Tuesday-Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dine-In & Outdoor Dining:
Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
We open for dine-in at 5:00pm on nights there is a show at DPAC.

Reservations are strongly recommended.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for indoor dining for guests 12 years and older. All guests are welcome to dine outside, regardless of vaccination status.

While we recognize that there is no perfect solution, our team continues to implement the best practices as recommended by CountOnMeNC.org, the CDC and WHO. We are wearing masks, washing our hands frequently, sanitizing surfaces, and avoiding physical contact with one another and our guests. We very much look forward to the day when we can once again shake your hand to say hello. For now, we ask that you help us practice the kindness of social distancing so we can all take care of one another. To learn more about what we are doing to protect our guests and team, please click here.

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 In the Heart of Durham

COPA is located in the beautiful, historic Baldwin Building at 107 W. Main Street in the heart of Downtown Durham. We're an easy walk away from DPAC, shopping, and some of the area's best hotels.


(historic photo courtesy of Preservation Durham)


Greg Cox, acclaimed food critic for The News and Observer gave COPA 4 stars, saying "it's hard to go wrong here no matter what you eat" and praising the "outstanding selection of Cuban cocktails."
"[Roberto's] pork, locally and sustainably raised, is the best in town."

–Victoria Bouloubasis
"At Copa, Roberto Copa Matos translates the aromas and textures from his Cuban childhood into plates of plátanos rellenos, chicharrones or ropa vieja on cassava flatbreads. His wife, mixologist Elizabeth Turnbull, has dug deep to find authentic recipes and Old Havana back stories for the Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Mary Pickford and other rum-soaked classics. The results are memorable..."

–Margaret Shakespeare
Our State Magazine
"In Durham, a city of dreamers and doers, Elizabeth Turnbull, Roberto Copa Matos... represent both categories."

–Katie Saintsing, Our State

Soil to Table Mini Documentary

From the filmmaker: During my final undergraduate semester at Duke, I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to Roberto, Elizabeth, and COPA through one of my favorite photography professors at Duke. Within the first few minutes of meeting the hard-working husband-wife duo, I was amazed and inspired by their dedication to sharing authentic Cuban cuisine, their care for the Durham community, and their commitment to the farm-to-table movement. I made this short documentary video about Roberto, Elizabeth, and COPA in order to capture and share their story and values, and hopefully to make mouths water as well. –Harry Liang, Duke ‘21