In today’s article, I am going to share my review and experience about an Indian Food Restaurant Cocina Highway Retreat, Gwalior.
If you want to dine out with your family, friends, or loved ones. Cocina is one of the best cafe-restaurants away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In our last blog I have written about Hangout Cafe which is also a good option in Gwalior city.
At Cocina you can have both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food, the food is fresh, delectable, and delicious. Here you have various seating options including an ac restaurant, open seating area in the garden and along with that there’s a children’s play area and a pool also.
My Experience About Cocina Highway Retreat, Gwalior
Last month I went to Cocina restaurant with my group of friends in the evening, and it was much less crowded than I assumed. I don’t know if it was because we went on weekdays and not on weekends, but it was good for us to have a great time there. The first thing I like about Cocina is that there is a large space for parking. Also, the location is excellent because of the greenery around. Although Cocina is a little out of the way from Gwalior.
If you have your own vehicle, the distance won’t bother you too much. You can also enjoy a long/short drive to the Cocina restaurant if you are going on a date with your love partner or for a brunch with your family from Gwalior city. Gwalior’s outskirts, near the Cocina restaurant, are breathtaking because it is away from the city. In addition, the road is also in good condition.
The restaurant also has a lovely garden, which adds to the overall appeal of Cocina. The garden also includes a small pond with a beautiful bridge. The garden is a good location for taking photos.
Aside from the garden, there is a small but lovely pool area. Cocina highway retreat is Gwalior’s only cafe restaurant with a pool, where guests can enjoy pool parties with friends and family but you have to book in advance and only families and couples are allowed.
Cocina Highway Retreat Restaurant has around 5 places to sit and eat, providing a wide range of dining options. One is a modern cafe-restaurant AC hall with comfortable sofa seating, and the rest are in or near the garden.
And it is the best cafe-restaurant for couples in Gwalior to sit by occupying their own personal space.
We sat in the garden and ordered our food,
The taste of the food was good, but the serving quality could be improved. Only 2 waiters were there to take and deliver orders from everyone. Also, the prices are a little bit higher when compared to other cafe-restaurants in Gwalior.
Apart from that, the cafe desperately needs to be restored in some areas, such as the furniture, which is in disrepair, and the sitting area near the garden, which has a broken roof and a lot of dust and in some areas such as a sitting area for stags (only males) we felt that there is a need of cleaning and it seemed unhygienic.
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Location, Timings, Price & How To Reach Cocina Highway Retreat
The Cocina Highway Retreat Cafe-Restaurant is located on the outskirts of Gwalior city, on the Gwalior – Jhansi Expressway, near the ITM University Turari campus.
It is approximately 25 kilometers away from the city center.
Address – AH-43 Bypass Road, near ITM Global School, Gwalior, Turari, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 475001
Nearest Landmark – ITM University
Timings – 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Price – average 850 – 2200 INR
Things I like about Cocina Highway Retreat
- Garden, Pool & Outdoor Sitting
- The food is really good & tasty
- Different Sitting Areas
- Enough Parking Space
- Good place for couples and Family
- Wide range of eatables in the menu
- Free wifi
Things I didn’t like about Cocina Highway Retreat
- Lighting needs to be improved
- A bit pricey
- Cafe needs restoration
- Served water in a plastic glass
- Staff was not so good and service was not up to the mark
- Not a good place for stags (only males)
This is my own experience and review about the Cocina Highway Retreat, Gwalior. Hope you enjoy reading our blog and if you have any queries regarding the restaurant then please share with us in the comment section below.