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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

1285 N Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577-4226
919-938-7002
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Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Smithfield
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This place was recommended to me as the best Mexican in Smithfield by a couple of people. I was not impressed. The rice was soggy. The salsa had a strong taste of canned tomatoes. My food was so-so; not great, not awful. ther service was good and they have lots of beer specials. I won't be back. I'll try El... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was horrible. The only thing that was good were the beans. The rice was the worst thing on the plate, so bad that my daughter won't even eat rice at our local Mexican restaurant anymore. The service was fine however but nothing extra ordinary.

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heza5
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Me and my fiance attend school in the area, far away from home. We have a favorite Mexican restaurant back at home that we love to death. When we arrived in the area, we were disappointed in the Mexican restaurants we tried because they were nothing like the one back at home. Well, we found this little gem tonight. The... More 

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Pomona, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My girlfriend and I stopped here twice for dinner: once each way between NY and FL. We found it after doing a search for restaurants near our hotel. It had good reviews, and I'm glad to add my own to the growing list of excellent reviews. Complimentary chips and salsa are served the moment you are seated and the servers... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I usually eat here twice a week. The food is great. We generally share the fajitas. The chicken soup is also fabulous. The service is usually great. There is one waiter that doesn't speak great English and he is kinda iffy, but the rest of the group is wonderful. Ask for Jose Luis, Valaria, or Wilmer and... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We eat here often. Food is always good. Service is exceptional. By far the best Mexican food in the county.

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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

This is the best Mexican restaurant in the area. Their food is delicious and is always served at the right temperature. I have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed! The servers are pleasant and attentive. La Cocina is decorated in a festive manner and is very clean. The prices are reasonable. I've tried other... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

Food is so so but service is terrible. Waiter brought food to the table and the order was wrong and argued with us about what we ordered. Not only embarrassed after waiting 45 minutes for tacos but also to have a waiter argue about the order.....to much to handle. Will not be returning. All the manager could say was "I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2008

Overall good food, the combinations are just so-so, but the specialty dishes are a much better choice. We recently got the Carnitas (chunks of roast pork) and they were wonderful. Salsa is kind of bland.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

People rave about ths Mexican Restaurant but I found it to be a bit bland and americanized.

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Additional Information about La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Address: 1285 N Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577-4226
Phone Number: 919-938-7002
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Smithfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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