We love Sausalito and always enjoy taking the Golden Gate Ferry from the City especially on a beautiful sunny summer day. Our destination was Restaurateur-Executive Chef Joanne Weir’swww.JoanneWeir.com new Mexican restaurant called Copita Taquileria Y Comida, which is right in the middle of town on Bridgeway. Joanne has extensive culinary credentials as a T.V.Celebrity Chef, author and leader of culinary tours. She is also a James Beard Cooking Class teacher, Julia Child Cooking Teacher Award winner and oh yes spent 5 years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panise.
The festively decorated restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, a rotisserie oven, a well stocked premium tequila bar, exudes a fun vibe and was very busy on the afternoon that we dined. Joanne who told us that she was thrilled to have her own restaurant loves to experiment and had created a special three course Blueberry Fiesta Lunch which featured blueberries. A Blueberry Margarita made with Herradura tequila blanco, muddled blueberries, lime and agave nectar was a perfect way to begin. Our first course was a delicious and healthy Halibut & Blueberry Cerviche with lime, spicy chile Serrano, cilantro and tortilla chips.
The main course was fabulous California Kobe Steak Tacos with hand made tortillas, house made chile chipolte and blueberry salsa. We loved the medium rare steak and the fresh blueberries. A glass of Rose Wine and Blueberry Sangria paired perfectly. The Requeson Quesadilla with Mexican cinnamon and anejo tequila spiked blueberry nectarine compote dessert was also light and refreshing.
We truly enjoyed our lunch and are pleased to report that Copita Taquileria Y Comida is a worthy culinary destination in Sausalito. We look forward to returning soon for dinner and another Blueberry Margarita.
By Carol & Joe Davis
Copita Taquileria Y Comida
Sausalito, CA. 94965