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La Cocina

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Mexican
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16 Maiden Ln, Penn Yan, NY 14527
315-536-6512
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Local Wine is Perfect Here

Good Mexican food in small town New York. Kind of the usual fare with a couple of great specialties like pork nopalitos. They have a decent wine list and the local wines are perfect for spicy foods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
majiksea
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good Mexican food in small town New York. Kind of the usual fare with a couple of great specialties like pork nopalitos. They have a decent wine list and the local wines are perfect for spicy foods.

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Canisteo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went here last year and it was refreshingly authentic Mexican cuisine. I don't get that often in Upstate NY. The atmosphere is cozy and the wait staff was very good. Definitely a place I would recommend.

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Lancaster
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We usually try to get here at least once whenever we visit the area. The night we were there it was busy and the service this time was uncharacteristically slow. The food is really good and the prices are pretty low. If you're looking for Mexican while travelling in the area, look no further. I'll definitely go back!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This little place is definitely worth a visit. Having wintered in Mexico for years I can say that (except for the view) this is authentic. Excellent value for what it is: cozy, comfortable, friendly, and informal with excellent guacamole, salsa, enchiladas and much more. Huge surprise to find this in Penn Yan. ,

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were staying at Best Western hotel. There is your american Taco Bell round the corner. We guessed that La Cocina is better for a different experience and we were not disappointed. This is a family run restaurant. Appearance was modest but food was better and so was the service. Go ahead and experience.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Fantastic food and service. Although the wait was a bit long, it was well worth it! We had chimichangas, guacamole, and tamales.... extremely delicious and great portion sizes!

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Dundas, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good fresh food. Served hot. Good Service. Reasonable prices. Not fancy but perfect for a casual night out. Patio area available. Locals seem to frequent this establishment which is a good sign!

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Liverpool, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Second time we've stopped in to La Cocina. Its just dang good food and drink. Green chili sauce has some kick, chips nice & fresh and salty. Stop on in, you'll like it!

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South Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not bad for a town with not very many good restaurants. The pork was good! The pozole soup was good. I love Mexican, but I'm not much for burritos and chimichangas that dominate the menu. I guess the local community doesn't like it hot. The 2nd night I took my own lime and a bottle of Tobasco and it helped.... More 

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Keuka Lake NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This little restaurant is fairly well hidden, but it's worth the hunt to find.... my wife and I will go there for Taco Tuesdays/Thursdays (depending on the season) and get an entire meal including great chips and salsa for under $7 each!!! Can't beat that ... plus the food is really good, check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Maiden Ln, Penn Yan, NY 14527
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penn Yan
  • Phone Number: 315-536-6512

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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