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El Coqui

400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
+1 707-542-8868
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (33 reviews)
“spanish rice” (7 reviews)
“con carne” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4* El Coqui Puerto Rican Santa Rosa La cocina criolla Very popular place Has Happy Hour Modelo and Lagunitas beer on tap Plenty of tasty food at reasonable prices The chuletas (two!) came with tostones, rice, beans, and avocado salad Choices on types of tostones...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We ate here about a week ago with our young son. It was a pretty slow weeknight, so we got seated immediately. Our waitress was really nice and helpful. The food came out pretty quickly and it was delicious! My husband, who is Colombian, was...More

Thank sophie832
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Authentic Puerto Rican food. (I am from Bermuda and know Caribbean food and rum). Good Happy Hour, 3 to 6 pm. Loved the Top Sirloin Steak Breaded, Puerto Rican Yellow Rice, Stewed Beans Sweet Plantains Avocado Salad. Guests of mine had the Pollo al Horno,...More

Thank Virago750
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

El Coqui has good Puerto Rican food, which is unique in Santa Rosa. I really enjoyed my stuffed plantain. I felt that it was a bit "cheap" to charge extra for the olive oil garlic sauce. The problem is the noise level. There were very...More

1  Thank Paulette M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We found our selves in downtown Santa Rosa on a Sunday afternoon. The options all looked like brewery pub food or pizza. Then we went one block over and found this charming place. It felt like mostly locals but some visitors like us too. The...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The restaurant has a nice feel to it and our waitperson was helpful in explaining its Puerto Rican entrees. Our meals were fabulous. To start we had the plantain chips with avocado. This could be a meal in itself. I had the sweet plantain stuffed...More

Thank diamondsprings
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love El Coqui! The food here is amazing. Always friendly, attentive service. I wish they had a patio! This place makes you feel like you're at the beach.

Thank ETAmes
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great food, sangria, coconut flan! Their signature chicken dish is to die for but all of their food is excellent. It's right down town Santa Rosa and easy to find. Great place!

Thank elliefrank6
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Food was awesome. Everything we tried was great. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Chiccharon Chicken was great. Beans and rice were great. Sweet plantains = yum. Best food in downtown Santa Rosa

Thank MrMaikranz
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank jaws0202
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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