COPA Matos


As a chef who has been educated as a biochemist and has also worked as an artist, Chef Roberto has a singular approach to the kitchen: he treats it as both a laboratory and a studio, creating precise, attractive dishes. At COPA, Chef Roberto showcases Nuevo Latino small plates and main courses, bringing an elevated, modern style to traditional flavors and dishes from Spain, Cuba, and the Americas.

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Elizabeth Turnbull

Bar Director and Owner

Like her husband and partner, Elizabeth fell into the restaurant industry quite unintentionally. And like Roberto, she has found great joy in the unexpected. As Bar Director, Elizabeth oversees the development of COPA's Cuban cocktails and bar program. You can often find her tending a bar, working on a new recipe, or geeking out over a new find in an old book.

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"COPA would be delighted to host your next event at our acclaimed bar. We have a number of popular packages and are also able to provide tailored options to best accommodate your needs. We look forward to working with you for a remarkable and delicious experience.


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107 West Main Street
Durham, NC


Tues–Thurs: 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri–Sat: 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday