Coto Makassar or Coto Mangkasara is a variant of soto from South Sulawesi. Soto is a ubiquitous spiced soup in Indonesia, can be found in almost every part of the country. In Makassar, their soto is a bit different from other places. Firstly, they eat their coto with buras (rice cake wrapped in young coconut leaves, cooked with coconut milk).
Instead of using chicken like other parts of the country, coto Makassar uses beef and innards like liver, lungs, intestines, heart, tripe, or even cow brain. This is a very much like a beef and offal stew with thick broth with ground peanut and an assortment of spices. Naturally, if you want to enjoy the authentic taste of this dish, you have to go to Makassar. Here are the best restaurants for that.
This is a very popular coto place. RM Ranggong has garnered many recognitions from many food reviewers and review aggregators. Located just by Losari Beach, you will hardly find any time this restaurant is empty. RM Ranggong is open from 10.00 to 18.00 and is located at Jl. Ranggong No.13, Maloku, Ujung Pandang, Makassar City, South Sulawesi.
Coto Daeng Begadang
Begadang means stay up at night. This restaurant used to open at night till morning even though now they open mainly from morning to midnight. The place is relatively cleaner and more comfortable for customers. Coto Daeng Begadang is located at Jl Sultan Alauddin, Makassar.
Coto Paraikatte is so popular, it now has three outlets in Makassar only. The characteristic of Paraikatte is that they give a generous amount of leek slices into their coto. Generally, Coto Paraikatte tastes a bit fresher than others. This restaurant is at Jalan A. P. Pettarani No. 125 Makassar.
H Daeng Tayang
This restaurant is provide another classic coto. You can feel a rich taste in every bite of the rice cake, every drop of the broth, and every slice of the meat. This restaurant open from 08.00 to 22.00, but if you want to enjoy everything this place has to offer, come in the morning because the place is very popular and can be crowded. H Daeng Tayang Restaurant is located at Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No.27, Sawerigading, Ujung Pandang, Makassar City.
Aroma Coto Gagak
This restaurant is popular among Indonesian celebrities. Almost all celebrities who visit Makassar will spare their time to enjoy coto at this place. There are two choices of the dining rooms in this restaurant; the traditional one and the modern one. Aroma Coto Gagak is located at Jalan Gagak No.27, Mariso, Makassar City.
Coto Tamalanrea is popular among local people. One of the reasons is because it opens up until late in the night, almost early morning. You can enjoy the explosion of taste in the coto served here. This restaurant is so popular it has three outlets now. Coto Tamalanrea is located at Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan Ruko Daya No 1 Daya, Biring Kanaya, Makassar City.
Like many other coto restaurants, Coto Nusantara serves high quality beef and innards with a generous amount of fried onion and leek slices. The restaurant is very close to Losari Beach, making it an ideal destination for tourists who need to quench their hunger. Coto Nusantara is at Jalan Nusantara No. 32 Makassar City.
Coto Makassar is one of the most iconic food from Sulawesi. Enjoying a serving of Coto in Makassar wouldn’t cost too much. All restaurants in this list charge more or less IDR20,000 per serving.