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“Attentive staff, perfect food”
Review of Coco's Cantina

Coco's Cantina
Ranked #165 of 2,259 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bungendore, Australia
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Attentive staff, perfect food”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very busy, we were seated immediately because we were willing to take an outside table for two. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We went for cocktails, three courses and after-dinner drinks.

The menu is handwritten and obviously changes reasonably often, with daily specials as well.

Great for our last night in NZ.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Superb - again”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Coco's is one of our favourite restaurants in Auckland. The service, the food and the atmosphere are consistently good. The welcome is always warm and our latest visit was no exception. We arrived with children in tow who were instantly welcomed and catered for, and all loved their fish and chips (breadcrumbed fish and Agria chips) and then had wonderful icecream sandwiches with deliciously rich Kohu Road chocolate icecream. I had the fish of the day (gurnard with chorizo and chickpeas), and others had the pea ravioli and the veal alla Milanese and none of wanted to share, our dishes were so good.And the polenta chips are dangerously moreish. Very professional service, a buzzy atmosphere and terrific food. What more can one want?

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank EllieCambridge
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A real Auckland local experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We are locals in Auckland and this is our favorite eatery for a great night out. If you are visiting and want an authentic night out, try this place. They don't take bookings so either turn up early or grab a drink next door. If you take the window sit you are sure to see some interesting happenings on the colorful K road!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Andrew M
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Great food. Bartender who not only knows how to mix a drink (Caipirinha's are fantastic) but is happy while doing so.”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Good atmosphere. Once you get to know their blackboard system for seating waiting customers it's great as you know exactly when you are up for a table.
Bartender so happy at his job it was a pleasure to sit at the bar while waiting for a table.

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Singapore, Singapore
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171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Been to Coco's Cantina a few times before and found the food good and the atmosphere interesting. Went there again last week and it was a disappointment. Aside from the bartender who made a very good mojito the rest of the evening was mediocre at best. The meals we ordered were average and the one of the waitresses serving us forgot our order and then brought us the wrong drink when we reminded her. There are heaps of other good restaurants in Auckland so why go to Coco's to get average meals with mediocre service?

  • Visited February 2013
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