Copita Tequileria y Comida is a seasonal Mexican restaurant & tequila bar created by Joanne Weir & Larry Mindel.

Located in the heart of downtown Sausalito, Copita serves lunch & dinner daily in the dining room, bar, & outdoor patio. We serve food made from scratch using seasonal ingredients and traditional cooking methods with a uniquely Copita twist. Our Lunch and Dinner menu is 100% Gluten-Free. For more information and employment opportunities, please contact us at info@copitarestaurant.com. Gracias!

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  • Sausalito (415) 331-7400

  • Monday - Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm Friday 11:30am-11:00pm Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm

Events & Announcements

  • Cinco de Copita - Our 5th Anniversary!April 30, 2017
    5:00pm - 8:30pm

    The idea for Copita started over a margarita, two to be exact. Legendary restaurateur and co-owner of Copita, Larry Mindel, challenged Joanne Weir, James Beard award-winning cooking author, TV personality and co-owner, to a margarita-making contest. While the results of that competition are disputed to this day, Larry was inspired by Joanne’s passion and abundant culinary knowledge, convincing him that she was the perfect partner for their modern Mexican restaurant. To celebrate five years, and determine once and for all who makes the best margarita, Joanne and Larry will compete in a Margarita Duel at Copita on April 30th, and will be joined by a lively trio of mariachis from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Guests can watch the competition and enjoy a “copita” of both margaritas for $5 and vote for their favorite.  The winner will be announced that evening at 8:00 p.m. and the winning margarita will be highlighted on Copita’s menu through May 5.

    In honor of the 5th anniversary, Copita will be offering a Greatest Hits Menu, which will include five favorite dishes from the past five years, one each from Executive Chef Daniel Tellez, Larry Mindel, Joanne Weir, General Manager Cassie Corless (General Manager) and Managing Partner Amy Svendberg. The Greatest Hits Menu will be available April 30 – May 5.

    Copita’s 5th Anniversary 5 Greatest Hits Menu

    Duck Sopas (Daniel Tellez) ~ salsa ranchero, black bean puree, avocado mousse
    Tamale (Larry Mindel) ~ marinated & shredded chicken, salsa verde, corn, fava beans, crema
    Fried Oyster Tacos (Joanne Weir) ~ fried polenta crusted Miyagi oysters, cabbage, cucumber & cilantro slaw, spicy Serrano, chili aioli
    Baja Cod Tacos (Cassie Corless) ~ omission beer battered cod, avocado, wasabi & parmesan aioli, cabbage slaw, micro shiso
    24-hour Carnitas (Amy Svendberg) ~ braised pork, pickled vegetables, tomatillo & habanero salsa, cilantro, onion, handmade tortillas

  • Agave Girls: Mezcal Madness!April 25, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    In September of 2006, Joanne Weir started talking about tequila. She was delighted to learn that, like her, many women don't just like tequila, they love it: They savor it with meals; drink it slowly from a snifter; and mix it with seasonal ingredients in experimental cocktails. Fueled by this realization, Weir created Agave Girls- to help kindred spirits share their enthusiasm for fine tequila and great company.

    Our next Agave Girls gathering is on Tuesday, April 25 and this month will be a special Mezcal Madness edition! Join the original Agave Girl, Joanne Weir, PBS Chef and author of Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites for an incredible evening of mezcal, tasting and fun at Copita Tequileria y Comida. Special guest, Emanuel Kuper, owner of Mezcal Vago, one of Joanne’s favorite producers, will be in attendance to lead guests through an educational tasting of this smokey spirit.  The event will include passed appetizers and a tasting flight of mezcal, followed by a three course dinner that Chef Tellez has paired with each cocktail.

    Debuted in 2006, more than a decade later Joanne Weir's Agave Girls offers women a celebratory environment to enjoy and appreciate the flavor and history of tequila. Don't miss out!

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  • Table for 6 at Jazz & Blues by the Bay!June 2, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Reserve your table for 6 people at Sausalito's premier summer music event, Jazz & Blues by the Bay! Your Friday evening will begin with margaritas at Copita, before a short walk across the street to a reserved table for 6 on the Gabrielson Park lawn.

    Enjoy beloved Copita classics and live music to the backdrop of an unbeatable view. Feast family-style on house-made salsa and guacamole with chips, diving into papas, our Copita salad, tacos, wood-roasted chicken, and finishing it off with sweet bunuelos.

    For $400, your table will include cocktails, dinner, set up, and clean up. Only one table is available each week, so make your reservation today for the Friday of your choice by calling us at (415) 331-7400.

    *Credit card required to hold your reservation and will be charged upon the day of the event. Please inquire about our cancellation policy.

    Reserve your table from any of the below dates!

    June 2       July 7         August 4
    June 9       
    July 14       August 11
    June 23     July 21       August 18 (sold!)
    June 30     July 28       August 25 (sold!)

    Click to see the music lineup here

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