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Cocina 88

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Guadalajara, Mexico
08:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Well, it looks good enough. A big imposing property in a good area. Before being taken to your table though, you're ushered to an are just outside the kitchen where you're given the opportunity to look at the fish (all just a tad past it's prime) and the meat (all still frozen) on offer. Here's a tip guys - best... More 

1 Thank samarangba1
Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Cocina 88 is now called La Deferencia. It was recommended by our B&B for great food. The food was great as was the service and the house wine.

2 Thank DrBob41
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Tried to get a reservation for two days but because of a national holiday it was closed. Definitely worth the wait. We live in a large city and have plenty of excellent restaurants. This one was outstanding. Waiter was really good and had spent time in the US and London at several restaurants. Food was cooked perfectly, atmosphere was great... More 

1 Thank ReRox
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a first class restaurant. From a personal tour of the wine room to a full description from the chef of the fresh seafood and beef. The service was incredible, the wine delightful and the meal memorable

Thank Sherri M
washington state
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

What a great place, except, a bit deceiving. You are taken to look at local sea food, steaks, then taken back to your table. I asked about the prices of a few of the fresh dishes, then decided to order off of the menu, well to my surprise when the bill came, they brought me what was on the fresh... More 

1 Thank sungirl22250
Los Barriles, Mexico
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Amazing setting in old historic home. Arrive before 8:00 and beat the crowd. If you are there before the "crush" you can sit on the front terrace which makes the experience top notch. Food was great, but remember you are in Mexico where meals are not rushed. Service was very good, but allocate at least two hours for dinner.

Thank P8490RJjamesh
Evanston, Illinois
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Why was Cocina 88 fun? First, because the setting was beautiful, We dined outside, and were surrounded by trees (even though a very busy street was close by). Second, because we were shown the food that we could order: seafood, beef....It made choosing among the specials more personal. I saw some good looking octopus, and ordered it. More important than... More 

Thank glen k
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Food is very good, but if you are not local ask for prices in advance,,,, it a bit of smoke and mirrors on pricing other wise.

Thank Vincent H
San Diego, California, United States
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

My husband and son visited me over the weekend in Guadalajara, and we went to this great restaurant within walking distance of our hotel (La Perla.) Recommended by the hotel owners, they were absolutely right. The service was perfect, with just enough suggestions but not too much, and the ceviche and fish were all excellent.

Thank Janice D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

The food was absolutely amazing. Would definately recommend there steaks. However found the waitress really awkward, it was as if she was plate watching. Maybe better to go at a busier time. When it came to paying the bill, all the kitchen staff and chefs and waitresses came out to hover near to ensure you tipped enough which I just... More 

Thank JordanDaisy89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?