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“Best Puerto Rican restaurant north of the Golden Gate”
Review of El Coqui

El Coqui
Ranked #22 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Love everything thing I have had there. The Cuban sandwich is wonderful very flavorful with plenty of pork. The salad with chicken is huge with lots of avocado. Be sure to use the vegetable vinegar in the bottle on the table, a good addition to anything on the menu.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

These authentic Puerto Rican dishes are fresh and flavorful. I love that the dishes are full of flavor but not over-seasoned. You can taste the ingredients. Their signature chicken dish is truly succulent and as they describe it...falls off the bone. Atmosphere is casual and perfect for lunch. Prices reasonable and same food less at lunchtime. Good service too!

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

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 (sweet or ?, rice (yellow or white), and beans (black or ?)!
Loved the camarones al ajillo (garlic shrimp)
Topped everything off by a nice rice pudding
Friendly food service by Ryan

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Thank Rosquete
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Reviewed 12 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 especially happy with it, and he is picky about Latin American food. My only note would be that there are no drink refills on their lemonades (made in-house, though), which I didn't realize, and they charge you extra for their garlic sauce (the waitress asked if we wanted some, but she didn't tell us it was extra, so we said yes). Other than that, excellent restaurant, and we would definitely go back!

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Thank sophie832
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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, also good for non-spicy types, and Chuletas are for the "white meat" alternative crowd. Will go here once a month, at least.

Thank Virago750
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