November 2013
With Bocanova, Hackett made it his mission to explore diverse, assertive Latin American cuisines and revisit them with California-style finesse. The setting could hardly be more casual-romantic, with up-close yacht harbor views, a cavernous interior with large windows and a lively outdoor patio.
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November 2013
Executive Chef John Jackson's Red Pumpkin Risotto
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October 2013
A "bright spot" in Jack London Square for a "relaxed and sociable meal", this "hip" "waterfront" Oaklander pleases the "beautiful crowd" with "excellent", "innovative" Pan-Latin shared plates
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Oakland Magazine
July/August 2013
Even without its popular patio, Bocanova, the self-described Pan-American grill in the heart of Jack London Square, would have to be considered one of Oakland's true destination restaurants, with its large, stunningly beautiful dining room, attractive bar, and some of the best food in town.
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East Bay Express

East Bay Express
July 2013
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.
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Check Please! Check Please! Bay Area
May 2013
We are proud to claim that we were featured on Check Pleaee! Bay Area thanks to our wonderful regular customer Allison Tom.
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The Mercury News Mercury News
February 2013
Five Great Restaurants Near Jack London Square
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Huffington Post
January 2013
A Bunch of Diners Just Got the Surprise of Their Lives.
Wednesday-night dinner turned into a big surprise and a super-big score for folks lucky enough to be eating theirs at Bocanova. Between the fourth course and dessert, officials from LAN Airlines -- the main carrier in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and other countries announced that every diner was about to receive a voucher for a free round-trip ticket to anywhere in South America.
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The New York Times
June 2010
Bocanova brings a Latin American flavor to Oakland's Jack London Square waterfront, in a restored 1920s icehouse that is...
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