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Coracora Restaurant, West Hartford, CT

Coracora Restaurant

4.6
4.6
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Coracora -- family-run, top-rated Peruvian restaurant in Hartford County -- named Semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Award in two categories: “Outstanding Restaurant” and “Best Chef: Northeast.”

About Coracora
Opened in 2011 by Hector Ludena and Luisa Jimenez, Coracora offers patrons authentic, homemade Peruvian cuisine and serves its clientele every day based on three main pillars -- high-quality ingredients; a warm and welcoming family-like experience; and the best customer service. Everything is made in-house furthering Coracora’s dedication to excellence.

Executive Chef: Macarena Ludena, daughter of owners Hector and Luisa.

Along with in-house dining, Coracora offers both take-out and delivery. It is open for both lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Latin American, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 953-2672
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Macarena Ludena
  • Neighborhood
    West Hartford
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hartford

    Kid-friendly

  • Hartford

    Innovative

  • Hartford

    Healthy

248 Reviews
  1. cathyj

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. The service was great. The food was spot on. We had never had Peruvian food and it was very good.

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  2. 24dinner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible. Fresh and delish. The best empanadas I’ve ever had. Cora Cora never disappoints!

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  3. OliverS

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    AMAXING food and brunch. Will definitely be back! Highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience! We ordered the ceviche, bistec, and tacos. The bistec was cooked perfectly and the tacos were filled with flavor and better than I could’ve expected. I always enjoy the ceviche at Cora Cora. The waiter was very friendly and the ambience was very bright. It was a packed restaurant so a reservation is needed!

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  5. JimP

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Where do I begin. So many wonderful food choices. We shared the boiled potatoes appetizer Papa a la Huanciana, which was a great start to our relaxing dinner. I had pesto pasta with ribeye steak, Tallarin Verde with ribeye, which I understand is a favorite of many Peruvians. The pasta was full of flavor and the steak put it over the top. We shared three scoops of homemade ice cream covered in chocolate. Our favorite was the passion fruit ice cream.

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  6. LAM107

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent flavorful food! Wait staff was great at explaining the various dishes. Tasty craft cocktails.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. By far the best Peruvian food I have had and by far my favorite. Our server was amazing and attentive even though it was extremely busy his suggestions are spot on. Cannot wait to Go again. ❤️

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very busy on a Thursday night so service was a little slow but very accommodating! Was impressed!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful experience. The waitstaff were attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful! Each in our party ordered a different item off the lunch menu as well as some shared appetizers. We all came away with leftovers. The waiter was conscientious about assisting with food sensitivities for one person in our party. We were here for a group lunch that required extensive discussion so they kindly placed us in a quiet corner per our request via the reservation. We’ll be back!

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  11. PatB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters birthday celebration was wonderful because of the wait staff, great food and attention to this special day.

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  12. cassieq

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and an excellent experience!! Great spot for when you are looking to treat yourself with a more upscale meal

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Top notch quality. A+ service A+ can’t wait to go back

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  14. PriscillaP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was really good! Delicious food Lomo saltado is my favorite

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  15. SarahM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant! The Peruvian food was so fresh and delicious; the ceviche was fantastic and we also had tacos and roasted chicken, and topped it off with crème brûlée- our waiter was attentive and helpful with the menu- I would go back again and again!

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  16. Betsy

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wide variety of Peruvian menu options, all delicious, wait staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, especially around heat levels of entrees. Desserts were to die for.

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  17. sunflowerLinda

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch, service was very good and food was tasty.

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  18. Joseph

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Warm wine glass for my white wine? Poor presentation… Only offered dinner menu at lunch? Had to ask for a lunch menu… feels like they were trying to get you to spend more at lunch time. Cheesy plastic flowers hung from the ceiling. Just average atmosphere. Food was good but everything else made for a bad taste in my mouth. Not special enough to have to put down a charge card w 20$ to secure lunchtime reservation… looks like they got too cocky abt their reviews. Did NOT excite. Will not go back.

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  19. DoctoraD

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. It took forever to get a reservation and I am glad we finally did. The service was excellent. Our server took time to explain some of the dishes to us. Everyone in our party ordered something different - steak, ceviche, chicken, rice with seafood. It was all delicious and beautiful presentation. The pisco sour is a wonderfully refreshing cocktail.

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  20. Robcrk

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What a find! It was an hour drive for us, and well worth it! I am familiar with Peruvian food - this was authentic with nice wonderful touches.

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  21. Rachael

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was amazing, the food was amazing, the decorations were amazing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing family place - amazing food and service . We have been coming here from day one

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  23. GloBo

    New York City

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch for four. One fish, two roasted half chicken, and one chicken dish with bread sauce and potatoes/rice. All good... but the chicken with sauce would benefit from spices. Delicious ice cream trio desser and one scrumptious Flan. Also wontons and empanadas very good. As always, excellent and timely service. Thank you.

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  24. CAPH

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good however the hot items were barely warm. Our server was excellent and helpful in explaining the various dishes. The facility needs a lot of improvements. Our table was wobbly and it took almost 10 minutes just to get it fixed to an acceptable level. While the decorations are attractive they can’t hide all the building issues. We enjoyed the meal overall so a 4 star is our rating.

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  25. ThomasC

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful addition to the central Connecticut food scene.

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  26. NeilA

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with excellent options for the whole family. The staff worked together as a team to make sure we always had anything we needed. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  27. DaresaG

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and great food. Will be back again.

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  28. Trixie

    Key West

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service. Ambiance still has a little McDonalds left to it.

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  29. KarlB

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our anniversary dinner. We received special treatment, very nice!

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  30. charlesc

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, complex and fresh-tasting sauces, delightful surprise tastes from the ceviche to the ice creams.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very noisy and hard to hear the server. Food was good, but wasn’t blown away by anything. Ceviche and empanada were tasty. My “Peruvian paella” was a little under seasoned and had some grit from the clams. Overall, I think my expectations were high due to the the James Beard nominations but I will definitely try it again.

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  32. GloBo

    New York City

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish dishes were great. Deep fried Pork Belly was very dry and almost difficult to eat. Pesto and steak great. All portions large. Unexpectedly, my vodka on the rocks were $20 each... and the huge single ice cube took up much of the glass. No liquor prices on the menu for straight liquor. Overall food (except the pork belly) was outstanding and the atmosphere fun. Service staff attentive and professional. Desserts ordered by the table next to the four of us were gorgeous... but we had njo room.

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  33. MarcoC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tremendous food! Great drinks! Service was a little slow. Portions were ok, not enormous. Enjoyable!

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  34. RickK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is highly subject to personal preferences for Peruvian dishes. I found the dishes lacked subtlety in taste with too much salt and too much emphasis on the 2-3 primary ingredients. This leads to the dishes tasting very simple with uninteresting flavors….the opposite of the complex French dining experience. Either you will like being hammered with a specific abundant flavor or you will feel your eating dishes from a very inexperienced chef.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and your service was good in all

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  36. Guest

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not what your would expect from a James Beard nominated restaurant. Service was seriously lacking, we had to ask if we could order drinks... had to ask for more water and a second round of drinks and our entrees came while we still had most of our appetizers on the table. Wanted really badly to like this place but the entrees all were missing a certain pizzaz to them. Apps were good, ceviche was very good. The rest was just okay

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  37. AnnM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Tequeno appetizer was tepid, should have been hotter. I had the shredded chicken. I could tell that it was sitting out before they brought it. It was not the vibrant golden yellow color but sort of brownish yellow. The others in the party appeared to enjoy their meal.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food. The staff was friendly and helpful. We took advantage of the 40% discount on bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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  39. Patty

    Connecticut

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food/flavors! Def a casual setting, decor and setting pretty low key. Food excellent.

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  40. phantomfoodie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful luncheon at CoraCora. The food and service were exceptional and noise level far better then at night. We could hold a conversation and enjoy our meal at the same time!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Coracora Restaurant using the Order Online button. Coracora Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Coracora Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 953-2672.

Coracora Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Coracora Restaurant

162 Shield St, West Hartford, CT 06110

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    West Hartford
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Latin American, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Macarena Ludena
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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