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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit started off well, with our waiter initially high-energy and all over us…and then poof, he kind of disappeared for long periods of time…Tip #1 – don’t forget to check in on the punters. He was particularly enthused to recommend what sounded like a...great house wine that later weighed in a hefty NZD$72 – Tip #2 – if recommending a more upmarket wine, share the pricing too. The meal itself was fine…the Bombe Alaskas were a firm favourite. Giving this restaurant benefit of the doubt, we’ll call it 4 stars.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

First time visit for all of us - I had seen it recommended but was very disappointed with the food. Staff & ambience were OK, food selection is very limited. When all the meals came out - they just looked bland & colourless. Two of...us had the Lamb Ragu - which was basically a Pasta dish with about a tablespoon of the Lamb Ragu & not much of a dressing with it. While all the entrees & mains ordered were disappointing - the roast potatoes were divine - super crunchy. Plus the Bombe Alaske dessert was great. Overall, I'd have to say we all agreed none of us would recommend it to friends.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Really fun exciting eclectic restaurant that serves wholesome good quality food Super busy but in a good way The cocktail selection is great and a good selection of wine and beers Service is fast and very friendly The sour dough and chicken liver pâté was...the best I have ever eaten and the pork roast special with crackling was also very good We will be back to soak up the vibeMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

Yes. It was a funny dinner, at a funny restaurant and all served by a funny and amazing waiter. Good Italian dishes. Please, don't ask & taste its own Coke beverage. It's the worst I've ever tasted. But we had some laughs on it. Highly...recommendableMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

Such a cute and fun place to eat! It was a really good vibe and the staff were fun, friendly and very attentive. The first night we went, we sat in the courtyard and had cocktails and pasta and it was amazing! I had the...Zucchini and Ricotta ravioli and couldn't recommend it enough. Second time round we ended up having pizzas and oh my goodness they were delicious! Cooked in a pizza oven and a decent size too. Highly recommend checking this place out if you love pizza and pasta and love a place with a good vibe. The staff were wonderful!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023

Fantastic food and service. There was this amazing woman who attended to us with excellent service and did everything possible to help us enjoy a meal and wine in 40 minutes as we were going to Yotams talk at Aotea square. The tomato sauce on...the spaghetti was beyond sublime. Wish I had that recipe. Lovely family restaurant. Great food. Well done everyone.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

The vibe of the place was really fun and friendly. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. We didnt think we could be fitted in, but they made room, and we were so glad they could. The food is very good indeed and we...really enjoyed our evening. Well done guys! Maybe the only negative was the small selection of desserts , but we really didnt have room anyway!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere we went for dinner before going to Club Burlesque which was fantastic Both venues had great staff and service The food was great I had one of the pizzas which was excellent my partner had a pasta dish which was very tasty

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

Every single staff member we spoke to was happy and mega friendly. The American girl who's name I didn't catch was particularly funny and very attentive. Food was epic, and the decor and atmosphere of the venue was great. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

Service was exceptional. Everyone was so welcoming and cracked some good jokes. The kumara ravioli was to die for. We also ordered the Coco’s Calabrese - it was yum but wouldn’t be excited to order it again. I think not enough flavour and filling. But...still an excellent night overall.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021

My partner and I came in late Friday night hoping for a table for dinner. We were met by a lovely waitress who very quickly showed us to a table and made us feel right at home. The place was buzzing, but we were very...well looked after by all the gorgeous ladies in front of house. Our food arrived quickly and perfectly spaced out. We got the arancini, burrata, calbrese pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and the cheesecake. We throughly enjoyed every single mouthful. I would've licked my plate had I been at home! The fantastic service really made our night, thank you all. Kia ora e nga wahine ataahua (and the lovely bar and kitchen staff too).More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2021

I have not dined here in a while, but Coco's is one of my favourite restaurants. The food and service is excellent.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

Overpriced for quality of food. There was a long thyme stalk in spaghetti and meatballs. The linguine pasta was bland and only flavored by minimal seafood water. Waitress addressed our table while tying her hair up and her armpits were hairier than king Kong in...winter. Immediately our appetite was deceased. In short the food was below average and mostly uneaten. The 4 of us left with a bad taste in our mouths. We offered to pay at a discounted price but was told we needed to pay the full amount despite most of the food being untouched. Lastly the host had an attitude.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Well I am Italian and I think Coco's Cantina could easily be located in Italy. The ingredients were fresh, the pasta was cooked to perfection, the ravioli home-made, the endless list of starters was had the perfect combination of flavours and was amazingly good. Everything...tasted fantastic and although we had to wait a bit for the second courses- we were a large group - we enjoyed the environment and the staff is super friendly. Definetely recommended for a casual and fun night out, with excellent food! The only difficult thing will be... what to choose from the menu!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

We were staying just minutes from this restaurant and decided to stop in after a long day on an excursion. The place always looked busy on other days but we got in early today. The service is great and the Pasta with meatballs is out...of this world. Best spaghetti I’ve ever had and filling too. My wife had the happy hour special spaghetti pompadour and she loved it too. Place was again getting busy as we left but will remember it for the pasta. I need the recipe to make these at home. Wish I had more days in Auckland as we would definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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COCO'S CANTINA, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Coco's Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5