5/09/2012 12:07:00 PM

Copita Tequileria y Comida: A Sausalito Game-Changer

When it comes to fine dining, Sausalito might as well be called Snooze-a-lito. The picturesque waterfront town is chock-full of eateries, but mostly dominated by touristy spots like Horizon’s, Spinnakers and the like. Not that it hasn’t seen some pretty ambitious hopefuls - anyone remember Gate 5, Ondine, Antidote, Mikayla, Valhalla, Cork Enoteca and Piccolo Teatro?

But with The America’s Cup races soon making its way to its shores, is Downtown Sausalito dining ready for its close-up? The long-running Poggio and sophisticated sophomore Plate Shop are still holding their own, and even the old Trident (once owned by the Kingston Trio) is slated to a comeback this spring in the old Horizon’s space. Adding to that potential resurgence is Copita, Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel’s new casual, seasonal Mexican restaurant and tequileria (setting up shop in the defunct Piccolo Teatro space), which opened last week and has all the components to become a game-changer in Sausalito. Here's why:


  1. Yelp will tell you all you need to know about Copita, and so far its not good.

  2. "Snooze-a-lito"? Sausalito has tons of good restaurants, including Sushi-ran, Avatar's, Poggio, Tommy's Wok, Feng Nian, Plate Shop, and FISH. There is no need to disparage all of these great restaurants just because a new guy opened in town. That's bad form, and at best shows your ignorant of the subject you're writing about.

  3. @Ron, you beat me to the punch! The only restaurants I can add are Michelin-starred Murray Circle, Bar Bocce, and I can never turn down a taco and chips from Salsalito Taco. Clearly written by someone who thinks they know Sausalito because they "did some research". I guess anyone can be a writer these days.