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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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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are here with friends on our way back from Mexico. It wasn't my first time eating here, but this time was not my favorite. I ordered the chicken strips - beware, they are not your typical breaded strips - they were basically chicken wings deep fried in some oil that I couldn't even eat. Was disappointed. The others enjoyed their... More 

Thank Kewellbeans
Birchwood, United States
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very appealing décor. The service was outstanding, and the food delicious as well.

Thank Jay H
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Restaurant, Attentive Staff Great Food, Great prices, Children Friendly, would highly recommend this Establishment to any and all

Thank Eddie G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at La Cocina on the way to the Garth Brooks concert in Las Cruces that afternoon. My friend found a two-inch square piece of plastic wrap in her enchiladas. The waiter was not apologetic but did give her a new plate of enchiladas. He didn't give us a couple of other things we ordered. My friend was feeling... More 

1 Thank Monte H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Its a very clean, friendly service, fast service. Nice and relaxing. The menu had a variety. We were recommended by a couple leaving to order the "Ultimate Enchilada" and the #12 fajetas plate. We had the #12 n the 3 taco plate. Both were more then we could eat in one sitting. Well worth the money.

1 Thank bill d
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wow...who would of thought? La Cocina was welcoming from the front door. Very friendly staff; fast with a much needed smile. Long, long day had us hungry, tired, and grumpy. Eddie was a prince, pleasure, & honest foody! The steak was shockingly good! The salsa & freshly made chips are worthy of taking home!! Seriously worth a visit! I will... More 

Thank Wendytravels L
Charlottetown, Canada
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I arrived early and had extremely good service. They had a special on draft beer and cider. I had the chimichanga which came with refried beans and rice. It was really good and a large portion. They have home made red and green sauce made daily to accompany your meal. My only negative is that it was not busy when... More 

Yukon Territory
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

First night in ToC. Asked a local for a suggestion and were directed to La Cocina. Had a very good evening. The margaritas were very good. Our Mexican meal was good but not great. The salsa was outstanding and our waiter was exceptionally attentive. We eat out enough to know the vagaries of any restaurant meal but don't understand the... More 

Thank woofer2
Monty B, Owner at La Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for a review We are also known for excellent steaks.. another one of my favorites is the sliced beef sandwich we are using seared Tenderloin ! The most popular mex combo is the #3 .. but being a New Mexican I always get a red enchilada with an over easy egg. More 

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the best place to eat in the area. I have dined here for 20 plus years. I recommend this place to anyone that asks.it has a beautiful atmosphere, beer, music, steaks, home made chili, and huge sopapillas. The price is great for the amount for food you get. I hope you go and enjoy your experience as much... More 

Thank Jennifermatlong
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stumbled upon a very promising looking place. Upon arrival we discover their credit/debit machine is not working, no problem we go on down the road to Walmart & find an ATM. We are seated in booth by a young lady who has no idea the booth is filthy ( looked like some kids had a big party on the... More 

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

Thank You for taking the time for your comments Sorry about the credit card issues... First Data dropped the windows platform we run without notice and Micros claimed they wa caught off guard.. we changed processers and are also in the process of dropping Micros.. was hectic to say the least... There is NO excuse that the restaurant was More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?