Restaurant Impossible - Poco's on the Boulevard - CLOSED

Poco's on the Boulevard Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Poco's on the Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

Poco's on the Boulevard is an authentic Latin family restaurant run by Claudia and Dana, who took over the restaurant following the death of their mother Poco, just a few months ago.

The food shows no consistency, the servers are disorganised and the kitchen staff show no respect to the daughters.

Claudia and Dana are feeling the pressure of running the restaurant and they argue constantly in front of the customers.

Robert hates the decor in the dining room, he finds it boring, dated and thinks none of the colours go together.

The food is poor, one customer complains of greasy food and under cooked fries whilst another has burnt asparagus.

When confronted the kitchen staff refuse to take responsibility and ignore the owner. One cook even laughs at the state of the food and Robert shouts at her.

Robert revamped the decor of the restaurant with a new revamped bar, a bright wall colour and they added authentic Mexican artwork.

The menu is updated and the customers love the new restaurant.

What Happened Next at Poco's on the Boulevard?

When Robert checks in with them a few months later, sales are up $20,000 a month.

Claudia reports that the customers are happy with the new changes with the menu and decor.

They added a dozen of the old customer favourites back to the menu at the customers request but they also kept Roberts new additions to the menu alongside these.

Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews after Robert's visit were mostly very positive, with compliments on the food.

The restaurant moved from it's previous location to a smaller premises in Linwood in March 2015 due to a rent increase at their previous location.

They also dropped the dinner service and were open for breakfast and lunch.

Poco's on the Boulevard closed in August 2015, after just 5 months at their new location.

Recipes in this episode

Pulled Pork Burritos

Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Salad

Poco's on the Boulevard was Restaurant Impossible Season 5 episode 1 and aired on November 21 2012.

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This post was last updated in December 2019.

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