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La Cocina Restaurant

415 S Santa Clara Bridge Road, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-3016
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Ranked #2 of 40 restaurants in Espanola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Amherst, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Convenient pleasant spot in a town with few dining options. Attentive service; nice, closed in patio for outside dining.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were on our way back from Colorado and stopped here for lunch. Great food and friendly service. The salsa was fantastic!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped for dinner here while driving through town. The waitress that served us was unfriendly!!! We enjoyed the food- especially liked the carnitas burrito, posole and free sopapillas for dessert. Be warned- if you order iced tea it's instant. My son loved it, but it wasn't tea to me.

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent northern New Mexico restaurant. This is an authentic New Mexican restaurant with fresh food. Really tasty chile, both red and green. You need to ask which one is hotter, because when they say hot, it means really hot. They serve breakfast all day - this is a really nice bonus!! Highly recommend it.

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Evergreen, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in espanola and had made a trip up to the bandeiler cave dwellings and needed food. So on TripAdvisor we went and found this place. The food was amazing I had a stuffed sopapilla it was amazing. My friend also had the Lamb Burrito and raved about (the place is known for their lamb). The sopapilla we... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

and so did we! We reached Española around lunch time while driving the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe. Searched for a lunch spot on TripAdvisor and La Cocina was highly rated. The rating is well-deserved. We split the Carnitas - it was very good and plenty for two. Most people sat inside but it was a great day... More

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Espanola, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I go here frequently and really find the food and the service nothiing short of excellent. I particularly like the way the red chile is prepared. Perfecto! as we say in this part of the world. The service is excellent, as well. Quick service and excellent food - what more do you need?

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Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you're in Espanola, you should eat here. Lots of room and seating, family-friendly, and the last couple times we've been here, we've had really great service. Food is very good! Worth a trip.

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Arrived and sat in a area near the exit, ordered got the food very quickly it was very good and we talked to a few locals and they were very nice people and nice hosts and waiters. Hope to go again soon

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Pagosa Springs
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Top drawer Northern New Mexico food served fast and friendly - great for families. Locals like this place!

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