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Cocina Real

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2518 Allen Blvd, Middleton Springs Shopping Center, Middleton, WI 53562-2212
+1 608-238-7261
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go based on previous reviews and we wanted Mexican cuisine. We wanted to get the tables idea guacamole but the taste of the chips and salsa had us addicted. My son in law and I split orders of pork tamales and chicken chimichangas. The chimis were good but the tamales were the bomb! Especially the pork flavor.... More 

Thank Terry V
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We took the family here after my sons hockey game. We thought it would be similar to the fitchburg location and we had been to the Middleton location quite some time ago. Unfortunately, the visit was not very good. It was clear that the staff was less than adequate for the restaurant. Our food was brought out and was cold.... More 

Thank Jennifer N
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I ordered #12, a chile relleno, a tamale, and a tostado. Unfortunately, I couldn't taste the difference between any of them. Maybe that's because the chile relleno was so drowned in melted cheese (from the inside) and cheese sauce (on the outside) that it took over the plate. It certainly took over my palate. I couldn't even taste the poblano... More 

Thank Cindy R
Madison, WI
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Quesadilla Ranchera with side of rice. Delicious lunch! Side of rice big enough for two people. Quick service. Friendly staff.

Thank KimKRN
Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and budget friendly for large portions. Tons of choices on menu-Tamales were very good but ordered pork and it was ground beef. Minor problem/didn't send them back...they were good. Our table of 4 shared a pitcher of margaritas which were fantastic.

Thank Akeen4
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We frequent Cocina Real several times a year. They have wonderful margaritas that clearly have some liquor in them, not watered down. We have especially enjoyed the Burrito de la Roqueta but also several other dishes. Their burritos are so large that we typically split one and each get plenty to eat. If you go on a Monday - Wednesday,... More 

Thank Rebecca C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with attentive service. Seafood was supreme! The steak jalisco was amazing and the margaritas powerful!

Thank nancy t
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely adore this place. We had one incident that happen when we were here that should've made us never want to go again but I love the farmers quesidilla so much that I keep coming back here. It's your average Mexican restaurant but a little more classy. I don't order any meat options here so I can't give my... More 

Thank Brittany K
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Zero stars would be more like it. This place has really gone down hill. We once enjoyed this restaurant, but the quality has dipped so low that I am concerned about it being a health risk. This visit, the chips smelled so rancid that I could tell the moment the server set down the basket. I'm not sure if it... More 

Thank MadDiner
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

It has a great selection of american style Mexican food. It has quick service, average prices and delicious food.

Thank Corey V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2518 Allen Blvd, Middleton Springs Shopping Center, Middleton, WI 53562-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: +1 608-238-7261

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