Cojones

4.4
177 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Classic Mexican with an eclectic downtown St. John's feel. A high energy room with an overriding Dia de Muertos theme. Customer focussed staff and the largest tequila selection in Atlantic Canada with a large variety of original Margaritas. Moose Taquitos are a must!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 177 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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LLBB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The service wasn't the greatest. The waiter served one of our meals, and forgot to bring out food for our remaining 3 guests. One of the waiters and the bartender was not wearing a mask, which made me feel uncomfortable eating at their restaurant. I'm won't be going back there any time soon.

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HS32
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Bones found in one of the varroa tacos we ordered and we were still charged full price

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CailinW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious as usual! We tried the nachos for the first time and they were amazing.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The music was loud and we ask twice b4 they turned it down. Asked if we could have a booth because of the loud music and they said no it was for a larger group, which no large group came in to use while we were there, and there were other large booths available if they needed. But we really did enjoy the food and drink.

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TacosnTequila
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Both tacos I had were mediocre...one duck, one cod. The duck taco was ice cold and the cod had an odd texture and I couldn't tear apart the fish. However, the drinks are always really good here!

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Patty
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious. We would have preferred a booth. The only real compliant was the music was too loud, it was difficult to talk to our friends across the table. We ask twice to have it turned down, but we didn’t notice any difference. Didn’t stay for drinks after dinner because of the music volume

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Worst experience ever

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, the service was top notch as were the margaritas 😁

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and beverages!

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Bobby
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food was very good.

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bonnieg
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing. Food was not as great as previous visits and no chips and salsa to munch on while we waited for our order. Overall it was a nice night.

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AllysonR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went with some friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, it was busy but the service was excellent. The food was absolutely delicious!!! Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time at Cojones. Enjoyed the food. Will be back.

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PaulaD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I enjoyed my meal. Service good. Beautiful evening for sitting outside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Took a long time for food to be prepared and server did not come back to check with us unless we flagged them down. Should have taken note that our young daughter was with us and that the dish she order was spicy or recommend they use less spice for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sour gummy margarita is an excellent addition to the already delicious drink menu. Would also recommend the Nachos, poquitos and shrimp quesadilla!

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BrittanyM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun vibe, great food, excellent staff ☺️

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Lbarter
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Even though we gave ample notice that members of our group had Celiac disease and would need gluten free options (as are indicated on their standard menu), some options were not available such as gluten free nacho chips. Parts of our order came out cold and, when replacement options came to the table, the dishes were again cold. It was a very disappointing experience. We will not be going back.

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vipNancyB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food amd service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was awesome! Sitting outside was excellent, drinks were fantastic and lots of great options. Food was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Disappointed that this meal and experience was not up to the standard set by my previous visits. Hopefully, this is a one-off as I have had excellent experiences there previously and like to recommend it to friends. Food wise: The chips were stale, the queso was cold as well as the rice and beans on the sides of the 3 entrees that were ordered. Additionally, the server messed up one of the meals due to not being able to hear above the loud noise from the bar. Coupled with that, we rarely saw our server. Therefore, the only time that the error could be discussed was when the bills arrived. When it was raised, she did not offer to remove the upcharge that resulted from this error. Overall, it was an unexpected and mediocre dining experience.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service and Amazing Food. If you haven't tried the street corn, you haven't lived.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, Rishi is unreal!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We were told that if we didn’t have a reservation (good things we did) that they would not be serving us food because there was back up in the kitchen. The waiters were good at coming in to check in on us and if we needed more drinks. Although the food tasted good we waited roughly 50 minutes to get our orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun evening with Friends

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Excellent authentic Mexican food and tequila, but the service was less than stellar.

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MichelleP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our fist time at Cajones and it was great! Fun atmosphere, great food and delicious margaritas. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun spot with friendly wait staff and excellent food!!

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RebeccaH
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice spot, good food and great service! Perfect place to go on a sunny day.

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RodneyS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!

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BCQH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have eaten here four or five times and the meal has always been fantastic. Love the atmosphere! On our most recent visit the service was great, but on several other occasions, it was a bit lacking. Most likely due to understaffing and inexperienced servers. The only negative for me is the lack of vegan options on the menu. There are a couple of choices, but it is limited. Overall, it's a great restaurant with fantastic food! Would definitely recommend.

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23rd
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was ok once we finally received it. Had to wait over an hour even though it didn't seem that busy there. When the food did arrive, it came out in multiple trips with 10-20 mins apart. Some in our party of four had their meal finished before the others had the final items.

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vipShaunaC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Was not good value for money, hate to post this but it is our honest appraisal. My business colleague was not impressed, didn’t eat 95% of her meal

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is delicious, service was fast and friendly. Margaritas were delicious.

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Braden did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome. There wasn’t a long wait for drinks or food. The price was very reasonable. Great ambience. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good service and good. The main course came out immediately after the appetizer. And water top up had to wait a bit. But overall good food and atmosphere. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

It was okay. Guacamole tasted pre-packaged which is pretty disappointing at a Mexican restaurant. Service was not great. Churros were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Moose taquitos were amazing, but felt nachos and tacos were mediocre, had higher expectations for a restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine.

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Tara
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! Always excellent service and food!!

FAQs

Cojones offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 754-8226.

Cojones is rated 4.4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Cojones does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/cojones.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.