Coco Cubano, Parramatta

4 March 2012, 23:52

OH HAI! How was your weekend guys? If you’ve been stalking me on twitter you’ll know I was in Fiji for my extremely belated honeymoon and we had absolutely beyootiful weather so it was a complete downer when we landed back in Sydney and were met with pelting rain. But on Sunday arvo the sun smiled happily upon our group of food bloggers as we gathered at Coco Cubano (302 Church Street, Parramatta). Aaaand there was Sangria! White Sangria! Sangria rocks my world! So many short sentences! And exclamation marks!

Coco Cubano had kindly offered to provide some food and drinks for a mini westie food blogger meetup and the lovely Tony gave us a quick run down on the company and how he and his wife wanted to recreate the atmosphere, food and drinks of Cuba. I particularly loved how the photos on the wall were taken by him to give the place a personal yet quirky touch. Check out the mo’s on some of the fellas!

Haloumi salad ($15.90) arrives first, the wedge of lemon is squeezed onto the strips of salty squeaky cheese and disappears fast as we alternate between mouthfuls of the refreshing white Sangria ($28) and the charred capsicum slices.

The Patatas Bravas ($9.90) are fat and crisp with delightfully fluffy potato innards and smothered in a rich and slightly spicy tomato sauce.

Calamari with chilli salt and roasted garlic sauce ($12.90) is a bit heavy on the batter but the curls are crazy addictive with the garlic sauce.

We fight over the Mini Beef Burger Sliders (2 for $9.90) with grilled cheese and onion jam, the sesame studded buns are lightly toasted and hug the juicy patty with love.

Vegetarian Nachos ($12.90) OH YEAH LOOK AT THAT OOZY QUESO CHEESE! Mmm oozy gooey cheesey rivers of deliciousness. I heart queso cheese! Tho not so much the beans- I’m kinda a corn chip, cheese and guac type of gal.

AND MORE GOOEY CHEESE! The Serrano Melt ($14.90) has me in near raptures, ribbons of Serrano ham lie smothered in beautiful queso cheese on a jalapeno and olive bread.

A bowl of fries with chilli salt ($7.90) rounds out our savouries, the fries are golden and perfect and dunked into the garlic sauce with much relish.

A round of Mojitos ($14.90) makes us all merry, the mango and the lychee are instant winners and refreshing on the almost summer afternoon.

But at last! Dessert time! The Chocolate Fondue ($9.90) is a sight to see, the glasses of melty milk and dark chocolate is immediately attacked with marshmallows, wafers and fruit being dipped and dunked and covered in glorious chocolate.

I’ve never been a fan of churros but the Choc Cinnamon Churros ($13.90) are pretty damn tasty, piping hot and uber crunchy.

And last but not least, the Revolution Waffle ($13.90) comes with a toasty warm Belgian waffle, strawberries, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with more glorious chocolate sauce.

Group photo (thanks Dk and Yvn). Stuffed to the max we waddle off into the sunset and promise to return for the Cuban sandwich and more margaritas hehe good to know there’s a great place to chill and eat some tasty foods in the Parra area!

ChocolateSuze dined as a guest of Coco Cubano



  1. They have sliders, mojitos and churros? I AM SO THERE! Putting this on the “places to go in Parra list” along with Circa xp

    'chelle    Mar 5, 01:02 AM    #

  2. lol love the portraits! Would love to get to Cuba one day!

    Helen (grabyourfork)    Mar 5, 01:20 AM    #

  3. Oh gosh everything looks amazing! Especially the desserts~ I love the churros and the chocolate fondue!!! It’s amazing how all you Sydney foodies get together so often and eat and still manage to keep so fit :D

    Hope you had a fantastic honeymoon Susan!

    Daisy@Nevertoosweet    Mar 5, 04:22 AM    #

  4. Umm at the time it didn’t seem like we ordered that much food but I was so full after it, and I barely touched the dessert. Thanks for organising it with tony, Suze! Cheers to that white sangria!!

    Tina @ bitemeshowme    Mar 5, 08:14 AM    #

  5. Mmm sangria…I loved the photos on the wall too! Good times, thanks again for organising it! :)

    Steph    Mar 5, 08:28 AM    #

  6. Beef burger sliders & calamaris were awesome! I missed out on the desserts :(

    Ramen Raff    Mar 5, 08:34 AM    #

  7. I love the rose hot chocolate they have here, but not a fan of the cocktails I’ve had, they’re a bit weak for what you pay, lol. Haven’t had the sangria though!

    JasmyneTea    Mar 5, 10:34 AM    #

  8. what an awesome spread of food! I love rivers of cheese too hehe

    Jacq    Mar 5, 10:38 AM    #

  9. Love the jug of Sangria is bigger than your heard. It was a fun afternoon, so thanks for organising.

    Miss Piggy    Mar 5, 11:41 AM    #

  10. Holly mack everything looks so delicious! I better get my butt over there quick smart! :)

    Brenda    Mar 5, 11:46 AM    #

  11. mmm nachos yum! I like Coco Cubano. especially those big seats at the window where you can people watch all day :)

    catty    Mar 5, 03:36 PM    #

  12. You were in Fiji?? Nice!!! My bestie just came back from there too. Oo this place looks scrumptious! Haha at first I thought u were talking about the coco Cubano on Oxford there any relation?

    Rhonda (the dainty baker)    Mar 5, 05:59 PM    #

  13. Oh wow the chocolate fondue and churros looks amazing! Good to see some new restaurants opening up out in parra – it’s becoming quite the foodie hub!

    Thesuzchef    Mar 5, 07:28 PM    #

  14. This may be a stupid question, but was ANY of that food Cuban?

    Lau @ Corridorkitchen    Mar 5, 10:09 PM    #

  15. white sangria rocks my world too!

    sugarpuffi    Mar 6, 02:15 PM    #

  16. love to see decent places to eat in parra :)

    muppy    Mar 7, 07:36 AM    #

  17. “Hug the patty with love”…heheh.

    Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse)    Mar 7, 03:35 PM    #

  18. mm the white sangria, melted chocolate dips and all the dishes with garlic sauce were delicious! thanks for organising it suze :) we had a great arvo

    excusemewaiter    Mar 7, 08:10 PM    #

  19. YUMMY

    Lowongan Kerja    Mar 7, 09:52 PM    #

  20. Cool-looking churros presentation!

    joey@FoodiePop    Mar 9, 09:58 AM    #

  21. Ooh, the food looks good! Will have to make a trip here before I’m not a westie anymore!

    missklicious    Mar 9, 11:04 AM    #

  22. Very nice! I just live up the road! Many a good night with the local school mums spent here!

    Gemma @ My Big Nutshell    Mar 12, 10:52 AM    #

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