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El Coqui

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
+1 707-542-8868
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not everywhere in the Bay Area can you get authentic Puerto Rican food and this place did not disappoint. Went there for lunch and everyone ate up. Had rice & beans, plantain and chicken. Dessert was limited but delicious as well (coconut ice cream and cuave and chees empanadas). My only minor issue is they didn't have white meat chicken... More 

Thank jaws0202
Santa Rosa, California
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful home cooked meal can be had here! This is our go to place after a long trip out of the country for delicious ethnic Puerto Rican cuisine. The chicken is moist and full of flavor as the steak encebollao. The green plantains with mojo excellent but do share. Also a great avocado, tomato, red onion salad.

Thank revett2016
Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The son we're visiting who lives in the area suggested El Coqui and we're glad he did. This was a bustling place on a Saturday night, but that was fine -- fun people watching and definitely worth the bit of a wait we had. The staff was friendly, service was prompt once we got seated, and the food was excellent.... More 

Thank pmconno
St. Helena, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been here a number of times and always have a good meal. There chicken special I always like with the choice of sweet or savory plantains. I would like to try other dishes.

Thank cr1824
Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Santa Rosa's only Puerto Rican restaurant does the island proud. Fresh food on limited menu. Would be great to have a seafood dish available.

Thank cs34109
Santa Rosa, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Good food, full plate of food. The chicken was juicy and tender--excellent. Plenty of plaintain, beans and rice as well. Overall, a good experience. We were there at lunch on a Monday. The food took a little long to arrive, but was good when it got there.

Thank sullivan95401
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a good meal at El Coqui. The service was good, the food was flavorful and plentiful. I don't know how authentic or not it was, but I enjoyed the meal no matter which. I had Ensalada de Pollo house salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cheese, avocado, and seasoned chicken, and my husband had Picadillo (savory seasoned... More 

Thank EJS50
Petaluma, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Decided to give this place a try one late weekday night. Staff was really nice, very attentive. The food was way better than I had ever imagined. I forget what my meal was called, but it was fish/fritter type item. So so so good. They give you the option of sweet or savory plantains, and they were both pretty good.... More 

Thank Maranda A
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I know this place serves food from Puerto Rico but, as a Cuban, it's like eating at home. The food is great with plenty of plantain options. Tonight I had the Canoa con Carne which is a sweet plantain with ground beef inside and covered with melted cheese. Yum. My usual go-to is the Avocado sandwich. My personal life philosophy... More 

Thank Paul D
Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant serves authentic Puerta Rican food within a fun filled atmosphere. The food is great, everything is well seasoned and good. Don't plan to diet when you go! Have fun and enjoy!

Thank MelHarris67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-542-8868

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