Discovering Copita

| It all started with a margarita |

The Copita Margarita, that is. A recommendation from a friend raving about this signature cocktail led me to Copita restaurant in Sausalito, which, after trying one of these amazing creations, quickly became one of my favorite restaurants. I had the pleasure of returning to Copita to see more of the interiors, the food, and to take some photographs. After being whisked back to get a sneak peek at the small but fully functional kitchen at Copita by owner and “Maestra de Cocina” Chef Joanne Weir, I was instantly overwhelmed in the best way possible. Stoves blazing and knives chopping, I got a real sense for the amount of true talent and passion it takes to produce hundreds of delicious dishes for visitors of this Sausalito gem.

Boasting a carefully crafted menu of fresh, simple, and wholesome dishes, Copita stands out as a restaurant in which you know you will enjoy an authentic Mexican meal made with the purest ingredients. Their dishes are created in such a way that lets the flavors speak for themselves, whether its line-caught halibut roasted in banana leaves, fresh heirloom tomato salsa, or chicken slow roasted for hours on the custom built “rostizador.”

The food (margarita…) brought me in, but congenial atmosphere and the generosity and warmth of Chef Joanne, the General Manager Brian and the rest of the staff will keep me coming back.

| the infamous Copita Margarita |

| prickly pears: the secret ingredient in the delicious Corazon Espinado cocktail |
| the Corazon Espinado |
| removing the needles from the fresh nopales that arrived earlier that day |
| tortillas being prepared by the amazing Sous Chef & Gardener Dilsa Lugo |

| Sopes: “They’re like a little savory Mexican tart with mashed beans, nopales, crema, & queso,” described Joanne |
| Chicken Tinga |
| 24 Hour Carnitas |

| Chef Joanne Weir prepared the Sangria Poached Pear dessert for me, complete with Mexican cinnamon crema and crushed pecans |

| mid-taste… |

Copita | 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA | (415) 331-7400 |

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