Not so much.
Pros: Location, cleanliness, menu ideas
Cons: Execution of dishes, customer service(exclusive of wait staff), lack of tact.
"My wife and I were given a gift certificate to try out Coquito. We were excited to try the restaurant since we both quipped how nice the place looked, and it was new so we thought it'd be a nice change.
We went on Saturday night, which was busy when we entered. We were looking for a table for two, and we were told that someone would be with us by three different people. We waited, not too long, only to be seated at a cocktail table that they had. Upon asking if they had anyhting else, we were given a crisp reply of this is what we have for two. (nevermind the other 2-3 tables of two eating) I would have waited for a table, not to have to sit a mini table, of which the only other of the same style was for holding the menu's at the door, behind patron's at the bar. We felt that we were being treated poorly due to our age.
After we were seated, the wait staff did a nice job and were very cordial and polite.
The shrimp cocktail appetizer was warm.
The empanada's were not particularly spicy as would be expected in a latin eatery.
The lobster in the surf and turf was undercooked; it was difficult to cut with a knife, and was not white in color. It had to be sent back in order to finish cooking.
The initial treatment would have been overlooked because the wait staff was very nice. However, the same hostess after the initial gruff treatment,came over and tried to make small talk, only to come across as doing so because she felt some sort of obligation to ask how everything was going (general restaurant etiquette). She was way more pleasant to people she knew and thought mattered. She also turned the TV off at the bar without asking the patrons there if they were watching the TV, forcing the 3-4 of them to leave.
The food was underwhelming for the expectations I had going in."