TAMPA'S HOTTEST LATIN FOOD CONCEPT!
In 2009, after 15 years in the Restaurant industry, our family launched the “Coco’s” brand in the form of a single Brick & Mortar location named “Coco’s Sandwich Shop”. Over the past 13 years, we have taken pride in serving quality, homemade latin cuisine at an affordable price. Many people say that “food is the way to their hearts” and we’ve shared so much love with our customers through that sentiment. From serving up a hot breakfast sandwich or lunch special, to catering lunches, weddings, personal and professional parties, and many other events, we’ve been honored to be a part of our customer’s life stories.
In February of 2019, Carlos Jr. (Coco), launched Coco's Latin Cuisine Food Truck. What started out as a personal ambition and a yearning to expand the family business, has transformed into 3 full new product line and concepts. Since it's launch, Coco's Latin Cuisine has become one of the Tampa Bay Region's most popular and sought after food truck. From small events to Super Bowl appearances, we've done just about everything. With a menu featuring Sandwiches, Tacos, Loaded Tostones and more, it's hard to find a food truck with a more options.
After thriving during the Pandemic and helping to launch All About Food Trucks, a local food truck organization, Coco became hungry for a new concept. Partnering up with a lifelong friend, Adam Hendricks, Coco & Adam launched Coco's Hibachi Grill in April of 2022. Keeping the same formula that made the other Coco's brands successful, Coco's Hibachi Grill used fresh, locally sourced ingredients to craft an authentic Hibachi inspired menu and serves it at an affordable price. On this truck, Adam was the heartbeat and soul of the truck. He ran the day to day operations, serving Yakisoba Noodles, Hibachi Fried Rice, Grilled Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, and more to the masses. Since launch, Coco's Hibachi Grill took the market by storm and the Coco's Trucks accounted for 2 of the top performing food trucks in all of Tampa Bay!
What more can one want with 2 of Tampa's top Food Trucks? How about a 3rd truck? Thats right! Adam and Coco welcomed Tomas Perez to the group in February of 2023 to help launch Coco's American Cuisine. This truck was a natural progression and made the most sense to add to the Coco's brand of food trucks. Featuring Fresh, Made to Order Smash Burgers, the Coco's team focused on quality ingredients and piled them on to make some of Tampa Bay's Best Burgers. In addition to the Burgers, this truck featured Freshly battered Nashville Hot Chicken, Philly Steak Sandwiches, Onion Petals, and more! It wasn't very long until Coco's American Cuisine seperated itself from the pack and joined the other Coco's Trucks at the top of the local food truck pyramid.
In an ever-changing environment, you can always count on one thing: CHANGE. And change is happening!
In September 2024, the Coco's Team decided to Sell 2 of the 3 trucks to pursue a new concept: Coco's at 40th Street Restaurant. This has not only allowed us to get back to our roots, coming from one of Tampa's Original Sandwich Shops, but also allows us to focus on one cuisine type: Latin Cuisine.
40th Street Restaurant had a rich history in Tampa Bay. Being nestled on 40th Street near I-4, it was a staple for local workers and travelers alike! Sadly, 40th Street Restaurant closed in August and the Coco's Team saw an opportunity to bring a new spin on the rich history of Tampa Sandwich Shops. We hope to launch this new concept in November, but until then, you can catch Coco's Latin Cuisine serving an expanded menu in the parking lot! Click here to check it out!