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Restaurant of the Week: Koko’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar

As you make your way through Pacific Beach and begin to approach the town of Seabrook, you will notice Koko’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar on the hillside. Dishing up its signature homemade tortillas and specialty margaritas, this spot has become a favorite for both locals and visitors from out of town. Every dish is made fresh to order utilizing fresh ingredients allowing its version of modern, Latin cuisine to shine through each dish that’s made.

Koko’s large wrap-around patio is the perfect place to enjoy the ocean breeze and gorgeous sunsets during the warm Pacific Northwest summers. During those colder winter months, you’re sure to stay warm by dining inside with the Southwest-meets-tropical oasis making you feel as though you have escaped to your own slice of paradise. (Refresh yourself with the Koko’s margarita made with 100-percent agave tequila, lime juice and organic agave nectar to up the vacay vibes.) Greenery, hanging lanterns and brightly colored walls create a welcoming and fun environment for all occasions.

Small bites are always a crowd pleaser and great for sharing. Order up the El Elote Loco, made the traditional way with mayonnaise, cotija cheese and chili-lime salt. The grilled corn is served as a kabob and packed with flavor. Add on an order of freshly made guacamole, chips and salsa, or the shrimp ceviche made with shrimp cured in fresh lime juice, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, mango, cucumber and then topped with avocado. Pair these starters with a spicy pineapple margarita or the mojito made with fresh mint, lime juice and organic agave nectar to complete the perfect combo for your first course.

Ready for your entree? Check out the light and fresh Mexican poke bowl. This menu favorite is loaded with rare Ahi tuna, rice, mango, jalapeno, edamame, sesame seeds and a creamy chipotle sauce. Pair it with the La Flaka skinny margarita handcrafted with tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and organic agave nectar for a refreshing and low-calorie drink option. If you are looking for another light food option, try a bowl of Koko’s chicken tortilla soup or the chopped salad with romaine lettuce, bacon, pico de gallo, red onion, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, cotija cheese and corn tortilla strips (be sure to ask for a side of delicious homemade tortillas; you won’t regret it!).

The Koko’s burrito is guaranteed to fill you up, chock-full of your choice of steak, carnitas, chicken or veggies and then packed with rice, black beans, mozzarella cheese, cilantro, crema and cotija cheese. Load up even more by ordering the Burrito Gordo wrapped up with three different meats!

Vegetarians, there are many great menu items for you as well, like the vegetarian Mexican enchiladas. These traditional enchiladas are stuffed with green and red bell peppers, corn, onions and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of rice and black beans (this dish can also be made vegan upon request).

If you are dining in as a family, the kiddos will not miss out on the fun and can order a kid’s burrito with a choice of steak, chicken or carnitas alongside rice, beans and mozzarella cheese. Have a picky eater? The kid’s quesadilla is always a great option and can have meat added to it for those older kiddos who prefer more protein with a meal.

Finish off your meal at Koko’s with an order of the in-house traditional Mexican flan. This rich, creamy dish is topped with shredded coconut and drizzled with a passionfruit sauce. The classic churros are an excellent option for the whole table, topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar. Crisp on the outside and doughy inside, the churros are a delicious finale to your visit to the restaurant.

Koko’s is currently open for lunch and dinner serving up all of their flavorful menu items for dine-in or takeout. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.kokos-restaurant.com.

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