SOME GUYS ARE BORN CURIOUS.


THEY CAN'T JUST WONDER WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER.
THEY'VE GOT TO GO SEE FOR THEMSELVES.
Phil and Lee Greer are like that with food.
You might call them culinary explorers.
They travel the globe, tasting, testing, toasting, trend spotting.

WHATEVER IN THE WORLD WOWS THEM —
great food, great chefs, jellyfish, Maya hieroglyphs, gold domes —
THEY BRING RIGHT BACK HOME.

TO WOW YOU AT COBA COCINA, COBAR CANTINA, AND COCOH! CONFECTIONER.

WORLD CLASS WOW!
FOOD THAT'LL MAKE YOU WANT TO MAMBO!
ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED WITH AUTHENTICITY.

It took Phil and Lee years of scouring the Americas to find real food that really inspired them.

Years of tasting dishes with their roots in the world's great culinary traditions — Aztec, Maya, Spanish, Latin American — all across South America and Mexico, Texas and the Baja Coast.

You'll find their favorites, respectfully and imaginatively updated in fresh, modern presentations, on the Coba menu.

SPECIALTIES OF THE HOUSE

  • brisket tacos
  • agave-bbq glazed ribs
  • fish tacos
  • fajita picante
  • agave-glazed wild salmon
  • buffalo chicken tacos
  • center cut filet
  • tilapia veracruz
  • chicken monterey

CAN VIDA GET ANY MORE BUENA?
UP THE GLASS STAIRCASE YOU'LL FIND THAT PLACE

  • The one that makes you feel you're on vacation.
  • The one you'll want to make your own.
  • Where the rhythm is tropical and the vibe is cool.
  • Mellow when the sun's up.
  • In the groove when it's gone to bed.
  • Cocktails, cerveza and conversation.
  • Small plates packing big flavors.
  • Sultry Latin jazz stirring the senses.
  • Lounge all day. Kick it at night.
  • Can vida get any more buena?
TAPAS AND COCKTAILS AND JAZZ TO THE WEE HOURS

SPECIALTIES OF THE HOUSE

  • tapas
  • hand-hacked guacamole
  • crispy chicken flautas
  • shrimp ceviche
  • sweet corn tamale cakes
  • shrimp diablo
  • cocktails
  • hand-crafted
  • latino classics
  • tequila flights
  • bourbon flights
  • cerveza and wine



SO MANY REASONS TO OH!
Then Lee and Phil decided to create an extra special place where everyone's inner kids could come out and play. A gelateria, bakery, and café all in one, called
GELATERIA & BAKERY
  •  
  • IT'S ALMOST UNFAIR TO POOR OLD ICE CREAM THAT
  • GELATO HAS IT BEAT IN SO MANY WAYS.
  • Gelato is denser than ice cream because a whole lot less air is whipped into it. It's made with more milk than cream, so it has a lot less fat than ice cream!
  • But don't take our word for it. Try it for yourself.
  • Notable flavors include salted caramel, chocolate fudge, and strawberry sorbetto.
  • You can also expect to be sweetly surprised every day with our delicious cheesecakes. They're worthy of a big old "oh wow!"
  • Notable flavors include chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, and key lime.
CAFÉ

The café at Cocoh! is a sunny spot to sit, sip, savor and socialize. Try our signature gelatte (coffee or latte with a dollop of gelato) and you may never go back to plain old java.

OUR CULINARY DREAM TEAM
  • Bahman Fakharpour
    General Manager, Coba
    Bahman Fakharpour
    General Manager, Coba

    Who do you hire to be the General Manager at what you want to be the guest friendliest restaurant in town? The guest friendliest guy in town, of course! Over the past 30 years, Bahman Fakharpour's beaming smile and genuine warmth has made generations of Lexingtonians welcome at local landmarks like Amato's, TW Lee's, Columbia's and Applebee's. "I love people and I love food" he says. "If our guests say one word — 'Wow!' — we know we've done our job."

    Larry Kerns
    Director Concept Development
    Larry Kerns
    Director Concept Development

    As a 13 year old kid in Warren, Ohio, Larry Kerns had two choices for his first job: a paper route or a gig at The Hotdog Shoppe, owned by his best friend's dad, Paul Treveline. Had he chosen door number one, his life journey might have led him to investigative journalism. But he chose the second, and the lesson his first boss taught him remains his compass to this day: find one thing to do and do it better than anyone else. Larry met the Greers in the mid 1990's, when he was VP Ops for the original Cheddar's franchisee. They stayed in touch when he moved on to Dallas to manage upscale Tex Mex concepts Mi Cocina and Taco Diner. One day the phone rang and it was Lee Greer, with a sketch of a floor plan of a restaurant and a dream. Count me in, said Larry, energized at the thought of creating something from nothing. And a new story began.

    Lee Greer
    President
    Lee Greer
    President

    Some people travel through the world with their eyes open. Some don't. Good thing for Lexington, Lee Greer is an eyes-open kind of guy. Everywhere he goes — and he goes everywhere — he's on the lookout for the unique and the unusual. A super sleek saltshaker. A Maya headdress. A tower of tequila. Cool light on cascading water. A chandelier that looks like it escaped from a museum. A show-stopping plate presentation. A glass of Aztec xocolatl. Lee can honestly claim that just about everything that's ever wowed him, just about everywhere on the planet, is now a part of Coba. Everything is personal, everything has a story. And even though it's all looking good now, he plans to never stop looking.

    Phil Greer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phil Greer
    Chief Executive Officer

    Phil Greer is a patient man. It was only when Midwestern tastes began to open up to the bolder, spicier, more exotic flavor profiles of Cuban, Latin American, Mexican, Tex Mex and Baja cuisines, that he knew the time had finally come for a restaurant on the scale of Coba. Not in New York or Las Vegas or Chicago, but in Lexington, Kentucky. Phil's hospitality philosophy, rooted in his time with Shoney's and the hugely successful Cheddar's concept, puts value front and center: large, moderately priced portions of fresh food cooked from scratch from ingredients delivered that day (there are almost no freezers at Coba). With wow factors like the world's largest private jellyfish aquarium thrown in just to make sure the bar starts — and stays—high. "I'm a lucky guy", says Phil. "I've had a lot of success in life, climbed a lot of mountains, done a lot of cool things. But I have to say that this chance to build something with my son, from scratch, is maybe the coolest of all."

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Coba Cocina
2041 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40502
859-523-8484

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Coba and Cocoh! hours:
Sunday 11am-10pm
Monday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-11:30pm

Cobar hours:
Thursday 4-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm-12am

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