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Coco D' Amour Restaurant, Simi Valley, CA (restaurant)
CocoDAmour
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
Posts: 2
From: Coco D'Amour
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:01 pm   Permalink

Name:Coco D' Amour Restaurant
Type:restaurant
Street:2321 Tapo St. #F
City:Simi Valley
State:CA
Zip:93063
country:USA
Phone:(805) 578-2622
Status:operational

Description:
The restaurant is based on the islands of the world. We serve island tropical food with a french flare we have a full service bar with live music on friday and saterday nights.Bringing the vacation to you! all are food and deserts is made to order nothing preprocessed. we are open tuseday-sunday serving lunch from 11am-2:30 and dinner 5:00-9:30 and on saterday and sunday we have champagne brunches please come on down and visit with us! hope to see u soon




 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 167
Posted: 2014-02-04 2:41 pm   Permalink

Coco D’ Amour opened in December 2006. I found this article about the opening.
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2006-12-22/on_the_town/042.html
Quote:
On 2006-12-22, Angela Randazzo wrote:
The restaurant’s food and décor are drawn from the tropical islands off the south coast of Africa. Palm trees surround patrons, and coconuts and African tribal masks adorn the walls.

[Chef Gerard] Guijarro invites his diners to escape the humdrum world and revel in an island adventure.


I also found this old general thread here on TikiCentral. A couple TC-members checked the place out and there's also a post from one of the restaurant owners.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22263&forum=1

Although probably not tiki, Coco D’ Amour sure sounds like it was an interesting restaurant. Unfortunately, it only lasted about eighteen months, closing in the summer of 2008.
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2008/sep/03/late-julia-child-still-inspires-big-news
Quote:
On 2008-09-03, Lisa McKinnon wrote:
Simi Valley, meanwhile, has suffered a spate of recent closures.
...
On Tapo Street about three miles away, the tiki bar-esque Coco D’ Amour has discontinued serving its "taboo cuisine." Coming in its stead is something called Family Mongolian BBQ.



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kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2014-02-06 12:12 pm   Permalink

Some photos from the first article linked in the post above.




For the mixologists out there, Coco D'Amour is also the name of a liqueur from Seychelles -- one of the "tropical islands off the south coast of Africa" the Coco D'Amour restaurant celebrates.
Quote:
www.seychelles.travel:
Coco D'Amour is the unique tropical coconut liqueur from Seychelles, made with real coconut extract. Enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike, Coco D'Amour adds an authentic island taste to any cocktail, and its Coco de mer-shaped bottle doubles as a fantastic souvenir. Produced locally by Sodepak Industries Ltd, Coco D'Amour is available in the best Seychelles hotels, boutiques and shops.




 
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