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“Great atmosphere!”
Review of Coba Cocina - CLOSED

Coba Cocina
Cuisines: Latin, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Some guys are born curious. They can't just wonder what's around the corner. They've got to go see for themselves. The Greers are like that with food. You might call them culinary explorers. You might run into Lee tracking the true cubano in a Tampa barrio, the perfect pork chop in a Rio churrascaria. Phil sweet talking the secret of sweet corn tamales out of an ancient abuela in a Yucatan taqueria. One or both hot on the trail of the tastiest brisket taco. The most piquant Peruvian ceviche. The most authentic salsa. Margaritas that'll make you want to mambo. Whatever wows them on their travels, they bring right on back home. To wow you at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This building and decor is great! If you are going with a group, request one of the round rooms. Can't tell you if the acoustics are good in those rooms, but it's private! Free chips/salsa and a great black bean dip. The waiters are dressed very formally, which makes you feel a little uncomfortable if you are going in shorts and tshirt. We saw very informal to very formal patrons. The food was good - a bit spicy on the veggies. But it's not your cookie-cutter mexican food menu, which is refreshing. The jellyfish fish tank is worth the trip! Prices are not outrageous, which is also nice.

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Thank ginnyandkids
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Danielle D, Public Relations Manager at Coba Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Many thanks for your visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. And, we want people to come as they are, so formal or informal attire is great. As long as it's comfortable! We strive to deliver the highest quality food and world class service and use all comments to work toward this goal. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you soon at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.

Sincerely,

Danielle M. Dove
Director of Marketing
Greer Companies
866 Malabu Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-269-1966, ext.114
Direct Line: 859-554-6314
Fax: 859-269-2381
ddove@greercompanies.com

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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Went with a friend @ 11 am on Friday for lunch . Wow was the decor. The jellyfish tube in the middle of the restaurant was so interesting. Felt like we were @ the beach.
The server brings you black bean dip( to die 4) , salsa & chips. They even have their own salsa passport. Love the idea.
I ordered the enchilada special choice of two ( cheese, chicken, beef) rice & beans. They both were delicious & gluten Free. Rice is heavy on the lime. We both could of eaten a plate of just rice. She loved her tacos el Pasteur also. Chicken was flavored with pineapple. Pickled onions came with it. Had some to take home. The server Michelle who was great suggested we try the aqua fresca. Strawberry, pineapple & lime, mango. Oh my!!! Strawberry sweetness. We were too full for dessert, but we did stop by the cocoah for the gelato sample & to take home a key lime pie tart & chocolate mousse in a chocolate shell. Chocolate heaven. We will definitely go back.

Tip: go early
Women check out the motion discs in the bathroom in front if the sinks. So cool!

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Thank phislamajama
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Danielle D, Public Relations Manager at Coba Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Many thanks for your visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to deliver the highest quality food and world class service and use all comments to work toward this goal. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you soon at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.

Sincerely,

Danielle M. Dove
Director of Marketing
Greer Companies
866 Malabu Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-269-1966, ext.114
Direct Line: 859-554-6314
Fax: 859-269-2381
ddove@greercompanies.com

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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Just moved to the state, this was the first place my family and I chose to go out to eat at!!!! The building from the outside caught mine and my husbands attention the two weeks we have lived here everytime we drove by!!! First time I saw it at night my mouth dropped thinking it was a night club or something. My family came into town to visit and we chose to take them there, had by far the best experience and was completely entertained by the decor and jellys!!!! Being that I'm born and raised in Monterey bay California, the decor and jelly tank reminded me of home and going to the world famous aquarium!!! I did ask the waitress if this building was built for the restaurant it self or was it bought out, she then told us the history behind why it was built and designed the way it was!!! Very interesting to say the least!!! Glad to know the staff knows about the business they work for and can answer random questions we had about why the layout was so spread out and different in every room. I loved the food there as well, but I can't express enough about how beautiful and clean this place was!!! Thank you!!!

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Thank Monroeasylum
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Danielle D, Public Relations Manager at Coba Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Welcome to Kentucky and many thanks for your visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to deliver the highest quality food and world class service and use all comments to work toward this goal. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you soon at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.

Sincerely,

Danielle M. Dove
Director of Marketing
Greer Companies
866 Malabu Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-269-1966, ext.114
Direct Line: 859-554-6314
Fax: 859-269-2381
ddove@greercompanies.com

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a nice lunch visit no wait at that time on a Saturday staff was very attentive to detail food was delicious mexican style. We has grilled tilapia tacos very light and well seasoned to order sauces available to any taste. Bakery is a must visit for homemade goodies save room or take it home. Desert in not served at your table you go to bakery after the meal. Restroom clean and roomy almost luxurious. Jellyfish tank is amazing. A fun unique place to eat in Lexington. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Doc405
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Danielle D, Public Relations Manager at Coba Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Many thanks for your visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to deliver the highest quality food and world class service and use all comments to work toward this goal. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you soon at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.

Sincerely,

Danielle M. Dove
Director of Marketing
Greer Companies
866 Malabu Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-269-1966, ext.114
Direct Line: 859-554-6314
Fax: 859-269-2381
ddove@greercompanies.com

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Just returned from a nice dinner out with friends at the fairly new Coba Conina. Was a little skeptical based upon the mixed reviews but very pleased. We went with another couple celebrating his birthday. We arrived at ~ 5:50 (hoping to avoid long lines). We were seated immediately (although when we left ~ 7:45 there were about 10 parties on the wait line - which is posted on a wall-mounted flat screen). At first we were seated in one of their echo rooms (2 long tables side by side which they use for parties of 8-10). I saw a booth just being cleaned and asked if we could move to that and they were fine with doing that. We were immediately served chips w/ salsa & bean dip. The couple we were with each had enchiladas, I ate chicken fajitas and my husband had the brisket quesidillas (sp?). Our plates were larger and seemed to have more food than our friends. We were all very satisfied with our choices! Our meal including 1 beer & 1 tea & tip was $34. Very reasonable!! We went upstairs to the bar and had a drink. Very nice view overlooking the dining area. Then we stopped by the gelato bar on the way out. I do wish we had skipped after dinner drinks and tried the gelato. But...a reason to go back!! They do have a good bit of outdoor seating. Tonight was a great night for that and a lot of folks were taking advantage! Overall it was a great experience!

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Thank mlelliott
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Danielle D, Public Relations Manager at Coba Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Many thanks for your visit and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to deliver the highest quality food and world class service and use all comments to work toward this goal. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you soon at Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner.

Sincerely,

Danielle M. Dove
Director of Marketing
Greer Companies
866 Malabu Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-269-1966, ext.114
Direct Line: 859-554-6314
Fax: 859-269-2381
ddove@greercompanies.com

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