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Kocina de rafael

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Legion dr, Las Vegas, NM
+1 505-454-1667
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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North Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dependably good delicious authentic Northern New Mexican Food with all the accompaniments sopapillas are superior and it's all good to go like I did to eat at your hotel eat up its good menu is extensive and this place does a good job

Thank Charles A
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food, but after driving all day we really wanted a beer with our dinner and they are an alcohol free restaurant.

Thank Linda K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had lunch there and it's absolutely wonderful. I had the chicken tacos and it was more than I could eat. The service was good and the food was likewise good. The sopapilla was good.

Thank Ronald A T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great service and good beans. But both the red and green chili were bland. My sopapilla was mushy and chicharrones were overcooked. Atmosphere is nice though.

Thank greenchilesavant
Johnstown, Colorado, Usa
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were traveling through on our way to Colorado. We were hungry for Mexican food; looked up restaurants in Las Vegas, NM and found 3 Mexican restaurants....2 were closed so we chose the only one open, Kocina de Rafael. It was off of the main route through town with very little lighting in the parking lot, so we almost missed... More 

Thank Joyce L
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was everything I was looking for in a quick trip to New Mexico. The food was great! I'll go back if ever I'm in Las Vegas, NM for a meal.

Thank Sparky_Cat_1
Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small Mexican restaurant and the food is utterly fantastic!!! The people working here are extremely courteous and accommodating and you get tons of food for your money. I wish they would have this restaurant in Denver where I'm from. We've come here two times on our vacation and we will be coming here for now on when... More 

Thank joescuba2000
Camden, Arkansas
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Thought we couldn't go wrong with a 4* rating. Boy, were we wrong. My Ground Round Ranchero was swimming in green chilies. The ground round was a frozen patty with NO taste. Canned diced tomatoes and grated cheese. It was a good idea just not well executed. The fries were good. Burnt cheese pork tacos were better...but not much better.... More 

Thank beckyb922
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

On vacation near Las Vegas so tried this place. I really enjoyed it. The green and red chile sauces were great with a little salt added. Sauces made this place stand out from the typical Mexican food I'm used to in Texas. The waitress and other reviewers here on ta said the green chile sauce was very spicy but I... More 

Thank ChrisBumpas
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tucked away in a little corner of a great town, Kocina de Rafeal is a fine example of norteno food, a spicy variety of the ever popular Mexican food. Just look at the number of locals who eat here. You know it has to be good.

Thank Kayt P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Legion dr, Las Vegas, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: +1 505-454-1667
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?