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La Cocina Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So we came into town and this restaurant was close to our hotel. Food was ok, food sat under the heat lamps a bit to long so was kind of dry but was a large portion and had good flavor. Ordered a sopapilla and it came out as one huge one! Beware!!! Not to many people in the place so... More 

Thank Stretch2523
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food. Good chili for the lover of chili. chicken also good. They have plenty of parking for Campers, rigs, or just a car or truck. I go to this place every time i visit.

1 Thank Jamie Y
Florence, Arizona
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just staying one night on trip home to Phoenix. Asked the hotel clerk about a place to eat and she recommended La Cocina, which was just up the hill from the hotel. Place was busy, but no waiting. The menu is a good selection of New Mexican choices. Service was a bit slow - only 2 servers and kitchen was... More 

Thank dheuer999
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered 3 shrimp enchiladas and got 3 tortilla shells with shrimp thrown on top. The service was also pretty slow.

Thank Allyson F
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ordered Ribeye with mashed potatoes, vegetables..sad to say, potatoes were stale, gravy and vegetables were old and food was cold, we asked to reheat and came back cold again....for a $23 dollar dinner, you would think the cooks would take pride. NEVER AGAIN

Thank Suchil13
Lakewood, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We stopped by for a quick dinner after a day of driving. Service was good and our drinks and food were served quickly. I had the Chile Relleno dinner, which tasted good, but I was disappointed that it was not a crispy relleno. The breading was thick (way thicker than the relleno), soft and soggy after the addition of the... More 

Thank LeslieHahn1
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The La Cocina Restaurant offers very good food, especially good Steaks. Prices are a little higher than at any regular Outback or Texas Steakhouse, but the quality of the meat is also much better. I would recommend La Cocina Restaurant.

1 Thank Judith N
Canyon, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We ate here while we were at Riverbend Springs. It was one of the only restaurants open on a Sunday. We didn't receive good service; the waitress was kind of snippy (had a bad day maybe). The food was okay but nothing to write home about.

Thank Peggy C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through on the interstate and decided to try this out. The staff were very pleasant and I appreciated the care they showed for our kids. They don't have a great kids menu, just three entrees but they substituted sides and kids loved it. We had rellenos and enchiladas and they were good and fresh, well sized portions.... More 

1 Thank greglinmon
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We have eaten many times over many years. Quality and taste of food, speed and accuracy of service have all declined dramatically in the past year or so. There seem to be many other locals of same opinion. It's sad that this place has been around so long and doesn't make an effort to address customer issues, correct the problems... More 

Thank Kristimey2828
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

We support all of the restaurants in our community we all work very hard to take care of the community and Travelers that deserve good places to eat. While we are not perfect and yes we even occasionally make mistakes we have and always will strive to take care of our customers and have since 1965 Your insinuating statement that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?