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La Cocina Restaurant

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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
575-894-6499
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average food, below average service

Comfortable, clean atmosphere.Staff is very slow in service and, while friendly, rarely get the order right. Frustrating time after time, for sure. The food is good but nothing special. If you crave mexican....Maria's is a better, cheaper choice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
kristimey28
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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The atmosphere is nice. The food not so much. I got cheese enchiladas thinking that it is really hard to mess up cheese enchiladas. Surprise - they were terrible. It was basically a tortilla with cheap, greasy cheese microwaved over it. I was very sick to my stomach after this meal. The water also had a terrible taste. Skip this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a locally owned restaurant that I've gone to for years, but my most recent visit was disappointing. The complimentary chips served with salsa seemed old and over browned, like their frying oil needs to be changed. I had a Mexican combination salad, which was ok. You can't mess up salad too much. The ranch dressing was the highlight.... More 

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122 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So Every single time I come to this lake town I make a stop here and eat. This is a definite New Mexico style restaurant and I love the menu and all it has to offer. The red chile is always very hot. The green chile is has a very full flavor and is perfect. To finish off the dinner... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent food and friendly waitress that served us. Would definetly suggest this restaurant if you want good Mexican food.

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have visited here on previous trips, but recently every few years when we visit, the food is worse. It was so bad this time that we will never return. The chimichanga was so tough on the edges that you couldn't even cut it. My mom ordered green sauce and was given red. My husband ordered a standard NM dish,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We eat Mexican food all over New Mexico, and we love the spicy chile. However, the enchiladas at La Cocina were so hot that no other flavors came through. The service was lackluster, at best. We'll be looking for another restaurant next time we're in T or C.

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Pasadena, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wjile in Truth or Consequences, my husband and I ate here about 3 times. The Mexican food was delicious. We also tried the Chicken Fred Steak. The steak is hand cut and the mashed potatoes are made with real potatoes with the peals. Everything was great.

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Comfortable, clean atmosphere.Staff is very slow in service and, while friendly, rarely get the order right. Frustrating time after time, for sure. The food is good but nothing special. If you crave mexican....Maria's is a better, cheaper choice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Dined here last week because it was close to our hotel, the good thing about the restaurant was the server & cold beer. My husband has never refused a meal but it went back, chimwas cold & the beef burnt Don't waste you time or money at this restaurant. We love NM food but this was a disgrace

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Taos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was good. Not fabulous but tasty and well seasoned. I had the burrito and it was more than I could eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Truth or Consequences
  • Phone Number: 575-894-6499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?