Philadelphia Weekly goes north this week to take a look at Cobre, the relatively new Mexican and Puerto Rican restaurant on North Broad. Owner Diana Guzman was the lone star of the evening as the food and service disappointed.
Her restaurant could be so many things. Cobre has a beautiful space, a well-meaning staff and an entrepreneurial powerhouse at the reins. And judging by Guzmanâ€™s resume (she also successfully runs two other businessesâ€”a ballroom and a beauty salon), she seems to know what sheâ€™s doing.
But Cobre is trying to be everythingâ€”a neighborhood restaurant, a swanky lounge, a late-night spot and a takeout jointâ€”all at once. And for now, it comes up short.
Cobre [Philadelphia Weekly]