First thing you notice about Coco Cubano is the decor. It’s hip Cuban revolutionary. Photos of Che, odd bric-a-brac and plush sofas. The menu is extensive, covering breakfast, mains, tapas, cocktails and cigars. Yes. Cigars. Imagine studying for finals with a Cuban in one hand haha.
I went with the Scotch Fillet steak with chips and garlic sauce, the steak was okay bordering on tough. But the chips were good. They were thick, crunchy and salted well.
My friend opted for the calamari, which came with chips and salad. The calamari was well crumbed and chewy! Like a good chewy not the rubbery chewy.
I was quite fascinated by the array of photos that hung on the walls of the restaurant. The photo above with the old lady smoking a cigar caught my eye, no matter how cool or hipster you are you have nothing on her haha.
Will I return?
Yes. Coco Cubano is a nice addition to the UNSW food scene, although it’s pricier than most places on campus, the decent food and quirky decor will bring me back.
AnonymousJanuary 2, 2014 at 5:53 am
Just wanted to let you know that we have opened a new cafe in Prahran (a
sister cafe to the long running Port Melbourne venue). We would love you
to come in and try our coffee and food.
We have a number of interesting food options including Russian Specials
and some American BBQ inspired offerings (the owners are Russian so snuck
a few dishes onto the menu).
Our chef is a protégé of Iron Chef Sakai. He ran 2 of Chef Sakai's
restaurants in Japan.
Happy to offer you and a friend breakfast or lunch on the house. Just let
me know which day you would like to come in.
Thanks for your consideration.