Coqueta San Francisco Restaurant Review
Coqueta SF is a perfect restaurant for Tapas lovers like us. It offers a modern interpretation of traditional Spanish tapas and raciones with a touch of California.
Coqueta means “flirt” or “infatuation” in Spanish, and represents Michael Chiarello and his team’s exploration and interpretation of Spanish Cuisine, wine and inspired cocktails, while highlighting the bounty of Northern California.
I made reservations at Coqueta for Ritesh’s Birthday and he totally loved it. From unique cocktails, classy ambience to innovative tapas and world class service..Coqueta is my new favorite tapas place in San Francisco.
Till our table was ready, we were seated at the bar and got to view the behind the scenes cocktail magic. The bartenders were playing with the flavors, liqueurs and condiments. It was piece of art to view.
We ordered their famous refreshing Margarita and colorful Gin & Tonic
I am an ardent fan of restaurant ambience with high ceilings and artistic decor. Coqueta SF totally fits the bill. The open bar and kitchen serve as icing on the cake.
We ordered 5-7 types of Tapas and each one was of great flavors and top notch
Croquetas De Pollo
Chicharron crusted chicken and english pea croquettes with cured seasonal citrus
Deviled eggs filled with english pea and smoked pimenton aioli on pickled saffron potato with olive oil poached bonito
House cured catalan salami
House cured chorizo
Sunny Side-up Huevo with Shrimp, crispy potato, garlic chips, pine nuts, chili de arbol and chorizo dressing
Olive Oil poached head on gulf prawns with black garlic and chili sauce
Pulpo a la Parrilla
Wood grilled mediterranean octopus, freshly dug fingerling potato and pimenton olive oil
Albondigas a la Feria
Duck and pork meatballs with tart cherry tempranilla salsa and crispy shallot
For dessert, there was Machengo cheesecake with caramel popcorn..which was on the house for the birthday boy
Wearing a saree on Ritesh’s Birthday is a tradition so here I am..In San Francisco of California..In a Spanish Cuisine Restaurant wearing an Indian drape gifted by my MIL
Here is the galley of all pics