Cojones

4.6
157 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 157 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNancyB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food amd service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

MR
MikeR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

Great service, Rishi is unreal!

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun evening with Friends

OT
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!

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

Fun spot with friendly wait staff and excellent food!!

RH
RebeccaH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

Food was amazing!!!!

BC
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.

MF
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

OT
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.

OT
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
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! Always excellent service and food!!

BS
BradS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing all around. Service was stellar. Drinks were delicious. This is a great spot.

LW
LynnW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing & so was our server.

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Tara
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

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Stan
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as always and the patio has to be the best one in St. John's!

GP
GailP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

All was fine except the music was too loud for us. Place was really busy so it took longer than usual to get food and to pay at table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome server who made great recommendations. Great food. Very loud but nice Mexican vibe.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Jug of margaritas, appetizers and 4 tacos for under $100 in this town . Hard to beat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food, great service but music was too loud. We had to scream at each other to be heard. But other than that it was fantastic. Thanks to the Cojones staff for a great night

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sharons
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great service as well.
Decent price. Would definitely return

DC
DanaC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Staff very unaware of Gluten free items on menu. Staff should be able to answer if nachos are gluten free or not. Atmosphere was very loud for a evening dinner but food was good. Definitely a afternoon margarita and nachos on the patio.

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FredE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music level was a bit high. Overall great experience.

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Are you looking for fantastic Mexican food near the harbour? Cajones is the place for you! Highly recommend following whatever you eat (I got the vegan tacos with cactus - yummy!) to pick up an order of churros - so good.

JC
JohnC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service provided by Ashley. Good food at a reasonable price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The best tacos in newfoundland with some top shelf tequila make for a supremely enjoyable dining experience.

If you have a chance you to go experience cojones dont hesitate

NS
NikkiS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food though portions are small for the price. Service was good.

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nannybeth
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good (fish tacos and chicken tacos were delish) and the staff very good as well. And it was good value- very reasonably priced. You could get a glass of wine for $8 which is great - I boycott restaurants that charge anymore that $8 or $9 for a glass of wine.

I did find the music loud. If they were to put some pics/art on the walls, that might help absorb some of the sound.

Can't wait to go back.

CM
ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was to die for but we only had an hour to eat until we had to move to the bar. It may because they are trying to accommodate all reservations and maximize the amount of people that can come in but 30 min more would have been great. Other than that the staff were great and the food and drinks were amazing. We will be back multiple times for sure.

JL
JennieLou
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Cojones is one of my favorite restaurants in St. John's - I love all things Mexican, especially the food. That said, you probably won't find moose poquitas in any restaurant in Mexico but they were delicious. I wish I could remember our server's name - he was sweet and gave us great recommendations. It's moderately priced for this city and a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious, but overpriced

FAQs

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

Cojones is rated 4.6 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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

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.