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La Cocina

11617 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-2266
+1 919-550-7323
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (6 reviews)
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“queso” (3 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
11617 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-2266
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The cheese dip is always good and the food is very consistent. It took a little longer than normal this last time though, and our water was never refilled. But it is hands-down the best Mexican food in Clayton.

Thank kldj13
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We tried the Camarones a la Diabla and it was delicious, with rice, grilled onions and fresh avocado. Our service was great. Margaritas are good, too.

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I come from Arizona so I am used to really great Mex food. This is the best Mex food I have found in NC. Service was great and prices are reasonable. The food was good but I call it average due to what I am...More

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This restaurant was clean. Atmosphere was nice and the waitress was very friendly. I enjoyed my meal with friends.

Thank DK S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Went today first time. Salsa was like purée tomatoes with nothing else for flavor. Chips were cold. Meal came and the spinach burrito was hot wet spinach and nothing else in it. So many better options drive like 5 minutes down road.

Thank James E
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We eat here almost weekly. Great food and great service. The staff are kind and service is fast. Good margaritas!

Thank Dianna K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The food was pretty much a soggy mess. The mole sauce tasted like Ragu, the Queso was so watered down and thin that it was hard to eat. All in all a very disappointing visit. We had not been in years, but were told it...More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We've been to the La Cocina in Garner several times and really enjoyed their food, so we were thrilled to have our own in Clayton around the corner from our nueva casa. The ACC is my favorite and soooo delicious! Perfectly cooked shrimps with rice...More

Thank Kessaaaaa
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant for years and really enjoy their food and quick service. This was my first take out order. I picked up an order of ACP, chicken with rice and cheese sauce. It is really good. I was surprised that the...More

Thank Y3324PDwilliamw
Reviewed 13 March 2017

standard Mexican fare, same as most other Mexican restaurants in the area.....not at the quality of Don Betos

Thank JeffSwick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11617 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-2266
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 919-550-7323
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