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Don Juan's Cocina

Mexican, Southwestern
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118 Manzanares Avenue East, Socorro, NM 87801
+1 505-835-9967
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New Mexico
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place does some of the best burritos I've ever had. The place is pretty bare bones, but in a lovely old building and the prices can't be beat. There is almost always a lunch crowd, but they have no problem handling it.

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Thank ShandyNM
Opelika, Alabama
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way from El Paso to Santa Fe because Trip Advisor gave it a 4 1/2 and we agree!! We got the "#1 combo"- taco, tamale, 2 cheese enchiladas, rice and beans for $7.50. Loved it!! Authentic food like we cannot get in Alabama, where we live. We are two happy travelers!😀

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1 Thank TravelingGirl1951
tchrs
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337 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This tiny place serves up good Mexican food priced very inexpensively. A chile rellieno plate special for $7! Great chips and salsa. Sopapillas were $2.50 for 4 and perfect. Would have rated higher except burrito was below average with mostly potato and little meat. However will definitely return. Busy at lunch. Order at the rear counter.

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1 Thank tchrs
Fredericksburg, Texas
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279 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This tiny place in Socorro NM is perfect. Wonderful staff, delicious New Mexican cuisine at very affordable prices. It is obvious everything is fresh and prepared when ordered. The level of spice and heat is perfect for me ( I am a south TX boy who loves chilies and spice.) We were on our way to Albuquerque when we decided... More 

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1 Thank BILL A
Socorro, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place is wonderful, and on top of that cheap and relaxed. It doesn't look like much from the outside or inside (at least, simple decor and cafeteria-style seating, although they do have a cute patio that they open on occasion). But the food.... oh my goodness. I for real sometimes find myself daydreaming about the amazingly balanced taste of... More 

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1 Thank xiggystardust
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134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

For a small town Socorro has many great places to eat and Don Juans is definitely one of them. The Stuffed sopapilla is so very good the filling is amazing and the sopapilla is flakey and amazing. The chicken flautas with fresh guacamole is to die for. It is a must stop place for Lunch.

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1 Thank Daniel G
Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Love this place ! Best red enchiladas in the whole state. We live in Las cruces and arrange our schedule so we can get there for lunch.

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1 Thank Di-g2230
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Good food, friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. Order at counter and they bring food to you. Barbecue burrito plate is delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Gayla R
Radium Springs, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The food has a bit of bite like we are used to in southern NM. So very tasty that I always make a point of eating there whenever I am in town - one of the highlights of my trips to Socorro.

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1 Thank Radiumfire
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Some of the Best Mexican Food I have ever eaten was at Don Juan's Cocina..Very Fresh and Tasty..Muy Sabrosa

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Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Manzanares Avenue East, Socorro, NM 87801
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: +1 505-835-9967

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