Parramatta’s Church Street has always been the “food” strip where people wander up and down finding a place to have a good feed but can never make a decision as there is just so much to choose from. Because Parramatta is somewhat local for me, I’ve been waddling up and down Church Street for as long as I can remember - I even had my first date with the boy at one of the restaurants there. Over the many years, it’s transformed into a foodie haven offering a large variety of cuisines. One of the newer hot spots who has prime location is Tony Melhem’s Coco Cubano.
The wall is filled with some family history. It definitely puts that homey touch to the place.
Some start off with a huge jug of white sangria ($28 per jug) ..
.. whilst I start off with a skim latte (because I’m boring like that).
The first of many tapas comes out. No better way to start the meal off with some haloumi salad ($15.90). How cute is the mini pan that it is served in?
A big plate of vegetarian nachos ($12.90) with lots of queso cheese and guacamole. I’m a sucker for nachos.
These mini beef sliders with grilled cheese and onion jam (2 for $9.90) were a hit with peeps! I didn’t get to try it myself but it sounds awfully hard to go wrong with those flavour combinations.
Some batatas bravas ($9.90) comes out and they are wonderfully crispy on the outside with some fluffy potato innards and pairs really nicely with the home made tomato sauce.
Calamari with chilli salt with a side of roasted garlic sauce ($12.90) is too good not to try. Although the batter for the calamari is slightly heavier that what I’m used to, that garlic dip cannot be missed.
Can’t ever go wrong with some grilled chorizos and warmed olives ($9.90)
Concluding the savoury foods we finish up with the cuban tortilla ($11.90) which is a flavoursome wrap with a fried egg with chorizo, queso, rocket and tomato relish.
You know, just doing what she likes to do. Don’t judger her :)
Mojitos are next on the menu haha. Amongst the original mojito are lychee, passionfruit and (I think) mango.
Oh it’s dessert time! The chocolate fondue $9.90 makes us all filled with happiness. How can it not with two glasses full of melted milk and dark chocolate? Mmmm.
The choc cinnamon churros ($13.90) came out piping hot, which is the only way churros should be served. Always love a cinnamon sugar coating as it reminds me of my childhood favourite – the cinnamon sugar donut from my then local corner shop.
The Revolution Waffle ($13.90) is served with a Belgian waffle, with strawberries and ice cream, drizzled in melted chocolate. What a great way to end a great food with awesome people!
This was one lenghty photo post but even then, we didn’t try everything on the menu. Guess I’m going to have to go back for more food and cocktails next time :)
Thanks again to chocolatesuze for organising and Tony Melham (el Presidente) for inviting us to dine at one of your porjects that was driven by nothing but passion and your love for food.
bitemeshow me dined as a guest of Coco Cubano
302 Church Street
Tel: +61 450 956 382