Cocos Locos renamed Three Tides in ‘Bar Rescue’ episode

PORT ST. LUCIE — The “Bar Rescue” crew rolled into town and transformed a Caribbean restaurant — run by three brothers with no prior restaurant experience — with new drinks, updated decorations and a new name: Three Tides.

“Bar Rescue” is a reality TV show where nightlife expert Jon Taffer and his team go into struggling bars and restaurants to transform them into successful businesses. New episodes for Season 9 air on the Paramount Network 10 p.m. Sunday.

Award-winning chef Ashish Alfred went to the formerly named Los Cocos Restaurant & Bar, at Shoppes of Victoria Square in Port St. Lucie, where he condemned the three owners for how they were running their business.

The show took viewers into the kitchen, where there were cockroaches, mold on the walk-in freezer curtains and piles of grease built up on the floor.

What changes were made to the restaurant?

The restaurant was started by three brothers — Karl, Eddy and Evens LaTortue — in 2021. Part of the revamp included removing Eddy LaTortue as general manager and having all three brothers alternating as the front-of-the-house manager, checking in on the service.

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Alfred recommended there be two general managers — one for the kitchen and one for the bar — and suggested Evens LaTortue’s wife and son to assume each role, respectively.

In the grand reveal, Alfred unveiled the restaurant’s new name and signs, adding two bar workstations, tropical decorations and new themed bar glassware for cocktails.

The name reveal was emotional for the brothers, who told Alfred “Three Tides” was a nickname from their father. It was something Alfred did not know before renaming the restaurant, he said in the hour-long episode.

At the end of the episode, a six-week update shows the restaurant doing well, with the new drink options driving sales and the brothers growing closer.

Where is Three Tides?

Three Tides remains in the same location as Los Cocos Restaurant and Bar, but the name has not been updated on Google as of Monday.

Address: 269 SW Port St Lucie Blvd.

Contact: 772-905-8458

Hours: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

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