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La Cosina Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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745 S 3rd St, Raton, NM 87740-4117
+1 575-445-9675
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
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Tue 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
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Montrose, Colorado
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow what a great surprise. I have never had better chicken enchiladas in my life. They were stuffed with a ton of meat and the sauce was perfect. I chose the green sauce. I believe they make their own tortillas too. The chips were delicious. You have to order chips and salsa though. This is not a typical tex mex... More 

Thank Scoutwonderworld
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know, I know...this hole in the wall family restaurant is furnished in hand-me-down vinyl and aluminum dinette sets, and is only open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, but trust me, this is the most amazing "cooked in Mamasita's kitchen" food I've ever eaten. Just try to catch them open. You won't regret it.

Thank Donna C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The owners at my hotel recommended this place, and I'm glad I took their advice. They also recommended that I get it to go, as the restaurant/gas/convenience store ambience ain't for everyone. But it worked fine for me, with a mix of travelers and Spanish speakers sharing the small dining room. I had the cheese chile rellenos, and they were... More 

Thank Jacob L
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just driving through Raton on the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico food Mecca! Well this place is as good as our fav places in ABQ, a diamond in the rough. Service was great, a nice small town feeling restaurant. Unknowingly, we walked in minutes before they closed for lunch (2pm), we felt horrible after we ordered and saw them switch... More 

Thank goodgoodtimes
Guthrie, Oklahoma
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Food was VERY mediocre. They brought out stale yellow Mission tortilla chips and store bought salsa. My husband ordered the open face red chili burger and it was literally Hornel hot dog chili. I had soft chicken tacos - nothing special. Service was slow. I stood at the cashier for at least 10 minutes waiting to be checked out &... More 

Thank Dawnamama
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

On our way to Santa Fe we stopped in La Cosina for an early lunch, deciding that the reviews and the amount of cars in the parking lot looked promising. Staff was very friendly and really is the only reason I gave 2 stars, rather than 1. But the food....For starters, the green chili was very watered down. My burrito... More 

Thank Reilly B
Plano, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The place looked like a good hole in the wall Mexican place.. And based of the reviews I thought it would be great.. We did not like the rice, the beans were so so.. I had a Chile Relleno .. The pepper, egg batter and sauce were good, but it was stuffed with an American type of cheese. Which I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were spending the night in Raton and stopped here for dinner. The restaurant is across from a school so they do not serve alcohol. The building is rather run-down looking. The food was OK at best. Dishes we ordered: chicken sopapilla, chile relleno, tostada, enchiladas. Everything was OK but not great. The worst looking thing we got was the... More 

Raton, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I ordered two tacos to eat on the road, paid almost 5 bucks for them and they were watered down and burned! Given other reviews, I was looking forward to trying this place. Maybe a bad day for them

Thank foodie101010
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were definitely the outsiders as we stayed in Raton over night. This is definitely a place for the locals but overall it was some pretty good Mexican food. They have your typical Tex-Mex items. It definitely has a homey feel to it. Come as you are but don't go away hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 S 3rd St, Raton, NM 87740-4117
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-445-9675

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