Aloha, Texas! Feeling like taking a trip to the islands, but don't have the time (or the budget)? Take a deep breath and relax: you can now have a taste of the islands, right here in Plano. Coconut's Fish Cafe opened in Preston Park Village last year, surfing into town serving fresh and healthy food with refreshing Hawaiian flair. The atmosphere is light, bright and very clean, with custom surfboard tables and a large patio for outdoor dining.
This location is the first of franchises for Coconut's, which was founded in 2009 by Michael Phillips on the island of Maui. Phillips had come there to retire, but was seeking a restaurant that offered fresh fish, outstanding service, and healthy yet affordable menu items.
The Plano, Texas location of Coconut's Fish Cafe is owned by Father/Son duo Tim and Nathan Brasher, who will easily make you feel like a part of the ohana (family) here. The rest of the staff are also very friendly and eager to help first-time diners before they order at the counter. This fast casual concept is consistent in hospitality as well as in delivering what are definitely among the best fish tacos you'll find here in DFW. Even if the tacos don't reel you in immediately, be sure you'll find something else to love here.
The fish (line-caught MahiMahi and Ono) tacos are grilled on 2 white corn tortillas, and stuffed-to-the-brim with 17 different ingredients, including cheese, red salsa, cole slaw, tomatoes, and mango salsa. (Insider tip: order these on Tuesday and receive a second order free!) Layer upon layer of flavor and depth cause diners to return again and again for a taco fix. While the tacos are definitely a star of the show here, there are other options aplenty, and even some selections for non-seafood eaters.
To start your dining experience, the crispy Coconut Shrimp appetizer is a fine choice, and comes served with an addictive Thai Chile Pineapple Sauce for dipping. You can also find popular Hawaiian dish Ahi Poke on the menu, a classic raw dish that is marinated with soy, garlic, and green onions. The Poke Bowl and the Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi are crowd favorites, and are both healthy and light dishes that you won't regret ordering. For the non seafood lovers: choose from salads, tacos, grilled chicken, pasta, or burgers. They do serve beer and wine so you can truly relax and enjoy the island vibe.
The restaurant is quite kid-friendly. They'll have plenty of things to choose from between 7 different choices for kids under 10 years. Coconut's Fish Cafe definitely has something for the whole family to love.
Check out Coconut's Fish Cafe for yourself, and catch the aloha fever that is quickly spreading in Plano.
Coconut's Fish Cafe Plano is located at Preston Park Village, 1900 Preston Road, Ste. 329.