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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

OH.MY.GOSH… the FOOD here. I’m a foodie and love to eat authentic Mexican. This restaurant doesn’t look like much on the outside, it is noticeably better on the inside and thoughtfully decorated, but it is the food and the margaritas that make this place a...favorite in my opinion. Also, the people are super sweet and diligent. They just updated their menus recently as well (I wish I would’ve gotten a picture of them, sorry!) The photo that looks like a wreck happened on the plate is the La cocina fajitas nachos. They don’t have the regular Chile Rellenos, they make theirs with the larger and tastier poblano pepper. So much better. Their salsa is our favorite of the Mex restaurants in town. Fajitas are excellent as well. We’ll be back… again!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

We met at La cocina with friends to eat lunch. Food was ok nothing special. We were a party of 6. We ordered fajitas, chicken chimichanga and 2 fresh avocados. Meals came with beans and we happen to like black beans so whenever we go...to a Mexican restaurant that has the black ones we get those instead of the refried. On our drive home I asked my husband what the bill came to and he told me around 134.00 + and I about flipped. This was a lunch with everyone except for 2 drinking water. They literally charged extra for everything. Black beans, guacamole, extra chips, etc…. 20.00 for extras. Beans were supposed to come with the meal. Then they added an automatic service charge of 20.00 We are used to eating at Mexican restaurants and this is the first that has done this. BEWAREMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021

Good food, good service, usually no wait. Small restaurant with authentic food, lunch menu and very good salsa.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

This place is hands down the Best Mexican food in town. Everything we get is well prepared and its obvious they don't take shortcuts. The Nachos Fajita la Cocina are my go to here, but everything is so, so good!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

This place is falling apart at the seams. So I get a carry out order that was totally wrong and the food was aweful! Horrible customer service at drive thru. Please stay far away from this place!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

I had the enchiladas dinner with a couple of frozen margaritas. The tortilla chips were very fresh. Excellent meal

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

I return onetaco that was carcinogenic burnt carnitas and the other one that was returned back to the table was an order of pastor tacos which had half fat chunks in it. Told the waitress she didn't seem to care never spoke to a manager...and I ended up paying for tacos that shouldn't be made.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

So we heard good thing about this place so decided to give it a try, not disappointed at all. It's not much to look at, but wow amazing food the salsa and chips were fresh and delicious, $2.99 margaritas were amazing and can do the...job. However, the food was amazing the best Mexican food I've had since moving south. The portions were large and price is right. I had 2 margaritas a 12 inch steak burrito with extra steak, my wife had 3 beers and the create your own combo. Tge food arrived quickly and was hot, my burrito was fresh with requested items on it. My wife's plate was high with extra items she requested are friends plates were just as full. I have to admit not one of us were able to eat all our food and needed to go boxes. The service was amazing friendly and professional. Like I said this place isn't much to look at, but serves amazing food. Price for my meal with my wife was under $40, cant beat the food it price.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant used to be decent, but the service has gotten terrible. This past visit I was given something I didn’t order. I spoke to the server and was told it was the item. They then offered to pay for half of it when I...hadn’t eaten any of the meal. They finally took it off my bill after I found the manager and explained the situation. They also did this to another person in our party. Also, the previous time I came here on a slow night and the server forgot that we were brought our drinks.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent Food! Best Mexican Restaurant in Mobile! They have other locations that just opened. Great for lunch or dinner!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Taco salad very good. Quesadilla good. Queso dip, salsa, & chips good. Friendly waiters. Don't let outside fool you. Health Rating = 92. Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a must every time we are in town visiting family. Always crowded and always a wait but worth it. Food is authentic. Margaritas are not the best but inexpensive.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I picked LaCocina because it was right down from my hotel and after driving 10 hours I wanted something close and fast. I'm glad I picked it, enjoyed the chimichanga, the guacamole salad, the margarita, and the chips/salsa. The chimichanga comes with queso sauce but...I had them put it on the side so I took that home too so had chips, salsa, and queso for happy hour in my room for two days!! The server was very nice, was there when he was needed but didn't rush his customers.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

You’re gonna have to look hard to find the place (sign isn’t lit at night), but it’s worth the search! Mexican food was authentic and fantastic. Margaritas were good with some local options. Good service, nice people. Crowded (which is always a good sign), but...we were seated expeditiously. I highly recommend and will be back the next time that I’m in town.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I was on a business trip, staying next door and decided to grab dinner here. I was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the food, it's the 'real deal'. I will definitely pay another visit to this establishment upon my next visit.

Date of visit: April 2018
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La Cocina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3