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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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4:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of our favorites

My husband and I love to come to la cocina! Our favorites are the chicken flautas and pork napolitos! Service is also always good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
KAB62
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I walked in at 8:15pm on Saturday night. We checked online to make sure that they were open, and they were open until 9pm. We waited for someone to come out front to seat us. An employee walked out from the kitchen and said that they closed early at 8pm tonight. We said that their website, Google,... More 

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Thank Illyana T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love to come to la cocina! Our favorites are the chicken flautas and pork napolitos! Service is also always good.

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Thank KAB62
usa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I love this place! great service great food! I love taco Tuesdays! I also enjoy the enchiladas, flautas and fajitas! Margaritas are also delish!

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Thank Emily0677
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Delicious Mexican food. Staff and owner are always attentive and friendly. Glad to have this one, true ethnic restaurant in town.

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Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I am former Spanish teacher, and I loved the Carnitas. My husband enjoyed the chicken burrito. The rice and the refried beans were tasty and not like the pasty beans you get at a chain restaurant. We would return to La Cocina on our next visit.

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Thank debby425
New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I love La Cocina! I live in hammondpsort and even though there is a Mexican restaurant a mile from my house I still come to Penn Yan for Mexican food. I've tried everything on the menu. It's delicious!! Chimichangas are my favorite.The only things I didn't like are that my sides of rice and refried beans were luke warm. I... More 

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Thank JasmineMets
Penn Yan, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you want authentic Mexican food and great Margarita's or Sangria, this is the place. Amazingly good ethnic food for a small town like Penn Yan! We enjoy it much more through the week, as when the place gets busy, the small kitchen can get backed up. They have hired some new staff recently so hopefully this will help. Definitely... More 

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Thank KeukaBill
Fairfax, Virginia
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank majiksea
Canisteo, New York
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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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?