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La Cocina Restaurant

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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: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sopapillas

Quick service good Northern New Mexico food. They also serve other dishes. My friend had the hamburger steak with real mash potatoes. Posole was meaty and thick. It is a regular stop when we travel to Espanola

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Debbie z
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Shawsville
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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St. Catharines, Canada
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were staying in a hotel 10 miles north of Santa Fe and, not wanting to drive back to SF, we decided to have a tex-mex dinner in Espanola another 10 miles north. We picked this restaurant based on reviews and were very pleased with our choice. Judging by the full parking lot, this place is popular. Service was quick,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Best Mexican restaurant I have been to in a long time. Their classic recipes make for a great experience, I would definitely recommend it.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband & I ate here back in 2011, and I am still talking about the blue corn pinon pancakes I ate there. If I ever get back to New Mexico, this restaurant will be a must to enjoy again. I actually had the pancakes for dinner & we loved the place so much, we went back the next morning... More 

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Espanola, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always great food and service. We carry out for lunch most days and the food is always delicious. We HIGHLY recommend dining at La Cocina.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Welcoming place. Good food. Obviously well patronized by a wide variety of locals. Live music . Great fun.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have made a few trips to this restaurant, and is always fantastic. Staff are fast and friendly. Food is always exactly what I expected. Prices are a bit high, but food is worth it. And I'll pay it again.

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Espanola, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unfortunately the food does not live up to the space. It is not bad but it could be a lot better. The local fare is on the skimpy side while the salads are much to large.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was excited to visit this restaurant again. The atmosphere was not the same to many young kids working as if they didnt want to be there. Maybe change in management. Food was okay. Not great like before. Dont think I be back again.....

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We loved this place, beautiful property and food was incredible Would definitely go there again if in that area of NM

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Shawsville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Quick service good Northern New Mexico food. They also serve other dishes. My friend had the hamburger steak with real mash potatoes. Posole was meaty and thick. It is a regular stop when we travel to Espanola

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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: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?