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La Cocina Restaurant

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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
575-894-6499
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Okay food but slow service

Four of us went here for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was by no means full, but it took forever to get seated and then even longer before we saw our waitress. Food was just okay, nothing to write home about.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Linda S
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Hatch, New Mexico
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 30 years. The last 2 visits were a huge disappointment. It seemed there were only 2 servers in the entire place , too busy to listen to what we ordered. We had to wait at least 20 minutes for our checks both times. The food was ok but not as good... More 

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Thank LBoydmd
Hatch
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average at best. Our waitress had no idea of what to even recommend. Too many other great local restaurants.

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Thank Chuck A
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Thought we would give your restaurant a try even after we read all of your reviews. There is a reason why your rated 26 out of 35 places to go to in T or C. After the response you left for my boyfriend I was a little peeved. First we gave your restaurant a try and obviously it was not... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in T or C for the holiday weekend and wanted a casual place for lunch and drinks. Read the reviews but decided to have an open mind and try the place anyhow, big mistake. Food was not fresh and not home made, pretty sure it all came from a bag. We actually found a piece of a blue food... More 

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Thank makentracks
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

The blue plastic was a piece of a sanitary glove we use while prepping to avoid any cross contamination we cut all of our meats by hand and make hamburger patties from fresh ground beef, everything is made fresh daily ... We took off the Fajita accordingly...we are very sorry for not catching it in the kitchen however Non of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of having dinner here on Saturday December 19th. We loved all the beautiful Christmas decorations. We were greeted by a nice young lady as soon as we walked in, who told us a funny secret about the presents under the tree. Our waitress was fantastic. We told her funny stories, laughed, and shared.... More 

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1 Thank Michelle B
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I took my family to this "Restaurant " despite it has a lot bad reviews. I learned my lesson waiter very rude with us while ordering the entries. They took 40 mins!! to make our entries. When all done these entries were COLD! and to top that without ANY flavors. If mgmt don't care about the bad reviews and keep... More 

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Thank Hender A
Yellville, Arkansas
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Ok Can't say anything about the food. We never got to eat. Went in about 11:15 and stood for 10 minutes, No one came to seat us. Came back about 12:00 (some people never learn) and stood waiting for seating for another 10 minutes, Tried out the restrooms and still no one. This time we didn't go back

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Thank ozarklandman
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

We looked at our security system and watched from November 29th through December 2nd and did not see anybody waiting... everyone was quickly sat... on December 1st through the second the crew was even up front putting up Christmas decorations ? Either you was on another date or you have the wrong restaurant. What date was you here ? We... More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I was hoping for a good meal - I ordered an enchilada with chicken. I swore there where bones in it but the waitress said it was dark meat. Needless to say I stopped eating the chicken. Oh well I guess I should of read some of the reviews on tripadvisor.cpm before I went!

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Thank Holly H
New Mexico
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The grilled chicken,soft taco's are consistent.I do not order much else from this place. I grew up eating here and in my opinion there are better places to eat in T.or C. The enchilada are always tough and the green Chile is always toooo hot to enjoy. There are better places to eat Mexican food in the area. It is... More 

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Thank themoongoddess
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Four of us went here for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was by no means full, but it took forever to get seated and then even longer before we saw our waitress. Food was just okay, nothing to write home about.

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Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Truth or Consequences
  • Phone Number: 575-894-6499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?