Cocha

4.8
377 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Located in downtown Baton Rouge, Cocha is a gathering place for harvest inspired meals, wine tasting, and community events. Cocha is all about feeling at home, a place where you know you will be cared for and that every detail has been carefully thought through.
We start with the best local seasonal organic produce, sustainable seafood, the purest farmed animals and the historic foods that have defined this landscape for generations. The food is responsibly grown, harvested, sourced and the menu changes with the seasons. We pride ourselves in making our dishes from scratch and with a light touch. You can also find items that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free on our menu.

Support Cocha during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 377 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayleeB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !! We really enjoyed our brunch visit here !

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viplive2dine
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocha is our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is unique, creative, and delicious. I love the international wine list. The service is attentive, friendly, and professional. The outdoor dining area is lovely. Enrique and Saskia are exceptional and gracious hosts and owners.

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vipPeterA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff and good food. Service was fast. Neat place

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MichaelB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! it is a bit pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple sublime

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vipRobertA
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Waited an hour for food

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unique establishment with a great layout, variety of seating options & an understated, sophisticated ambiance. Creative, quality chef work happening here. I thought the restaurant had a great personality. The service was above average (our waiter Cameron was excellent, he made quality recommendations), my only knock was that it took the food a while to hit the table. The menu is certainly different, especially for Baton Rouge. There is hands down no better option for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free eaters looking for off the beaten path, locally sourced, eclectic dishes. I had the smoked white bean & duck cassoulet which was excellent, my wife had the osso buco which was complimented by a roasted vegetable medley that stole the show. Will come back and try more of what’s coming out of this kitchen.

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IanO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice, the waiters were super helpful and the food was impeccable. It was a bit pricey to go there regularly but a great place to eat for special occasions.

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KaceyW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here snd it was great!!! The food was wonderful and all the staff excluding the chef/owner were polite and friendly

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JeanetteC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We took our 3 grandsons for Sunday Brunch and we all enjoyed it. We ordered a variety of items and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday afternoon late lunch/early dinner. Very welcoming staff and nice mellow atmosphere. We sat inside at a banquette with windows to enjoy the day without the chill. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with the oyster apps. Both there raw and chargrilled are outstanding. The wine board was very tasty too. My Wife & I split the osso buco. Tender, savory and a good recommendation for a cozy comfort dish. No room for dessert but we will be back soon.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we loved the ambiance and the unique food and atmosphere for a LA restaurant. The European feel was a welcome change and we will return and tell others about our experience.

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vipGigiC
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Belle
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. The food and service are amazing. We drive from Covington just to eat brunch there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful...from cocktail to curry to coconut chocolate ice cream. Loved the atmosphere - hope to enjoy the patio space next time.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was meaning to go to cocha for a very long time since I heard they had Venezuelan fair. I am Venezuelan and Love to try Venezuelan food at different places when it’s available. The cachapaswere very good but were lukewarm. This was very disappointing. The curry was also pretty good but it lacked a pop of flavor.

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JeanneS
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A bit pricey for the amount of food you’re served at dinner, though it is quite delicious. Cocha has wonderful lighting and decor. The service, and cocktail and wine selections are excellent and I appreciate them sticking to social distancing as we crawl out of this pandemic. I would say I prefer Cocha’s much more reasonable and generous lunch menu at this time.

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vipBillinBR
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of everything in one brunch... food, wine, staff.... the complete package.

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vipDerrickS
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining experience with amazing food and great service. Lots of healthy options as well.

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WGLL
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. The chocolate ice-cream desert is superb.

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vipDenny
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed another excellent Friday night dinner at Cocha!

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Elizabeth
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent as always.

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CraigR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cocha and love the owners even more. Enrique and Saska do an incredible job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary and it was amazing! Food, drinks, the whole nine yards.

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MayG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early dinner. I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and do enjoy it every time. I love the freshness of the food and the variety in the food menu and even their mixed drinks.
We both tried a couple of whiskey cocktails to start, which if I remembered the names, I would recommend.
For our entrees we ordered the ‘off menu’ paella. It was beautiful ! Each piece of seafood was cooked to perfection, which is always the hardest part of a paella. As a big fan of paella’s, which we have had in numerous countries; I feel that I have a reasonable understanding of the variations and can enjoy the differences. This is not a tomato based, for those who have preferences.
It was seasoned nicely but not overpowering, thus allowing the seafood components to shine. It was a large serving, with lots of seafood. The octopus, which I have often found to over cooked in other establishments, was a large portion and perfect.
We also allowed the sommelier to recommend a bottle of wine. Enjoyed that choice so well, that we bought an extra bottle to take home.
After too much food, we did make room to try the vegan coconut milk based chocolate ice cream- so good.
Highly recommend!! If you have not tried this gem, it is worth a trip.

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vipMarkP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited Cocha on a Saturday for lunch. Beef sliders (a special that day) were wonderful. Freshly ground at the restaurant. Other family members really enjoyed the Cuban sandwich and curried butternut squash soup. Really impressed by the creative and fresh menu. I have never seen such a varied wine list in this sized restaurant. Many wonderful selections from lesser known regions. A delightful Uruguayan Tannat, a crisp Austrian Gruner Veltliner and even a Bordeaux-style red from Lebanon. Aso plenty of options from the usual places. I commend their large number of "by the glass" selections. There will be a wine to perfectly enhance anything on Cocha's eclectic menu. The servers were great. Friendly, informative, attentive, but never obtrusive.

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leahj
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding and menu was so unique!

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SamuelS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and awesome waiter. We have a great time!

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vipCalvin
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting the cocktails and the food right at the same time is important to me. Cocha handled both swimmingly well. I'll be back.

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JenOliv
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in BatonRouge. Different and delicious. The owner is usually there making sure everything is running smoothly and checking on patrons.

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DonnieG
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and wine! We sat outside and had a great dinner. Talked to the owner before I went in and made experience even better!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from start to finish was amazing. Great food, friendly and super helpful staff. First class start to finish!

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caveatactor
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited New Year's menu: small portions with high prices. HOWEVER, presentation was excellent; food was mostly flavorful except for the grain/rice accompaniments--those were tasteless. Menu choices were interesting--and dishes were served up quickly. Appreciated the attentive service. VERY clean restaurant. We love that most of the produce is locally sourced. The best (as always) is the passionfruit mousse: a citrusy pudding that is soooo good, it should be available by the quart for take out!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small portion sizes, limited menu, but the food and experience was very good

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vipKrisO
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cocha! The food is always fresh and perfectly seasoned. We love that the menu changes for not only the food, but also the cocktails. We want to keep returning!!

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SharonK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Cocha and I enjoyed it very much. We dined outdoors - a nice seating area with planters lining the edge, tables and umbrellas. It reminded me of sidewalk dining in Europe. I ate the Indonesian noodles with grilled shrimp and my friend had the lobster sliders. Both were excellent and I plan to return soon.

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perfectmale
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening! Cocha updates their fabulous menu frequently, and we were happy to try dishes that weren't going to be on the next menu. The Grilled Spanish Octopus and Seared Scallop and Shrimp Chupe were both delicious! If you haven't tried their grilled oysters, treat yourself to some soon! We will surely order them again on our next trip to try the new menu. The owners always make you feel welcome and appreciated! They surely must love what they do as they are doing an amazing job!

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vipLovinglife30
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Very tasty Snapper

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time. Food was amazing. Glad to have a farm to table inBTR

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food was incredible and Juan is one the best there is.

FAQs

Cocha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 615-8826.

Cocha is rated 4.8 stars by 377 OpenTable diners.

Cocha does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.cochabr.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.