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La Cocina

16 Maiden Ln, Penn Yan, NY 14527
315-536-6512
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Ranked #11 of 35 restaurants in Penn Yan
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

They simply have great Mexican food. We were surprised to find such in the Finger Lakes area. When ordering my wife questioned the waitress about the chile rejenos as a possible choice. She asked the owner/chef and he came out to convince my wife to try it since he had just made a fresh batch of batter. She said it... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Boyfriend and I couldn't find anywhere in the area to eat dinner that could seat us right away. This place had been recommended by our B&B owners, and it turned out to be a good tip! They sat us right away even though it's a small place. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was great!

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

not what you would call an average mexican resturant. Not by the standards in Rochester ny. Food was average prices were good

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were doing a wine-tasting weekend and staying in Penn Yan at a b&b where we could preview a variety of menus. La Cocina was our choice. Upon walking in, we immediately got a friendly vibe, with a very warm, cheerful greeting and colorful oilcloth tablecloths and a cozy ambiance. Our order of chips/salsa was fresh as can be, loved... More

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Penn Yan, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here often. The food is great, the service is excellent. The atmosphere is casual. Prices are very reasonable. The only negative is that they don't serve margaritas but the Mexican beer is great!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Fist time I ever had Chile Relleno's that were not breaded and fried. Not at all tasty. Don't know if I will ever go back or recommend it either.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I are regular visitors to the Finger Lakes . Before our visit in October this year we checked trip advisor for new dining options in the area. There were a few reviews about La Cocina in Penn Yan. Having been to Mexico several times and lovers of Mexican cuisine we thought we'd try it out.La Cocina exceeded... More

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Wurtsboro, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Went here because we love Mexican food and wanted to enjoy the outdoor seating. Well we enjoyed the outdoor seating for a very long time. For way too long. Service was horrible. Waited over an hour for food. Got one drink and no one ever came back to see if we wanted a second. Food was okay but nothing special... More

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Homer
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Restaurant is located off a one-way street - had a hard time finding it, but glad that we did. Meal was very good. Margarita's were good but pretty pricey for the amount. The meals were reasonably priced. Was a busy Friday night but we were seated quickly, served quickly. Meal was very good.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I heard fav reviews and was so disappointed. What a terrible experience. There were only 2 tables of 2 when we arrived. We waited 10 mins to be seated then another 10 for a waitress, who was miserable, to show up. Two more tables arrived after we ordered. They of course were served well before us. When our food finally... More

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