Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai: Coco’s Restaurant in Jumeira Beach Residence

June 8, 2013

Colleagues and I went to have one of our very rare meet-ups in Coco’s Restaurant in Sheikh Zayed a few weeks ago. I must say that I have seen this restaurant numerous times but haven’t had the chance to dine there. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect. They do have a wide array of cuisines on offer which may be good or bad depending on how you see it. Good because it can cater to a broader clientele. You want steak? Yes, they have it! You want Mexican? Yes, they have it too. You want Indian cuisine? Of course they do it! Italian? Why not? Bad, because you will somehow get confused as to what really is their specialty? I mean, what can their chef do best among all of the cuisines in their menu? Or do they have a chef specializing in each of the cuisines they have? I highly doubt that. Anyhow, I settled for Mexican cuisine, one of my favorites and I ordered their Mexican style taco salad with crossed fingers.

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Served in a crispy tortilla shell with refried beans, green crispy mixed lettuce, topped with your choice of chicken or beef, cheddar cheese, black olives, jalapenos, diced tomato, and green onion, Served with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.

I chose the beef and it was actually surprisingly good, maybe not extraordinary, but good. It was a huge serving that I wasn’t able to finish it off. Well actually, just to warn you, they’ve got huge servings for everything. None of us were able to finish what was served to us. Along with the taco salad, I had unlimited iced tea. For starters, we also ordered nachos and fried shrimp wontons. The nachos was quite stale which gave me the impression that it was prepared early during the day and they’ve reheated the whole thing to be served to us. The fried shrimp wontons was great though. It’s probably the best we’ve ordered.

The service was a hit and miss. Some servers were nice and patient enough to explain each and every dish while some could care less. We stayed there for quite some time and were quite loud, I wonder why we were not kicked out of the place. LOL. It was a good night though, more because of the company I had with me than the food that was served.

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For more information, you may visit their website here: Coco’s UAE

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  • Reply nadamohammed June 8, 2013 at 15:32

    I used to dine there in the mid or late 90’s when I visited Dubai with family. It was probably new then, so it was a popular place in those days. It was always busy and supposedly the happening casual dining restaurant at that time. But now things have changed, with the opening of many unique restaurants with cool concepts. It’s still a good option though. I ate there once around two years or more ago after a salon appointment at Emirates Towers Boulevard. The food was not bad, as you described it 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High June 8, 2013 at 20:21

      Yeah, it isn’t so bad but it’s not really very good though. It’s mediocre I guess, nothing special but it’ll do. 🙂

  • Reply Sam Coran June 8, 2013 at 07:07

    You should try Baja Fresh – tostada salad. =)

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