Where did the name Embarcadero come from and what does it mean?

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This name is on numerous streets on both the peninsula and in the east bay. And why did people deicde to use it as a street name?

-- Christopher DiPasquale (psychotheripist@aol.com), September 21, 2004


Embarcadero is a spanish word for wharf or pier. The reason they named the streets Embarcadero is because they are (or were) close to the water.

-- strange (stranger@yahoo.com), September 21, 2004.

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