Much better than you'd suppose
What a pleasant surprise. Found this place on OpenTable and based on Yelp reviews decided to try it with 4 friends. Excellent (and large) mojitos. Hanger steak was high quality and cooked exactly right. Laid back but competent staff. Bustling room (it was St. Patty's day weekend). Only gripe? No valet parking.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
My favorite neighborhood restaurant
My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Food is consistently delicious. Service is excellent!! I love it here!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been wanting to come
I have been wanting to come to Coobah for quite some time and my meal/experience did not disappoint. The food was superb and the waiter was extremely helpful and quite entertaining. Seared scallops, fundido, short ribs all were amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Phenomenal food!!! We had
Phenomenal food!!! We had a big group so we tried most menu items. All fantastic!!! The plantains, pulled chicken and short ribs were favorites!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Favorite on Southport
I LOVE this restaurant, and it's always the first local one I recommend when someone is looking for some great eats in the neighborhood. The entrees are delicious, but my favorite is making a meal sharing the small plates (Try the Jibarito. You won't regret it!). Also, everyone there is really friendly. Highly recommend!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great brunch spot
I love the brunch at Coobah. While other people are waiting in a long line down the street at Southport Grocery, you can be seated and having an excellent meal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table was ready when we showed up. The service team was very attentive (at times too attentive boarder line with interrupting). The food extremly rich and flavorful..loved it --recommended.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, good atmosphere
What can I say, anything on the menu is good and nothing fails to disappoint except the Chilaquiles. I spent some time studying in Mexico and have been eating it as long as I can remember, so chilaquiles are my thing! In a new take, the chef literally purees them into an almost baby food like substance. It's really not good, but don't let that get you down. Everything else is wonderful.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service.
Had an amazing dinner Friday night. Great service. Awesome mojitos!! Just pretty expensive, but worth it nonetheless. I will def be coming back.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stopped in for a quick
We stopped in for a quick brunch on 6/10/13 prior to attending a matinee at the Music Box. We had made a reservation and a table was waiting for us and we were waited on immediately. We both ordered the Strata and it was outstanding.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, reasonable prices
Quaint neighborhood restaurant, very good food, reasonable prices.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Mojitos
If you're looking for a true Cuban experience, this isn't the place. However, if you're looking for some REALLY good variations on Cuban flare combined with TOP NOTCH mojitos, and a cool soundtrack in the background, you will really enjoy this place. My husband and I went on our first date here 10 years ago, and we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here 10 years (and a couple months) later. I gotta believe there's some magic here that is not advertised.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner at Coobah's before
Had dinner at Coobah's before Jason Aldean show. Service outstanding, Ambiance fun and authentic, Food & drink very creative and this place is OUTSTANDING! We will be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food/Great flavor
We went to Coobah for bruch on Sunday and all of the food served looked amazing. It tasted just how it looked. Will be back again soon.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grt Service + Grt Food= Great Time
Had made 2:30 reservations for brunch, and was running late, called to advise and Tommy (the nicest guy ever) said no problem, if you're here by 2:59 all is good. We literally rolled up at about 2:58 and it was all good. We were welcomed, seated and Tommy went on to make us feel we were old friends and to relax and have a good time. A round of Mojitos in pint glasses to start- great idea to put them in a larger glass. Ordered the breakfast empanada (Great), the Caesar salad (Delicious), Biscuits and Gravy with wilted arugala (Amazing) and the Coobah (Cuban) sandwich with plantains (A well done classic. All in all a great time, would recommend to anyone and say hi to Tommy.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needed a place in Lake View to meet up with some friends and Coobah was it. Drinks are spectacular. It's a bit noisy but everything was wonderful.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nicely put together dishes, prompt service, strong drinks, I would go back. Jabrido was tasty, veggie dumplings were great.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great unique food, good service
Had a great date night here. It's really cute, right by the L, so it's easy to get to, not too loud, fairly attentive service. The service got to be really slow once the place filled up, so it was hard to get the check. But the food was delicious and filling. Great variety in the menu. The drinks are weak, but tasty. I know they're known for their mojitos, but if you're trying to get a little buzzed, opt for beer.
I wish we had room to try dessert, the bread pudding of the day sounded delicious!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
At first it took a while for our server to make it to our table. Once we were finally waited on everything was uphill from there. The food arrived quickly and was delicious and our beverages were never empty. We came from out of town but would absolutely go again when return.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coobah is awesome
This was my second time to Coobah, but it had been awhile. It does not disappoint. The atmosphere is lively, the staff is very friendly and the food is awesome. The menu is a bit limited, but what they have is fantastic. I had the hanger steak and it was cooked to perfection. I also had the fundido which was very nice. My husband had the pork chop and said it was great. Try the Sangria, as it is the best we've found.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The scallops were phenomenal and honey/garlic shrimp were beyond incredible. The service was knowledgeable, personable, and make great suggestions. My friend and i cant wait to go back to try more.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
After 8 months of bring on a special diet I was treated to a Restaraunt of choice Friday and Saturday! Friday we were disappointed at another Restaraunt but Saturday at coobah was outstanding!! The food and service was five star and we will return!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was helpful
The wait staff was helpful and courteous. Food was served on time
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I met up for dinner here and had a great experience. The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and excited about their product. We started with the caesar salad, which was mind blowing. I always thought caesar salad was boring, but this salad has changed my mind. My girlfriend had the salmon, which was presented beautifully and she loved. I had the vegetarian dumplings. They were plated on top of carrots that were tossed it a vinegar dressing. My mouth is salivating by the memory of the meal. The drinks were excellent and nothing could beat the company.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to go out with friends
Jennifer our waitress was amazing. She answered all our questions and made great suggestions. Everybody in our group had a different food choice and after trying everybody's food, it all was delicious. We sat outside and had a great time. The "L" tracks are right there, so at times it was hard to hear each other, but it just added to the ambiance. Will definitely go back!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with a Latin Fusion twist
A friend and I enjoyed our first brunch at Coobah. It was a sunny fall day but we chose to eat inside instead. It was busy but the service was good. We enjoyed the mimosa fresa and a Paloma. My friend loved her French toast with very tasty, fresh whipped cream and strawberries. I quite enjoyed the Coobah take on a BLT: luscious pork belly, arugula and plum tomatoes, topped with a fried egg. The bun was very thick, but overall it was a great brunch item. Would definitely recommend brunch and come back here to try another meal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coobah does not disappoint
My husband and I dined at Coobah on a Saturday night around 8:30. We were early for our reservation but were promptly seated. Our server took our drink order, we opted to try the sangria which was good but not stellar. Our server walked by us for approximately 10 minutes. The seared scallops were amazing and cooked perfectly. We scraped the mint-pea puree off of the plate as best we could it was so good. My husband got the hanger steak cooked to a perfect med-rare with wonderful chimichurri (a lot of garlic). I had the chicken negra modelo which was good. I enjoyed it, the skin was crisp and flavorful. Overall our experience was very good with the exception of our server. Next time I would probably request someone else if she is there.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bold flavors, awesome service!
The service here was awesome, the drinks were delightful, and the food was full of bold and exciting flavors. I would definitely recommend to friends for a fun new foodie adventure!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food as expected
The food was good. The Caipirinha was delicious. The vegetarian options could be noted better, but they will find something delicious. Order the Jibarito with a side of Plantains.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively atmosphere and good food
This was my 3rd or 4th dinner at Coobah. The food is consistently good. I don't eat meat and there were plenty of options. The restaurant is usually packed, lively. Cool vibe, I think. Parking lot in the back is a bonus.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious food, slow service
Pork chop and steak meals were awesome. Fundido was delicious. Sangria yummy too
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
Coobah is a moderately priced restaurant with creative food offerings and friendly efficient service. Highly recommended!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great flavors, limited menu
Really great flavors here. Pork chop was a little over cooked but still pretty good and everything else was very good. Drinks were a little pricey since they were small and not that great. Also has a somewhat limited menu so as tasty as the food is you'll blow through it pretty quick with multiple visits.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food!
Have eaten here a few times, always have a good experience and great food. Recommended!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere and great food!
I went to Coobah on my bday (Oct 24) and couldn't be happier with that decision! The hostess/waitress was very welcoming and polite. The sangria and churros were amaaaazing! If you are looking for unique food, this is the place to go.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot on southport
Coobah is high on our list for cool atmosphere and great drinks for a local spot. The food is uneven but we keep coming back for the Cuban sandwich...it is the best.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The various dishes at this restaurant were full of flavors that mixed well. Hot and cool; different textures. Very pleasing
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. Food, service, and ambience were above par. Would recommend!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find! Brunch is Outstanding!
This is out go to place for weekend Brunch. Hanger steak is to die for. I wasn't a steak person until I had theirs! 2 thumbs up!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 4 Dates
Superb, sharable tapas, warm, inviting decor -- awesome service. My boyfriend and I were sat in a nice little corner spot right when we arrived. The wait staff and service was extremely friendly and food and drinks were prompt. My favorite was the prime rib entree, which we split along with some other tapas - the small plate theme is great for dates and the all the food is delicious. The drinks were also equally yummy and authentic - we had the caipirinha, manhattan, and moscow mule. The decor is also great for winter months; check out the big screen TVs that show roaring fireplaces!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM