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La Cocina Restaurant

415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
+1 505-753-3016
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (29 reviews)
“chili” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is located near the river in Espanola, a 30 minute drive from Santa Fe. The parking lot is huge. The inside is bright and the decor pleasing. Even though the group was here at lunch, we all had breakfast. There was a good...More

Thank james k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were starving after our tour in Abiquiu. There were still several cars in the parking lot at 4pm so we went in. Absolutely glad we did. The food and service was outstanding. My carne avodova burrito was fantastic. My wife had the green chili...More

Thank iconions
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a restaurant everyone would agree on. La Cocina, was it. The salsa was tomatoye with little bite or flavor, but it was an okay appetizer, my standard is Pace. However, the main course was well presented and hit the spot. The service was...More

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not outstanding but not too disappointing either. Waitress was very friendly. The prices are moderate to high.

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When the parking lot is packed...that's always a good sign! When the locals all eat there...that's another good sign. La Cocina had a good variety of Mexican favorites as well as burgers and fish. BLTs are good as well as a good old grilled cheese...More

Thank D S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was a busy Sunday morning so the service was a bit slow. The server kept the coffee coming as we waited for our meals. Every thing is good there. The green chile is hotter than the red. Tortillas are made in house and delivered...More

Thank Paul L
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Being one of your favorite spots in Espanola means a lot, Paul -- it's awesome knowing we've always hit the spot for you! Thanks so much for the support. Best wishes, Javier Sanchez, Manager

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Had a huge and tasty grilled salmon salad for lunch. Prices were reasonable and the complimentary chips and salsa outstanding. Find this place and enjoy!

Thank jamesbro49
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Knowing the Grilled Salmon Salad hit the spot is great, James. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to welcoming you back in soon. All the best, Javier Sanchez, Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Tasty place to eat with decent margaritas and large servings of local cuisine. Both the red and green chili are good. I like the combo plates. The guacamole is pretty good. Staff is friendly. Clean place. Also, they have a little bakery at the front....More

Thank nrlymrtl
Management response:Responded 27 August 2017

It's always great to see you here for an early-morning coffee or a tasty meal, and I'm so glad you're a fan of our green and red chili. I hope to see you again soon. Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Many multigenerational families were enjoying their food at this restaurant. We ordered: salmon salad, chicken salad, chile relleno and steak. We were all satisfied with our orders. Beer and wine are available. Service was friendly and prompt.More

Thank Jo-Ann M
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

I'm thrilled you loved everything from our family-friendly atmosphere to our satisfying food, Jo-Ann, and it's great to know service was a hit with you, too. I hope that means we'll get to welcome you all back soon for another meal. Until then, Javier Sanchez,...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We love coming here, food is always good, have some favorites, stuffed sopapilla with green chile and chicken avocado tacos are at the top of my list. Wish they gave more chips and salsa. Friendly staff and service has always been good

Thank 32family
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

I'm feeling the love -- the kind words mean so much to all of us here. Thank you, and I hope to welcome you back in soon. Until then, Javier Sanchez, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3016
At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!
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