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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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Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised when we stopped in for a quick lunch. Atmosphere was limited, but the food and service were excellent. Very tasty soft and hard tacos were served with the meat on a tortilla, and the customer gets to add the fixings as desired, including the types of salsas preferred. Return to the counter to pay after enjoying... More 

Thank S M
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to take my tour guests to La Ley. Great experience, great tacos, great seafood. It is simply just fabulous.

Thank bajaarizonat
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best fish & shrimp soup I've had - incredibly smooth. Has become one of my favorites restaurants in southern Arizona.

Thank Jeremy W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Nogaleños sent me here. So glad they did! Impossibly tucked behind auto shops on 3rd Street, this place is clean, fast, inexpensive, and incomparably good. Try the Salsa Negra. If you dare...

Thank Rocco D
Tucson, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Delicious food when I eat there it's always a with a friendly smile that they take my order. My family has always eaten here since I was a kid, I am now twenty eight and this place has only gotten better with age. There shrimp tacos are the best I have ever eaten, this is also comparing tacos from a... More 

Thank Gaston M
Green Valley, Arizona
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Don't know if this qualifies as one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant because Cocina Lay Ley isn't like anywhere else I've ever eaten. I'm sure it would be number one in it's appropriate category, I'm just not sure what the category is for certain. Understated would be an overstatement if one considers location. Not anywhere... More 

1 Thank Alobar49
Gilbert, Arizona
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank drbjkb
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 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

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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, Seafood, Soups, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?