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La Cocina Restaurant

415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
+1 505-753-3016
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

By far THE best New Mexican food in a 30 mile radius. We have lived in the area for over 25 years and if you want to eat REAL New Mexican food, this is the place. Real authentic food, large portion sizes, great service. They...More

Thank ABitSpoiled
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you order is good! good salsa, good red and green chile...everything is Northern New Mexican cuisine! Their coffee is good! Excellent environment!

Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Cocina is a huge family restaurant much like a massive diner that accommodates large groups easily. Although I️ was solo enroute to Ojo Caliente, I️ was easily accommodated at a small table. The menu is vast and breakfast served all day. Service was friendly,...More

Thank ViewsAndReviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend and I ate lunch here just after noon one Sunday afternoon. The place was packed. And, it had previously been recommended by a local. Good tip. The food was excellent at a reasonable price with the service being great. I had recently eaten...More

Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This restaurant is located near the river in Espanola, a 30 minute drive from Santa Fe. The parking lot is huge. The inside is bright and the decor pleasing. Even though the group was here at lunch, we all had breakfast. There was a good...More

Thank james k
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were starving after our tour in Abiquiu. There were still several cars in the parking lot at 4pm so we went in. Absolutely glad we did. The food and service was outstanding. My carne avodova burrito was fantastic. My wife had the green chili...More

Thank iconions
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant everyone would agree on. La Cocina, was it. The salsa was tomatoye with little bite or flavor, but it was an okay appetizer, my standard is Pace. However, the main course was well presented and hit the spot. The service was...More

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not outstanding but not too disappointing either. Waitress was very friendly. The prices are moderate to high.

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

When the parking lot is packed...that's always a good sign! When the locals all eat there...that's another good sign. La Cocina had a good variety of Mexican favorites as well as burgers and fish. BLTs are good as well as a good old grilled cheese...More

Thank D S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was a busy Sunday morning so the service was a bit slow. The server kept the coffee coming as we waited for our meals. Every thing is good there. The green chile is hotter than the red. Tortillas are made in house and delivered...More

Thank Paul L
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Being one of your favorite spots in Espanola means a lot, Paul -- it's awesome knowing we've always hit the spot for you! Thanks so much for the support. Best wishes, Javier Sanchez, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
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
At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!
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