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La Cocina Restaurant

1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
575-894-6499
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The staff at our hotel recommended La Cocina as a good place to take the family for dinner while in T or C because they have a fairly diverse menu including traditional New Mexican dishes along with steaks, salads, fried chicken and sandwiches so there's something for everyone. The lady who seated us was very friendly. Our server was quiet... More

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the kind review We hope you had a fun and adventurous stay in T. or C. :-) Monty Brown More

Bronx, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Worst waitress service I have ever had. I always leave a tip that last time I just said forget it. The food is okay, not as good as it used to be. The salsa has a nice flavor, but it is not hot, AKA Gringo Salsa. But the waitress staff is slow, not-polite and forgets to fill your glass with... More

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry you had a bad experience Thank You for taking the time to let us know, it will be addressed with the staff of your experience. Monty Brown Owner More

Rowlett, Texas, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We arrived right before closing time (we did not realize that until we were leaving) with 2 adults and 3 young children. We all ordered something different and everyone but the 7 year old loved their meal. I had enchiladas that were excellent. We also ordered quesadillas, green chili burger, chicken fingers and a chicken breast sandwich. I would definitely... More

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the high marks !!! Hope you had fun at the lake with the family !! :-) Monty Brown Owner More

Albuquerque
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch there this past weekend. The food was the worst in New Mexico. The Sopapillas were rubbery, the chile relleno was raw. The salsa had no flavor, it was just tomatos with cilantro. We will not go back

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry you felt that our food wasn't to your satisfaction However our salsa is made daily with fresh hand chopped ingredients, we do not use Cilantro ? Our Chili Relleno's are made with a traditional authentic meringue batter with a hatch roasted green chili and cooked in peanut oil then stuffed with Oaxaca (asadero) cheese Thank You for... More

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

as I am a vegetarian, they went that extra mile , checked if food was cooked in animal fat, I know there are more veggies in Britain , but I really appreciated how La Cocina checked, I can not remember the waitress's name but I have to thank her as she knew I did not want any animal products in... More

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write a review. We know how important it is to take care of our customers needs and are grateful you chose us. Monty Brown Owner More

Snowflake, Az
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I shared a huge platter of very delicious beef Fajitas and then a slice of cheese cake. The meals are really large servings as are the portions of desserts. Our server was kind enough to tell us the fajitas are large and asked if we would like to share one. That was so kind of here as... More

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time for a review. and such a nice one !!! Monty Brown Owner More

El Paso
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I grew up in Truth or Consequences and this restaurant has consistently been just great. Even though we don't live there anymore, any chance we get to stop there and eat, we do. We will even go out of our way to stop.

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. especially such a nice one, it's been our pleasure serving you and Southern New Mexico since 1965 !! Monty Brown Owner More

Artesia, New Mexico
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I've heard about this place for years but this was first visit. The service was kinda spotty, clearly needed more staff, we had to wait at least 10 minutes before anyone ever noticed we were at the front counter. Food was generously portioned and tasty but not exceptional.

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write a review. We are listening and learning from our valued customers like you. hope you had a great time while in our small town and got to enjoy the lake as well as our hot baths. Monty Brown Owner More

Taos, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We walked over from the motel. Place was clean, friendly and the Mexican food was excellent. We'll come back.

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Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us, hope you had time to enjoy our hot springs and the Lake. Monty Brown Owner More

Silver City, NM
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have eaten here several times over the years when traveling through T or C. The food is always good and plentiful. The green chile was milder than I prefer but the sign over the door to the dining room said it would be mild so I should have ordered red. The food is not what we are used to... More

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