Coobah

★★★★☆
  • 3423 N Southport Ave

    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • 773-528-2220

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Great food and even better drinks! The bartender Alex (real name Alejandro) is just spectacular with every drink he makes! Try the Mojotos

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★★★★★

Great food and even better drinks! The bartender Alex (real name Alejandro) is just spectacular with every drink he makes! Try the Mojotos

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After serving in the restaurant industry for nearly 6 years, I was floored by the poor level of service we received at Coobah this past Saturday. \r
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We started off with an order of chips & gauc and magaritas. The waitress seemed a

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After serving in the restaurant industry for nearly 6 years, I was floored by the poor level of service we received at Coobah this past Saturday. \r
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We started off with an order of chips & gauc and magaritas. The waitress seemed a

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Coobah is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Whenever I have out of town guests I make sure to bring them here. It's a smaller place so I would recommend making reservations. I've tried almost everything on the menu and have enjoyed every single dish - the chicken negra modelo is my favorite though. Service is always good and I love the decor - the ceiling fans are really cute.

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★★★★★

Coobah is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Whenever I have out of town guests I make sure to bring them here. It's a smaller place so I would recommend making reservations. I've tried almost everything on the menu and have enjoyed every single dish - the chicken negra modelo is my favorite though. Service is always good and I love the decor - the ceiling fans are really cute.

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If Latin cuisine is your thing, definitely try Coobah. The Clam chowder and the mojitos are a definite highlight, and the service is friendly. Pricing is average, and the patio is great!

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★★★★☆

If Latin cuisine is your thing, definitely try Coobah. The Clam chowder and the mojitos are a definite highlight, and the service is friendly. Pricing is average, and the patio is great!

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Let me start by saying, if you haven't been to Coobah you need to check it out. A couple friends and I wondered in on a Thursday for dinner. What a pleasant surprise! They had a cuban jazz band playing live music throughout our meal, which just added to the already cool ambience. The decor is warm and inviting and the staff was very friendly. The bartender was quick with a couple recommendations--try the Caipirinha with strawberries or the delicious Pisco Sour (wasn't on the menu, but the manager mixed us up one). Oh, and Thursday is $5 mojito night. So, needless to say, we sampled all of their variations. Food was outstanding. I'll be jonesing for the Clam and Chorizo Chowder until I can get back there. We had a jerked chicken and plantain dish and spicy mussels for appetizers(both great). For entrees we had the Hanger steak with chipotle mashed potato, the pork tenderloin with shrimp and bacon, and a chicken dish with chilaquiles. They were all so good, we just passed each dish around the table and sampled.
For dessert, a spicy chocolate mousse infused with Patron XO tequila--Awesome!! I will most definitely be back.

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★★★★★

Let me start by saying, if you haven't been to Coobah you need to check it out. A couple friends and I wondered in on a Thursday for dinner. What a pleasant surprise! They had a cuban jazz band playing live music throughout our meal, which just added to the already cool ambience. The decor is warm and inviting and the staff was very friendly. The bartender was quick with a couple recommendations--try the Caipirinha with strawberries or the delicious Pisco Sour (wasn't on the menu, but the manager mixed us up one). Oh, and Thursday is $5 mojito night. So, needless to say, we sampled all of their variations. Food was outstanding. I'll be jonesing for the Clam and Chorizo Chowder until I can get back there. We had a jerked chicken and plantain dish and spicy mussels for appetizers(both great). For entrees we had the Hanger steak with chipotle mashed potato, the pork tenderloin with shrimp and bacon, and a chicken dish with chilaquiles. They were all so good, we just passed each dish around the table and sampled.
For dessert, a spicy chocolate mousse infused with Patron XO tequila--Awesome!! I will most definitely be back.

Pros: Ambience, Cocktails, Food, Live Music, Service, Parking lot,

Cons: I want a Coobah in Wicker Park.

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As someone who frequents Chicago restaurants I am not easily impressed. Coobah really strikes the chord on all the notes. The older you are, the earlier you should arrive. There is a 'happening' quality to the experience. Sure you can get a great drink and a great meal, but there's also something going on in every corner that provides its own unique entertainment value.

I never liked plantains but Coobah's plantains were cooked so skillfully that I couldn't get enough. The service is true Chicago, if you like them-they like you. If you bring it, they're entirely capable of returning the favor. I like that. It feels very real. So real that you completely forget that you're on Southport Ave.

From the start, any place that refills your water glass quickly maintains a certain level of training and professionalism, I use that as a baseline for quality service. It is clean yet comfortable. Overall the service is observant and acts appropriately for each table's situation.

The food is quite good. I would highly recommend the place, bring your own party.

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★★★★★

As someone who frequents Chicago restaurants I am not easily impressed. Coobah really strikes the chord on all the notes. The older you are, the earlier you should arrive. There is a 'happening' quality to the experience. Sure you can get a great drink and a great meal, but there's also something going on in every corner that provides its own unique entertainment value.

I never liked plantains but Coobah's plantains were cooked so skillfully that I couldn't get enough. The service is true Chicago, if you like them-they like you. If you bring it, they're entirely capable of returning the favor. I like that. It feels very real. So real that you completely forget that you're on Southport Ave.

From the start, any place that refills your water glass quickly maintains a certain level of training and professionalism, I use that as a baseline for quality service. It is clean yet comfortable. Overall the service is observant and acts appropriately for each table's situation.

The food is quite good. I would highly recommend the place, bring your own party.

Pros: Food, service, bar creations, wine list

Cons: parking, although I hear they have a lot in back

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From the interior and music to the great food and wine, Coobah is a wonderful neighborhood location.
Its a fun place to go in the summer or winter and the price isnt that bad!
It can get a bit noisy on a Friday or Saturday night, even in the back room but if you're looking for a quiet night, the week days are perfect!
I think this is a great place to have full dinner or grab a drink at the bar.

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★★★★☆

From the interior and music to the great food and wine, Coobah is a wonderful neighborhood location.
Its a fun place to go in the summer or winter and the price isnt that bad!
It can get a bit noisy on a Friday or Saturday night, even in the back room but if you're looking for a quiet night, the week days are perfect!
I think this is a great place to have full dinner or grab a drink at the bar.

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The food at Coobah was interesting and flavorful. Went with a group and had an easy time getting seated and served. There is a wide variety of dishes on their menu - including choices for a vegetarian. We enjoyed the outside patio and would go back.

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★★★★☆

The food at Coobah was interesting and flavorful. Went with a group and had an easy time getting seated and served. There is a wide variety of dishes on their menu - including choices for a vegetarian. We enjoyed the outside patio and would go back.

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The atmosphere at Coobah was incredibly unique and tasteful. However, the food was lackluster and disappointing. Their signature dish, the pork, was unimpressive and flavorless. I do not understand why it is receiving such rave reviews.

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★★☆☆☆

The atmosphere at Coobah was incredibly unique and tasteful. However, the food was lackluster and disappointing. Their signature dish, the pork, was unimpressive and flavorless. I do not understand why it is receiving such rave reviews.

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Went to Coobah a few nights ago with a party of 5 and LOVED it! The appetizers and entrees were amazing! Their pork tenderloin is out-of-this world...a great fusion of flavors that leaves you wanting more. In general all the dishes were unique due to the combination of spices and flavors. I thought the sangria was too sweet, but besides that I will definitely be coming back soon!

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★★★★★

Went to Coobah a few nights ago with a party of 5 and LOVED it! The appetizers and entrees were amazing! Their pork tenderloin is out-of-this world...a great fusion of flavors that leaves you wanting more. In general all the dishes were unique due to the combination of spices and flavors. I thought the sangria was too sweet, but besides that I will definitely be coming back soon!

Pros: yummy food

Cons: parking

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I booked a reservation for fourteen for a friend's birthday dinner about two weeks in advance. I asked if it was ok to bring in my own cake and the woman on the phone said sure. When I arrived with my cake I had to ask if they could put it in the back for me. The server then asked me "There will be a cutting fee do you still want me to take it in the back?" When I asked how much the fee was he said he didn't know. I said fine and told him when I made the reservation the cutting fee was not mentioned. As guests arrived I had to track down our server and ask if we could order appetizers. Our drink glasses were empty on several occasions. Our server was taking care of other tables and our large group in the back so I had to track him down several times. When our server attempted to cut and serve our cake he made a mess out of it and stated sorry I'm not so good at this. When we partied at the bar one one of the bartenders asked if I was sure I wanted fourteen shots of patron after he stated the price. Offending me, as if we did not have the money to pay for it. We then took our party somewhere else. Food is great but the service was horrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I booked a reservation for fourteen for a friend's birthday dinner about two weeks in advance. I asked if it was ok to bring in my own cake and the woman on the phone said sure. When I arrived with my cake I had to ask if they could put it in the back for me. The server then asked me "There will be a cutting fee do you still want me to take it in the back?" When I asked how much the fee was he said he didn't know. I said fine and told him when I made the reservation the cutting fee was not mentioned. As guests arrived I had to track down our server and ask if we could order appetizers. Our drink glasses were empty on several occasions. Our server was taking care of other tables and our large group in the back so I had to track him down several times. When our server attempted to cut and serve our cake he made a mess out of it and stated sorry I'm not so good at this. When we partied at the bar one one of the bartenders asked if I was sure I wanted fourteen shots of patron after he stated the price. Offending me, as if we did not have the money to pay for it. We then took our party somewhere else. Food is great but the service was horrible.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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The first time I went here was with my (ahem) "ex gf" when we couldn't find the restaurant we were originally looking for. At first, I thought that place was cramped and old (which it is). But after tasting their food and drinks, I looked passed their cramped interior and indulged in their yummy offerings. I've been here 2 times after that and I continue to like what I taste. If you're looking for that Latin cuisine "redux", then this is a place you want to be. They have remade dishes from around the world (i.e. Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Brazil, and even Philippines) adding "traditional Latin twists" to their dishes hence making their cuisine "Latin Fusion". Although everything on the menu sounded appitizing to me, I stuck with their seafood. I'll be honest with you, THEE BEST seafood stew I've EVER had was their Shellfish Stew "Zarzuela". If you like shrimp, muscles, and scallops then this IS a must try. Sure, they have beef and chicken, but try the seafood. Let's not forget the drinks. They make their mojitos the traditional way and their Caipirinha (Brazil's answer to Cuba's mojito) with REAL cachaca (pronounced ca-sha-sa) (Brazilian rum). If you find yourself on Southport Ave by the Brown Line stop, stop on in. This place is great for a "pregame' dinner or a late night hangout, possibly after seeing a movie at the Musicbox Theater just down the street. I'm sure you'll find your Latin side here =)

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★★★★☆

The first time I went here was with my (ahem) "ex gf" when we couldn't find the restaurant we were originally looking for. At first, I thought that place was cramped and old (which it is). But after tasting their food and drinks, I looked passed their cramped interior and indulged in their yummy offerings. I've been here 2 times after that and I continue to like what I taste. If you're looking for that Latin cuisine "redux", then this is a place you want to be. They have remade dishes from around the world (i.e. Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Brazil, and even Philippines) adding "traditional Latin twists" to their dishes hence making their cuisine "Latin Fusion". Although everything on the menu sounded appitizing to me, I stuck with their seafood. I'll be honest with you, THEE BEST seafood stew I've EVER had was their Shellfish Stew "Zarzuela". If you like shrimp, muscles, and scallops then this IS a must try. Sure, they have beef and chicken, but try the seafood. Let's not forget the drinks. They make their mojitos the traditional way and their Caipirinha (Brazil's answer to Cuba's mojito) with REAL cachaca (pronounced ca-sha-sa) (Brazilian rum). If you find yourself on Southport Ave by the Brown Line stop, stop on in. This place is great for a "pregame' dinner or a late night hangout, possibly after seeing a movie at the Musicbox Theater just down the street. I'm sure you'll find your Latin side here =)

Pros: Good Latin "Fusion" cuisine, good drinks, close to the Southport Brown Line stop, close to Musicbox Theater and Julius Meinl cafe, open late

Cons: parking is VERY limited, cramped

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I have no idea how long this place has been here, but the level of service makes me think that I came here during the first week. The highlights of our bad experience involved: not being seated until 45 minutes after our reservation, having to ask for refills on drinks/more beverages as the waitress was walking away, small tables and waitress bringing appetizers and entrees out at once, undercooked food and extremely crowded.

The drinks however we're good and of the three things we ordered, one of them was fantastic. We will not be returning.

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★★☆☆☆

I have no idea how long this place has been here, but the level of service makes me think that I came here during the first week. The highlights of our bad experience involved: not being seated until 45 minutes after our reservation, having to ask for refills on drinks/more beverages as the waitress was walking away, small tables and waitress bringing appetizers and entrees out at once, undercooked food and extremely crowded.

The drinks however we're good and of the three things we ordered, one of them was fantastic. We will not be returning.

Pros: drinks

Cons: service

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My girlfriend and I recently made a trip to Chicago and included Coobah on our list of must-try restaurants, it didn't disappoint. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself captured the environment you would expect to eat this kind of food in. On a warm night with a nice breeze the open air style was perfect.
Onto food -- The Sangria was nothing short of great, just make sure to keep the ice coming with the pitchers or else it might get a little warm with the temperature. For appetizers we had the Spicy Mussels and Pork Skewers. Both were exceptionally well prepared and everything from presentation to texture was spot on. For our entrees we had Chicken Negra Modelo and the Sandwich "Coobah". Both were also quite well prepared and the plantains were great.
All in all a great restaurant you should definitely check out if you enjoy Latin food and a unique atmosphere.
Service was also great as our waitress couldn't have been more friendly and knowledgeable, even giving out vintage shopping advice!

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I recently made a trip to Chicago and included Coobah on our list of must-try restaurants, it didn't disappoint. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself captured the environment you would expect to eat this kind of food in. On a warm night with a nice breeze the open air style was perfect.
Onto food -- The Sangria was nothing short of great, just make sure to keep the ice coming with the pitchers or else it might get a little warm with the temperature. For appetizers we had the Spicy Mussels and Pork Skewers. Both were exceptionally well prepared and everything from presentation to texture was spot on. For our entrees we had Chicken Negra Modelo and the Sandwich "Coobah". Both were also quite well prepared and the plantains were great.
All in all a great restaurant you should definitely check out if you enjoy Latin food and a unique atmosphere.
Service was also great as our waitress couldn't have been more friendly and knowledgeable, even giving out vintage shopping advice!

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I was recommended to this place as it incorporated so many different foods: Spanish, Cuban, Brazilian, and Filipino. Sooooooo good. I had 2 appetizers and a speciality drink. The "jibarito" is a pile of shredded chicken with sweet bananas layered in between -- and it's spicy! The saltiness of the chicken, combined with the sweet bananas, and the crisp radicchio which leaves a fresh taste in your mouth, is awesome. I also had the pork skewers which were also spicey -- three of those with a pile of sticky white rice. This appetizer was good too but the jibarito is awesome if you want something different and exotic. For a specialty drink, had the "caipirinha". The rum was pretty strong, drink is full of tiny limes, and you can add strawberries for a $1 -- avoid using the straw that comes in this drink. The pulp from the limes clogs it up. Overall, this place is AWESOME. We went right around dinner time although I've heard it gets really crowded at night.

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★★★★★

I was recommended to this place as it incorporated so many different foods: Spanish, Cuban, Brazilian, and Filipino. Sooooooo good. I had 2 appetizers and a speciality drink. The "jibarito" is a pile of shredded chicken with sweet bananas layered in between -- and it's spicy! The saltiness of the chicken, combined with the sweet bananas, and the crisp radicchio which leaves a fresh taste in your mouth, is awesome. I also had the pork skewers which were also spicey -- three of those with a pile of sticky white rice. This appetizer was good too but the jibarito is awesome if you want something different and exotic. For a specialty drink, had the "caipirinha". The rum was pretty strong, drink is full of tiny limes, and you can add strawberries for a $1 -- avoid using the straw that comes in this drink. The pulp from the limes clogs it up. Overall, this place is AWESOME. We went right around dinner time although I've heard it gets really crowded at night.

Pros: Exciting and interesting food, attentive service

Cons: Crowd may consist of drunkards coming from Wrigley Field or yuppies who keep banging the wooden menu

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Wow - this place is amazing. Great to find a locally owned and operated restaurant that strives to be different. The eclectic menu with influences from Spain, Cuba, Mexico and the Phillipines is unique and is so much more than just Latin. Been to every nominated Latin restaurant on CIty Search's Best of and completely blown away that Coobah didn't win - let alone place in the top 10. Shocked. It's a shame as the little restaurant that's doing it right doesn't have the "money" and "big names" behind them to solicit votes.

Regardless you NEED to check this place out. Intimate, funky, great music, relaxed service, Eclectic wine list and some of the best cocktails in Chicago - especially the Mojito.

A real "foodie" tired of the "big names" and "big boys" somehow winning with sub par food, plastic atmospheres, etc...

Try it you'll love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Wow - this place is amazing. Great to find a locally owned and operated restaurant that strives to be different. The eclectic menu with influences from Spain, Cuba, Mexico and the Phillipines is unique and is so much more than just Latin. Been to every nominated Latin restaurant on CIty Search's Best of and completely blown away that Coobah didn't win - let alone place in the top 10. Shocked. It's a shame as the little restaurant that's doing it right doesn't have the "money" and "big names" behind them to solicit votes.

Regardless you NEED to check this place out. Intimate, funky, great music, relaxed service, Eclectic wine list and some of the best cocktails in Chicago - especially the Mojito.

A real "foodie" tired of the "big names" and "big boys" somehow winning with sub par food, plastic atmospheres, etc...

Try it you'll love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: WOW - Food; WOW cocktails; WOW wine list

Cons: If you aren't looking for imtimate and lots of energy - wrong place

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Avoid this spot for late dinners,-because they may move the tables on you to make a dance floor, and/or completely forget that you ever placed an order. I could see how this place may be an hip place for an earlier meal, but even at that, the food was pretty average. Nite club or funky dinner spot- the decision must be made for this place to find it's niche.

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★★★☆☆

Avoid this spot for late dinners,-because they may move the tables on you to make a dance floor, and/or completely forget that you ever placed an order. I could see how this place may be an hip place for an earlier meal, but even at that, the food was pretty average. Nite club or funky dinner spot- the decision must be made for this place to find it's niche.

Pros: Fun crowd

Cons: Volume, Service, Food

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Coobah serves up pretty decent cuban food. The appetizers are smaller portions but pretty tasty and the main courses are pretty decent as well. I had the jerked jibarito and the chicken negra which were not too bad. The prices are a little high but again its Chicago.

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★★★★☆

Coobah serves up pretty decent cuban food. The appetizers are smaller portions but pretty tasty and the main courses are pretty decent as well. I had the jerked jibarito and the chicken negra which were not too bad. The prices are a little high but again its Chicago.

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Coobah has an amazing atmosphere. You really feel like you've stepped on that little island called Cuba. The food is very authentic. Great enchiladas and plantains. A little pricey, but well worth it. The mojitos are to die for!

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★★★★★

Coobah has an amazing atmosphere. You really feel like you've stepped on that little island called Cuba. The food is very authentic. Great enchiladas and plantains. A little pricey, but well worth it. The mojitos are to die for!

Pros: great food, ambience, great drinks, check out the bathrooms

Cons: pricey, parking

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I love the patio and atmosphere at Coobah! The food, service and drinks are pretty good-- though not great. Good location. Overall, a good first date or brunch place.

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★★★★☆

I love the patio and atmosphere at Coobah! The food, service and drinks are pretty good-- though not great. Good location. Overall, a good first date or brunch place.

Pros: Patio, brunch

Cons: full of old men on the prowl

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If looking for a truly unique menu and an awesome dinner/lounge atmosphere, then Coobah is one of the best additions to the baby-stroller express lane known as the Southport Corridor. The menu, although small, is an eclectic fusion of Cuban, Venezuelan, Spanish and Phillipino flavors that works and is forever changing. Chilis and fruits paired with beef and/or great whitefish dominate the menu. Fortunate for Coobah, the food and late night atmosphere is enough for me to look past the very mediocre table service (which has been the case on each of my visits which now total about 6). But, if you're patient and like the scene, the food is well worth it!

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★★★★☆

If looking for a truly unique menu and an awesome dinner/lounge atmosphere, then Coobah is one of the best additions to the baby-stroller express lane known as the Southport Corridor. The menu, although small, is an eclectic fusion of Cuban, Venezuelan, Spanish and Phillipino flavors that works and is forever changing. Chilis and fruits paired with beef and/or great whitefish dominate the menu. Fortunate for Coobah, the food and late night atmosphere is enough for me to look past the very mediocre table service (which has been the case on each of my visits which now total about 6). But, if you're patient and like the scene, the food is well worth it!

Pros: Food, atmosphere, music.

Cons: Service, service, service.

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My friends surprised me for my birthday and took me to Coobah. I loved the atmosphere! Very cool, hip, crowd. The food was AMAZING! From the appetizers to our entrees, we were in Heaven! I was not impressed with the sangria unfortunately but the mojitos made up for it. Very small space, expect to bump around and "listen" in on everyone's conversations, which is fine as long as you can talk louder than them.

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★★★★★

My friends surprised me for my birthday and took me to Coobah. I loved the atmosphere! Very cool, hip, crowd. The food was AMAZING! From the appetizers to our entrees, we were in Heaven! I was not impressed with the sangria unfortunately but the mojitos made up for it. Very small space, expect to bump around and "listen" in on everyone's conversations, which is fine as long as you can talk louder than them.

Pros: Great Food, Great Mojitos, Hip Crowd

Cons: Crowded, Awful Sangria

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First visit on a Friday night--average food, below average drinks, average service. Overall, poor value. Second visit on a Friday night--poor food, below average drinks, poor service. Overall, horrid value. On that 2nd visit, my fish dish was edible at best, but my fiancee's flank steak could have been used to drive nails. In her words "It tastes like dishwashing liquid." Sensing some exaggeration, I tried a piece. Yep, dishwashing liquid is about right. The servers solution--free dessert. The right solution--take the item off the bill, since my fiancee literally had 2 bites and stopped eating. Go elsewhere. Avoid the hype.

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★☆☆☆☆

First visit on a Friday night--average food, below average drinks, average service. Overall, poor value. Second visit on a Friday night--poor food, below average drinks, poor service. Overall, horrid value. On that 2nd visit, my fish dish was edible at best, but my fiancee's flank steak could have been used to drive nails. In her words "It tastes like dishwashing liquid." Sensing some exaggeration, I tried a piece. Yep, dishwashing liquid is about right. The servers solution--free dessert. The right solution--take the item off the bill, since my fiancee literally had 2 bites and stopped eating. Go elsewhere. Avoid the hype.

Cons: Food, Service, Value

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I went with some friends. The food was not good and it came out cold. My friend and I didn't feel like the food was very Cuban. Go elsewhere.

Took us like 10-15 minutes to find parking as there is no valet parking.

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★★☆☆☆

I went with some friends. The food was not good and it came out cold. My friend and I didn't feel like the food was very Cuban. Go elsewhere.

Took us like 10-15 minutes to find parking as there is no valet parking.

Cons: , Food

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Fundido app was simply awesome. Great flavor, and a GREAT trio of homemade sauces to dip whatever you want - one spicy, one smoky, one sweet. tamales were average, at best, but the sauces really helped kick them up a notch. The drinks were decent, but pricey for what you got. The pitcher of sangria was more like a half-pitcher. I ordered the stuffed pork and my girlfriend ordered the Coobah sandwich. Both were VERY ample portions and were excellent. For $8.50, the sandwich is an incredible value, as well.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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★★★★★

Fundido app was simply awesome. Great flavor, and a GREAT trio of homemade sauces to dip whatever you want - one spicy, one smoky, one sweet. tamales were average, at best, but the sauces really helped kick them up a notch. The drinks were decent, but pricey for what you got. The pitcher of sangria was more like a half-pitcher. I ordered the stuffed pork and my girlfriend ordered the Coobah sandwich. Both were VERY ample portions and were excellent. For $8.50, the sandwich is an incredible value, as well.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Pros: Unique menu, Atmosphere

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I wasn't there late enough to witness the 'club' atmosphere.. we sat outside and had drinks and apps... every one of the appetizers were absolutely delicious. The pork rangoon was worth the trip. One of the best and most unique appetizer selections I've had, EVER. Great flavor combinations from different ethnicities. I highly recommend this place... now I want to go back for the complete menu.

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★★★★☆

I wasn't there late enough to witness the 'club' atmosphere.. we sat outside and had drinks and apps... every one of the appetizers were absolutely delicious. The pork rangoon was worth the trip. One of the best and most unique appetizer selections I've had, EVER. Great flavor combinations from different ethnicities. I highly recommend this place... now I want to go back for the complete menu.

Pros: delicious unique menu, best people watching, friendly staff

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Went to Coobah with a couple of friends and was really impressed by the decor and the hostess was an absolute doll. The Sangria was great and most of the food. Our mussels were a bit on the fishy side and they did not charge us for them. Although, the waiter became a little non-existent after we sent them back. Overall, it was a great experience. The Lumpia appetizer is fantastic. This is somewhere my friends and I will definitely go to again.

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★★★★☆

Went to Coobah with a couple of friends and was really impressed by the decor and the hostess was an absolute doll. The Sangria was great and most of the food. Our mussels were a bit on the fishy side and they did not charge us for them. Although, the waiter became a little non-existent after we sent them back. Overall, it was a great experience. The Lumpia appetizer is fantastic. This is somewhere my friends and I will definitely go to again.

Pros: Ambience, Inexpensive, Great food

Cons: Limited tapas menu, Parking a challenge, Weekends crowded

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I've been to Coobah twice. The first was a week night. Service was good, food was excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The second time was a Friday night; they were so eager to turn over the table that the waiter brought us the check without offering desert. The whole evening felt VERY RUSHED--as a result I DO NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant on a weekend.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Coobah twice. The first was a week night. Service was good, food was excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The second time was a Friday night; they were so eager to turn over the table that the waiter brought us the check without offering desert. The whole evening felt VERY RUSHED--as a result I DO NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant on a weekend.

Pros: excellent cocktails, charming atmosphere, yummy food

Cons: deserts, table turnover RUSH, too cool attitude

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Great atmosphere, decor, djs, and sangria! Menu has wonderfully interesting dishes - but vegetarians beware! My friend, a strict vegetarian, was told her meal was prepared vegetarian only to discover bacon in her beans! The waitress was gracious and took the meal off the bill, but the event put a damper on the evening. Sangria pitchers are inexpensive, stronger than most, and seemingly bottomless! Overall a great upbeat place to hang out at the bar and listen to the dj or grab a bite to eat. Much needed breath of fresh air to the Southport bar/restaraunt scene too!

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere, decor, djs, and sangria! Menu has wonderfully interesting dishes - but vegetarians beware! My friend, a strict vegetarian, was told her meal was prepared vegetarian only to discover bacon in her beans! The waitress was gracious and took the meal off the bill, but the event put a damper on the evening. Sangria pitchers are inexpensive, stronger than most, and seemingly bottomless! Overall a great upbeat place to hang out at the bar and listen to the dj or grab a bite to eat. Much needed breath of fresh air to the Southport bar/restaraunt scene too!

Pros: great music - live dj, Sangria Pitchers!, Funky on Southport

Cons: small, somewhat loud

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I had a party of seven with a 9:00 p.m. reservation on a Friday evening. We arrived there at 8:50 p.m. and waited a good 40 minutes before leaving. Not once did anyone offer us a drink the bar or an explanation as to why we waited so very long for our table. Another large party who had a 9:30 p.m. reservation was seated before us!!! It was the absolute worse service that I had EVER had!!! It was simply unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a party of seven with a 9:00 p.m. reservation on a Friday evening. We arrived there at 8:50 p.m. and waited a good 40 minutes before leaving. Not once did anyone offer us a drink the bar or an explanation as to why we waited so very long for our table. Another large party who had a 9:30 p.m. reservation was seated before us!!! It was the absolute worse service that I had EVER had!!! It was simply unacceptable.

Cons: Crowded, Unprofessional, Horrible service

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I really loved this place. The ambiance was fun, kind of trendy but not a bunch of snobs. Service was a little too fast...they need to slow it down, we were still eating our salads when they pratically threw the main dish in front of us!

Mojitos are awesome!!!! Food was great too. Very cool place. Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

I really loved this place. The ambiance was fun, kind of trendy but not a bunch of snobs. Service was a little too fast...they need to slow it down, we were still eating our salads when they pratically threw the main dish in front of us!

Mojitos are awesome!!!! Food was great too. Very cool place. Can't wait to go back.

Pros: Mojitos, Food, Fun

Cons: Crowded

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Dance club or restaurant, you decide. I was genuinely impressed when I walked into this little restaurant, it had a lot of charisma. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive, and although the portions were modest, the food was quite tasty. The main problem was the volume of the "background" music. For a dance club it was appropriate, but not for a dinner with friends. After asking them to turn it down twice it just got louder.

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★★★★☆

Dance club or restaurant, you decide. I was genuinely impressed when I walked into this little restaurant, it had a lot of charisma. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive, and although the portions were modest, the food was quite tasty. The main problem was the volume of the "background" music. For a dance club it was appropriate, but not for a dinner with friends. After asking them to turn it down twice it just got louder.

Pros: Tasty Food, Lot's of character

Cons: Very Loud Music, Small portions

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It's a pretty tight squeeze into Coobah, a dark, smoky Latin spot where sexy bartenders mix mojitos and caipirinhas for a crowd of Southport hipsters. The decor provides plenty of eye candy too, with rust-colored terra…

 

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