We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Koko's Cafe

419 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
Update restaurant details
Ranked #69 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Franklin Street
Reserve with OpenTable
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hillsboro, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great option for vegans and vegetarians. Small cafe, friendly owner vibe, high-quality food, small restaurant not special decor but worth the visit for the food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We waited a long time only to get the wrong food. Tasted ok, but the tsatziki sauce had too much garlic. Their version of tabouleh was a green salad.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Augusta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We really loved going in here, went several times. The food is great, the people are friendly. Fun Mediterranean atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petaluma, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The appetizers were a huge plus during our late December 2012 visit. Asser's wife made some off-the-menu food for us and came to talk Egyptian food and politics at our table. We loved this place for quirky charm, service, and low price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hartford, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were passing through on our way to Big Sur and wanted to find a good place for lunch. We happened by Koko's Cafe and were very pleased to find this mediterranean menu! It was kind of a small place, but a great atmosphere with a couple of couches and small tables that can be rearranged (we had a party... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I hate to say it but I ordered a gyro and it was the worst I have ever had. It didn't look appetizing but I was starving so I took a bite. It had no flavor. I looked for the nearest trash can and threw it away. Very disappointed....and will never go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Koko's Cafe is super unique. Great Foods-I personally like lamb shawerma-nice sauce, spices along with hibiscus tea-amazing! It offers nice healthy appetizers-perfect for vegetarians out there. Don't forget different kindsof Gelatos! Service is super friendly. Warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere with excellent service. Cafe is very rich with historical representations of the Mediterreanen Paradise-its music always relaxing to hear and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Mothers Day lunch with my husband....first (and last) time at Kokos. I felt sorry for the poor girl who was both front and back of house. Started with getting our own drinks out of the cooler, while she fixed our tzatki appetizer. Tzatki was good -not great but good. Loved the soft pita bread. I ordered tri tip schwerma while... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I recently went there and i had great food! The service was amazing and friendly! I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Monterey!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a quick, but good bite to eat in downtown Monterey while on a weekend trip. Based on fairly high reviews on Google, we decided to try Koko's cafe as we both love Greek and Mediterranean food. We were extremely disappointed with our experience basically from the beginning to end. We arrived for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Koko's Cafe also viewed

Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula

Been to Koko's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Koko's Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing