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“Best Mexican Place in Smithfield”

La Cocina Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 87 Restaurants in Smithfield
Cuisines: Mexican
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Place in Smithfield”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I usually eat here twice a week. The food is great. We generally share the fajitas. The chicken soup is also fabulous. The service is usually great. There is one waiter that doesn't speak great English and he is kinda iffy, but the rest of the group is wonderful. Ask for Jose Luis, Valaria, or Wilmer and you will get great service. The dinner portions are large, so we generally share a plate and leave satisfied. The value is great, we can usually eat dinner for under twenty dollars. Would definately recommend!

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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“Best Mexican food in the area”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

We eat here often. Food is always good. Service is exceptional. By far the best Mexican food in the county.

  • Visited January 2012
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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews
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“Consistently good restaurant”
Reviewed April 29, 2011

This is the best Mexican restaurant in the area. Their food is delicious and is always served at the right temperature. I have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed! The servers are pleasant and attentive. La Cocina is decorated in a festive manner and is very clean. The prices are reasonable. I've tried other Mexican restaurants nearby but always return to LaCocina. Their website says there are now seven La Cocina restaurants in NC, so they must be doing something right!

  • Visited March 2011
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Smithfield, North Carolina
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“Worse restaurant in Smithfield”
Reviewed December 21, 2010

Food is so so but service is terrible. Waiter brought food to the table and the order was wrong and argued with us about what we ordered. Not only embarrassed after waiting 45 minutes for tacos but also to have a waiter argue about the order.....to much to handle. Will not be returning. All the manager could say was "I'm sorry"....Talk about customer service NO THANKS

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“Overall good food, the combinations are just so-so, but the specialty dishes are a much better choice. We recently got...”
Reviewed November 20, 2008

Overall good food, the combinations are just so-so, but the specialty dishes are a much better choice. We recently got the Carnitas (chunks of roast pork) and they were wonderful. Salsa is kind of bland.

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