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My husband and I ate at Jose Pistola last night- it replaced copa II on 15th. The food was awesome- I had the chicken verde taco and a beef sope- the sopes are homemade and the beef was excellent. My husband had fish tacos which are a specialty. We heard the owner talking to some other customers and apparently they are going to change the menu every few weeks.

Definitely worth the trip!

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  1. I'm suprised to hear that. I've been their twice and the fish tacos had a terrible smell, but I loved the beer list and the staff was very sweet.

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    1. re: saturninus

      I was there shortly after they opened and didn't care for the tacos, they were OK but I wouldn't go back there for the food. As you say though, their beer selection is very good. I'd definitely go back to enjoy some good beers.

    2. I had a steak taco (okay) and one of the fish tacos, which I thought was outstanding. It was the battered grouper, with a spicy mayo, cabbage and onion. I could eat that all day.

      1. the Taco House on Pine between 13th and 12th has had fresh authentic tacos and mexican for twenty years...great cheap food with good service...try the guac and the cheese crisps...won't be disappointed

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        1. re: EastCoastWineMan

          Taco House has been closed for about a year now. Sorry.

            1. re: EastCoastWineMan

              I live right around the corner - Taco House was replaced about a year ago by Cafe Centraal, a family-run establishment that serves gyros, falafel, and some taco-type offerings as well. I haven't eaten there, but it is most definitely new management.

        2. Tell me 2 things:
          1) That horrible 80s, Jimmy Buffett decor from Copa too is gone!
          2) The place has a killer domestic beer list (i.e. Victory, Stone, Bells, Lagunitas, etc)

          1. I'm thinking of meeting up with a group of around 10 or 15 people there on a Thursday night--not for dinner, just for drinks, maybe some eating-at-the-bar. People who have been there, do you think their bar area can accommodate that kind of crowd?

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            1. re: ethorson

              Yes, because it's new. Go upstairs. It's perfect if they like beer.

            2. I was not impressed with the menu (4 or 5 items, seriously), or the kitchen's product when I ate as Jose Pistolas. The food was bland, and not very good at all.

              1. I finally go to Jose Pistola (old copa too) for lunch yesterday. It was nice to see the space jumped started out of the eighties past the nineties and solidly into the twenty-first century. The beer selection is fabulous too (the usual German, Belgian and American micro suspects were all present). The food however to my tastes was disappointing. I started with the Cod taco and finished with a Beef Burrito. Neither really struck me. I mean everything that they purported on the menu was there cilantro, jalapenos, beans, etc. But it was rather plain. And when I asked for hot sauce (in a place serving Tex/Mex food) I was told that they didn’t have any? Actually I was told that they make their own in house but that they don’t make it until they serve dinner which is at five o’clock. What the . . . I found myself longing for a copa burger.