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“Excellent food, huge portions, and excellent service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cocina Restaurant

La Cocina Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Espanola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, huge portions, and excellent service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

I used Tripadvisor's advice on Mexican food in Espanola, NM and was not disappointed. I ordered the sopapilla enchilada with shredded beef and it was so big I could only eat 1/4 of it! Sopapillas were also huge and served with the meal.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kathy m
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MILAN
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Excellent food and Service!!!
Waiter was good and fast food.
Kept our glasses full. The Salsa and Gumole App was outstanding.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nmteacher02
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Istanbul, Turkey
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor while driving from Taos to Santa Fe and decided to stop and eat for dinner. The food was reasonably priced and came with chips and salsa as well as sopapillas for everyone at no additional costs. I got the enchiladas which were excellent and topped with a delicious red chilli. The dessert sopapillas topped with honey were a fantastic way to finish off the meal which was overall really good and not very expensive. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating and provided wonderful service.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jzwilliams
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best New Mexican food in area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

We asked several locals for a great place for authentic New Mexican food. This restaurant was mentioned the most and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent and all her suggestions were right on the mark. The pre-meal guacamole was the best we had in years. I had the recommended Stuffed Chicken Sopapilla with green chile sauce while my wife had enchiladas. I will definitely return.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank itikibob
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Chandler, Arizona
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“No doubt the best in many miles of travel inside New Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

Service was excellent and after being offered a taste of the carne adovada decided this is some of the best New Mexican style food I have had. My wife and I tried different items in building our meals and can say everything was very good and tasty. The decor is stylish and prices reasonable considering the outstanding quality of the meals. I would recommend to anyone. Ask for Isaiah an excellent waiter!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrjpav
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