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La Cocina Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
+1 575-894-6499
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Altadena, CA
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plenty of cheap, filling, basic Mexican food. Many combination plates at around $10. Beers as low as $2.99. Quick service. Location is right off I-25.

Thank zscore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Recommended by Sierra Grande Lodge restaurant which was closed between lunch and dinner. Excellent outcome - great Southwestern Mexican cuisine and wonderful service. Very accommodating. Had the best pork burrito ever - pork was so wonderfully tender and flavorful - never thought to order pork but what a wonderful surprise - how did the chef make is that tender? Can... More 

Thank Amy K
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Try the stuffed sopapilla for sure. It's worthwhile. This is a great restaurant for people who care about food and are traveling through Truth or Consequences (which has few options). The food is good, there is a lot of variety offered, and you can grab a beer with your food. This restaurant is also right next to I-25 for people... More 

Thank Meghan R
Roswell, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way home (Roswell nm) and had red beef enchiladas and they were very good. Just enough spice for us New Mexicans. Home made chips and salsa were great and huge sopapillas and honey. My kind of restaurant!

Thank bettychancey
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

All of us here at La Cocina Thank you for taking the time for your review. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The only negative thing we can say about this restaurant was NOT their fault: sign on the door says "Closed on Wednesday." We found out the hard way! We returned for dinner on Thursday and were glad we did. Truth or Consequences has some smaller eateries, but the choice for larger, more commercial restaurants is not large, as in McD's... More 

2 Thank bataan433
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I always eat here when I go out. I am a huge fan of the steaks. The chili is made from scratch as well as everything else on the menu. La Cocina has been and always will be my favorite place to eat. The live music that has been added on the weekends makes the experience even better. I recommend... More 

Thank Jennifermatlong
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Elephant Butte Lake with some friends and we went to La Cocina restaurant. We had thought that they were open until 10 PM but when we arrived at 9:12 PM we found that they closed at 9:30 PM. Even though we arrived within 18 minutes of closing time, we were promptly seated and served by very friendly... More 

Thank Bryan S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

So we came into town and this restaurant was close to our hotel. Food was ok, food sat under the heat lamps a bit to long so was kind of dry but was a large portion and had good flavor. Ordered a sopapilla and it came out as one huge one! Beware!!! Not to many people in the place so... More 

Thank Stretch2523
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very good food. Good chili for the lover of chili. chicken also good. They have plenty of parking for Campers, rigs, or just a car or truck. I go to this place every time i visit.

1 Thank Jamie Y
Florence, Arizona
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Just staying one night on trip home to Phoenix. Asked the hotel clerk about a place to eat and she recommended La Cocina, which was just up the hill from the hotel. Place was busy, but no waiting. The menu is a good selection of New Mexican choices. Service was a bit slow - only 2 servers and kitchen was... More 

Thank dheuer999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Truth or Consequences
  • Phone Number: +1 575-894-6499

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