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Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

La Cocina was our first stop in Buenos Aires. We walked about 15 minutes from our hotel and it started to rain. But it was well worth it! The empanadas were delicious- so flavorful, with wonderful filings. It’s a small place - like a bar...- but perfectly comfortable and intimate. This should be on your itinerary.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 2, 2020 via mobile

Great empanadas and lovely locals enjoying a quick bite or drink. I look forward to returning on my next trip to BA.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

I will forever more dream of these empanadas. Please can you Deliveroo to London!! The best we tasted.... an absolute must

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

La Cocina is just a little hole in the wall restaurant but the empanadas are to die for. The crust is very light and flaky which is reason enough to get them. But the fillings are awesome - you can't go wrong with any of...them. The cheese and onion in particular is an experience not to be missed. It's a gooey filling of heavenly delight! Each empanada is only about $1 so show up with a good appetite. Lots of locals patronize La Cocina even in the very early dinner hours so it has to be good. Limited seating so don't hesitate to do carry out.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

This place is tiny. My group of 11 took up almost the entire space. However, the empanadas here are outstanding. It didn't take long for our massive order to be processed, and it was worth every second of the wait. The empanadas were steaming hot...and well filled. While we were in there, plenty of people came in to order carry out as well. This is a must-visit place!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

This neighborhood dive is a must try. Specializing in empanadas, the crew continuously bakes new delicious empanadas as you wait at times. Sit and enjoy your empanadas while listening to the obligatory Bob Marley medley. Corn, pikachu, carne picante, chicken were all great!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Me and my wife ordered all the empanadas on the menu, they were delicious however we cannot say that they were the best empanadas in Buenos Aires. We only visited this place due to the app's reviews and also because we were close by. So...far, the best empanada we've tried has been at the Santelmo fair.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

The best empanadas! The staff there are super friendly and help advise on fillings and how many to order. Great value for money (less than £1 GBP per empanada!) I recommend the Pikachu and Queso y Cebolla (cheese and onion). Great guys and great food...- definitely visit!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Excellent decor, full of history, and best of all, the best empanandas. Had the spicy beef, chicken, cheese and onion with a pint of dark beer. All extremely tasty. Juice was literally running down non stop from the chicken empananda. Great spot. Seems like a...locals fav also.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 17, 2019

If you are in Buenos Aires, you must go to La Cocina! If you are just walking on the street and not aware of this establishment, you may pass by it without even knowing. Our friend who is a BA native recommended it to us...and it did not disappoint! The staff was helpful and friendly. The actual restaurant is tiny but warm and inviting with great music, charm and ambiance! The empanadas were piping hot, fresh and not greasy. This is a must if you are in BA!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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