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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
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Awesome every time

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Charles Z
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

the food was the best, it was nice and hot everything the way I waned and ask for. the only bad thing was when we walk in, there was 2 girls in front of us, the young girl sit them.. I notices a young woman just standing drinking coffee or something.. I say "excuse me" and she answer "she is... More 

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Espanola, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most of the staff have been there a long time. Food is consistent. My favorite breakfasts are the huevos rancheros or the blue corn pancakes with pinon.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good food. Service was a bit slow, but they were very busy on Friday night. Give the red velvet cupcake a try - Delicious!

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Taos, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What we call "Spanish" food up here in Northern New Mexico is the kind of food La Cocina serves. Spanish food is some of the best vegetarian food around: pinto beans, posole (hominy), chile, tortilla, cheese enchiladas. Excellent. But not at La Cocina. They put meat in everything -- their chile (red and green), posole, etc. They have no vegetarian... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A good place to get New Mexican food in the north with a nice atmosphere. The inside is nicely decorated, and a guitarist was playing. Had someone with gluten and dairy allergies, and they were very attentive to the needs and specifing what could be eaten. Food seemed pretty standard. Of course, they have Sopapillas!

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