A tasty little morsel of a space serving up mouthwatering tapas, Michael Chiarello’s Pier 5 destination offers shimmering views of the Bay from its rustic dining room, equipped with rough-hewn wooden tables, cowhide rugs and a big, theatrical open kitchen and bar. There’s a bit more space on the tented outdoor patio, but if your heart is set on a table, book early.
Its name is Spanish for “flirt,” and Coqueta’s alluring menu has caused more than one enraptured diner to over-order. Some fine options: crunchy-creamy chicken and pea croquetas, mini sandwiches of smoked salmon with queso fresco and truffle honey and wood-grilled octopus with tender fingerling potatoes. Complete the experience with the Asturian apple pie with Cabrales blue cheese ice cream.- MICHELIN guide inspectors