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Mexican, Southwestern
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

I love their carnitas taco plate, chimichangas, flautas, tortilla chips, you name it and they do a great version of it here. My only criticism would be that their green chile sauce has dairy in it and they don't do a green salsa (e.g. tomatillo...salsa). They do however have a wonderful green posole.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Not a very good mexican restaurant. The service was poor and the food not very good. We eat mexican a lot and this was not good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

I hadn't planned on hitting La Cocina while in Silver City, but our host at the Bear Mountain Lodge recommended it.... and late Sunday afternoon, nothing else was open save for a couple chain restaurants. So we ventured in, expectations well in check, especially since...the previous evening's Mexican food in Silver City had been disappointing. The plain, square, spartan dining room did little to enhance expectations. But things improved rapidly once seated. We noticed the dining room was packed. I didn't know if that was because it was the only place open or if it was because this was known to locals as the place to go. I suspect it was a little of both. Chips and salsa arrived quickly and the salsa was positively scorching, but also had excellent flavor. Okay, this place is starting to look legit. I left the usual standard Mexican items and opted for the interesting sounding "enchilada style chimichanga" stuffed with carne asada. The asada was flavorful, having done a good job of soaking up the flavor of the marinade. The tortilla was perfectly fried, and the enchilada sauce was excellent. Good choice! Service was friendly and they seemed genuinely happy to have us there even though they were overrun at the time.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

It may look like a renovated garage from the outside, but the food is excellent! The dining area was busy with locals, so we did take out and ate at the nearby park. There is lots to choose from on the menu. I had a...chile relleno dish – the chile, cheese and sauces, beans and rice were all delicious. They also have very tasty hamburgers for those who prefer American style food. My wife reports the burger was great. The side salad was loaded with a mix of vegetables, way better than most side salads. We are from out of town, but the next time through, this would be our dinner stop again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 13, 2022

Off the tourist path and closer to the college, this is definitely a local place. Good, but not great, Mexican food. Good service. No ambiance.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

Traditional NM Mexican preparation of excellent food. Friendly service. Comfortable and casual. Great restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2021 via mobile

Not sure why you’re listing this business as “closed”, when I had an awesome dinner there tonight!! I especially love the patty platter with a salad. It’s a great low-carb but full of flavor item. My boyfriend likes his burger and fries both smothered in...green enchilada sauce. Bonus: We always ALWAYS receive fast and friendly service. My favorite neighborhood diner!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2020

Trying to help local businesses during these trying times but can't continue with poor food service and delivery. Ordered curbside with vehicle info just to wait an extra 20 minutes and have to to inside to pick up cold food.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 14, 2020

Food came warm and delicious. Had gorditas. Mmmm and fast service. Delivery lady had a mask on. Very social!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

The food is SOOOOOOO delicious! Its delivered hot and fresh right to your door. Staff is friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting amazing Mexican food or the best darned burger Silver City has to offer!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Unfortunately by the time we went to eat on Memorial Day they were out of Chiles Rellenos which was what we wanted. They were also out of avocados so no guacamole. Since there were few restaurants open on a Sunday this one had lots of...customers and I am guessing they did not prepare for that. What we did have was quite tasty. Also much less expensive than in Phoenix.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Always a friendly place. Welcoming you in. The food is served quickly. A great place in Silver to pick have a quick lunch or dinner, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

Nothing really good or really bad. The food is not remarkable. If your daughter in law is not a great cook, this is something you may be used to. It is popular with locals.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

The relatives I had dinner with at La Cocina described the establishment as “a hole in the wall”, which is accurate, and, I’ve found, the type of Mexican restaurant that offers excellent food. I wasn’t disappointed with my selection of huevos rancheros, with the eggs...done over easy as I ordered and plenty of cheese smothered with red sauce. The sauce was unique in my huevos rancheros experience, as it was red chile con carne, rather than the usual red sauce sans meat. That was a nice touch, with tender, chunky meat. There were a couple of disappointments, though. The first was the complimentary salsa and chips. The chips, which are made in-house, were over cooked and a bit on the stale side. Still-warm, freshly-made tortilla chips with good salsa are a joy. These chips were not, though the salsa was tasty with spicieness to my liking. The second disappointment was that beer or wine isn’t available. But, I knew that going in, so no penalty for that.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

La Cocina has absolutely wonderful and authentic Mexican food. Their prices are quite low and portions are great. It doesn't look like much, but ambiance isn't everything.

Date of visit: February 2019
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I am sorry but I don't know about free deserts at La Cocina, but they are very approachable. You can call and ask. One question from me, you mention moving to TorC, but this restaurant is in Silver City which is a good drive... More
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Yes, La Cocina Restaurant offers takeout services.

La Cocina Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3