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“Authentic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cocina

La Cocina
Ranked #9 of 42 Restaurants in Penn Yan
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Penn Yan, New York
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

La Cocina is a great Mexican restaurant serving authentic food. It is a quaint setting. I highly recommend visiting.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Cincinnati
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126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Great food, understaffed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited with my family in July 2014.
- Small place probably can not seat more than 8 tables
- Good margaritas - but small serving and not strong
- Food excellent - I was impressed
- Service was poor - took us 40 minutes to close our check....and the dinners coming after us took forever to get their orders in

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bmantravel
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding Tex-Mex in a back alley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

We enjoy Mexican food and La Cocina is now one of our all-time favorites! The guacamole was amazing and our entrees (enchiladas and fajitas) were some of the best we've ever had. The Margarita special was a great way to start things off! The restaurant is on a side street, just off the main road through this small town, and was recommended by our hosts at Finger Lakes B&B. Were were not in a hurry but the staff seemed short-handed. I hope they are able to fill the job openings soon they have posted at the door. Nonetheless, our overall experience was excellent!

Visited July 2014
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Belle Mead
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food and beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

There are not too many dining options in Keuka and La Cochina is one where you can get a decent meal for a reasonable price. The food is fresh and well prepared, and they have a few good Mexican beers to offer. The chips and salsa are surprisingly good, again because they are fresh. The restaurant looks out to a parking lot, but we still had a good time sitting outside on a nice summer evening.

Visited July 2014
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Thank TW W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

They simply have great Mexican food. We were surprised to find such in the Finger Lakes area. When ordering my wife questioned the waitress about the chile rejenos as a possible choice. She asked the owner/chef and he came out to convince my wife to try it since he had just made a fresh batch of batter. She said it was the best she'd ever had. My burrito was meat packed and tasty.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Tom D
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