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La Cocina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
+1 505-753-3016
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Española New Mexico has its challenges (as a community) ... but they also have a great New Mexican food restaurant. Whether you are having a meeting or grabbing a bite with your family, La Cocina will blow your mind. The chile is fantastic, the lamb fajitas out of this world and the service and ambiance the real deal. Don't look... More 

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Thank TravelingStevie
Management response:

Thanks for this thoughtful review -- I really appreciate it! I'm so glad you love our food and coffee, and I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

New Mexico
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We must have driven by here 100 times, but yesterday we stopped for a late lunch. Tasty chips and salsa. The beans were tender and well seasoned. The posolewas different but flavorful. The shredded beef tacos were tasty but the tortillas didn't quite hold up. Husband was content with the tamale. Loved the margarita. The sopapillas were fresh and satisying... More 

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Thank aliciawake
Management response:

Thanks so much for stopping in and for taking the time to leave this great review. I'm happy to hear that the service you received was exceptional and that the food was great. I hope that you and your husband will be back again very soon! Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Kearney
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Their Christmas (red AND green chii) stuffed sopaipillas with carne adovada are my favorite! The restaurant has a nice homey atmosphere and the service is very good. My family and I go there often.

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Thank Peggy G
Management response:

Peggy, thanks for taking the time to leave this great review. I'm so happy you love the Christmas sopaipillas with carne adovada - it's one of my favorites, too! Thanks for your loyalty -- I look forward to seeing you and your family again very soon. Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Bonham, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Stopped here when traveling from Texas to Colorado. Enjoyed the New Mexican style - much different than the Tex-Mex we normally eat. Will definitely remember this spot for future trips!

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Thank Cynthia G
Management response:

Thanks for stopping in, Cynthia. I'm glad you enjoyed our traditional New Mexican cuisine and recognized how unique our recipes are. You must be quite the foodie. :) We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're passing through Española! Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Been by many times. Finally stopped today on my way home from Ojo Caliente with my three lady friends. The service was outstanding and the food was some the best New Mexican we had ever had. Will definately stop again.

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Thank Raymond M
Management response:

We love loyal customers like you, Raymond! Thanks for stopping by again on your way home from Ojo Caliente. I'm glad you received outstanding service and fully enjoyed the food you ordered. I look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here twice when driving through Espanola. Both times have been excellent! The service is fast and efficient and food fresh and delicious! The lamb was really good!

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Thank tlcinvest1
Management response:

Thanks for not only stopping to eat with us once but twice! We love loyal customers like you. I'm really glad to hear you've had fast service and great food. I hope that you'll be back again the next time you're driving through Espanola. Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Colorado. The service was spectacular, our waiter was professional, and prompt. The food was great too. We stopped here again while leaving Colorado. This place will be our regular stop on our trips.

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Thank Jeff E
Management response:

It's so great to hear that you had spectacular service during your visit with us, Jeff -- and even better to know that you enjoyed your meal enough to come back for another round on your way back from Colorado! Thanks for this awesome review, and I look forward to seeing you sometime in the near future. Best, Javier Sanchez,... More 

Sellersburg, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We ate here twice, and both times were happy we did. First we ate dinner. The chiles rellenos were excellent and there were several choices as to how it would be prepared. Having grown up in El Paso, where at the iconic Leo's, sopapillas aplenty came with every meal, I have soooo missed them now that we live in the... More 

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Thank RoyceRobin
Management response:

Wow, what an awesome review. Thanks for joining us for a meal -- not only once, but twice! It sounds like you're a sopaipilla expert, so I'm happy to hear you've given ours a big thumbs up! Although I may not have much of a say in it, I know we'd all love for you to move out west and... More 

Aalst, Belgium
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181 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

You get value for the money in La Cocina. The service is super and the food is very tasty and on top of this the prices are very reasonable. I would surely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank BossErpe
Management response:

I'm thrilled you'd recommend us to your friends based on our quality, service and value. Can't ask for anything more! Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Tucson
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

On a short road trip from Santa Fe, we stopped here mid-morning for breakfast. Very good food and excellent service. Lots of friendly faces. I had the relleno with eggs, beans, pepitas, tortilla and coffee. Top notch.

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Thank SoAzTraveler
Management response:

Thanks for stopping by! I'm so happy to hear you had a great experience with our service and saw so many friendly faces. Next time you're in town, we'd love to see you again. Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3016
Description
At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!

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