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Coco's Cantina

376-378 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“polenta chips” (14 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
376-378 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. Always find the bustling atmosphere very appealing. Yes as there is no booking sometimes you have to wait a while but this is casual dining. Always found the staff friendly and the food good standard. Highly recommended.

Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had a great dinner at Coco's last week as the final night of our trip to NZ. We had the last available table for an early sitting and the food and service was faultless. Really relaxed and unpretentious venue, staff and menu. We also...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This place is amazing! There are no bookings so you need to get there early or get your name on the waitlist - plenty of time to have a drink while waiting. The service is just perfect for the style of restaurant, not pretentious or...More

Thank kirstyr816
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Totally unpretentious, delicious food and great waiting staff. Definitely try the polenta chips. One of the best Italian meals I've ever had.

Thank MatWtgn
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Either get here early or after 8pm. In saying this we had a very short wait on the sofa with a drink and bread sticks, goats cheese and olives. Food was lovely. Difficult to choose what to have

Thank krispie41
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We were treated to a meal out at "Coco's Cantina" by some friends who had come over from Italy. They knew, and worked with the owners in Italy. It was exceptional food, and service. Very, very busy, and one of "the" places to eat in...More

Thank davidcapstick40
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Honestly can't work out what all the fuss is about. Ordinary food, ordinary service, and the passive aggressive harangues on the menu and wall made me laugh tbh

6  Thank lori_Willi
Reviewed May 26, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised though I had read good reviews. We met at 5.30 which is ridiculously early but I was starving thankfully. My Margarita hit the spot but I realised afterwards they hadn't given me the "Happy Hour" price. The menu was small but...More

Thank Jude F
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Right from the outset this place was solid gold. The waitress went out of her way to find us a table for six. Our waiter grabbed us a couple of beers while we waited for the rest of our party. The food was superb, exactly...More

Thank LibbyLibstar
Reviewed April 20, 2016

You must go here at least once in your life! I've been here twice now and everytime I am beyond amazed with their food! Great service here too. Would suggest choosing the 'quiet' side if dining with family.

Thank Ann Marie G
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michelle l
May 5, 2017|
Response from Fernando_Cortez86 |
My experience at cocos is: don't say anything you wouldnt say to your nana. It's a family business, a family affair. If you went to a family dinner and complained to your sister that your steak was fatty while the rest of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376-378 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
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