Sweet baby Jesus, this restaurant is top notch, and one of my favorite places to dine in the world. Yes, I went there. The. World. From ambiance, to location and of course the food, Coco Bistro is a gem all foodies need to try. From food to service, the night will make you and your tummy feel like royalty.
First thing you need to know: BOOK A RESERVATION. After dinning here at the beginning of the trip, we tried to book another spot before leaving the island, but couldn’t! They were all booked up.
Second, don’t wear heels, unless you’ve mastered different terrains in them. Part of the ambiance is being sat amongst tall, lit up palm trees, with boarded pathways to get to your table. With that being said, and especially after a few martinis, these can be hard to navigate on stilts.
There are many dishes to recommend, but keep in mind the menu can reflect the season, so listen closely to the specials! The Bone-in Prime Cut Rib Eye is incredible. Cooked to your liking, and served with shoe string fries, the dish is finished with a side of brandy black peppercorn sauce – magnifico! I could drink that sauce, however, I refrained. Instead, I opted to dip my fries in it. And here I am, in all my sunburnt glory, eating the Bone-in Rib Eye.
The penne pasta with seafood. I’m a sucker for any type of pasta/carb, plus add local, fresh and delicious seafood, sold. The dish contains variety of seafood, with lobster, shrimp and scallops.
I saved the best for last. The Mushroom Soup. Oh. My. Lord. Jesus himself must stir that soup, because it is heavenly. I ordered it as an appetizer before my steak, and I’ve dreamt of that soup at least once a week since devouring it on the island. I wish I could explain in more detail, how creamy, beautifully textured and delicious this soup was. But since I can’t, I highly recommend ordering it when you’re there.
All in all, 5/5 for overall experience.