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La Cocina

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681 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
760-789-8332
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican

One of the best in Ramona, great Mexican food. If you're in a hurry and want above average Mexican food in Ramona, this is the place for you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Michael M
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San Diego, California
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

One of the best in Ramona, great Mexican food. If you're in a hurry and want above average Mexican food in Ramona, this is the place for you.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We thought this was going to be more of a sit-down / served Mexican restaurant, but found it was a counter-serve restaurant instead. That's okay, but we weren't overly impressed with the quality or tastiness of the food, either. To us, it tasted rather bland. We would not go there again.

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Ramona, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

From the simple salsa recipes to the delicious meat and tortillas, La Cocina is number one. From the great staff to the quick service and the huge portions I highly recommend this place.Best food in town!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hands down, the best Mexican food in Ramona. So what if they use Styrofoam plates and plastic forks. There food is what you go there for. Don't miss this restaurant when passing thru Ramona. Plenty of free parking.

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Southern California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a small restaurant but a great place to go for terrific and authentic Mexican food. The family-owned restaurant gives off a "homey" atmosphere where everyone feels at home. The serves are friendly and know their menu. I highly recommend this for anyone living in Ramona or just passing through. It's #1 in my book.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Makes the best chicken flautas around. Plenty of homemade shredded chicken, guacamole and sour cream.

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San Diego
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165 reviews 165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to wine taste on the weekend in the area and decided to get some food prior to doing so. Had a coupon from the Entertainment book and decided on this place. Good first impression as it was very busy. Nice location on the quaint Main Street of Ramona. Sign in the window says "Best Mexican Food in Ramona"... More 

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Ramona, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

That's right 25 years! We've never had a bad meal here. They have absolutely the very best carnitas we've ever had. Crispy, delicious, fantastic. All their food is wonderful. It's very casual here, nothing fancy about it. But, it's the first place we go after we've been on vacation. We can never find any Mexican food anywhere that we like... More 

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Mount Laguna, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Authentic is right! Just like downtown Tijuana, including the smell and the aforementioned gnats. We were visiting Ramona and knew we would have lunch while in town so we checked out restaurant reviews, asked some locals, and based on the stellar remarks decided to dine at La Cocina. Oh my gosh! This is possibly the worst restaurant we've ever eaten... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a family run business. I eat there all the time and have NEVER had a bad experience! Sit down or take out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 681 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ramona
  • Phone Number: 760-789-8332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?