Coqui Mexicano - Welcome To The Living Room Of the Melrose Community!

On top of wanting to own a business for the first time, we also wanted to make a difference in the neighborhood. We wanted a business that offered fresh food, culture, cleanliness,music, and a spot where people from different cultures, different ethnicities, differnet walks of life, different social circumstances felt comfortable enough to come together and interact with each other with the hopes that eventually we can all see that we have more in common with each other than we have differences.

We got obsessed with the particular location we are in now. The previous owner just didn't care about anything and it showed! We felt it just dragged down the whole surrounding area which has had a bad reputation for many years with no one to prove that reputation otherwise. The area cried for VIDA and that's what we wanted to contribute to it....VIDA!


Coqui Mexicano is also registered as an official bookcrossing. Reading should not be a luxury and that is why we have started a bookcrossing in our establishment. Books can be expensive and during these hard times....why should we not learn how to share with each other, learn from each other, enjoy each other, and interact with each other?


Because we are humble people of the neighborhood who are of meager means......what we can offer at our establishment at this moment is very is clean....and it is fresh. We hope that with your help we can get on our feet and expand to realize this dream!

871 Brook Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451 1-718-450-3477

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Mon.  8:00am - 6:30pm

Tues. 8:00am - 6:30 pm

Wed. 8:00am - 6:30pm

Thurs. 8:00am - 6:30pm

Sat. 9:30am - 6:30pm