El Coquí


2210 Paradise Road (last visit: April 2006).
Puerto Rican.


This place offers Puerto Rican cuisine.  It's simple food, tending to the heavy, greasy side, but I like it.  As an appetizer, I had bacalaitos - deep fried salt cod fritters.  The portion was enough for two people, and was very good - hot, crispy, with good cod flavor.  My entree was mofongo con carne frita - mashed plantains with garlic, broth, and chunks of fried pork.  It's an odd dish: heavy, starchy, full of garlic, and a little greasy.  I suspect most people wouldn't like it, but I'd order it again.



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