Coa de Jima

615 W Main St, Boise
(208) 519-1213

Recent Reviews

Rachael F.

The space has cool elements but we were sat oddly at a door transition and every area wasn high traffic.The food is EXPENSIVE and they were out of many items even starting the evening at 4pm. The appetizer list is not very diverse but if you like seafood they have a lot of options & my friends thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp special. The 2 for 1 drink happy hour is worth the trip, but not sure I'd return for full price. Signage on the street is lacking at eye level, so on approach, look up! It's fine for happy hour but overpriced and under-ambianced for such an expensive ticket (entrees we're $30 - $40+ each, apps $10-$20, cocktails $11-$17/ea)

Mj B.

Excellent food and service. The ambiance is great as well. Guacamole was awesome, margaritas were awesome and entrees were excellent. Will be back.

Kyle M.

Food was good and the atmosphere is awesome. Our waitress was very pleasant. The only two things that bring the stars down would have to be the prices and I also ended up having an allergic reaction to something in the fajitas... my lips swelled up like crazy! I asked the waitress if there was anything odd in the fajitas because I have never had this happen before... she was kind and apologetic.. but didn't really know what it could be.. I was hoping for some kind of a discount but oh well m. though.. everything was very good outside of that..

Rhiannon S.

One and done here. Nothing really stood out food wise, the drinks were either too sweet, heavy on juice or acidity, and not balanced. The menu and servers over-exaggerate what the dishes are and the food was wildly underwhelming. Street corn (esquites) was decent. Queso fundido, with shrimp and chorizo was an absolute greasy disaster. The Mexican seafood coctel had many very chewy bits of octopus and calamari and was a bit watery and difficult to plate and eat. Carnitas was okay, had some shards of bone in the meat (which was very tender but lacked flavor.) From the moment of entering the restaurant, the smell of bad shellfish kind of hits you in the face. Decor is fun but not much ambience to be had. Overall just unimpressed!

Geriann McMurray-Markwell

While the food was good, I would not say it was all great. The Calamari was very good, cooked perfectly, but needed a touch of salt. I ordered the seafood paella special. it had several types of seafood, all cooked very well. However, the clams were all broken and almost every bite had either sand or broken shell. the rice was soggy from all the liquid too. It was an odd texture. My husband ordered the Carnitas. That was Fantastic. The tortillas, however, are so thick they are borderline inedible. They were gummy, undercooked,, and difficult to make into a taco when that thick. The service was beyond fantastic though. Our waitress was on it and so wonderful. I'm not sure I would dine here again. Maybe just to try the lunch menu. They call it Mexican, but a lot of it is not. It is more steak and potatoes. The table we sat at had a terrible glare. I couldn't see my husband's face the whole meal haha.

Amy D.

Finally got to try Coa De Jima. We sat on the Patio and enjoyed a cool Boise evening. We arrived before the end of Happy Hour so we lucked out with 2 drinks for the price of one. We had Fajitas and I don't think I'd order them again. However, our friends ordered Bone Marrow and another pork dish. Both were amazing! The meals are plentiful so consider sharing. I'll definitely be back to try something else on the menu.

Amanda C.

Super yummy food and amazing decor! The Chilean sea bass is an absolute must Skip the steak, we had the waygu for $65 and it wasn't good. The mashed potatoes came out cold because it's in the shape of a tower. The star of the whole dish was the green beans!

Amy P.

First time here while visiting Boise. Enjoyed the drinks, the food and the service. I have no complaints, but the pan fried tenderloin wasn't the best thing I've ever eaten, so couldn't give 5 stars. Otherwise, it was very very good.

Fun C.

TRUST THOSE WHO YELP REGULARLY... Our 1st visit to Boise was terrific. We wrapped it up with lunch at Coa de Jima. We arrived at 11:00a for lunch and were greeted/seated immediately. Our staff was young, but [as expected] very friendly and welcoming. Server Jared and Server Assistant Chris were attentive and helpful with questions. Mom had the Chilaquiles with carnitas and I had the Arroz Vegetariano (separate Veggie menu). Mom's was great and the pork was NOT fatty, like at most places. My Arroz was FANTASTIC! Swapping the standard rice for the chili lime rice would make this a wonderful vegan meal. The obvious art by Martine is evident throughout the restaurant. Highly recommended

Joanna R.

Wow this place was amazing for brunch 10 out of 10 recommend. This is a great brunch spot in downtown boise. The chillaquilles with asada was my favorite dish so far!

Penny Kai

Good service and good food. Our table tried the dinner specials and red snapper and appetizers. Pork belly was good but it was a little on dry side. Variety of drinks to pick from. Portion size on specials were big plates while certain dinner entrees were small or just enough. Snapper was tender and well seasoned maybe a touch on salty side. We had a good experience.

Nicole A.

Brunch and bottomless mimosas are great! Fun atmosphere and setup. Excellent service from Alex at the bar!

Angela M.

The food was pretty to look at and overall tasty. When I have had Chilaquiles at other restaurants it is usually with scrambled eggs and not over easy, which was kind of a bummer to not have an option. Drinks were good, priced a bit high for what we ordered in my opinion. Our server was great though and pretty attentive overall. It's a cool spot with fun decor. I recommend going for dinner instead of brunch. I hear their churros are super yummy, but we weren't offered a dessert menu so maybe next time.

T L.

Honestly such a great Mexican restaurant. Love the decor,the food, the service! Amazing

Danielle B.

Was super excited to try this place out since we love Barbacoa. They have a happy hour of buy one get one but none of their specialty cocktails are on that so I was pretty disappointed about that since I was very interested in that menu and they allow it at the other location. Hubby got the pork chop and it was very good. I got the lobster enchiladas. Not a lot of lobster and the lobster was a bit over cooked. Not a lot of cheese and the chili sauce was a bit overwhelming as it was hard to taste much of anything else. Hostess was very nice waitress was nice but reserved.

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