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LA Cocinita Mexican Restaurant

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4935 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212-1512
303-458-0932
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hands down, the best Mexican food in town!

We used to live a block away. It was our second kitchen. We moved to Wheat Ridge a year ago, tried all the local places, only to find ourselves back at La Cocinita. Hands down, La Cocinita is the best Mexican food in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Patches5654
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We used to live a block away. It was our second kitchen. We moved to Wheat Ridge a year ago, tried all the local places, only to find ourselves back at La Cocinita. Hands down, La Cocinita is the best Mexican food in town.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In north Denver for a college alumni weekend event and friends asked me to meet them at La Cocinita for dinner. I was reluctant because North Denver is home to so many great Mexican places and I had never heard of this place. Turns out that it's over by Sloan's Lake, family owned, very popular with families and happens to... More 

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This little family restaurant is a favorite of the locals...really in the Lakewood community. I am admittedly a wuss when it comes to spicy/hot foods, which moves this place to the top of my Mexi list. The salsa was tasty without scalding and the guacamole was well blended so the onion and cilantro were not intrusive...excellent flavor, just not the... More 

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Helena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was visiting relatives in Denver, and asked them to recommend a Mexican restaurant. This is what they suggested, and they were right on the mark. The food was really good, and there were generous portions. Several of us had combo meals so we could try several of their offerings. Hard to say that anything stood out more than others; it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Either i have had the absolute worst experience that anyone has ever had there or the rest of these people writing reviews are absolute idiots or liars this was absolutely the worst Mexican restaurant I've ever been to in my entire life I mean the guacamole sucked how the hell do you screw up quacamole I felt really bad for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

amazing mexican food and at these prices OMG best carne asada in town and remember to order a side of chicharrones, they are fatilicious

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The kitchenette has been our second kitchen. The Carne Asada, my favorite go to, is consistently grilled perfect and plated with fresh requisite sides. They'll make an ala carte combo plate of your choice, if which I enjoy getting to finish. If you get the chance, enjoy spacious veranda dining.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I don't know where to begin except to say that the chips came to our table WARM--actually hot but not dripping or permeated with grease. Light and crisp and strong enough to carry a load of flavorful crunchy salsa. Most of those at the table where we sat ordered burritos "smothered" with beans and rice. They were delighted--and didn't stop... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This is simply the best and most authentic Mexican food in Colorado. I drive from Colorado Springs to go to this incredible place. The service is great. The food is traditional Mexican food, NOT Tex-Mex.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fast, Hot (Temperature), Very Reasonable $$$! My first time there. My daughter lives in the area so definitely will go back again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4935 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: 303-458-0932

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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