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La Cocina Mexicana

47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
(717) 393-9193
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Ranked #108 of 502 restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 via mobile

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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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Campbellford, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I don't have one bad thing to say about this restaurant. They serve amazing food and everyone who works there is always in the best of moods. I eat there at least once a week! I highly recommend you try this little restaurant because I know you won't be disappointed! Enjoy!

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Friedens, Pennsylvania, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

While in Lancaster for a conference we had supper at this restaurant, the food was fairly good, but not outstanding. The staff were helpful, but the restaurant is very small and they seemed very overwhelmed by the crowds from the conference that all descended on them at mealtimes (our breaks).

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Not only was the service terrible it came with attitude The food was Luke warm to cold and when we complained we were told what do you want us to do about it. Shrimp enchilada were made with canned shrimp and so tiny Smaller than a dime. Don't ask for chips and salsa they don't have it. Truly one of... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Really good food! A little overpriced for what it is but still authentic tasty food that keeps me and my family coming back

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

Have dined here a number of times and have gotten takeout a number more times. The food is consistently fresh and well-prepared. I appreciate that there are lots of vegetarian options (not always easy to come by), and I also appreciate that the portions are normal-sized (not massive piles of food) and are appropriately priced.

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