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“Good food, nice view, poor service”
Review of Bocanova - CLOSED

Bocanova
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: South American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Embarcadero W
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, although it has a limited lunch menu. However, the service was painful at times and it wasn't even that busy. The Goodyear Blimp could have landed at our table and our waiter would not have even noticed. Step up the service and we'll return.

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Thank Expatgirl07
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Bocanova is one of our favorite restaurants-It provides quality food in a lively environment. Be sure to try their sweet potato gratin and roasted chicken!

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was interesting and well prepared. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked, nicely dressed with just enough jicama salad and tamarind sauce to add texture and flavor but not overwhelm the juicy meat. The sweet potato gratin and brussel sprouts were generously portioned and tasty. Do wish everything had been a tad warmer, especially the lamb. Succulent and flavorful, the lamb shanks needed warmth the play down their richness. The house made ice cream was a delight with churros and chocolate sauce, the perfect light and playful ending to a delightful meal.

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Thank Rbj2040
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The crab deviled eggs alone make this a worthwhile destination. First try one of the fresh inventive cocktails . If you like heat go for the Cesear which is infused with jalapeño. The Hemingway daquari was so fresh it bore little resemblance to the dessert like concoctions you get elsewhere. Other highlights were the cerviche served with plantain chips and the pork with cracklings. Don't miss the bread pudding with Mexican chocolate ice cream. We will definitely visit again to enjoy the outdoor patio when it warms up. So glad we went!

Thank luckygirl_2011
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were just wandering around Jack London Square and didn't want a huge lunch. Bocanova was a perfect choice. The lunch choices were quite interesting and, more importantly, delicious. I didn't recognize some of the ingredients but everything worked perfectly. The staff was very attentive without being obnoxious. We would definitely return.

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Thank Myrna F
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