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La Cocina Mexicana

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47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
(717) 393-9193
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

So I was in the mood for some Mexican food and took a trip . When entering the small restaurant was greeted and taken to my table. Ordered a Mexican coke ( so much better ya real sugar) And proceeded to order the cheese and chorizo app ( melted cheese with the chorizo mixed in) when the app arrived Placed... More 

Thank Denhaag62
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here several times, as we keep coming back for more great Mexican food. Lancaster has many Mexican eateries which are very good, and this is one of my favorites. Location in downtown Lancaster is perfect with easy access to off street parking. Have a great meal, and then take a stroll around the beautiful... More 

Thank Terry H
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

They now have a catering menu online which is very helpful. Although parking can be challenging when trying to load a large catering order, the staff are willing to help. The food is great!

Thank Kimberly M
Hanson, Kentucky
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

When I walked in I almost walked out! Glad I stayed! Very small only seats about 25-30. But the food is great!! But no free chips and salsa. It not your normal (American/Mexican) restaurant. But if your in downtown Lancaster it is very good!

Thank Mark F
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Good veggie options for people used to vegetarian food. Family run place. Ambience not great, but mom cooks! !!!!!!!!!!

Thank Sourabh T
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148 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

While visiting in Lancaster, PA, we were excited to find an authentic Mexican Restaurant only to be very disappointed with entire experience. We ordered a Nacho Platter that came with rock hard Tortilla Chips with no taste, Shredded Pork with no taste and wasn't properly heated as it was cold, a few tomatoes and lettuce, as well as some kind... More 

Thank Teambono
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Our family was looking for a place to eat before seeing a play at the Fulton Theatre. Found this diamond in the rough. Incredible and authentic food at great prices. You'd be crazy not to stop in and try the made to order tacos, enchiladas and desserts. Al Pastor taco was my favorite!

Thank GRCruises
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you want authentic Mexican food...this is your place. Delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced are the words that come to mind. They will welcome you like family!

Thank gypsy001
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I grew up spending my summers out west and this resturant brought me right back with my mouth happy and wanting more. The menu is very authentic and the guacamole to die for.

Thank gravitygal
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

La Cocina Mexicana is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) place to eat in downtown Lancaster. It's nothing to look at, particularly, but the food is delicious and it's very inexpensive. The woman who owns the restaurant is terrific (and always there!) and all of the staff are really helpful. It's hard to choose between the taco options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17611
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: (717) 393-9193

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