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GOAT closes. Becomes another Cobras Y Matadors

love2eat May 30, 2008 01:44 PM

Sad news. I loved Goat but it never took off and was always empty. I will miss the jicama salad, goat carnitas, and wonderfully concise and affordable wine list.

The restaurant is Cobras y Matadors starting tonight. Good luck. The space is cursed.

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  1. Chowpatty RE: love2eat May 30, 2008 02:07 PM

    I am so not surprised. That just was not the right name for that type of restaurant.

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      JudiAU RE: love2eat May 31, 2008 12:11 PM

      Sorry to hear that and sorry that I never posted on the surprisingly good lunch we had there. Good light salad and tasty goat carnitas.

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        frank828 RE: love2eat May 31, 2008 12:27 PM

        awww

        i loved the goat cheese mac and cheese and the baked clams and the thing with figs and the pork chop. awww

        1. perk RE: love2eat May 31, 2008 01:09 PM

          I really liked it, too. Was there for lunch about a week ago. I thought the food was quite good, the wine list was interesting....with good prices. Sorry it didn't attract more folks.

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            exilekiss RE: love2eat May 31, 2008 03:26 PM

            This is very sad. I had just found out about this place on CH and wanted to try their Goat Cheese Mac & Cheese and all their other intriguing dishes. Sigh.

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              lesleyb RE: love2eat May 31, 2008 03:46 PM

              On the plus side, Michael Ruiz, who just closed Ingredients in Montrose (had Bistro Verdu before that) is taking over all the menus at Cobras. Should be a great improvement.

              http://la.eater.com/archives/2008/05/...

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                jlrobe RE: love2eat Jun 1, 2008 10:15 AM

                It was a good spot, but in LA, there are so many cursed locations that it is hard for some restos to get off the ground.

                I wish LA was designed more like a city with real neighorhoods where people often walked down streets like la brea. I am sure it would have done well if there was foot traffic and people popping in.

                Cobras has name recognition, and that is vital in a city like LA, so the space will do better. And the menus should improve.

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                  QualityMart RE: love2eat Jun 1, 2008 01:13 PM

                  Is this the location attached to (what was) Rita Flora? If so, I really don't see how ANY restaurant will ever do well there. Something about that location just doesn't work. (Even though there are obviously some other successful locations very nearby.)

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