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“THE place to get real Mexican in PP”
Review of Cocina Cartel

Cocina Cartel
Ranked #20 of 1,414 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Burrito bar featuring a unique fusion of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine and creative cocktails.
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“THE place to get real Mexican in PP”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Have tried out numerous "Mexican" places in PP and this is by far the best. Large burrito with carnitas (juicy and delicious), sour cream, roasted veggies, white cheese, 3 types of salsas and guacamole for 6.75 with a side of white rice and black beans. Very clean interior (with air-con), good service, and most importantly, fantastic food. MUCH BETTER THAN TAQUERIA CORONA. Will go here again for sure!

  • Visited January 2014
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Queensland
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Surprise”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Wandering around Phnom Penh looking for something different and stumbled upon this great little restaurant. Real mexican flavours with all the familiar traditional choices. Great decor.

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Phnom Penh
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Amateur Mexican Food, Once is more than Enough”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The decor looks great from the outside, artsy and intriguing, so I gave it a punt. The place was empty so that should have been a hint, albeit it was Monday evening. The nachos, which are dear at USD 7.5 for Phnom Penh, tasted like they opened a bag off the supermarket shelf and were accompanied with Salsa, seemed from a jar as well. You could barely find any cheese and would have been better off with a bag of chips. My burrito didn't taste like a burrito, more like a sandwich, and my partner could not tolerate the Tacos. Hardly any filling and tasteless! Service was excellent and attentive, again there was no one there so I guess we got attention. It just seemed to me like someone bought a Mexican Cookbook and decided to give it a shot, something I could have prepared as badly. With so many good latin and mexican restaurants in town, this one is only worth going to be disappointed and punished in the wallet, its about 50% more expensive for terrible food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Perth
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cheeky Mexican in cambodia”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Who would have thought... Mexican in cambodia! And it was pretty damn good. Minimalist decor and cool concept. Margheritas, cheap beer and a DIY style Mexican. You get given a sheet with your choice of protein, style (burrito, quesadilla, tacos etc), choose your filling, choose your sauce etc. perfect way to add a little variety to your Phnom Penh experience. No fuss. Tasty and cool.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quick, tasty and great service”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Love this place. Walk in, circle what you want on a piece of paper and it's there in front of you so quick. We went many times on our trip with a few people then with a large group of 20. Each time the service was quick and the staff so friendly. The food is very tasty too of course! Wish them all the best with this new restaurant.

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