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La Cocina Mexicana

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47 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3839
(717) 393-9193
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not at all what expected. Don't get me wrong, I didn't expect it to be bad. The place was a small corner restaurant that almost gave the appearance of take out. We were not from the area and wanted something close to where we were and quick since we were getting ready for a long ride home. With that being... More 

Thank TerriG104
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This is the favorite restaurant of friends of ours who live in Lancaster, and after eating here twice, I understand why...the food is delicious! They offer a wide selection of dishes, including some unique vegetarian options, and many of their dishes are also gluten-free. The tortitas de papas, huevos con chorizo, tamales, and carne asada tacos are some of the... More 

Thank Rebecca D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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152 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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
Dining on a budget, 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 St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3839
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: (717) 393-9193

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