Monday, March 12, 2012

Coco Cubano, Parramatta

What makes anyone or anything stand out the most in today's society? Hundreds of things are potential answers to this question. For me, it's making a positive difference/impact on peoples lives that makes someone distinct. That's something that I discovered about Coco Cubano one Sunday afternoon.

Coco Cubano is located on the food strip area of Church Street, Parramatta. It is a very sleek looking cafe with a laid back vibe. It is the perfect place to chillout and hangout.

A few fellow Western Sydney food bloggers and I had a meet-up lunch courtesy of Coco Cubano. As we were enjoying the awesome food and drinks, the El Presidente of Coco Cubano, Tony, took us through the history of their business. According to him, it was a trip to Cuba that inspired him to start Coco Cubano. The cuisine behind the food and drinks at this cafe/bar/restaurant is not exactly Cuban. But it's the revolution that Cuba's gone through that stands as the driving concept behind the food and service. The concept of revolutionising people's lives touched by Coco Cubano's food and hospitality with passion. It's through their wide range of scrumptious dishes that they are making a positive impact in the community.

The iced mocha was rich with a dominant chocolate taste. The espresso kicks in towards the end of the sip.

The white sangria was a group favourite. It is very refreshing and citrus with a subtle alcohol after taste.

My jaw dropped when I saw vegetarian nachos ($12.90). The nachos had generous amounts of salsa, guac, beans and cream. It's the kind of food that makes one happy even just looking at it. Munching on it was very comforting and satisfying to my tastebuds.

The calamari with garlic salt and roasted garlic sauce ($12.90) had a thick crunchy batter. It's succulent and I love it!

The patatas bravas ($9.90) looked more like chunky chips with a very nice tomato sauce with light garlic taste. The potato had a lightly crisp surface and is very soft inside.

They also have beef burger sliders ($9.90 for 2), which was my favourite! The thick mini pattie was very juicy, flavourful and perfectly cooked. The sweet onion jam made the slider extra special adding a little bit of sweet taste to the slider.

Haloumi Salad ($15.90)

Grilled chorizos with warmed olives ($9.90)

The bowl of fries with chili salt ($7.90) was very addictive. Fries were perfectly cooked just the way I want it.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to stay long enough to try out the desserts. To see and read about the desserts the group had, check out Chocolatesuze's post here.

So what make's Coco Cubano stand out and distinct amongst other cafe/restaurants in Parramatta? It's the ethics of passion & revolution that is evident in their food and hospitality.

Thanks Chocolatesuze and Tony for organising this awesome meet up!

Here are other posts by my fellow westside food bloggers of our Coco Cubano meet-up:

Ramen Raff dined as a guest of Coco Cubano.

Coco Cubano
3/302 Church Street  
Parramatta NSW 2150
0450 956 382
Sunday - Tuesday 7am-11pm
Wednesday - Saturday  7am-12pm


  1. Didn't look like we ordered that much food, but there sure was too much! I really did dig the white sangria!!!!

  2. Sounds like a great lunch; mm I think it's mocha time for me :)

  3. the nachoes looks amazing.. i alwats have room for nachoes!!!


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