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Cuisines: Spanish
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Rojales, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

My daughter took me here for my Birthday. The tapas are fabulous! I love being able to choose from a variety of foods, so Kokopelli's is the perfect place for that. The waiter was very entertaining and gave us a good giggle and as it was my Birthday I received a lovely cocktail to go with dinner.

Visited October 2012
Thank ChrissieB25
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Nelspruit, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a good time”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Kokopelli is a casual bistro/tapas style restaurant that is in a great location just outside White River town. It has a huge outdoor wooden deck for summer, which works well in winter as well when it is closed in and decorated with braziers and a huge fireplace, and blankets if you ask!

The food is average but the vibe is consistently good. One of the few places one can eat good Mexican food in the area, and in the county (!). Nice wine list catering to all price points. Menu has recently been extended and though I tend to stick to the platters and mexican, i believe the burgers are good and the steaks worth the money.

Live music in the area is rare, and is always found here, even during the week, and I hope that continues.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Tanya G
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Middle of the road”
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

Average fare. I made the mistake of ordering fish and chips. I'll not do that again. Probably frozen withe the batter on from a supplier. Also the friying looked and tasted like the oil was a bit old. Not an excuse but it was in the evening on Easter Monday.

Irene had a burger and enjoyed that especially the chilli sauce that came with it. Again her chips looked like they'd been cooked in the same old oil.

On the plus side was the music. When we arrived they were playing Eric Clapton. Just before our meal arrived the canned music was switched off and we were worried because a live singer was setting up. Shouldn't have worried, he did a number of folksy/bluesy songs. When we asked why it was so short he said he'd been at it all afternoon.

Thank John G
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White River, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“even the third time was disappointing”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We've visited Kokopelli now 3 times. First time just when they had opened, second time last September 2013 and now March 2013.
The first visit was not great as we did receive much less meat than it was mentioned on the menu. The second time the service was so bad that we did receive the chips after we had finished the rest of the meal. And this time we were really disappointed about the food.
We had one portion of calamari stripes with fries and the same meal with a baked potato.
What came on the plate was a real joke. It was about 100 gram calamari steak cut into stripes with a kind of gravy on it and one potato or a small portion of chips. There was not one piece of vegetable on the plate nor a leave of lettuce. The potato was far to overcooked and the fries also not tasty. The other plate was a half a chicken peri peri with a baked potato. Same with the potato and the chicken must have been a miniture chicken. Also no vegetables or lettuce. The fourth plate was a sandwich with some fries. Same story. Everything looked like someone had just splashed it onto the plate. So our decision is not to go back to Kokopelli and also not recommend it to someone.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Akyali-Travel
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White River, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our local Tapaz restaurant”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

A great spot with elevated deck to chill with friends and family and enjoy a different mexican menu with a tapaz flair. Good service and great hosts and specials on some evenings. If you enjoy karaoke evenings they also do that but thats not my favorite.

Visited February 2013
Thank Matt_Sa_12
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