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La Cocina Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
+1 575-894-6499
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Splugen, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They had some staffing issues for a few years here but they are as good as they used to be which is pretty great. I would recommend the supreme burrito or the green enchiladas but everything I've ever tried there was good.

Thank 85johhn
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times because the place is a favorite for locals who drink. The menu has some choice, and I've seen families pull up and there is room for children.

Thank TravelPlenty5
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We both ordered the ala carte ground beef and cheese enchilada stack with half green chile and half red chile. We liked the green better and would skip the red next time. The food and drinks were tasty reasonably priced, and the service was excellent!

Thank goodeye67
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Best in town. Served with a smile. The waitress was prompt. And food was so good i left there waddeling. Try it you will like it.

Thank Susan C
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I ate here with two friends this past weekend. They were not very busy and I was disappointed we had to wait to be seated and then wait for what it seemed like they decided who was going to wait on us. After these long waits, we had a young man who was an excellent waiter. I ordered chile rellenos... More 

Thank MayChris2014
Altadena, CA
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plenty of cheap, filling, basic Mexican food. Many combination plates at around $10. Beers as low as $2.99. Quick service. Location is right off I-25.

Thank zscore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Recommended by Sierra Grande Lodge restaurant which was closed between lunch and dinner. Excellent outcome - great Southwestern Mexican cuisine and wonderful service. Very accommodating. Had the best pork burrito ever - pork was so wonderfully tender and flavorful - never thought to order pork but what a wonderful surprise - how did the chef make is that tender? Can... More 

Thank Amy K
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Try the stuffed sopapilla for sure. It's worthwhile. This is a great restaurant for people who care about food and are traveling through Truth or Consequences (which has few options). The food is good, there is a lot of variety offered, and you can grab a beer with your food. This restaurant is also right next to I-25 for people... More 

Thank Meghan R
Roswell, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way home (Roswell nm) and had red beef enchiladas and they were very good. Just enough spice for us New Mexicans. Home made chips and salsa were great and huge sopapillas and honey. My kind of restaurant!

Thank bettychancey
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

All of us here at La Cocina Thank you for taking the time for your review. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The only negative thing we can say about this restaurant was NOT their fault: sign on the door says "Closed on Wednesday." We found out the hard way! We returned for dinner on Thursday and were glad we did. Truth or Consequences has some smaller eateries, but the choice for larger, more commercial restaurants is not large, as in McD's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeway Dr, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3711
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Truth or Consequences
  • Phone Number: +1 575-894-6499

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