Coco’s Kitchen: The Home Of Puerto Vallarta’s Best Red Sauce Burrito

Ok, it might be a stretch to say the absolute best burrito in Puerto Vallarta is at Coco’s Kitchen. For a few reasons. I’ve only been to Puerto Vallarta once and I haven’t tried all the burritos in town. What I do know is the burrito I had at Coco’s was pretty damn good and easily one of the best I’ve had in my life, period. This stomach’s seen a lot of burritos in its lifetime and knows what’s good and what isn’t.

I might be in love with the story of how I found Coco’s just as much as the burrito. During one of the days I was visiting PV, I  wandered through downtown and walked El Malecón boardwalk. I eventually needed to put some food in my stomach and drinking street coconuts definitely wasn’t cutting it. I eventually turned down a random street that offered an abundance of shade, naturally I walked that way to escape the sun. I could see this wooden sign down the way that read Coco’s Kitchen and found myself immediately curious. The open air seating, cool colors, art and relaxing atmosphere made Coco’s an easy sell.

After being seated and shortly browsing the menu, I knew right away what I wanted. I started off with a glass of green juice. If you know me personally, you know I’m big into juicing at home and whenever I get the chance to order fresh juice at a restaurant or juice bar, I’m all about it. Refreshing and delicious. This green juice included pineapple, cactus, parsley, celery and spinach. A combination I haven’t had before and started making at home because it was so good!

My heart was set on the burro rojo. Shredded beef, rice, beans, drenched in red sauce, cheese and sour cream. Before I ordered, I asked the waiter for recommendations and he confirmed my choice. It was a match! While I was waiting for this burrito of epic proportions to arrive, I scoped out the restaurant. Centrally located there’s a bar with seating, comfy couches to lounge on, plants and trees. It was a very cool, jungle-like atmosphere that still provided the enclosed, clean expectations of a restaurant. Coco’s wasn’t super busy but there was definitely a consistent crowd people while I was there. I did overhear some conversation and from what I could put together, this is a spot that travelers often visit.

After not too long the burrito had arrived. The presentation was on point. I didn’t even want to eat it because of how amazing it looked. They didn’t skimp on the red sauce either, which was out of this world. A nice balance of bright flavors while providing a deep smokiness that blended perfectly with the sour creme and fixings. The shredded beef was juicy, tender and beautifully flavored. It was definitely enough food for two people to share but I couldn’t keep myself from eating the entire thing. It was that good and it took every ounce out of me to not order one to go.

Between the delicious food, great customer service, atmosphere of the restaurant, this was my favorite place I ate at during my stay. After leaving the restaurant, I found Coco’s on Google Maps and read through the reviews. While there were a lot of raving reviews in general, there were a lot of recommendations to go there for dinner. I didn’t get the chance to do that during my stay but that will definitely be a must next time I find myself in PV. In the short time I was there, Coco’s made a new life-long customer and I will recommend this place highly to anyone I talk to traveling to the area! Thank you for a great experience, Coco’s! See you again next year (hopefully).

Coco’s Kitchen • Púlpito 122, Emiliano Zapata, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • (322) 223-0373

Joshua Schweigert
Drawn to the feeling of adventure and thrill. Seeking for something greater in life through traveling the world and experiencing other cultures. Fortunate enough to have work that allows me to travel and work remotely. I'd love to teach people how to balance a successful work and travel life, while having fun and seeking a more permanent adventure. I was a shark in my past life, I love hiking and being outdoors, and living in the moment. Also a minimalist and wanna be vegan.
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