Coco Roco

Restaurants, Peruvian Park Slope
Coco Roco
Venue says Happy Hour: 4-7pm, 2 for 1 cocktails. Monday thru Thursday. Come to try our new Pisco Cocktails

Top-notch ingredients flown in from the motherland ramp up the authenticity quotient at this Peruvian stronghold in Park Slope. Start with a pitcher of potent fruit-stocked burgundy sangria, fortified with imported Inca Cola and pisco—you’ll need it to take the edge off the heady food to follow. Tart ceviches and toothsome small plates like pulpo al olivo (rosemary-seasoned octopus in an olive sauce) are a fine way to kick things off. A rotisserie oven pumps out moist, crisp-skinned birds; seafood offerings, like the delectable cau cau de mariscos—a garlicky shellfish stew—are not to be missed.

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Coco Roco says
COCO ROCO was born as a dream of owning my own business. Since I came to this country in 1990, I worked for several years in restaurants, doing everything from washing dishes to being part of the team of operations managers, where I learned what they say [gringos] the know-how. Being fascinated with the world of restaurants, from there is created the concept, and is born the idea to open a new gastronomic experience, a restaurant that blends the Peruvian food that my mother taught me as a child, but this time for American palates: the main goal of my life.

After a few years of searching, I found the perfect space in 1998. Ever since I saw it I knew it was right: a fish and seafood restaurant, Ceviche, grilled meats, rotisserie chicken, Pisco sours with Take-out and Delivery - a new gastronomic experience in Park Slope.

By this time, my ideology of work was making a great team, recruiting the best for each area. In order to better meet my goal, I decided to call my brothers Albino and Fernando, who had as much experience as I do. Today we're known by everyone in the neighborhood as the" COCO ROCO’S Brothers."

COCO ROCO has gone through all the stages of life, consolidating a name and trajectory of good food with good service, not only that many tried to copy it, but conquering the preference of our customers who safeguard our permanence in time. Today, thanks to these life experiences, I learned that business is business and dreams come true in America.

- MatinTisoc
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Venue name: Coco Roco
Address: 392 Fifth Ave
Cross street: between 6th and 7th Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: Noon–10pm, Fri-Sun: Noon-11pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to 4th Ave or 7th Ave; D, N, R to 9th St
Price: Average price: $20-$30
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