Dear friends and fans of Contigo,

It is with enormous hearts that we announce the closing of Contigo. We have made a personal decision to focus our full attention on our family and our new restaurant Barceloneta in downtown Santa Cruz.

It’s been nearly ten years since we opened our doors in Noe Valley. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the support our many friends, fans and regulars have shown us over the years. We are thankful we could host your engagement dinners, weddings, birthdays, reunions, New Year’s Eve parties and late-night churro calls. To the guests that trusted us with your first dates, your marriage proposals, your newborns, we thank you. To those that have honorary bar stools, that know all the servers’ names, that stop to thank the cooks individually, we adore you.

We are especially grateful to our wonderful team who, over the years, have become our family. You have been kind, heartfelt, driven, funny, thoughtful, compassionate and hard-working. You represent the best of the Bay Area. We thank you for being the face of Contigo. We are proud to have worked with you and value your contributions to each dinner service.

We are honored to have formed close relationships with amazing farmers, fishermen, butchers, bakers, brewers and wine reps. We look forward to continuing to work with you at Barceloneta.

We cannot thank every one of our friends and supporters enough. We sincerely hope you will visit us in Santa Cruz at Barceloneta!

Muchísimas gracias!

Brett and Elan Emerson

Time Out: "Best Spanish Restaurants in America"

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2016 Zagat: "Best Spanish Restaurant in Bay Area"

Contigo Zagat Rating 2016

Contigo was the top rated Spanish/Basque restaurant in the 2016 Zagat Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants. READ MORE


2016 Michelin Guide


Contigo was proud to have been awarded the Bib Gourmand in the 2012-2016 editions of the Michelin Guide. This award is given to restaurants that offer high quality products and service at a good value.