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Koco Modern Caribbean

Koco Modern Caribbean Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oofrestaurantspr.stirsite.com/oofkoco.html
  • Phone: (787) 791-7078
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Caribbean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: The private Chef’s table dining room seats up to 14, and our glowing imperial table accommodates 22.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We have parking available through the hotel. If you park your vehicle, present your parking ticket to any Koco employee & you receive 3 hours free parking (after 3 hours normal hotel rates apply to any additional time spent). If you want to use the Hotel Valet Parking please do so, simply present your Valet ticket to any Koco employee & you receive 3 hours Valet parking for $10.00 (normal Hotel Valet rate is $25.00). If your stay exceeds the 3 hour limit you are billed an additional $5.00.
A word from Koco Modern Caribbean
Koco, located in the fabulous El San Juan Hotel & Casino in Isla Verde, is the newest, hottest OOF! Restaurant, and the design showpiece of the company. Koco features Chef Hector Crespo’s interpretation of Modern Caribbean dishes, using fresh island ingredients, artistic presentations, and traditional techniques to create a new vibrant, soulful cuisine.
Koco features an extensive Rum Bar and the chicest lounge in town, serving a hip modern take on some classic Caribbean cocktails, and the largest selection of rums on the island.
Koco was designed to transport you to a sexy, tropical chic, outdoor pavilion. Follow the water shimmering on the walls to candlelit dining spaces on the waterside decks, the glowing imperial table under the draped island pergola, or in one of the intimate round booths, and imagine you are dining under the Caribbean night sky.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Easy to make a reservation. Honestly, the Mojitos at Koco are the best I have ever had. The entrees for dinner were also quite good, excellent food and service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nice ambiance. Nice ambiance. Good food. Fine service"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Koco is a great place for dining. Our waiter offered extremely great service. This restaurant has a great environment and is beautifully decorated. I highly reccommend it!!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had dinner and the food was really nice however the portion were really small. Overall we spent a good time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Mauricio our waiter, was outstanding. Great ambience, good music."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My overall experience was good. The service was slow, too many tables including the bar for our waiter. The flavor of the food was very good, but a sin for fish is that it be overcooked. Both the Tuna Tartare and the Mahi Mahi were way overcooked which took away from the dining experience. You just don't expect that at a restaurant in the San Juan Hotel. We told our waiter and Head waiter and no one really seemed to care. No excuse and no gesture of of trying to make it right so that we would return, which I don't think we will."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at koco on July 31, 2014 ! The food was amazing. The decor is incredible. The drinks are to die for ! The service is impeccable. I would highly recommend koco to anyone for an incredible dining experience. What a great choice we made for our special night."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Alberto was great! Made the meal even more special. I'd go back and ask for him."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is without a doubt one of the best restaurants right now in the Isla Verde area!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great last minute find. Went on a late Sunday night and only one other group was there but that didn't bother me. Served by Maurizio who was one of the best servers I've ever had. Went for my birthday and was given a free round of drinks. Recommend, maybe on a Friday or Saturday night if you're looking for a crowd."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The wait staff was so friendly and the food was delicious! Would definitely return to this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place truly is a gem! Delicious food, outstanding service and great sorroundings. I left just thinking about when I could go back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not only was the food over priced, both dishes I ordered were over seasoned and the portions were extremely small. I was extremely disappointed, I will never eat at Koco Modern Caribbean again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I was glad to be there on a friday night, is the best day to be there since there's a professional magiccian performing table by table. And the food is great not too spicy either as i thought it will be, the drinks are good too, and the deserts deserve a medal. For a friday night special ocation, this is the place to be. I'm looking forward to go back on my next vacation and hope the magic will still be there! Btw his name is Manuel Velasco I was shocked since he performed all those tricks in front of you..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our first night in Puerto Rico staying at El San Juan hotel. Koco Restaurant is housed inside this hotel. It was absolutely delicious! Service and ambiance was outstanding. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Service was superb, from the hostess, the server, the manager and the bartender. Had a band that played at perfec tempo and volume. A magician walking around approached the table only between courses and stayed for only the right amount of time. Servers suggestions were right on line."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Really good food - on the list every time we visit Puerto Rico."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We're regular visitors to the Island and to the El San Juan Hotel, knew of Koco but had adopted a manana attitude toward trying it out. I'm sorry we waited so long. Billed as "Porto" Rican with a kick, it lives up to it's billing. Our server was happy to not only make recommendations, but described each of the dishes he recommended and why he liked them. We had the scallops appetizer, the mero and the chicken. All were presented well, tasted great and were nice size portions. Not like the almost tapas size kind where the chef seems to think they're preparing a work of art rather than a main course and not so huge that you couldn't finish. We look forward to making this one of our regular stops in the future."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our overall experience at Koco was pleasant as my Husband and I dined with out 5 year old son. The food is flavorful but the portions are too small (especially for the prices). We are from NY and we are no strangers to paying good to get that in return but our portions were too small here. We shared the beef dumplings as an appetizer, had the jerk grilled chicken and the churrasco for entrees and the chocolate brownie dessert. Although they don't have a kids menu they were great about making our son panko breaded chicken fingers and fries which we though was nice. All around service, ambience and food was good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Mi exceperiencia en general no fue buena. El servicio era pobre y la comida no era de calidad. El rissoto estaba sobre cocinado y el filete de mero estaba medio quemado. Cuando le menciones esto al mesero me dijo que si queria algun otro plato del menu deberia de esperar de 40 a 45 minutos lo cual es algo inaceptable. Pienso que el lugar tiene buen potencial, es romantico y acojedor pero sus meseros, comida y presentacion no fueron nada buenas."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Totally enjoyed our meal at Koco. Our waiter, Alberto, couldn't have been more helpful, making suggestions and describing every dish. The tuna tartare appetizer was spectacular. Our entrees arrived in a timely fashion and were delicious. My husband said the paella was the best he had ever had, and he has a deccriminating palate. I ordered the grouper entree that was served with a mofungo. I found it a little sweet. It was very good, the fish prepared perfectly. We did not order dessert but the meal was terrific."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "But the food and were awesome. We relied 100% on the waiter's recommendations and were very happy at the end of the night."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was a last minute choice for dining in the Isla Verde neighborhood. It is in the Old San Juan hotel which is a great place for nightlife and music. We lived our experience the paella was "to die for"! Our server, Alberto was the best. Great Mojitos too."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great ambience, excellent service... The food was good...for starters I'll recommend the Coq Au Vin Dumplings Also try the Mojitos!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Kocos, located in El San Juan Hotel, is a gem. We had the Caribbean chicken and blackened tuna, both were excellent. The waiter (Rafael) was extremely helpful."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The coconut shrimp was pretty good. The chicken dumplings were terrible. Tasted like opening a salt shaker and dumping it into you mouth. NASTY! Service was great! Alberto was very friendly. Just tried a couple apps as we were sampling a few of the spots in the old San juan hotel."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Great food and outstanding service! Good location."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We have eaten at Koco's every time we are in Puerto Rico which has been many times over the past 10 years. They have many new menu items, it changes often but still have some of the staples which I hope never change. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable about how the food is prepared and they make an awesome pomegranate cosmo if that is your preference. I highly recommend it to anyone who is in San Juan"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We had a great dinner here, even though it was only appetizers. Listen to your server's recommendations! For a cocktail, order the West Indies Martini. Simply amazing!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "This place is really a hidden treasure. Everything is excellent, a little bit expensive but worth every dollar!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Chicken dumpling appetizer was delicious, strong drinks, very pretty little space... Service was just ok. Took awhile to get anything even though it was a Tuesday night and there was only one other table. Tuna steak tasted very fishy... Would not recommend. My boyfriend got a grouper dish which was much better than mine but still just average"
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "Beautifully decorated space; the food was good and a interesting mix of ingredients but not memorable; had plaintain gnocchi which was a good and satisfying dish; best was the choco koco dessert and the staff really was nice and made us feel comfortable and ensured we had a good dining experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "I usually like to find resterants outside of hotels but Koco's was a Pleasant surprise. The cerveche appetizer was exceptional. I was afraid to order a chicken dinner thinking that it would be boring. I was pleasantly surprised. It was unique and flacerfull. Just what I wanted from a carabean island."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "My husband and I ate here on May 31st, 2013. We were staying in Isla Verde and wanted a modern version of the typical fried Puerto Rican food. This place had excellent food. One thing to note is that it does get mostly tourist so it is best to inform your server if you are not in a hurry, as they are not on island time here. We had the chicken fricassee dumplings for our appetizer, which were decent, but the rest of the meal was amazing! I ordered the "Kokonut shrimp" appetizer with a side of the root vegetable gratin for dinner, and my husband got the seared tuna steak. Both dishes were amazing, but my personal favorite was the shrimp. It a very romantic spot with low lighting tucked away in the back of the hotel."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "If you're tired of rice and beans give this place a try. Very eclectic menu. Pricing was not bad for the portion you get."
    Dined on 5/1/2013
  • "We are home from San Juan and still craving the scallops. Very good seafood and the best service we had in San Juan."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "Based on reviews, we ordered 3 recommended appetizers and a salad. Coconut shrimp & Scallops were bothe very sweet. Fish tacos were spicy but tasted more of bacon than fish. Salad was good but nothing special. There were only 3 other small partie in the restaurant. We would not go back because there are a number of less expensive local restaurants nearby such as Don Jose's, Mia Casita, Platos..."
    Dined on 4/2/2013
  • "We were sent here by our concierge. Maybe the main chef was away, because the food was not good at all. However our server was very nice & attentive. I'd try somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "This is by far one of the worst restaurant experiences I've in a long time. The food was OK; nothing to crave about. You can find better taste in other restaurants in the area. The service was the slowest. Our waiter (Rico) forgot about us the entire time. We ordered drinks and instead of bringing all of them at once he took the time to bring on at a time. After two an a half hours in the restaurant we wanted to leave but nobody showed up with the bill. We had to ask another waiter to bring it so we could continue with our night. Needless to say, I don't recommend it."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "We were staying at El San Juan, was a bit concerned about poor reviews. They were wrong the night WE went! Service was impeccable, food was very good! Prices are reasonable, don't hesitate to go! Grouper with mofongo was excellent, Maui with risotto also great!"
    Dined on 3/2/2013