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- Brunch - Weekend
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- Outdoor Dining
- Full Bar
State St. to Sackett St., 3rd Ave. to Hicks St.
This venue is closed.
The newer establishments on Smith Street’s north end have been on the flashier side and this upscale sister to Park Slope's Coco Roco is no exception. Gorgeous tilework, stained glass and a simple garden create a refined ambience even if the cuisine—with its emphasis on seafood, meat and Peruvian chicken—lacks continuity. Promising starters are the papa rellena, a gluttonous flavor-bomb of fried potato and picadillo, and a refreshing ceviche—bursting with tender squid and snapper, and tart enough to cut right through a pisco sour. The lamb shank entrée (in a robust, malt beer sauce) slides off the bone but you'll fare even better with the basics such as the insanely cheap rotisserie chicken and crisped-around-the-edges plantains. For dessert, Coco's hallmark lime coconut flan is sadly missing, but a martini glass of mousse, flavored with the Caribbean fruit lucuma, makes a creative replacement.Recommended Dishes
Papa rellena, $6.50; seco de canilla de cordero, $12.50. pollo a la brasa, $7.50.
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