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Coco Cubano Rouse Hill

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Authentic cuban flavours
Who would say no to an all day breakfast experience

Among the many restaurants down Main Street, at the Rouse Hill town Centre - Coco Cubano is a cafe and a bar in one that stands out, because of its ‘busy bee’ state. The Cuban experience at Coco Cubano is not only a dinner affair, but one that spans the whole day. From the breakfast brunch crowd of parents, as well as friends meeting up for a quiet meal after school. The pace then drops off to the night owl ‘hanging out’ with the gang. Coco Cubano is truly the ideal hangout spot.

Authentic cuban flavours
Cool ambience

The café offers a menu full of variety with that unmistakable unique Cuban style, Cuban taste, and not to mention the Cuban name. Mornings are always busy with shoppers dropping in for a bite. Friends catching up over a Mojo Hot Chocolate ($5.40), or a couple taking in the Havana experience while indulging in an Iced Couverture Chocolate ($6.40), and sharing a plate of the Havana Feast ($17.90) is not a rare sight. Children are most welcome in the cafe, and you do often find a toddler secured in a high chair sipping an Iced Berry Chocolate ($7.00) - or enjoying the cosy comforts of an over-sized chair.

Though the breakfast menu is available throughout the day, Coco Cubano’s extensive ‘lunch till late’ options provide enough variety that no one would opt to savour another breakfast during the day. The menu offers affordable dishes to tantalise your taste buds. They range from the mini sized Tapas plates, to the gourmet pizzas - and then on to the choice of dishes that’s referred to as ‘meals from the kitchen.’

Authentic cuban flavours
Love it here

Night time at Coco Cubano is truly electric but intimate, with the ambience changing to cater for the fast paced evening crowd. The cocktail menu is one that is ever so popular, and offers many uniquely Cuban choices. Looking around, you will invariably notice jugs of chilli margarita flowing constantly out of the fully licensed bar. Cuban music continues on till late - as do the drinks, the chatter, and the laughter. The unique Cuban culture is present in every nook and corner, that for a moment you tend to forget that you're actually in Australia.

Coco Cubano Rouse Hill has also become a popular spot for intimate group dinners. Part of the restaurant is instantly partitioned and reserved for the festivities on booking, or upon request. The partitioning is so subtle, that although you're at your own party in your own space - you are still made to feel that you're an intimate part of the fabric of the overall picture that is Coco Cubano. The staff dressed in their typical Cuban "green t-shirts" seem like revolutionaries on a mission - yet they're always on their feet attending to their tasks. However busy they may be, they wouldn’t mind sharing a word or a joke with the patrons in making them feel welcome in true Cuban style.

Authentic cuban flavours
A delicious hot chocolate

Rating: 10/10

Where: Rouse Hill
Why: Great food with the perfect ambience
Cost: Mains from $9 - $25
When: Whole day

Good for kids: Yes (kids menu available)
Take away: Yes


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All good Rhond. Agree with you 100%. No of course not, you definitely did not offend. Sharmila is now aware that she can also cover articles on places that she did not enjoy as much. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Sydney Food Lovers is still new, and all of our writers are learning as they go along. Cool. That is the beauty of us, our tastes do vary. Still hoping that our articles are insightful, even though it is the writers point of view at the time. We're doing everything we can to add more value for you wonderful readers, which is why (in addition to the voting system) we ask our writers to include multiple images so our readers can get a feel for the place, and then make a decision.

Sure thing. You've probably read others articles here where the scores have ranged from a 2/10 to a 10/10. Otherwise, we at Sydney Food Lovers hope you continue to benefit from the articles we publish, with a focus on adding more new businesses.


Hi Sharmila and Justine

Yes, I did mean Mad Mex, typing on my phone causes too many spelling mistakes. We all have different tastes and so views will vary. I have been to one other establishment you have written about and it has been as you have described it. As a reader, I would still visit an establishment that scores 8/10.

It was not intended to offend.

Hi rhond,
I am sorry if Coco Cubano food was not to your liking. I have been there number of times and spoken to many people who have gone there and continue to go, all I have heard so far is satisfaction. I have even had a business event there and didn't find any fault with the food or service.
Mad Mex Rouse Hill (if this is what you are referring to) is in my opinion far better than the other Mad Mex outlets around here which I have visited as well. My scores are 10/10 or 9/10 in all my articles because I write ONLY about restaurants and eateries where I personally was satisfied with the food and not about the ones I came home dissatisfied.
Your feed back is much appreciated.
Hi rhond

I really appreciate you taking the time in sharing your feedback. Much greatly appreciated :) This is why we've implemented the voting system in place for all articles. I am not too sure (as I don't live in the area) that there are two Mexican restaurants - Tex Mex and Mad Mex. Recently, Sharmila wrote about Mad Mex and not Tex Mex - unless you are referring to another place? All good.

There are factors that come into play. One day you attend a place, the service and food is excellent - while on another occasion not so good unfortunately. Sharmila will pick up on this comment to be a little more mindful with the scoring in future.

Thank you so much for reading our writers articles on Sydney Food Lovers. We welcome feedback all round to make the site better for all :)


I tried Coco Cabana and Mad Mex at Rouse Hill after I had read Sharmila's reviews. She scored them both 10/10 so we were looking forward to trying the food. I met 2 friends for breakfast at Coco Cabana, 1 friend is south American. I ordered the baked eggs with chorizo. Unfortunately, it was awful. The food was bland, the eggs crusty on top and the chorizo was not authentic at all! The 3 of us left disappointed never to return again. Recently, my children wanted to try Tex Mex at Rouse Hill so we did. What a mistake! Over priced, over processd meats, not fresh (in my view, who knows when the salads are cut or the guacamle is made!) It is a Mexican version of Subway. I could not understand how they were both scored a 10/10 until I noticed that Sharmila scores virtually everything a 10/10. Unfortunately, I feel doubtful when reading her reviews.
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