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Coco's Cantina

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376-378 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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17:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really nice meal here. It's not the cheapest place, but was recommended to us by our AirBnB hostess. The polenta chips are an amazing side to enjoy between two. The main courses & wine were lovely & service was really helpful & friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank IntoTheWorldUK
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been meaning to check out this place for so long - I'm so happy we finally did because I loved the whole experience. The cheery friendly welcome, the delicious food, fantastic background music, great service, quirky decor, I'll definitely be back! We shared tiramisu and crostole with warm caramel sauce for dessert. YUM.

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Thank MargieMcL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep returning to this place for the food and vibe. Great place for evening drinks and dinner. Pastas are pretty amazing

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Thank Alex M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with a small group in the early evening. Although the staff aren't Italian, it really does feel authentic: red check table cloths, family photos on the walls and, above all, great food. The polenta chips were delicious, as was the pâté starter. I had some really nicely done fish with aubergine, whilst friends enjoyed excellent meatballs. Simple... More 

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Thank Sam J
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place and found it very nice! The food for me was not all typically Italian or classic Italian but tasted very good. We shared the cured fish for starter which we found on their very arty menu cards :) That was very nicely presented and tasted very good. As mains we had chicken parmigiana and the... More 

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Thank Nina_in_AKL
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I went here with friends quite a while ago and loved it last time , this time did not disappoint either the service was fast and friendly and they were busy, the polenta chips were amazing my friend has the spaghetti and meatballs which she loved and we had the porkbelly that was cooked to perfection . Thoroughly recommend this... More 

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Thank Simon L
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I had read plenty of reviews of Cocos - but had never been before so decided to drop in on a Friday night with my lovely lady While quirky - this meal was undoubtedly one of the best I have ever had, packed full of flavour with super fresh obviously homemade ingredients. Service was outstanding as well, you are made... More 

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Thank Scottyboykiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Coco's Cantina has great atmosphere that enables your mind to escape from your day to day life in Auckland into a little bit of Italy. The service and food is excellent and staff are very efficient and friendly. There is no booking but even waiting for a table is very enjoyable at Coco's Cantina. There is also a great collection... More 

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Thank DavidB857IH
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The staff at this restaurant are very rude, making you not want to return. The food is terrible over-priced for that you get. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Thank Lucymackle
Melbourne, Australia
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561 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the vibe, our waitress and the food we ate. Drinks were also good. With just a 5 minute wait we got a good table inside along the banquette and were asked about Happy Hour drinks which we took up. The cured fish is sensational. The pasta dishes we had of ravioli with walnut sauce and Orriechetti with broccoli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376-378 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?