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Cocina La Ley

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226 W 3rd Nogales, Nogales, AZ 85621
+1 520-287-4555
08:00 - 16:00
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Gilbert, Arizona
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They mostly serve seafood and tacos you find south of the border. The place doesn't seem impressive but the food taste very good. Had the fish and shrimp soup and wife had the birria soup and weren"t dissappointed.

Thank Armando4fun
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The old saying of Don't Judge a Book by its cover is very true here. Thought I was in the wrong area. Place in surrounded by auto repair shops and junk yards.. Oh but the food.. Don't expect fine silverware. What you can get is great food.

Thank drbjkb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good food and very friendly atmosphere. We were traveling through Nogales and saw this was a top rated place, so decided to try it out...wasn't disappointed.

Thank Bonnie C
Nogales, Mexico
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's good eating, just not consistent, sometimes the portions are very generous, sometimes they are not. What they always are is overpriced. I find this place slightly over-rated as well, but nothing else like it in town, so I guess it's the unique menu that keeps people coming back.

Thank Stormaggedon
Nogales, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been going to eat here since they opened, the head meat tacos are awesome but now I am hooked on their tongue tacos. they are very good.

Thank 441ernie
Green Valley, Arizona
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Simply because it's by far the best authentic Mexican food in Arizona The food recipes are prepared fresh daily using no preservatives I have tried all items and have never been disappointed Disfruta Will return as soon as possible

1 Thank Redhead3927
Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Great food great service The tacos are just great The habanera salsa negra Really good and seafood soup Don't miss it. Hard to find but you won't be disappointed Go for it

1 Thank yuvo
Boca Raton FL
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Very basic, as others have noted. I had seafood soup (only available weekends - and I would recommend large vs medium) and my wife had fish tacos. The tacos look a little disappointing when served, as they are just soft tortillas with some pieces of fried fish, but you add you own accessories, and its nice to have a taco... More 

Thank BobBoca
Tucson, Arizona
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This place serves wonderful tacos and soups. We ate three each. It definitely has a Nogales (Sonora) feel, what with glass-bottle Cokes and a hand washing station outside. However, it's got great food!

Thank Andy W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

While it was interesting to see the falling down building, the odd manner of service , and the distinctive types of food, don't go there to get a good or filling meal. The portions were disappointing and the quality lacking. My husband ordered a shrimp dish that had no shrimp...jist a few burnt crispy bits! We has to go elsewhere... More 

Thank Retta P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 W 3rd Nogales, Nogales, AZ 85621
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Nogales
  • Phone Number: +1 520-287-4555

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