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About Us

LUNCH | Tues - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

DINNER | Tues - Thurs 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BRUNCH | Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Your favorites from Old Havana Sandwich Shop are available at COPA for lunch and brunch. For dinner, we're excited to offer a menu of tapas and small plates centered around the flavors and ingredients of 19th-century Cuba.

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