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La Cocina

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Avenida Lepanto 2, 03730 Javea, Spain
965795140
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Relaxed dining bistro style, inspired by regional Spanish gastronomy with...
Relaxed dining bistro style, inspired by regional Spanish gastronomy with a British twist, focusing on taste, quality and value for money.We take great pride in our wine list which is carefully chosen from some of the very best that is currently available. We also offer house wines on four levels
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
CONSISTENTLY GOOD

We have now eaten at La Cocina at least half-a-dozen times over the last year, and the thing that impresses us is not just the excellence of the food, and the great service, but the consistency of both. It's one thing to "get it right" on occasion, but to do so every time is much more difficult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
DavidShaw
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have now eaten at La Cocina at least half-a-dozen times over the last year, and the thing that impresses us is not just the excellence of the food, and the great service, but the consistency of both. It's one thing to "get it right" on occasion, but to do so every time is much more difficult, and for us... More 

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of our restaurant. New Years Eve is always great fun and we like to host the evening making it a real socialable event by putting the tables together so everyone gets to talk to everyone else. We are pleased that you both enjoyed your evening. The frozen ready meals is an ever evolving range... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went with friends for a pre show meal. The food and service excellent, but I did become very thirsty later in the evening, I wonder if there is maybe a bit too much salt out in the food. Apart from that small point, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

The Javea Players pre theatre meals are a fun night for us as it gives us an opportunity to run a menu that is in theme with the play, so we are delighted that you appreciated it. More 

York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've eaten here many times with my family over the last few years so feel confident in recommending it to anyone visiting Javea or the surrounding areas. The food is consistently good on every visit and we've eaten in peak and low seasons and got the same high quality service and tasty food. Our latest visit in September did not... More 

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our restaurant and we are all delighted that you enjoy your meals with us. The cheesecake is Laurie's favourite. We used to buy deep baked new york style cheesecake in the UK, when we lived there, and it was a condition of hers if we moved to Spain that I had to perfect... More 

Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is an excellent family run business. The food is extremely good and the atmosphere friendly and very pleasant. It is not often I can recommend English restaurants in Spain but this is the exception. You will not be disappointed.

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of our restaurant and we are all delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meals with us....Best wishes to you... More 

Alicante, Spain
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is not a Michelin star restaurant - but neither do they charge Michelin prices. The food us imaginative, well presented and very tasty.

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

We all appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our restaurant and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. Best wishes More 

Chalfont St Peter
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Second visit to La Cocina and once again the food and service was superb. Will certainly visit again when next in Javea

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. It is much appreciated. Best wishes More 

Javea, Spain
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Whenever my wife and I are presented with a menu couched in terms of pretentious verbosity, our hearts sink. The food so often does not live up to it. And this was the case at La Cocina. The dishes we ordered were uninspiring, the meat tough. Coupled with a half-hearted service, this convinced us never to return.

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Oh dear.......I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your meal with us and in particular your comment that the meat we served you was tough! A quiet word with the waitress and we would have certainly changed your dish for you, as you were not happy with it. I disagree with you on your comments on our... More 

Javea, Spain
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been to La Cocina several times ... just the two of us as well as a for a large holiday group meal. The restauarant customer service has been outstanding. They were able to ensure that persons in our group to dietary issues were not compromised ... the food was delicious, the service was great and in helping to... More 

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us once again. Our menu is now gluten free which has been a real revelation to those customers who are gluten sensitive! Best wishes More 

Moraira Spain
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited this family run restaurant with a group of Ladies who lunch together on the last Thursday of every month. It was our 5th Birthday. The welcome was great. Our cold welcome glass of Cava was filled to the top as apposed to half full at many places. The souffle start was excellent as was the salmon and cod... More 

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of your meal at our restaurant. We are pleased to say that our menu is completely gluten free now without any sacrifice on the great flavours that Cliff conjours up in the kitchen. It was a real pleasure to see you all again and we are delighted to see how the group has grown... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant , whilst on holiday to celebrate our birthdays. It's menu is varied , Spanish and European. The starters were excellent , I had pate , my husband had fish both were superb. For mains I had the fish , got to say when ordering the fish , the description was , Cod and salmon with a... More 

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LaCocinaChef, Owner at La Cocina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant and we are all delighted to read that you enjoyed your meals with us. Best wishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Lepanto 2, 03730 Javea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Javea
  • Phone Number: 965795140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 40
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Relaxed dining bistro style, inspired by regional Spanish gastronomy with a British twist, focusing on taste, quality and value for money.We take great pride in our wine list which is carefully chosen from some of the very best that is currently available. We also offer house wines on four levels

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?