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La Cocina Mexicana

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5005 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA 19560-1232
+1 610-921-3037
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant is now called Tlacuani, but it is run by the same family as La Cocina. Viva Tlacuani! We have searched in several states and cities to find the wonderful dish named in the title. Because it is hard to prepare, no "Mexican" restaurant seems to want to bother...but FINALLY we found it near our home. We had good... More 

Thank Folkhero87
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I had a coupon for this restaurant. We are not huge fans of Mexican food but since we had the coupon we dined at the establishment. We were very surprised , it was very good. Don't dip in the hot sauce unless you really love hot sauce and have a fire extinguisher. LOL

Thank Ronald B
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153 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Have visited her many times over the last 15 years. Depending on time of day and day of week and cook on duty, food is seasoned and prepared fresh. Unfortunately, consistency seems to be an issue. Pricing is average for other mexican restaurants in area. New renovations make it feel cheerful and festive.

1 Thank Teambono
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Had the $ 7 lunch special chicken enchilada. Everything was dry: rice, beans & enchilada could have used a lot more sauce. Chicken was mostly dark meat. Odd salsa, more like chow chow & odd dip served with tortilla chips. Just OK.

1 Thank Dawn N
Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I am always happy here, whether take out or eat in. Staff is friendly and the restaurant is clean. Never disappointed, definitely will keep returning.

1 Thank Brad M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Great prices, plenty of food, nice atmosphere. 4 meals, 4 beers, 4 desserts only 100 dollars, not bad. I liked that the 1 tv i saw was not the focus of the resturant.

1 Thank Bambi H
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Good food, reasonably priced, fantastic authentic atmosphere. The service can be a little slow, depending on the crowd, but not enough to ruin your night. This place is awesome on mariachi nights.

1 Thank Seth M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Best in berks!! Very good service, amazing food!! Excellent prices, and nice atmosphere. Had the quesadilla with shrimp and steak.

1 Thank Charlesm384384
West reading
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Do not waste your time and your money at this place. Service was horrible and food was sub par. No one greeted us and we waited 45 mins to get a beer.

1 Thank Pie93
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I drive an hour for their food. Authentic Mexican food is hard to come by. I got lucky, their previous location was near an auto glass place and I stumbled upon it. This was 15 years ago and I've been going back ever since. I just went today and it's just as good as it ever was. The new location... More 

1 Thank mrfatpants

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5005 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA 19560-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 610-921-3037

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