Coco Bongo serves up traditional Mexican street eats, homespun recipes and Tex-Mex standouts daily on Hillsborough St. across from N.C. State. It’s sights, smells and sounds are the creative output of the youngest siblings of a local Mexican restaurateur family. We let ourselves be inspired by the college culture surrounding the locale, by vintage and retro pop artists whose styles we’ve loved, by the humor surrounding kitschy Mexican decor and all too played out trends, and by our own peculiar personalities and Mexican-American upbringings. The menu is a compilation of our favorite selections from our family’s Mexican restaurants with savory tweaks and updates from our chef, our own mother’s recipes and the addition of a few delicious items we simply craved like our take on Jalapeño hushpuppies.
Coco Bongo is a place for gathering, hanging out, indulging and celebrating. It’s a place for all to feel welcome. Come and see for yourself!