Coco Loco Venue Opens in Downtown Hoboken This Week

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If you’re #Loco4Coco, then you’ll want to know the latest in Coco Havana news. The cafe and lounge located at 32 Newark Street in Hoboken — which offers authentic Cuban and Latin fusion cuisine — is changing its core concept while still staying true to its roots. The new concept bar will be called Coco Loco {so “coco” is still in the name, for those in need of a sense of familiarity} and will be a Latin fusion casual eatery and bar. 

Earlier this year, Hoboken Girl chatted with Gary Yip, one of the owners of the previously named Coco Havana, now Coco Loco, who said that the restaurant will be “changing the concept — it will be a more casual, inviting, and lively environment for all.” Slated to host its grand opening this weekend, Coco Loco will help guests “feel like you are on vacation,” Yip explained.

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^ A peek at the new space!

About Coco Loco

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^ The new bar seating!

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^ Check out the old-school Chevy!

First things first, you can expect more of a fun and lively atmosphere at this 32 Newark Street spot. The Coco Loco experience will give guests a feeling of being in Cuba, featuring a giant actual cut 1957 Chevy in the wall that lights up {for a full Havana vibe}.

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^ The space opposite the bar!

According to Yip, the new venue will feature a simpler menu and will be open for dinner, happy hour, and brunch.

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^ The pineapple margarita for two to share!

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Plus, new cocktails will be debuted as part of the new venue reveal, including the XI pineapple margarita for two {to share or simply enjoy solo, #nojudgement} and other oversized drinks, as well as live DJs and entertainment that will be in-house on Friday and Saturday nights — so get ready to get seriously loco at Coco Loco.

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“The concept is a fun, casual Latin fusion experience catering to all of Hoboken with a Latin twist,” Cara Kirschner, of Hoboken Hospitality group+ one of the driving forces behind the relaunch, said. “[It will be a] place to eat, drink, and have fun.

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The current owners took over Coco in 2016 and have been successfully operating the locale for the past few years. Now, Yip says, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the times and keep Hoboken new and fresh. After all, Coco has been open for 10 years and has become a staple downtown and now.

“[We] want to create something that we feel is more relevant to today’s Hoboken,” Yip tells Hoboken Girl. “We’re convinced Hoboken is heading in this direction, and we want to be part of it in the long term.”

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^  Just one of the dishes available a Coco Loco!

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The ultimate goal is to create a fun eatery + bar right in the heart of downtown Hoboken.

Let’s Talk Construction + Official Opening Dates

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Coco Loco is slated to have its grand opening this weekend, starting Wednesday, February 26th.

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Once the doors officially open, get ready for a completely brand new feel. “The restaurant will have a more exciting and lively feel than before,” Yip said. Seriously though, if a 1950s Chevy and mojitos galore don’t scream old-school Havana, we’re not sure what does.

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As for the hospitality group responsible for the changes, you may be wondering who is responsible for everything behind the scenes: Hoboken Hospitality is continuing to run the new show. Hoboken Hospitality is responsible for Birch Hoboken, Wild Moose Saloon, and of course, this relaunched Cuban-style bar.

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Stephanie Osmanski writes honest things about health, the planet, and being a woman. Her words have appeared on Business Insider, Parade, Eat This Not That, Dogster, Scary Mommy, Green Matters, Parents, Seventeen, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and more. Her articles have been syndicated on World Economic Forum, MSN, MSN UK, and MSN Canada. In her free time, Stephanie and her registered therapy dog, Koda, volunteer at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.