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La Cocina Restaurant

) #3 of 37 Restaurants in Espanola $$ - $$$ , Gluten Free Options
415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
+1 505-753-3016
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
“Good food, great staff!”
14 Apr 2017
“Birthday Lunch”
Closed Now
All hours
Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with some business associates. Was hoping to have a Modelo with dinner, but they only serve local beers from local breweries. Not that it's a bad thing, just not what I was expecting. I actually think it is great they support...More

Thank FrostySVT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family--siblings, cousins, grandparents--have been visiting La Cocina for as long as I can remember, and for good reason! La Cocina offers typical Mexican fare including cheese enchiladas, bean burritos, and sopaipillas, as well as their own spin on Mexican, like the guacamole enchilada. Everything...More

Thank Alex B
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Happy to know we're one of the family's go-to spots, Alex! Thanks for all the support and kind words, and I look forward to welcoming you back in soon. Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager

Reviewed 10 May 2017

I LOVE this place for many reasons. This is the second time I've eaten at La Cocina in Espanola and it seems to get better all the time! The food is authentic and fantastic, the staff are exceptional and very friendly, and the decor is...More

Thank ten24ron
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I have had the pleasure to dine at La Cocina on several occasions during the past three years and have found the experience worthy of any Mexican food establishment anywhere in Santa Fe. The staff at La Cocina are uniformly friendly, the atmosphere is thoroughly...More

Thank Richard B
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hey, Richard! Knowing we've never let you down whenever you've visited means a lot, so thank you, truly, for the kind words! I can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. Best wishes, Javier Sanchez, Manager

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The red chili here has a yummy taste. I ate a red chili enchilada off the lite menu and it was perfect! I love chips and salsa but the chips were not my favorite. They were very thick and dry. We live out of town...More

Thank Venessa C
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Food was average, chips were stale. Our server was very pleasant. The reason for my less than average rating was a result of the misleading menu and server, and the manager's attitude when we questioned the bill. My husband ordered fajitas for one. The server...More

Thank jenny6299
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On our way from Telluride to Santa Fe we were near starvation and noticed that this restaurant had 10-15 cars in its parking lot at 1:30pm in the afternoon - good sign. We stopped for a late lunch and are happy we did! Staff was...More

1  Thank biztraveler999
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Wife was feeling soup, I had the mendo, it hit the spot. The salsa needs work, tasty but watery, but my standard is Pace. The smaller rooms are a great place to meet n great.

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant is an open yet cozy restaurant with friendly employees, great service and great food. Be sure to order the guacamole, fresh, tasty and plentiful. They also include complimentary salsa and chips which a lot of restaurants charge for now. Salsa is also fresh...More

Thank Perry M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whenever traveling through we try to stop here. It is consistently delicious and LOTS of food. My husband and I each ordered a meal and we should have split one. Brought home the leftovers and made another meal out of it.More

Thank V9028FRkarenr
Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

Providing consistently delicious food is one of the top priorities around here, so it's great to know you and your husband always have a great time when you're here! Thanks for making us one of your stops while you're in town, and I can't wait...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3016
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At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!
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