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Coquito's Latin Cuisine in Waianae - good stuff!

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Coquito's Latin Cuisine in Waianae - good stuff!

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fatstern | | Apr 30, 2013 08:17 PM

just a quick shout-out and recommendation to check out Coquito's should you find yourself out on the west side....Puerto Rican chef, though they grab some influence form the carribean and latin america. They were super nice and the place is an inviting little spot. Me and the lady shared their jerk chicken wings which we loved --- thankfully not breaded and seasoned with a nice jerk dry rub, fried like a buffalo wing would be, then tossed in a sweet sour sauce and served with a little salad. The chicken was slightly overcooked, but the flavors were fantastic. She had the chicken mofongo....the chicken was again slightly overcooked but had wonderful flavor...if you dont know what mofongo is, its essentially a twice cooked garlicky plantain concoction that serves a vessel for toppings (chicken, in this case, could also select pork, beef, shrimp)....REALLY tasty. comes with 2 sides and we got the gandules rice (NICE) and the kidney beans which were an extremely pleasant surprise....served in a steel vessel, this was more of a soupish stew with some other aromatics along with the beans. SO. GOOD. we ended up saucing everything with the beans. I order the pernil (puerto rican roast pork shoulder) sandwich....was delicious. The pernil was lucious and flavorful and complimented by a vibrant sauce and veggies on pressed bread with plaintain chips on the side (to dip into your partner's beans, of course). GOOD STUFF. Its a haul out west for most of us townies, but when I head to the beautiful west side beaches for the day, i'm 100% checking out Coquitos again >>> you should too - keep the good stuff coming! btw, their tres leches and other dessert looked amaze, but we were too stuffed.

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