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La Cocina Mexicana

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47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
(717) 393-9193
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wanted so much were

We moved from southern California and really wanted to find real food. This is not it. The space is depressing, the service was remarkably slow and unpleasant. The portions tiny and food lacked flavor, really missed the mark

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We moved from southern California and really wanted to find real food. This is not it. The space is depressing, the service was remarkably slow and unpleasant. The portions tiny and food lacked flavor, really missed the mark

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Everything we got was good...Seafood Combination and Steak Tampiquena...were both delicious but nothing was really hot.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great place for all sorts of Mexican food. The sauce it killer good! If you want a flavorful mild, or a tasty yet spicy sauce with a kick, then this is a great place! It's really affordable too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Went here the first time to get some food... Got the carne enchiladas... Shrimp enchiladas ... And chicken enchiladas... Got home everything was going good until I got my carne enchiladas... They were served like fajitas... Then after contacting them to question the plating... Was told that enchiladas meant in chile sauce .... Que??? Serio??? Yo no estupido!!! Yo comprendo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It has been a while since i have eaten here, but i remember the staff always being extremely nice, and the food always being good. Not much else to say other than that everyone should try this place out.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is just a little hole in the wall type of place but the food is truly Mexican. Portions are small/reasonable - not huge. One time 3 of us had a meal there and I believe the bill for each was something like $2! They have tamales certain days. Close to everything in downtown Lancaster, One block from the Convention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Anyone that complains about their food must have lived in the heart of Mexico and grew up eating the traditional meals! Otherwise you have no idea of real mexican food. We have been here so many times never have anyone of the employees been rude and the food has NEVER been cold. Everything is fresh made on the spot!!!!....so for... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

With authentic decor, this easy-to-miss hole-in-the-wall restaurant featured fantastic food at great prices. I'm just surprised that there weren't more customers dining with us! My only request would be to have complimentary chips and salsa!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Our waitress was extremely helpful with our menu choices and non of us were disappointed. The food was genuinely Mexican, even the sodas. Seating is limited but it did feel crowded. Would recommend and return myself if I'm back in Lancaster.

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Ambler, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I can start by saying that this is my favorite Mexican restaurant, and I go here everytime I'm in Lancaster. Their enchiladas verdes are excellent--made with quality chicken in a craveable green salsa. Their tamales are also top notch! The tamales are only served on certain weeks: 2nd week of the month for Chicken and Pork, 3rd week for veggie... More 

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Additional Information about La Cocina Mexicana

Address: 47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
Phone Number: (717) 393-9193
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: (717) 393-9193

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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