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/The%20News%20and%20Observer: 4%20Stars
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." Photo: Juli Leonard /
INDYweek: From%20Pharmacology%20to%20Farm%20Ecology
"With their own farm, Turnbull and Copa Matos have more control over their ingredients, not only in the kinds of crops they grow but also in how they're grown; it also allows Copa Matos to achieve his science-based farming dream." –Layla Khoury-Hanold. Photo: Caitlin Penna / INDYweek
"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. Photo: Lauren V. Allen
/Durham%20Magazine: As%20Downtown%20Booms,%20Local%20Restaurants%20Find%20New%20Places%20to%20Grow
Read about our decision to expand our vision from Old Havana Sandwich Shop, move to the heart of Downtown, and purchase our own space with an SBA-guaranteed loan. Photo: Juli Leonard /
"Read our Q&A with Matos and Turnbull below to learn about the food and drinks they’re most excited to introduce, which items will follow from Old Havana, and how the interior of the restaurant is designed to bring diners on an amazing journey to Old Cuba." –Amber Watson Photo: Juli Leonard /