La Coquille Restaurant, in Pétionville

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By Ron Stern

The place: La Coquille Restaurant is situated at 10, Rue Rebecca in Pétionville, one of the wealthier suburbs of Port-au-Prince. The restaurant takes both Visa and Mastercard. For reservations, call 011 509 29 42 5225.

The location: La Coquille is open every day, but its hours vary. From Tuesday throughout Friday it serves breakfast from 7 am to 10:30, and then opens again from noon to 4:45 for its signature lunch buffet. On Sunday it is open from 8 until noon.

Guests can take advantage of both street parking as well as a parking lot, or walk from the nearby hotels Royal Oasis and El Rancho.

“The atmosphere of La Coquille is festive and befits its name of “the Rooster.”

Atmosphere: The atmosphere of La Coquille is festive and befits its name of “the Rooster.” The entry arch is incandescent yellow, and the chairs ranged around the tables are bright red. The walls are lined with art. Outdoor seating is equally as colorful, with tables and chairs underneath a wooden awning to protect from the sun.

Culture: La Coquille serves a buffet-style lunch. Guests enjoy the easy-going, colorful atmosphere which is ideal for families. This is a great opportunity for foodies to try a wide variety of authentic Haitian dishes.  Their specialties include spicy chicken wings, and for dessert, coconut does.

“This is a great opportunity for foodies to try a wide variety of authentic Haitian dishes.  Their specialties include spicy chicken wings, and for dessert, coconut dous.”

Their specialties include spicy chicken wings, and for dessert, coconut dous.

People: As with any successful restaurant, the service staff is one of the key ingredients. Friendly, knowledgeable waiters are an essential part of the experience to ensure that guests enjoy their food and leave knowing that they will return the next time they are in the area.

Reviews: La Coquille Restaurant has a positive ranking on TripAdvisor, with guests commenting on the quality and variety of the dishes and the friendly service.

OpenExperience Tips:

#10 ranked Restaurant in Pétionville with 4 Stars on TripAdvisor

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