Best Pan-American Restaurant

Bocanova

Tour Europe and the Americas, all from the waterfront of Jack London Square. Oakland's Bocanova features the East Bay's best American-European fusion cuisine, with a distinct Latin flavor and fresh, local ingredients. Sip on the refreshing Hibiscus Soother, a cachaça Cointreau cocktail infused with hibiscus, mint, and lime garnish. Start with the Dungeness crab deviled eggs, served with a zesty chipotle aioli, or the Pacific Rock Fish ceviche, seasoned with tomato, cilantro, and Peruvian aji amarillo peppers. We also love the slow-roasted pork tamale, which comes with a poached egg, queso fresco, and spicy tomatillo sauce to give it a kick. Enjoy a bottle of fine wine — from Spain, Portugal, or North or South America — with your meal on "Wine-Down Wednesday," when bottles are half-off. Fusing the European style with American flavors, Bocanova really is the best of both worlds: the Old and the New.

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