Coba Cocina in Lexington

World's Largest Private Jellyfish Aquarium

 

On a recent weekend adventure in Lexington, Kentucky,  I was told that I needed to check out an incredible restaurant that had a giant jellyfish tank.

 

World's Largest Private Jellyfish Aquarium

 

Giant is an understatement! Coba Cocina has the world’s largest private jellyfish aquarium.

 

World's Largest Private Jellyfish Aquarium

World's Largest Private Jellyfish Aquarium

 

The inside of the restaurant has a very modern feel with creative elements throughout.

 

unique fountain

 

glass artwork

 

The cuisine is actually inspired from travels of the owners all over the Americas. You will taste the influences of Texas and the Baja Coast, South America and Mexico, along with Latin American, Spanish, Maya and Aztec traditions.

We started with chips and salsa which had a great flavor. We also loved the black bean dip which reminded us of our favorite Salvadorian restaurant in Dallas.

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

The kids menu is extremely affordable with $5 kids meals that also double as a mask. Kids can also get gelato for $1.

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

Kids and adults can also take a peek at the workers making tortillas.

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

Their salsa has it’s own passport. I opted for seriously spicy “Molcajete.” I love spicy food and this had a great flavor.

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

I ordered the brisket tacos (slow-roasted beef brisket, sliced poblano peppers and sautéed onions. Choice of corn or flour tortilla. Served with ensalada avocado and cilantro rice)

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

My husband ordered the Yucatan plate ( two beef or chicken burritos, topped with chile con queso, lettuce and tomato, refried pinto beans and mexican rice)

 

Coba Cocina Lexington Ky

 

Our family really enjoyed our meals. We were a bit sad that we didn’t have any room left for dessert. I’m sure those are amazing too.

 

My kids told me that before we left that I had to check out the restrooms because of the fun circle tiles that change as you walk on them.

modern bathroom

modern circle tiles

 

 

We really enjoyed out visit. Coba Cocina has a really cool atmosphere, great food, and affordable prices.

Coba Cocina sign

 

Coba Cocina is located at

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

You can check out their website for more information.

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Comments

  1. Travels with Tam says

    I have many family members in Kentucky, mostly in Cynthiana and Paris! I will absolutely share this with them, and next time I visit KY, I will have to eat there!!!!! I hope you will check out my blog!

  2. Theresa says

    I’m so glad you get the concept of this restaurant. I’ve only been there once (going again this week, however) and I just loved it. HUGE tequila selection and excellent fish tacos. It’s not a Mexican restaurant and all the negative reviews I see seem to come from those who expected another lame, run-of-the-mill Tex-Mex place with bland food, etc.

    Great review and pictures :)

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