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El Cocotero

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    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Venezuelan, South American
  • 228 W 18th St, New York NY10011 40.741489 -73.999373
  • (Btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 206-8930
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Breakfast Served All Day.

Criollo scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes, arepitas, black beans, nata and grated white cheese.   9.00
Sol Maracucho sunny-side up eggs, fried sweet plantain and grated white cheese.   9.00
Llanero shredded beef, scrambled eggs, arepitas, black beans, nata and grated cheese.   12.00
Oriental chorizo, scrambled eggs, black beans and arepitas.   12.00



Degustación sampling. bite size crispy arepas, crispy yucca, tostones and four sampling toppings of: shredded beef, chicken, reina pepiada and dominó.(for 2) 19.00(for 4) 32.00(for 6) 42.00
Mandocas Maracuchas fritters of corn flour, cheese, sweet plantain and panela with nata.   7.25
Tequeños traditional venezuelan cheese steaks with lucho's sauce.   5.25
Tequeñon individual cheese stick with lucho's sauce.   2.50
Arepitas Con Nata four bit size crispy corn arepas with nata.   5.00
Yuca Frita Con Nata Y Guasacaca crispy cassava guacamole with nata.   6.00
Queso Blanco Frito fried white cheese.   6.00
Chorizo Latino grilled latin chorizo.   6.00

Sopas Del Diá

Pequeno / Grande. Homemade Soups.

Lenteja (v). lentil soup.   
Caraotas Negras O Rojas (v). red or black bean soup.  5.00 9.00
Sopa De Pollo chicken broth with veggies.  6.00 9.00
Sancocho short ribs and vegetable soup.  8.00 12.00
Sopa E'Pescao white fish and vegetable soup.  8.00 12.00
Mondongo diced tripe with vegetable soup.  8.00 12.00


Salads. Served With House Dressing. House Dressing Choice: Soybean Oil, Dijon Mustard, Orange & Lime Juice Pepper.

Ensalada La Cocotero grilled chicken breast over lettuce, tomatoes and red onions.   12.00
Ensalada Atún tuna salad over greens, tomato, red onions, cilantro and lime juice.   10.00
Ensalada Calamares crispy calamari over greens, tomatoes and red onions.   10.00
Ensalada Aguacate hass avocado.   9.00
Ensalada Palmito marinated hearts of palm over greens, tomatoes and red onion.   11.00
Ensalada Gallina potato salad with carrots, shredded chicken, apples and mayo.   6.00
Ensalada Verde Pequeño small green salad.   5.00

Sandwiches & Pressed Sandwiches $9

Served With Small Green Salad.

El Venezolando paisa white cheese, tomatoes and guasacoco.   
Pernil slow-roasted pork, swiss cheese, tomatoes and mayo.   
Carne Machada shredded beef.   
Cubanzo roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.   
Pollo Con Aguacate grilled chicken, tomatoes and guasacoco.   
Vegetariano paisa white cheese, hearts of palm, tomatoes and guasacoco.   
Jamón Y Queso swiss cheese, ham, tomatoes and lucho's sauce.   
Pepito sautéed skirt steak with onions and tomatoes.   
Perico scrambled eggs with onions, tomatoes, swiss cheese and lucho's sauce.   

Tostadas $6

Home-Style Arepa Chips.

Guasacca guacamole.   
Caraotas black bean spread.   

Pastelitos $4

Round Fried Pastries.

Pollo Pastelitos shredded chicken.   
Carne Pastelitos shredded beef.   
Queso Pastelitos cheese.   
Jamón Y Queso Pastelitos ham and cheese.   
Queso Con Mermelada Pastelitos cheese and guava preserve.   


White Corn Turnovers.

Pollo Empanada shredded chicken.   5.00
Cazón Empanada white fish.   5.00
Carne Empanada shredded beef.   5.00
Queso Empanada cheese.   4.00
Jamón Y Queso Empanada ham and cheese.   5.00
Pabellón Empanada shredded beef, sweet plantains, black beans and cheese.   6.00
Dominó Empanada refried black beans with grated white cheese.   5.00
Greiga Empanada sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese.   5.00


Fresh Sweet Corn Pancakes. Extra Cheese $2.

Queso Paisa O Guaynés Cachapas venezuelan-style cheese white cheese.   10.00
Jamón Y Queso Cachapas ham and white cheese.   11.00
Pollo Mechado Cachapas stewed shredded chicken.   11.00
Pernil Asado Cachapas slow-roasted pork.   11.00
Carne Machada Cachapas stewed shredded beef.   11.00
Asado Negro venezuelan-style pot roast.   11.00

Delicias De El Cocotero

El Cocotero''s Delights. Arepa / Patacón Additions ($2): Extra Queso, Extra Tajadas.

Miss Venezuela smear of guasacoco, avocado and tomatoes.   
arepa   7.00
patacón   8.00
La Dayana Mendoza shredded beef, grated cheese and sweet plantains.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
La Moronta pernil, avocado, cilantro and tomatoes.   
arepa   9.00
patacón   11.00
La Morillo stewed young goat in coconut sauce and tomatoes.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   11.00
La Chiquinquira guasacoco, guayanés cheese, avocado and tomatoes.   
arepa   9.00
patacón   11.00
Daniel Sarcos lucho's sauce, guayanés cheese, ham, avocado and tomatoes.   
arepa   9.00
patacón   10.00
Pabellón shredded beef, black beans, sweet plantain and grated white cheese.   
arepa   9.00
patacón   11.00
Reina Pepiada pulled roasted chicken, avocado, cilantro and mayo.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
La Guayanesa venezuelan farmer's cheese.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Pernil slow-roasted pork and green pepper mojo.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Pepito sautéed skirt steak with onions and tomatoes.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Asado Negro venezuelan-style pot roast.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Cazón stewed white fish.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Pelúa shredded beef and grated cheddar cheese.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Carne Mechada stewed shredded flank steak.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Pollo Mechado stewed shredded chicken.   
Dominó refried black beans with grated white cheese.   
arepa   6.00
patacón   8.00
Jamón Y Queso ham and sliced white cheese.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Perico scrambled eggs, onion, tomatoes and grated cheese.   
arepa   7.00
patacón   8.00
La Catira chicken and grated cheddar cheese.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
La Rumbera roasted pork and grated cheddar cheese.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   10.00
Atún tuna, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and lime juice.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Prosciutto prosciutto, swiss cheese and tomato.   
arepa   9.00
patacón   11.00
Santa Bárbara guayanés cheese and sweet plantain.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
La Maracucha mortadella, tomatoes and mayo.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Na' Guará guayanés cheese and chorizo.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00
Las Mercedes yellow grated cheddar cheese and tomatoes.   
arepa   8.00
patacón   9.00

Especialidades De La Casa

El Cocotero''s Specialties.

Pabellón Criollo Especialidades De La Casa venezuelan national dish. served with shredded beef, white rice, black beans, sweet plaintain and a selection of el cocotero homemade stews.   19.00
Carne Mechada Especialidades De La Casa shredded flank steak house special.   19.00
Cazón Especialidades De La Casa shredded white fish house special.   19.00
Pollo Mechado Especialidades De La Casa shredded chicken house special.   17.00
Pollo Al Horno Especialidades De La Casa roasted chicken house special.   15.00
Vegetariano Especialidades De La Casa vegetarian house special.   15.00
Hallaca Especialidades De La Casa venezuelan-style corn tamale, stuffed with a stew of chicken, beef, pork, olives, raisins and capers. wrapped in banana leaves, served with venezuelan's potato salad.   19.00
Chivo En Coco Especialidades De La Casa stewed young goat in a coconut red and green pepper sauce, rice tostones and black beans.   19.00
Camarones Cocotero Especialidades De La Casa sautéed shrimp in cilantro pesto, crispy green plantains and tostones with green salad.   20.00
Churrasco Especialidades De La Casa grilled 12oz. loin strip steak with yucca mash and salad.   23.00
Asado Negro Especialidades De La Casa slow braised eye round beef cooked in red wine, onions and panela. served with rice, beans and tostones.   19.00
Pernil Horneado O Chuletas Al Horno Especialidades De La Casa roasted pork or pork chops with rice, beans, sweet plantains or salad with tostones.   18.00
pernil horneado o chuletas al horno: pernil horneado, chuletas al horno.   
sweet plantains or salad with tostones: sweet plantains, salad with tostones.   
Bistec Encebollado Especialidades De La Casa sautéed skirt steak with onions, yucca mash and salad.   19.00
Pasta Con Salsa De Carotas Negras Especialidades De La Casa slow braised black beans in tomato based sauce over farfalle pasta.   13.00
La Bandeja Doña Barbara Especialidades De La Casa grilled beef, crackling pork rind, fried egg, rice, red beans, sweet plantain, chorizo and avocado.   23.00
Pollo Al Horno Especialidades De La Casa orange-glazed slow-roasted chicken, fried yucca and green pepper mojo with green salad.   13.00

Platos Adicionales

Side Dishes.

Arroz Y Caraotas white rice with choice of black or red beans.   6.00
frijoles negro o rojo: black beans, red beans.   
Tajadas fried sweet plantain.   4.00
grated cheese.   1.50
Tostones fried crisp green plantains with green pepper mojo.   5.00
Yuca Con Mojo boiled yucca with green pepper mojo.   6.00
Papas Fritas french fries.   4.00
La Viuda plain arepa.   2.00
Guasacaca venezuelan-style guacamole.   4.00

Postres $5.50


Tres Leches three milk cake.   
Quesillo créme caramel.   
Arroz Con Leche rice pudding.   
Bienmesabe sponge cake in sweet coconut milk topped with whipped coconut cream and toasted coconut flakes.   

Bebidas Tradicionales

Traditional Street Drinks.

Papelón Con Limón brown sugar cane and lime juice infused limeade.   5.00
Chicha cinnamon rice milkshake.   5.00
Cerelac wheat and milk cereal beverage.   5.00
Toddy (caliente o frío) hot or cold chocolate milkshake.   5.00
caliente o frio: hot, cold..   
Cocada sweet coconut milkshake.   6.00
Maltin polar non-alcoholic malt beverage.   3.00

Jugos Naturales

Juice Bar.

Patilla watermelon. (seasonal)   5.00
Parchita passion fruit.   5.00
Tamarindo tamarind.   5.00
Naranja fresh squeezed orange.   5.00
Fresa strawberry.   6.00
Guanabana soursop.   6.00
Lechosa papaya.   5.00
Lechosa Con Leche papaya milkshake.   6.00
Camburada banana milkshake.   5.00
Camburada Con Fresas banana and strawberry milkshake.   6.00



Frescolita venezuelan soda pop.   2.50
Assorted Sodas    2.00
soda choice: coke, diet coke, ginger ale, sunkist.   
Spring Water    2.00
Acqua Panna    5.00
San Pellegrino  sm 2.75lg 6.00

Café Y Té

Coffee And Tea.

Negrito espresso.   3.00
Doble double espresso.   3.50
Café Con Leche latte.   4.50
Café Con Leche Fría iced latte.   4.50
Guayoyo extra light black coffee.   2.50
Marroncito macchiato.   4.50
Marrón large macchiato.   4.50
Toddyccino mochaccino.   6.00
Americano  sm 2.75lg 3.00
Café Frío iced american coffee.   3.50
Té Caliente O Frío hot or cold tea.   3.00
(V) Vegetarian.
El Cocotero
228 W 18th St
Btwn 7th & 8th Ave
(212) 206-8930
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