Hours of Operation:


La Copine is a LUNCH restaurant. 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 11:00a-4:00p

Friday: 11:00a-4:00p

Saturday: 11:00a-4:00p

Sunday: 11:00a-4:00p




We are planning on reopening the first week of September! We will not be accepting reservations for our first couple weeks back. Reservations will pick back up mid September. Check back here for more info as we get closer to the date! 


La Copine is open for indoor and outdoor dining! We accept limited reservations four weeks out at a time, for parties up to 15 ppl. Parties of 8+ will be at separate tables. Reservations accepted only by phone 760-289-8537, text or call. Text is best! Please include:


  1. Your FULL NAME

  2. Preferred DATE & TIME

  3. Number in your PARTY


Then, wait for a reply with your confirmation. Our phone receives hundreds of messages daily. Following up multiple times sends your message to the back, so just be patient as we do get back to every reservation request (within the 4 week window). Responses will come Th-Su. The phone lines are off Mon-Weds, but you can still send a text or leave a voicemail on those days. We reply to messages in the order that they were received. 

*Due to the wild and unpredictable nature of the desert we can not always guarantee your request to sit inside or outside. We have seen wind gusts up to 75mph, flash flooding, excessive heat, even snow... If you are bringing your dog, please let us know. Otherwise, you can request to sit in or out when you check-in, times may vary depending on availability. Thank you for being kind and patient with the host as they navigate everyone's (hungry) emotions!


We can seat parties up to 8 people together, based on availability. The restaurant is very small so there is only one table that seats 8 all together, and one table that seats 7. Please note: any party larger than 8 (up to 15 people) will be seated at separate tables. We will make two reservations for you and will do our best to seat you near each other. 20% gratuity is added to parties of 5-9ppl and 25% to parties 10+.


Walkups are welcome! We only take a limited amount of reservations so that we can seat those who choose to walk up. We seat on a first come, first served basis. When you arrive at La Copine, sign up on the wait list located on the host stand, directly across from the front door. FYI: Wait times can get excessive on holiday weekends. Bring a book! The high desert is a beautiful place to slow down and enjoy the view. 

Things to note:

You must wait to be seated by the host. An open table does not mean we are ready to seat.  Direction for seating comes from the host and the kitchen. 

If you have children, and wait times are excessive, please bring a snack. 



We can do togo orders when the timing is good for the kitchen. You can place orders in-person at the host stand on the front patio, or over the phone via text or call. If we are not picking up the phone, it is simply because we are busy. 

Staying Safe:

La Copine staff is 100% Covid-19 vaccinated and boosted. We ask that all guests be responsible for their own health. If you are not feeling well, we are happy to reschedule your reservation. 



Teocali is open the same hours as La Copine! Kill time while you are waiting for your table. The shop is located in the trailer right next the restaurant, behind the north patio, and features handmade items for your body and home from Mexico. We also have a once a month pop up sale, Le Flea, on Sundays. Be sure to check it out!

Dog Friendly:

Dogs are welcome on our patios if they are leashed and well behaved. 


Gift Certificates:

We have Gift Certificates! See host/server to purchase. If you are out of town and wish to purchase a gift card for someone else email hello@lacopinekitchen.com to have one mailed on your behalf.


At the moment we are not able to cater, host, or book any private events (including photoshoots, weddings or rehearsal dinners). We appreciate you thinking of us and will post here if that changes. We do hope that you can make it in to the restaurant while you are in town and when we are open! <3