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“Authentic Mexican food!!! Finally!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cocina

La Cocina
16 Maiden Ln, Penn Yan, NY 14527
315-536-6512
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Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Penn Yan
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican food!!! Finally!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011 via mobile

This place is a great find! The food is great !! awesome decor great staff and you can even dine outside on the deck! This place has it right, it is not your typical cookie cutter Mexican resturant. Some people don't understand that real Mexican food dose not consist of hard shell ground beef tacos!!! No where in Mexico will you find ground beef! If you are looking for a real taste of Mexico in a fun atmosphere I highly recommend this place beer and wine are reasonably priced.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“No cheese with Mexican? Really?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011 via mobile

Pass on this one
Marginal food , no cheese on tacos, fajitas... Unimaginable & inconceivable !
Service was non existent
Interior decor was great!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“nice find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We stayed on the west side of Seneca Lake, but love to explore the area as much as possible. All I had was the address for the La Cocina, but was looking to see a one way street that looked like a possibility. Got myself turned around and discovered Maiden Lane! Wasn't that busy when we first arrived and was seated at a table by the bathroom, asked to move and it was no problem. Waitress was nice and friendly. She made a couple of mistakes, but i am very low maintainance so it was no big deal. (Didn't bring another water and made a slight mistake on my order) Food was great! Price was great! Ambience was great!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rochester, ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Authentic Mexican Food in the Finger Lakes--who would have thought?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Hidden (and I do mean hidden)--it's hard to find! gem of a restaurant in Penn Yan by Keuka Lake. Lovely atmosphere, friendly owners and outstanding food. My favorite restaurant in the whole region (the view is better at the Esperanza, but not the food!) Order a pitcher of Sangria too.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch & dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Food is excellent good size portions I love the daily specials. Reasonably priced I like how a glass of wine here is not marked up to cost an arm and a leg like some places. I usually meet people here for lunch knowing as well as bring my family for dinner. The staff is friendly and always make us feel welcomed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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