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Barbacoa’s Sister Restaurant, Coa De Jima in Downtown Boise Slated To Open This September, Here's What To Expect

Last updated September 14, 2021 by Totally Boise

Long-awaited Coa De Jima restaurant and bar officially has an opening date! Sister company to Boise staple Barbacoa, Coa De Jima is slated to open Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, and will focus on creating upscale authentic Mexican cuisine.

Taking over the 3,000 sq. ft. restaurant, previously known as El Gallo Giro, the space is getting a major facelift. With two separate sides, Coa De Jima will have a dining area and cocktail bar area with a space for weekly DJ's. Staying true to the Barbacoa aesthetic, Coa De Jima will feature a statement art piece from local artist Delia Dante.

"It's the same artist that did Medusa at Barbacoa," said owner Nikolai Castoro.

Based on what Totally Boise has seen at Barbacoa, Coa De Jima will fall nothing short of eclectic, innovative, and inviting.

Coa De Jima Anticipated Food & Drinks

Focusing on high-end authentic Mexican food –– you can expect prime and wagyu grade steak, flown in daily fresh seafood, local catfish, a wood-burning oven for Mexican pizzas, and of course delicious guacamole. Coa De Jima will have secret menu items to try, like guacamole topped with cooked crickets by request only. As for late night specials, anticipated menu items include hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas, and wings.

As for crafted drinks, Coa De Jima will have a full bar while highlighting mezcal, tequila, and whiskey cocktails.

Front door of Coa De Jima restaurant under construction

Coa De Jima Hours

Open for lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunch, Coa De Jima is going to be open 7 days a week, with DJ's spinning on the weekends. The best element they are carrying over from Barbacoa is the infamous happy hour. Offered seven days a week from 4 PM- 6 PM, enjoy one of their craft cocktails at BOGO price.


Monday - Saturday Lunch / 11AM - 4PM

Sunday Brunch / 10AM-4PM

Sunday / Thursday Dinner / 4PM - 10PM

Friday and Saturday Dinner / 4PM - 11PM

Late Night Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday / 10PM - 2AM

DJ night / Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday / 1030PM

DJ Brunch / Sunday / 1130AM

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Knowing the eager people of Idaho, we’re sure Coa De Jima will have quite the wait upon opening. We recommend booking reservations to ensure your party can experience downtown Boise’s newest addition! Welcome to downtown, Coa De Jima.

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