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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
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- Aug 29, 2014
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Kirtland, Ohio
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178 reviews 178 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The food was OK, but if you prefer real Mexican Food you will be disappointed. It is Americanized Mexican Food. There are many choices on the menu. Service was very good, and the decor inside the restaurant is very well done. I

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was Monsoon Season so it was cooler but not raining when I was there. I enjoyed the patio and water fountain. The chips and salsa was tasty and I had the apricot broiled Salmon. It had salsa and pinon' nuts broiled on top! It was great plus they offered the option of potatoes and veggies instead of Black beans... More

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Las Cruces
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Order your food to go, that way you won't be frustrated by the disappearing waitress. The green chile cheese enchiladas are great, the rellenos pretty good. Tamale way too dry.

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

Thank You for choosing La Cocina and also taking the time for an important review. More

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went into La Cocina while visiting Truth or Consequences after doing a Rio Grande rafting trip...Expecting a good Mexican dinner...Our waitress was very nice ... but not to familiar with the menu & entree selection... Atmosphere was OK but upon treating some guests to a dining experience...We experienced the "WORST MEXICAN FOOD" I've ever had the stew meat for our... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Resturant is pretty, but they aren't running the AC in July?! After a hot day on the lake, a cold drink in a cool restaurant was ideal for our family. Unfortunately, we didn't succeed in our hopes of a relaxing meal here. The room had to be 80 degrees. Food took over an hour to be served, and the resturant... More

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

Thank You for taking the time for your review It's been averaging over 105 with high humidity .. 80 degrees is about all that an ambient (refrigerated air) system can do .. All 4 air condition units are running at capacity in such high heat, with the rain it can get very humid. We strive to please everyone and sometimes... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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

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