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La Cocina Restaurant

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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
575-894-6499
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unremarkable Mexican Fare

Our waitress deserves credit for her patience and ability to handle a large group of people arriving at different times (without reservations) with aplomb.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jack N
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our waitress deserves credit for her patience and ability to handle a large group of people arriving at different times (without reservations) with aplomb.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I came down to Truth or Consequences for a romantic valentines weekend and to enjoy the famed hot springs. Our lodging experience was phenomenal ....but our dinning one was not. Today on our way out of town we had the misfortune of stopping for lunch at one of the most ill mannered, unorganized and unappetizing restaurants that... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Go here hungry! They serve up large helpings! The service left a little to be desired, while we were there mid afternoon and very few other customers were there. We will still revisit!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I put it a to-go order to la cocina last week. Normally I find their food to be quite good, but this time was different. They got my order wrong first, which wasn't a huge deal. However, I had ordered combination supreme burritos. It was obvious that the portions were smaller because this was a t to go order, however... More 

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

The combination burrito supremes you ordered come with tomatoes and lettuce inside and have since 1967 If you order the regular burrito it will not have tomatoes ..; or you can always order a supreme without salad on the inside. Cheers More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

No big deal, even though the name says Hot Stuff. Will not return. The chimichanga was not recognizable and the red chile was floured and not tasty in the tostadas compuestas. The basis tacos were soggy. The waitress tried her very best and was very friendly. We left very unsatisfied and hungry as we travel on I-25 north.

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

We use straight Hatch chili pods and have never used any flour in our red chili. Cheers More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been in and out of T or C for 30 years. In fact, I owned a property near there and know the area, and the food, well. Which brings me to the point. The last time I went to this restaurant was twenty years ago. It was that bad. But people change, right? And restaurants can also change.... More 

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

We do not use microwaves on our chicken .. it is grilled and then diced fresh and always has been. Cheers More 

tucson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Ate better in my Tucson. Understaffed at a busy time of between Christmas and New Year. The place Sierra Grande recommended was closed for the holidays. Basic tummy filling

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The location on a hill beckons to the traveller on I 25. Coming from Albuquerque it's out favorite stop for green chili chicken, fried onions, steak and house Merlot. The portions are so big, some of the meat goes home every time.

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

Thank You for taking the time for your kind review :-) Cheers ! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Service was mediocre at best, food was disgusting. The address isn't correct on here either - 1 Lakeway Dr takes you into the middle of some neighborhood.

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Albuquerque
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Service was slow, food was terrible. I was with a large party, but still...don't waste your time! I ordered cheese enchiladas and they were the worst I have ever had - two dried up corn tortillas sprinkled with cheese and red chile sauce that had no flavor. They forgot the garnish (which had to be ordered separately) and after waiting... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?