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Review of Coba Cocina - CLOSED

Coba Cocina
Cuisines: Latin, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 June 24, 2014

My wife loves this place so much, she requested it for her birthday. Awesome atmosphere. They have a jelly fish tank in the middle of the restaurant that my kids love. Food is different than your typical Mexican restaurant. I suggest the brisket tacos or the ribeye. Chips and Salsa are good.

For the kids, they offer a full menu to include breakfast. My kids are big breakfast food eaters so for dinner they have pancakes and waffles. Also, kids get free gelato a the end of the meal.

They do not accept reservations, but they will do call ahead seating (30 minutes). Weekends are usually packed.

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Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were brought warm, not greasy, chips along with a tasty salsa dip and a refried bean dip. These were better than most chips in town. The pinot noir we ordered was very nice, but we had to pour it ourselves. The waitress just sat the bottle down with the glasses, said it's a screw off top, and left. A little unconventional. I had the enchilada dinner - 3 different enchiladas:cheese and onion with a chili con carne sauce (again a little unconventional), spicy chicken with sour cream sauce and jack cheese, and sauteed spinach and mushrooms with spicy ranchero sauce. This was served with refried beans and rice. Very tasty and very filling. Another diner had the fish tacos and ate every bite! The chocolate fudge gelato was the highlight of the meal. Make sure you try some of this gelato!

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Thank KyBoop
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Let's start with the obvious...the two-story jellyfish tank in the center of the restaurant is impressive and mesmerizing! It was not, however, sufficiently mesmerizing to cause us to overlook the downsides of the restaurant.

First, the good news: The chocolate fudge gelato was the richest, creamiest gelato we've ever eaten outside of Italy. Fortunately, it can be had in its own separate eating area.

As for the rest of our meal: We began with the house margarita on the rocks. The drinks were quite disappointing. They were watery, filled with large ice cubes that were already melting, even though the drinks were delivered to the table in a matter of minutes. They tasted as though they had been sitting in the glasses for some time. The alcohol was barely discernible.

The brisket in the brisket quesadilla was flavorful, and the barbecue sauce served on the side was deliciously smoky. Although it didn't appear to be house-made, it was tasty.

The ceviche was interesting. It consisted mainly of shrimp, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and mango. It was chunky, chunkier than any we've had before, and the mango added a nice touch of sweetness. The shrimp was quite chewy; we wonder if it had been boiled rather than "cooked" in lime juice. It isn't something that we would order again.

The portions are generous, and the service was prompt. However, when the server brought the bottle of wine to the table, she just set it down with the glasses, leaving us to serve ourselves. That is unusual in Lexington, where even the most casual places do the first pour.

Although we may return for the gelato, we will pass on the rest of the restaurant.

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Thank lmoore40502
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited with family, including a 5 year old and a 3 year old. They enjoyed the huge jelly fish tank. Our food was just ok. The menu is very limited. Mac&Cheese for the children was not good. Neither ate more than 1 shell. Our server was very good, knowing details about the tank and its inhabitants. She was a server trainer which explains her expertise and fun attitude. Seeing other staff, including the hostesses, appeared they would rather be somewhere else. Dessert room had excellent items. It has a separate entrance and I encourage folks to stop in for a tasty treat.

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1  Thank KY2916
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is really nice to have a modern restaurant in Lexington. There isn't another place like Coba anywhere close by. I have heard some people say that the food isn't good but I totally disagree. The food is great and the price that you pay for the food and the experience is well worth it. I like the enchiladas, shrimp tacos and their salsa is amazing. The upstairs bar is nice and modern. The drinks are good however I do find the bar to be a little pricey for what they serve. The drinks are very weak.

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1  Thank mgonzalez275
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