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Cocula Mexican Restaurant III

$$ - $$$
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1751 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3201
+1 828-694-1178
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is the friendliest restaurant who also has the best Mexican food in Hendersonville. As a local, I'm always impressed here...try the pineapple fajitas, or the chicken soup. They also have a great and diverse salsa bar!

Thank Carmen G
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place is insane in how good it is. The food is like nothing we've eaten at Mexican restaurants in the city. The free salsa bar with over 15 varieties is itself value for money. The portions are logical, and not huge. The flavors are unique, the spices are actually spicy (beware!) and the food is prepared fresh. The $4... More 

Thank Vidooshak
Montgomery, Texas
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107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When the culinary folks at Cocula made this fabulous chicken soup, they managed the spring forth heaven in a bowl. Simply seasoned big chunks of chicken with white rice, red and green bell peppers, onions, sliced avocados, and cilantro make for a delicious spoonful every time.

Thank yourreflectphoto
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

You'll find some unique dishes at this Mexican restaurant, like the Chori Pollo... Chicken breast topped with chorizo and cheese. Served with black beans and choice of green rice or spanish rice. Or the Flat Meat Carbon... Charbroiled arrachera flank steak served with chorizo, charro beans, cactus, guacamole, grilled jalapeno, green onions and lime. I try something different each time,... More 

Thank Tom K
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Excellent Mexican food. Great service and enjoyable atmosphere. Restaurant used to be a Hardee's-not that it matters. Was enjoyable.

Thank Virginia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Hendersonville at apple festival time and didn't want to park and walk to a restaurant on main street. We decided on Mexican and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful Cocula was. The atmosphere is very colorful and the staff is funny. Most importantly, the food is great! They had a unique salsa bar! It... More 

Thank Susan S
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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474 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

There are a ton of Mexican restaurants (a dozen or so in Hendersonville alone) and truth be told most are about the same, but Cocula always has friendly staff and Zu have never had a bad meal there.

Thank Chris P
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Service is quick even when the restaurant is full. The food is varied and tasty. There is a variety of beers and mixed drinks available. The small open area can be a bit loud, but you will be busy enjoying your meal. I had the Sombrero- delicious skirt steak and shrimp. Bring a big appetite.

Thank ebinde
Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The salsa bar is great. The chili relent very good. Taco, chili poblano, and nachos just ok. My husband could not get 3 tostados, which we found rather strange. Service good.

Thank bobbieb1442
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ohmygoodness, how fun was this place. The dining room was artfully decorated in a playful, colorful Frieda Kahlo style; the salsas....some of them I had never heard of! And I have eaten a LOT of specialty salsas! The customer service was truly awesome, as the server and cooks did the best to accomodate our children's special requests (for smaller portions,... More 

Thank Meredith G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1751 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-694-1178

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