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La Cocina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1541 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5922
+1 575-758-4855
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smothered burrito was huge! They have a unique take on their chili rellanos. Absolutely fantastic, perhaps the best I've had. Green sauce is spicy and flavorful. Around 10 to 12 bucks a plate. They even throw in some killer sopapillas

Thank James S
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I had passed La Cocina many times in our trips to Taos with every intention of stopping in to eat. We finally had our chance when some friends invited us for a late breakfast. WOW! We're we sorry it took us this long to try it out. I got the breakfast chicken fried steak with green Chile... More 

Thank Bladedakota
Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This family owned restaurant provided a very nice atmosphere with good local food. We had a large group and were served promptly and had good service. The restaurant also had a collection of excellent local art on display that also added to the experience.

Thank RegRobinson
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you want authentic Mexican food, you won't go wrong by eating here. It's on the south end of Taos. The waitress said the cook is like her grandmother...using old Mexican recipes to create a wonder meal.

Thank Dennis G
Dallas, Texas
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750 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A local in Taos recommended La Cocina to us so we stopped there for dinner. The food was very good, but a little bit on the expensive side. We really enjoyed the cookie we got there that was as big as your face!

Thank BrussoDallas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I think this is the best homemade New Mexican food in town. The tortillas are freshly fried, the salsa and guacamole are perfect. The rellenos are deliciously unique. The only place I eat Mexican food!

Thank keynakester
Salado, Texas
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had breakfast at this terrific restaurant and it was wonderful. The menu is large, the food flavorful and the price was right. You get a lot of food for the money!

Thank Dennis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

While Taos has so many Awsome places to throw a fork into this is the very best. I say this as I am a bit of a critic when it comes to authentic and local food prepared with traditional techniques. The building is so cool inside and like other have reviewed the wait staff is perfect. I hope they never... More 

Thank Laura R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

For those who are looking for a lunch date that has a sweet ending this is a nice surprise! Family owned and family operated with a flavor pallet that can appeal to everyone. Hidden inside the menu is A fold out American food section, I would not even open that section. You are coming to this restaurant for the family... More 

Thank ProsperityHabit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

You might not notice this restaurant as you drive by. It's well worth locating it. Service is great and I am never disappointed in the food. My favorite dish is Chicken Fahita Salad. Delish!!

Thank Beverly D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1541 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5922
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-4855

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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?