I would recommend making a reservation for Coqueta ahead of time as this place is very popular and well worth it. Coqueta serves delicious Spanish tapas at Pier 5 on the Embarcadero so you get a nice bay view in addition to great food! I came here for lunch when the weather was beautiful and I’m sure the views from the restaurant are just as wonderful at night.
My friends and I ordered several dishes to share as it’s the best way to go about eating at Coqueta or whenever you are in Spain. We ordered dishes like the traditional patatas bravas, chicken and pea croquetas, duck and pork meatballs, and a board of Iberian hams and cheeses. And we of course had to share a big plate of paella and a pitcher of sangria. Everything was amazing and I would gladly go back to try more plates because we sadly could not order everything on the menu.
In my opinion, Coqueta definitely has some of the best Spanish tapas outside of Spain.