Where did the name Embarcadero come from and what does it mean?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), September 21, 2004.