling. Takes all major credit cards. Food: Tapa size portions. Not too big. Perfect to share. We had the pimientos (a padron variety but Japanized),... More 

Thank Fernando B

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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 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?