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“Great for Tapas, not for meals”
Review of La Cococha - CLOSED

La Cococha
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: The Cococha takes more than a decade running, where you can find a good fresh prawns, purchased directly from the boat, some special cheeks from hake, the bests, that arriving from the north, and a host of tapas, meat and fish. Moreover, the chef offers us each week with some delicious dishes made ​​with care, trying to break the protocols of palates, the price does not exceed € 10.00.
Reviewed August 6, 2012

This restaurant was just a couple of blocks away from our hotel, in the middle of the Eixample, away from La Rambla and the tourist areas. It seemed that they cater to the locals at this restaurant. Outside seating by the street was nice, it was a cool evening.

We had three delicious tapas -- tapas de foie gras, Iberian ham, and Pan con Tomato. We should have stuck with tapas because our main course, Catalan Paella, consisted almost entirely of rice, save for some little bitty pieces of seafood floating around here and there. And it was not very tasty (we were told this is classic Catalan style Paella). The service was good and the wait staff was friendly.

Would we return? Probably, but for tapas only!

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1  Thank CliffKol
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place was a local find, tucked away on one of the many bar lined streets in the residential area of Eixample. Being away from the centre and ramblas area, this place is an affordable and exquisite lunch time tapas bar, with a really reasonable and entirely Spanish wine list. We had the MOST delicious asparagus I have ever tasted here, we enjoyed it so much we had to order a second portion. Alongside traditional favourites La Cococha excels at giving local ingredients a contemporary twist, such as the aubergine carpaccio with an olive and cheese crust, or chorizo in a rum sauce. Really lovely staff, and the best coffee of the trip

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1  Thank BettyKnowsYork
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

This restaurant is a joke. We were recommended to visit it by the front desk of our hotel. Bad call. The ribs were dry and almost uneatable. The aspargous was not eatable. My friend had a sea bass which was below average. There are flies flying around in the restaurant - in December, a sign of poor hygiene. Only ok thing was the prices - but then again, the food tasted really bad, so it was still too expensive.

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1  Thank Biff-Maja
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Five of us had dinner at La Cococha, at the recommendation of the front desk of our hotel. We were not disappointed, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The restaurant appears to be popular with locals, as it was pretty full and the staff seemed to know quite a few of the patrons. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful.

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1  Thank Charleston_WVMike
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

We liked this restaurant so much we visited it twice. At the first time we were going to Maitea but it was full, so we popped in to this youthful restaurant right next to it. And we really liked this more than Maitea.

We ate mostly tapas on both times and shared one main course. At the first time we ordered seven tapas pieces, two espressos, one dessert and a bottle of red wine: 44 euros. At the second time we took six tapas pieces, one main course, a bottle of white wine, two desserts, two dessert wines and two glasses of good cava: about 70 euros. At the first time they served us free sweet, strong wine with desserts and at the second time they filled our dessert wine glasses for free.

Restaurant is clean and modern. There is an open kitchen so you can see how the food is made. One waiter speaks very good english and he is very good customer servicer. The others are a bit shy because they don´t speak english as much but they are also friendly.

Food was fresh and tasteful. Tapas portions are quite big so you can have a decent meal though you share them. There´s lots of seafood on the menu which we liked because you can eat salty spanish hams and sausages almost anywhere nowadays. These tapas pieces were not like spanish fast food. There were some deep fried portions but not as much as in common tourist restaurants.

This is not a luxury restaurant but the value is very good. For those who don´t want the traditional huge stake with french fries but lighter mediterranen food La Cococha is an exellent choise.

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