Coco Palm

4.6
1473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Havana meets Madrid at Coco Palm, the beautiful hilltop restaurant overlooking the San Gabriel Valley. Begin your evening with a Mojito or Sangria in the lounge, and then enjoy dinner while listening to our house music in the elegant restaurant, specializing in traditional Spanish and Cuban cuisine. Don't miss the Paelia Valencia or the House Steak, a 56oz bone-in rib chop for sharing. A variety of fresh seafood is available daily - from lobster and shrimp to fresh salmon in Albarino wine sauce or loin of Sea Bass in a Mango-miso sauce. Afterwards, show your moves in the Coco Room where every Friday we offer free salsa lessons, followed by a live twelve-piece salsa band. On Sundays we offer a spectacular all-you-can-eat Champagne Brunch, and an all-you-can-eat lunch is served daily. Valet Parking is mandatory on most nights, $5/vehicle.
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TC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I've been to the Coco Palm before but this time found the experience to be not so great. Although the room had a nice view from the hills, it was VERY noisy. So much so that the music playing over the speakers was barely audible. The only feel of Cuba was when I visited the restroom where I could actually hear Cuban music over the speakers.
As for the food: The ropa vieja meat was flavorful BUT very tough to chew. Traditional ham crockets were not on the menu so we had the chicken crockets: soft and mushy. When I asked for picadillo....a traditional Cuban dish, I was told it was not on the menu. On the positive side, the black beans WERE delicious and the white rice was good as well. The service was also excellent.
Actually being from Cuba, I've had Cuban food all my life. For the prices charged here, the food in general was not up to par. Overall, very disappointing. There are much better Cuban restaurants out there.
One last comment: I found tortilla chips, salsa, and guacamole on the menu. Really?! I thought I was in a Cuban restaurant NOT a Mexican one.

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l
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coco Palms offers incredible views, great food, and authentic food!

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SB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love coming here. Great food, great atmosphere, and an awesome view!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a good price!

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IV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, comfortable and very romantic for the both. An unforgettable experience.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 10th wedding anniversary dinner on the 26 of December 2018 and the food was excellent. My daughter got married there five years ago and everything was exceptional. We will come back again and again.

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I
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinning experience. Great service and food in wonderful setting.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great service. Food was amazing overall great experience. Will be back

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t
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my visit to Coco Palm. Outstanding food consistently served here.

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Las Vegas
162 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Michelle is superb. Her recommendation is spot on. The view and the glass of wine go hand in hand

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The Coco Palm has delicious food, however I was am bit disappointed with the customer service. In my reservation I indicated we were celebrating our 5th anniversary in which we got married at the Coco Palm, as well as my husband is battling cancer so this anniversary is extra special to us. When we arrived there was so indication of the note I made about our anniversary nor did the waiter ask if we were celebrating anything special. When we ordered our drinks with the appetizer, the drinks took a long time to arrive and our appetizer arrived with the main course. Plus the waiter asked me 3 times the dish I ordered. I could understand if it were busy, but our reservation was 2pm and it was not busy, with many open tables. The waiter was just not attentive and simply did not look happy to be there. Again the food was great, but the staff need to work on their customer service skills.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary with a window seat. Great service, food, and views as the sun set. We'll be back!

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KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks werea bit pricey but the ambiance and service was great. Our steak was just a little over cooked but we would gladly go back for a special occasion.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was fantastic until the server left our food on the serving table next to us, before serving us, and walked over to sing happy birthday to the table behind us.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with top quality food. The dishes were beautifully plated and nice sized portions for lunch. They serve lunch and dinner menu all day.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was poor, food not good with dated menu items. Nice view.

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CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great views of the Pomona/Chino Valley. Cuban food with a nice presentation. I had the sea bass which was beautifully served atop a bed of pureed cassava with carrots, green beans and zucchini. The fish was perfectly cooked, but the sauce was a bit too sweet for my palate. My husband had a seafood medley which was a bit hard to eat (lots of shells to crack) but tasty. The bean dip they serve with the bread is yummy. We also had an ahi appetizer that was delicious--very light and refreshing. Unfortunately, they had several large parties and the servers were quite busy and distracted. We felt a bit ignored at times. We sat for 30 minutes waiting for bread and for someone to cork the bottle of wine we brought ($10 corkage fee). It was our anniversary and that was noted on our reservation, but they did nothing to help us celebrate. Most restaurants will usually offer a complimentary dessert or champagne. Our bill came to $120 including tax and tip...and we brought our own wine. It's a bit on the pricey side and excellent service is expected at a restaurant such as this.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and service was great!! Definitely I’ll come back

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CA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday brunch! The food and music were awesome as usual. I just love that braised oxtail, the paella and the lechon. I should come here more often...

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I
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu options. I had the oxtails which is not common at most restaurants in the area and they were amazing! I really appreciate the menu options at this restaurant. The wait staff was extremely professional and seem very well trained to provide exceptional customer service.

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BM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm Cuban and a good cook, so I'm very picky about eating Cuban food out. We went to the Coco Palms for my husband's birthday and we had a great time. The service was friendly and attentive. We were seated quickly (we had a reservation but it was a Wednesday night so not super busy). My husband is pescatarian; the rest of us eat meat on special occasions. I've read the reviews about this place not being "authentic" Cuban. I have to say, I ordered traditional Cuban dishes "Rabo Encendido" and "Ropa Vieja" and these were prepared authentically, traditionally, and deliciously. There are dishes that are fusions of other cultures, but I think that is great. Every cuisine in the world continues to develop, but Cubans often demand that their cuisine be frozen to what they were eating in the 1950s. I love the influences of Mexican and Asian cuisines on the menu. Smart for a California restaurant where all these cultures contribute to our vibrant culinary scene. The space was comfortable and we had a lovely view. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stopped in last minute and we're treated very well. Food and service were great, and so is the property. Beautiful views. Can't wait to go back.

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W
London
38 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was empty yet we had to wait for our table.
Table booked for 845, yet by 10.30 they were looking at their watches and turning off the lights.
We won’t be going back.

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TE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional, and the service was very good as well.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food
The decor and food presentation is beautiful

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e
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and we absolutely loved it. The service was great the atmosphere was on point and it was just perfect for a birthday dinner. Everything was right. The food was really good and well displayed too. Thanks you guys.

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SC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Coco Palm because of the view, and we left impressed with the service and the food.

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JZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you are planing to take a date there, it will be very noisy on the weekends. During the week you will be just fine. the food is good, portions are small and it is expensive.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

good Cuban Food. ordered the Alaskan sea bass, came with mashed potatoes, vegies and fried plantain. ordered chocolate lava cake with ice cream for dessert. Overall good service and good food. Nice city view from our table.

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t
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch, very elegant but they were making some repairs and painting while the restaurant was open (tacky)
Great service but no wine list, no drink list just the luch menu

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ZC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food. Great views of the city. Perfect anniversary dinner.

P.S. They do read the special request box and will accommodate if possible.

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RT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with Coco Palm. I took my wife for brunch and to my surprise, they had trios signing. I dedicated two songs to my wife and the loved it. The trio was amazing and they sing awesome.

Great place.

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AM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you love Ropa Vieja, lechone, yucca and plantains you will love their brunch here! Bottomless mimosas anyone?!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, fantastic food, the Ambiance was great me and my friend had a great time I'll definitely be back

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NE
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

aww man service was great it all started with the valet the guys were very friendly and nice.... then i walk in i was early to my appointment,, and they had my table ready that was aweome are waiter was the best.... the food was delicious ill recommend the tomahawk to everybody that goes there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i will defenetly be back pretty soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue I had was that you have to valet and it’s cash only...I never have cash...but the food was delicious and the server and all staff was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night with my mom for her birthday she loved the place

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised. My first time to dine at COCO PALM. A little nervous since it was a Valentine's and Anniversary celebration. So yes I would definitely dine there again.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner ❤️

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall- made my fiancée birthday Experience memorable

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