Atico Cocina

Our rating 

User rating 

10 reviews
Venue Image
19 Drake Street,
Victoria Park Market,
Freemans Bay
Auckland,
1010

(09) 354 4030

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson7/12/2011

Vibe

Spacious but cosy, with high ceilings and exposed brick walls, all punctuated with bright colours reflecting the Atico Cocina’s Caribbean and South American influences. On an early summer evening, the sunny deck is the place to be for shared platters, tapas and beers.


Service

Enthusiastic and friendly from the real-deal waiter from Guadalajara in Mexico, with all food delivered smoothly from the kitchen.


Drinks List

A concise winelist, lots of sunshine-friendly cocktails, three different beers from Stoke on tap, and even Quilmes beer from Argentina.


Highlights

Juicy Clevedon oysters topped with a corn and jalapeno salsa ($3 each), a tropical tuna and mango ceviche ($16), and the jumbo prawns prepared Cuban-style with a coconut batter and chipotle aioli ($18). Dessert presented more coconut flavours with a creamy flan (similar to crème caramel) served with a fruity guava sauce ($14).


Most Surprising Dish

The disappointment of the Jamaican jerk chicken brochettes ($12), with little presence of the fiery chilli heat this iconic dish is renowned for.


The Bottom Line

Atico Cocina successfully blends the overlapping cuisines of South America and the Caribbean to showcase tasty tapas just made for summer sharing.


A Reason To Return

To move past the tasty array of entrees and small plates, and dive into more robust meals like the Lomo Apando, chargrilled Angus Beef marinated with fresh ground coffee and pepper, and served with Spanish onions, spinach, and potato gratin with blue cheese ($35).

Atico Cocina has been reviewed by 10 users
 
Nearest

What's near Atico Cocina?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of Atico Cocina.
Cinemas near Atico Cocina (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
02 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
03 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

image
04 Auckland's Best Rib Restaurants

We get down and dirty (gastronomically speaking of...

image
05 Auckland's Best Day Spas

From reflexology to Reiki, Auckland Day Spas offer...

Content updated: 20/08/2014 20:48
 

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Calliope Road Cafe
    We make the trip as a family to this café every few weeks since w...

    DavidY on 18/08/2014 @ 4:41 p.m.
  • British Isles Inn
    I remember this 'patron' who was rude and degrading toward one of...

    Germakl on 18/08/2014 @ 8:55 a.m.
  • Bonz Cajun Kitchen
    Had the pleasure of visiting Bonz Cajun Kitchen that is located i...

    Lesley_LocalHero on 16/08/2014 @ 2:05 p.m.
  • Cafe Byzantium
    A group of about 15 of us had brunch there for my birthday. I hav...

    NicoleS_LocalHero on 13/08/2014 @ 2:57 p.m.
  • The Teed St Larder
    Popped into this cafe today, just happened to be in the area and ...

    KevinB_LocalHero on 11/08/2014 @ 8:07 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner