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La Cocina Restaurant

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Southwestern
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415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
+1 505-753-3016
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Espanola, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and has good jalapeno heat that creeps up on you.

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Thank Perry M
Alamosa, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank V9028FRkarenr
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to La Cocina a bunch of times, usually on the way to or from Ghost Ranch while attending photography workshops or just sightseeing. The restaurant is well worth the trip not only because of the food but it is really close to the historic sites of Chimayo, the High Road to Taos, Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keefe's home, and... More 

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Thank SteamboatBob53
Management response:

Holy cow that's awesome! Thank you for the kind words and support -- I'm thrilled the service and food were both wonderful when you came by. Hope to have you back by soon. All the best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, good prices and great service. For our party of three, we ordered fajitas for two and it was more than enough food for the three of us. They were delicious, as were the sopapillas that came with the meal. Honey is provided on each table and the sopapillas are delicious with a little honey. Topping it off is... More 

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Thank Marta D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The atmosphere is a big family gathering and the food is grandma cooking. Both red and green chile's are very-very delicious. The Club sandwich is so big, you have to take small bites because your mouth cannot wrap around it.

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Thank RioGrande57
East Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I wanted one more opportunity for some green chile, and La Cocina did not disappoint! Highlights: -Choice of posole for a side with many meals is a nice touch you don't see everywhere - my son's (as a side for his kids meal) had large pieces of fragrant meat he immediately ate first-thing -Sopapilla tacos are delicious - a big... More 

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Thank MichTraveler8
Espanola, New Mexico
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We've eaten at a lot of restaurants all over New Mexico and this, by far, is the best restaurant in NM. The food is first rate, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is festive and cheering, everything is spotlessly clean, and the prices are very reasonable. I always highly recommend La Cocina! My family has traveled the world and La... More 

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Thank Mary S
Management response:

This is a huge compliment, Mary! Your continued support truly means a lot. I'm glad the food always hits the spot and that the entire family keeps coming back. Here's to many more years of good food and fun times! Until next time, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've only been to La Cocina twice. The first time my experience was excellent, the second time was only average. The food is always delicious - I love New Mexican fare - but the service has been spotty. Don't be in a rush if you eat here. Sometimes the restaurant is very busy, so service can be slow. In any... More 

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Thank Miriam R
Management response:

I'm happy to hear the food has consistently hit the spot for you, Miriam! We're always looking for ways to improve our efficiency, so I appreciate your feedback. After all, every visit should come with the most attentive customer service out there. That being said, I hope you'll come back soon for more sopapillas as we continue to learn, grow,... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were told that La Cocina was excellent and reasonably priced, and it was. We ate there twice and had our two favorite meals during our northern New Mexico trip. Service was excellent, even when we arrived only 15 minutes before closing and were the only people left in the restaurant. The staff never rushed us and took great care... More 

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Thank fictionfire
Salida, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Camped out in Pilar and were in great need of food and coffee. Found La Cocina listed here on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. So glad we did! The coffee was great, but the green chili on our eggs was heavenly! Just enough kick to get you going with loads of flavor! And the home made... More 

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Thank tambrashep
Management response:

I'm so glad you gave us a try, too! It's great to hear we were able to give you some much-needed coffee and a delicious meal, and I hope that you'll be back again soon. Best, Javier Sanchez, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
Description
At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!

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