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La Cocina Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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415 S Santa Clara Bridge Road, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-3016
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

We tried 3 dishes and one of them which was the chicken special on the Menu was very good while the other 2 were just good. The red and green chile were not impressive but nice. Ambiance and service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
GhumnaPhirna
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Austin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit for breakfast. Both times the food was delicious. We both had the Carne adovada breakfast with red chili. The chili was excellent with good heat.

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Thank SYLVIA F
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My family and I dined at La Cocina while were visiting my parents in Espanola, NM. I had the ground lamb stuffed sopapilla and my kids had the bowl of the Pasole. I always visit La Cocina when we are in town. This place never disappoints. I highly recommend the red chile stuffed sopapilla with the ground lamb.

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1 Thank Redleg006
Yellville, Arkansas
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

La Cocina was decent enough but definitely not a restaurant where I'd return. The food was ok, the atmosphere was fine and the waitress was pleasant and efficient . The place just didn't have the food that I experienced in other restaurants in the area. The Salsa was good and had some heat. The meals were very bland, not up... More 

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Thank ozarklandman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

While I've not been able to travel as often as I wish, I have seen both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And, while I have lived most of my life in America's great Southwest, I have been lucky enough to travel to New York and Chicago too. I have also had the pleasure of spending a few quality months in... More 

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2 Thank BrandoTheBarbarian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Hot chocolate was good .Best breakfast burrito I had in town. Chile was excellent. I got it Christmas

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Thank tiloveronica
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The wait staff is always very friendly. The food is delicious - with generous portions and complimentary chips and salsa to start. I enjoy picking up their breakfast special to go. A large hand held breakfast burrito with a cup of coffee comes out to under $5. The salads are generous and healthy. Lovely atmosphere! I highly recommend La Cocina!

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Thank Jill C
Taos, New Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch after doing some business in Española. What a great treat. He had the Rolled Chicken Tacos which were cooked perfectly. It was served with red salsa, which was delicious and perfectly seasoned. I ordered the Relleno plate with Green Chile. This was super flavorful and just the right amount of spice. The Spanish... More 

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Thank Angelina R
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a great breakfast with green/red chili potatoes eggs and bacon taste so good eith torilla you must eat at this place for breakfast

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Thank Dana F
Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We tried 3 dishes and one of them which was the chicken special on the Menu was very good while the other 2 were just good. The red and green chile were not impressive but nice. Ambiance and service was good.

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Thank GhumnaPhirna
Caseyville, Illinois
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were glad we found La Cocina while in the area on vacation. We had a nice meal. The service was good, as was the atmosphere. My favorite part was the nice warm sopapillias that came with the meal. Drizzled with honey, they were a nice compliment to our dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 S Santa Clara Bridge Road, Espanola, NM 87532
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3016

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?