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La Cocina Bar and Grill

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32459 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592-9600
+1 951-302-6233
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular place to go on a Tuesday so make sure you arrive early. Food here is very very good and the location is convenient

Thank Shelagh t
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a pineapple martini, which was delicious. The service was fantastic, but the food was, meh. I woofed it down because we had been hiking in the desert all day and i was starving. It didn't taste authentic. A lot of out of the box kind of stuff. The chips were the ones you find at the grocery... More 

Thank Danamyte
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This locals place has some of the best Mexican food you will find. I was recommend to visit by my cousin and was greatly impressed by the taste and quality of the food. I doubt you would find a place that comes close in the area for Mexican food. The staff was very attentive, and welcoming. You wont regret going... More 

Thank Ej Y
San Diego, California
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We based our decision to dine here with friends after reading the reviews on TA. Unfortunately, we were not nearly as wowed as other reviewers. Our server was excellent, very efficient and friendly but the food really lacked pizazz. More like your typical Mexican chain restaurant (even though, it is not a chain). I was pretty surprised that our friend's... More 

Thank Cynthia L
Cerritos, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We go to Temecula once a month but this was our first time at La Cocina...and it was an excellent experience. We were seated very quickly, given menus, and chips and salsa. The tortilla chips were warm, fresh and crispy. I'm not a fan of salsa, but my husband liked the bit of zip in this one. I decided on... More 

Thank Cerritos_Dave
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

La Cocina is excellent service, food and atmosphere. We go there about once a week. Always greeted with a smile. Favorite dish is the enchiladas tapatios.

Thank Wendy P
West Covina, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found this restaurant on Tripadvisor while we were in the area. It didn't disappoint! I had enchiladas rice and beans. And my wife had fajitas. The seasoning and flavors on both were so good and very unique to this place. The margaritas were very good and the cucumber martini was delicious. Thanks for the suggestion!

Thank Joseph G
Temecula, California
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241 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Once again, at the risk of sounding like a groupie, we stopped by La Cocina after Christmas celebrations at Ponte Winery. Never ceases to amaze me that even at the lat 9:30PM hour they dish it out with the best service and consistent quality, taste, presentation and price. If you don't try La Cocina...you're loss! Highly recommended again, and again..

Thank tarstmartin
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great food great drinks and a very friendly owner. Only issue was that service was not so great and a bit slow. The delicious food made up for it. Reasonably priced too

Thank Allyson R
San Diego, California
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited on a "Taco Tuesday" Very popular venue. I actually ordered a chicken burrito meal. Very tasty I would return

Thank Shelagh000

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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
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32459 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592-9600
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-302-6233

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