Brooklyn >Coco Roco
Great brunch spot. The food and drinks are great but this is not a place for someone in a rush. I eat brunch at a lot of Park Slope places and this is one of my favorites. There's plenty of room and the music is never too loud so you can actually carry on a conversation. The service can be a bit slow so get someone's attention if you need the check or anything else. The weekend brunch is a great deal-a cocktail (better than most restaurants drinks), unlimited coffee or tea, plus your food for $10 before tax. There are several egg-based dishes, a well-seasoned rotisserie chicken plate, some seafood options and a few others on the brunch list. The few times I've been for dinner, I was not let down. Same great food, just a much larger selection than brunch. I always take guests staying with me here for a good meal.
Delicious. I usually get myself a roasted half chicken with a side of rice and black beans. Their food is absolutely delicious and there is this really tasty dish that is a whole bunch of seafood with lime/lemon on it. I don't know what it's called but it's totally awesome. Service is decent although I'm usually just happy if they keep my glass of water full throughout my meal. Definitely worth checking out at the very least.
I've read a lot of bad reviews about this place so I wanted to set the record straight. I went there for the ceviche and I was definitely pleased. The octopus was phenomenal, really tender and flavorful. I also really enjoyed the salmon, perfect blend of spicy and sour. I didn't try the traditional Peruvian stuff (like the roast chicken), but I've heard good things. The crayons at the table kept me entertained too.
Most of the cons I read about had to do with the staff. I really didn't think they were that bad. The waiter didn't know his wines very well, but he was prompt and helpful.
One really weird thing was that we went to the bar to have a drink after dinner and there were no stools availble. Strange, but there are much better drink locales in the neighborhood.
CHEAP place for GOOD FOOD!!!. Last year I came from Florida to visit my grandma in NY. And of course I had to visit Coco Roco. I've been in this restaurant a few times, the chicken is too good to be true. I see a lot of people complaining about the restaurant, I guess you get what you pay for. I think service improved at the end of last year though. Unfortunately, it seems that they always run out of food!. However, they always have been very attentive, slow sometimes, but effective. I loved the chicken and ceviche mixto, raw fish "cooked" with lime juice. And don't forget to try the sangria. Trust me you won't regret it!
If your want the WORST restaurant experience you will EVER have, go here! This place STINKS!. If you want the WORST restaurant experience you will likely EVER have, just try to have a conflict-free, reasonably pleasant dinner at this bad excuse for a mid-range restaurant. After it took 15 minutes to get seated in a half empty dining room on New Year's Eve, we were informed it would take 30 minutes for an appetizer, and that everything on the menu was $2 more. Nevertheless, we ordered a $15 ceviche appetizer, which was supposed to come with plantain chips. The waitress somehow forgot to mention that they were out of chips, and so our ceviche came without chips and without apology. When my dinner (I had ordered the blue potato crusted salmon with green beans and spinach mashed potatoes) finally showed up literally an hour after ordering, I received baked salmon without any blue potato crust, on a bed of something other than potato, and covered with chopped up bits of wilted plain green lettuce subbing for green beans. After a brief debate with the idiotic waitress, the "manager" showed up and explained that they had run out of what I had ordered and that this would have to suffice. Can you imagine that!? Who ever heard of such at thing!? What happened to getting to choose your own meal at a restaurant! When I asked what he would do to accommodate us (I was too hungry to refuse the meal), this ?manager? actually said, "nothing". This restaurant will try to SCAM you! I told him he that he couldn't possibly expect us to pay for a meal that was not what I ordered - this was a $17 dollar entree after all. And with that, as I dipped my fork to take my first bite, he literally pulled the plate out from under me. Shocked and appalled, as you can imagine, this action precipitated an argument that frankly, ruined our evening (and I'm sure his as well). I have NEVER EVER even IMAGINED a worse dining experience! If you expect to eat what you ordered, do not go to this restaurant! This place is inexplicably BAD, BAD, BAD! It is the absolute WORST!
well.... The truth is that the food on Coco Roco reminds me of home... it's just like eating in Peru... i go there all the time, but i NEVER, EVER saw a good waiter there... any yes, the food takes forever... but for me, it's worth it...
Horrid Service/ Bad Drinks.
My experience there was so unpleasant that I left after having 1 drink (which I practically had to beg for). The restaurant was about 20% occupied, but the waiters did not attend to me and my friend at all. We literally had to ask for the complementary chips and dip, hail down the bar tender to get our waiter so we can order a drink (which was watered down), and after 45 minutes we still weren't asked what we would like to order as an appetizer. When we politely asked if they were busy- we received much attitude from the waiter. I promptly asked for my check so I could leave (which took so long that I had to go to the cashier myself to get it), and I left.
DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HALF DECENT SERVICE.
A Respite from Take-Out Blahs.. We were bored of the almost daily Thai and Chinese take-out, so we decided to order from Coco Roco. For the most part we were quite happy. The cold potato appetizer with a "spcy cheese sauce" was somewhat of a disappointment: the sauce was bland not spicy and the potatoes were large and mealy chunks, not quite cooked through. Everything else we tried was very good. I loved the roast port with flavorful rice and fresh tomato sauce. The chicken empanadas were flaky, hot and tasty. The beef stir-fry was a little tough, but tasty, and everyone knows that it's not a good idea to order beef for delivery (or sushi.) Generous portions reasonably priced also helped with out opinion of this place.
Great Food!. I love the brunch at Coco Roco and each time I have been there the food has been AMAZING. There is a litte bit of a wait on the food, but it is well worth it!
So Yummy. I've only had take-out from here but a couple of their dishes, along with the spicy green and orange sauces, are amazing. Try the pulpo olivo and their yuca. Those along can make a great meal!
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