Cojones

4.4
194 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!

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 194 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good food good service !!

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vipNewfieChick
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful authentic Mexican flavours and great value. Dessert was to die for (cookies & cream cake). Always a favourite for our family!

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vipTara
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it!!!

TC
TrudyC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience, service was great, great value 🙌

CJ
CJR1
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a friends 50th! Delicious and fun! Good service!

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Aimee
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! We've been here a few times now and it's one of my favorite spots to eat - such great meal and drink options.

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vipTara
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it as I always do!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Cold food and cold service. Rushed us out before we were really finished. I haven’t been this disappointed in a meal in a long time. Wish I could give zero stars.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was so upbeat and checked on us often. Food was delicious. Will return!

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Jenny
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was fantastic! The drinks tasted good, but had way too much ice, and were gone in 3 or 4 sips. Not a great value. We felt rushed to leave. They were putting chairs up on the tables next to us while we were still eating. We felt that wasn’t really fair, it was only 8:30 at that point.

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Kiki
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and Vibe. Decor was day of the dead inspired - fun. Had margaritas and the sangria which were both delicious. The food was average but acceptable, with the exception of the guacamole and chips which I did not like at all. There was definitely some thing off putting about the guacamole perhaps the radishes that they used as a garnish on the top, or some kind of additional seasoning (you don’t need to add much to guacamole to make it delicious). There was also a strange seasoning on the chips which took away from the
Authenticity of mexican cuisine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very attentive and helpful. The ambience was really nice, just a bit loud but that’s expected for a Friday night downtown. We had the nachos and a jug of blueberry mojito, both were fantastic. It was my friend’s first time there and she would definitely go back.

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JohnB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The sound level within the restaurant was very loud. But overall great experiance. Will go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Average, however the food was very good!!

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LLBB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was overall not good for the price.

HS
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

CW
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
7 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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible.

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

Worst experience ever

OT
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.

OT
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a great experience. Food was good. Would return.

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
6 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
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food amd service

OT
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.

OT
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.

MR
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.

FAQs

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

Cojones is rated 4.4 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

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.