Three Tides Bar Rescue Update (Los Cocos) – Still Open Today?

Is Three Tides still open today?

Status: >> OPEN <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 9 | View All Season 9 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: May 12, 2024
The Bar's Original Name Was: Los Cocos
Three Tides Address: 269 SW Port St Lucie Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

Los Cocos Bar and Restaurant

Episode Recap

Los Cocos Restaurant and Bar, later renamed to Three Tides Caribbean Restaurant and Bar, was a Port St. Lucie Florida bar that was featured on Season 9 of Bar Rescue.

Though the Three Tides Bar Rescue episode aired in May 2024, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place in late January/early February 2024.

It was Season 9 Episode 12 and the episode name was “CSI: Los Cocos”.

In this episode, the Bar Rescue crew heads to Port Saint Lucie Florida.

They’re in town to rescue Los Cocos Restaurant and Bar.

Unfortunately, Jon Taffer is not personally doing the rescue for Los Cocos, which has been the case for several bars from this season.

Instead, he’s sending Ashish Alfred to take over primary rescuing duty, which will mark the second time Ashish has done it.

Ashish also rescued Arnold’s Lounge earlier this season.

While it’s a bummer to not have Jon Taffer at the helm, I (and a lot of other viewers that I’ve talked with) think that Ashish has been the best “guest” rescuer so far.

If you’re not familiar with Florida geography, Port St. Lucie is located on the Southeastern coast of Florida, just a bit North of West Palm Beach (which is itself a bit North of Miami, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale).

The Latortue discussing the state of Los Cocos bar

The bar is owned by the Latortue family, with three brothers running the bar.

Their names are Karl, Evens, and Eddy.

Eddy takes the primary lead in running the bar because he’s retired from his day job.

The other two brothers have unclear responsibilities, as they’re still working in other careers and not full-time at the bar.

For example, Karl is still working as a doctor, which obviously takes a lot of his focus.

It kind of reminds me of Jack’s Ale House / Fire Department from back in Season 4, which also featured a trio of three brothers.

Mark Latortue, a bartender at the bar

Mark is Evens’ son who worked his way up from being a dishwasher to being a bartender.

He thinks that making Eddy the General Manager at the bar was a bad decision.

Why? Because Eddy doesn’t know what he’s doing haha, at least as he’s portrayed on the episode.

There’s not really any training for the staff, so they just kind of do whatever they want.

Eddie Latortue Los Cocos owner managing the bar

Mark is portrayed as the responsible one, but Mark’s dad and uncles don’t seem to listen to Mark’s input.

As you’d expect, the difficulties at the bar are putting a big strain on the brothers’ relationship.

They’re fighting and bickering over responsibilities and who’s doing what.

At the time of the Bar Rescue visit, Los Cocos is supposedly losing up to $8,000 per month, which is a hefty chunk of change.

To make matters worse, the brothers are also drowning in $300,000 of debt.

While doctors make a lot of money, $300,000 is still a pretty dang big hole to climb out of.

The Latortue brothers arguing

The brothers want to have the bar as a legacy to their parents, but the financial difficulties mean that they’re thinking of shutting it down.

To try to save the bar, Ashish opted to put in a brand new concept.

He changed the bar’s name from Los Cocos to Three Tides Caribbean Restaurant and Bar.

In addition to the new name, it also obviously got some renovations and a new menu.

So – were the Los Cocos Bar Rescue changes able to help the bar achieve long-term success?

Keep reading my full update to learn how the bar is doing and if it’s still open in 2024.

Three Tides Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped Bar Rescue visits to Los Cocos, let’s talk about how the newly named Three Tides is doing after Ashish and the Bar Rescue crew left Port St. Lucie.

I’ll start by sharing the bar’s reaction to the episode, as I always like to see whether a bar has embraced the experience or not.

Then, I’ll cover if it’s still open and using the Bar Rescue concept, along with what type of events the bar is hosting.

I’ll also dig into some real customer reviews from after the rescue so that you can see how customers are reacting to the changes.

Let’s dig in…

The bar’s reaction to the Bar Rescue episode

Whenever an episode airs, I always like to start by seeing whether or not the bar hosted a watch party, as this gives me an idea of how they felt about the episode.

I don’t see an event specifically promoting a watch party, but the bar did promote the episode multiple times on its Facebook page, which is usually a good sign.

Three Tides post about the episode

The family also posted on their personal pages.

For example, Mark posted about the episode on his own Facebook page, which got a lot of comments.

Mark's post about the episode

Evens also posted on his own Facebook page:

Evens' post about the episode

So, while I don’t see a specific watch party, it does seem like the family is happy to promote the episode.

Is Three Tides still open after Bar Rescue?

As of my most recent check in 2024, Three Tides Caribbean Restaurant is still open and serving customers in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

More importantly, the brothers seem to still be using the Three Tides concept from Ashish.

While I do still see the older Los Cocos name on some profiles, that seems to just be them not updating it yet, rather than a sign that they’re not following the concept.

All of the new promotions and events that I see exclusively use the new Three Tides name.

In terms of events, the bar seems to have live music and/or DJs fairly often.

For example, here’s a promo for a live DJ event in May – you can also see the Three Tides name in the picture:

Three Tides DJ

Here’s another live music event they had, with salsa, merengue, and reggaeton.

Three Tides salsa music

They also host regular jam sessions, which sounds like a fun time.

Three Tides jam session live music

Beyond that, they have other events like a Sunday Brunch and plenty of specials.

Lastly, to help you explore the area around the bar, here’s a Google Maps street view embed of the bar’s location.

It hasn’t been updated in a long time so it doesn’t actually show the bar, but I’m putting it there so that you can explore the area around the bar.

Three Tides Caribbean Restaurant reviews after Bar Rescue

Next, let’s try to take a look at some reviews of the bar from after Ashish’s rescue.

Unfortunately, this is a bit hard to do.

The bar doesn’t seem to have updated its profiles on Google Business or Yelp, so those still use the older Los Cocos name.

More importantly, there really haven’t been many reviews written since the rescue.

For example, the most recent Yelp review is from November 2023, back when it was still Los Cocos.

On Google, there are a few recent reviews on the Los Cocos page, but not enough to get a good feel for customers’ experiences.

The few reviews that do exist seem to be positive, though.

Here’s one from someone who mentions the renovations, but they get the name completely wrong haha.

She says it was rescued by “Bill Clapper With Restaurant Renovations”.

I guess “Bill Clipper” equals Jon Taffer lol – one of the funnier things I’ve seen.

Funny Three Tides review

Here are some of the other reviews that I found:

Three Tides positive reviews on Google

And here are a couple more:

More Three Tides positive reviews on Google

I also found one negative review, but I’m not sure if it was written before or after Ashish visited.

Three Tides negative review on Google

Final thoughts on the episode

Overall, it was a bummer not to have Jon Taffer for this episode, but Ashish is probably our best option when Taffer isn’t around.

I like the new Three Tides Caribbean Restaurant concept, so I hope that it can work long-term.

So far, the Lartortue brothers seem to be keeping the concept, so I hope they stick with it.

Unfortunately, there haven’t been a ton of customer reviews and the bar doesn’t have the best online presence, so it’s tough to see whether customers like the changes or not.

The few reviews that do exist seem to mostly be positive, though.

As I’m able to see more real customer reviews, I will update this post with more information.

That wraps up my Three Tides Bar Rescue update.

If you want to see some other nearby episodes from Southeastern Florida, you also might want to read my updates for Aura Nightclub / Mystique Lounge in West Palm Beach, Boca Luna Luxe Lounge / One11 in Boca Raton, Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale, and Ele Lounge / Heat Restaurant in Hollywood FL.

I also have a page that lists all 30+ episodes from Florida.

And if you want to share your thoughts on the bar, the episode, or how Ashish did standing in for Taffer, you can do so using the comments section below.

As always – thanks for reading!

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Last updated: 2024-05-12 09:05

3 thoughts on “Three Tides Bar Rescue Update (Los Cocos) – Still Open Today?”

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  1. Someone please end the suffering. It’s painful seeing people try to act like Jon. I’m waiting for someone to say, “I thought we were getting Taffer. Feel free to leave.” The workers trying to say “Ashish” after the recon, lol.

    The production doesn’t seem to get it. Bar Rescue was never about rescuing a bar with the help of a modern industry expert–it was about watching an aging loud self-proclaimed bar expert stomp around a small business owned by someone who wanted to buy a bar because he or she wanted cheap alcohol to drink. It’s not a watchable product without Jon’s theatrics.

    These southeast Florida bars along the I-95 corridor… I have to assume that they are designed to be pitch black because none of them look like the bars/night clubs that they were supposed to be. Somebody’s basement would look more like a bar/night club than these sites. You can’t even remodel these places.

    • Yeah I’m already working on this one. Should have it posted in a few hours. Thanks for sharing!

      Not a huge fan of the VFW episodes but I get why the show does them. At least Taffer will be back for it.


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