Coracora, a perennial contender for best restaurant or best chef in CT. Let’s see if this West Hartford restaurant lives up to the hype.
Empanadas – Lomo, Chicken, Guava
The fillings in these empanadas are light and flavorful.
The shells miss the mark, feeling like undercooked deep-fried dough.
An above average dish overall.
The Rating: Empanadas
It’s your standard rotisserie chicken, albeit with a few added herbs and slightly crispier skin than what you’d find at a grocery store.
Solid, but nothing out of the ordinary.
The Rating: Rotisserie Chicken
Amuse-Bouche: Corn with Fried Spicy Aji Sauce
This starter is addictive, featuring unpopped popcorn that’s delightfully salty.
The spicy aji (spicy yellow pepper) sauce it comes with sets a promising tone for the meal.
The Rating: Amuse-Bouche: Corn with Fried Spicy Aji Sauce
A standout dish – the yuca is light, fluffy, and generously filled with cheese.
It pairs excellently with the accompanying sauce.
The Rating: Yuca Relleno
Cora Tacos: Lomo Saltado
The lomo saltado filling is exceptional, boasting rich, griddled flavors.
Though the taco shell is a bit underwhelming, the meat’s spiciness and earthiness make up for it.
These spiceful and slightly spicy tacos are among the best tacos in Connecticut!
The Rating: Cora Tacos: Lomo Saltado
Overall, Coracora lives up to the hype. The Lomo Saltado tacos and Yuca Relleno are wonderful.I’m sure there are more gems on the menu, which will be fun to find.
Address: 162 Shield St, West Hartford, CT 06110
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday 11am to 9pm
Thursday through Saturday 11am to 10pm