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La Cocina Mexicana

23 Orinda Way, Suite H, Orinda, CA 94563-2582
+1 925-258-9987
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible40%
14 Jan 2017
“This Restaurant Has Closed.”
23 Mar 2015
“What Happened?”
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11:00 - 20:30All hours
23 Orinda Way, Suite H, Orinda, CA 94563-2582
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We discovered La Cocina when we moved to Ordina in 2009 and were regulars for many years. During 2016 the restaurant started circling the drain, changing the menu and moving away from table service towards take-out. The changes didn't work and this restaurant closed in...More

Thank JHugener
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We have lived in Orinda for over 10 years and have eaten at La Cocina many times. Something has happened: the menu changed; more expensive; less choices and even no chips and their bean dip. The tap beer was warm and flat; the wine was...More

Thank BogDoc
Reviewed 4 December 2014

So I have been here four times. The first time was not bad, a burrito with al pastor. I can't complain about that. The other three times though, please allow me to complain vehemently. I don't know what the deal is with Orinda. For such...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This place is a little cramped for space, but in conveniently located by some offices near the Orinda BART station. We got a quick lunch during some business meetings - in and out fast. The food was better than I expected. The enchiladas were pretty...More

Thank bigm00se
Michael L, Owner at La Cocina Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

We're so glad we could pleasantly surprise you! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your meal and our efficient service. Next time you're back in the area, those enchiladas will be waiting for you! Cheers, Michael, Owner

Reviewed 22 January 2013

Stopped in for lunch before a movie at the Orinda Theater. I had a taco salad and my hubby had the fish tacos. No big greasy bowl for the salad which is a big plus! The salad was just the right size and had a...More

Thank Ann B
Michael L, Owner at La Cocina Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Ann, What a wonderful review. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to give us such great feedback. I'm thrilled you and your hubby enjoyed the taco salad and fish tacos, right down to the black beans and salsa. Please do come see...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Orinda Way, Suite H, Orinda, CA 94563-2582
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: +1 925-258-9987
La Cocina Mexican offers an outstanding menu that features traditional, authentic Mexican food. We are also famous for our margaritas, which come in exciting flavors like strawberry, mango, or peach. La Cocina is conveniently located within walking distance of the Orinda Bart Station.Please join us for authentic, fresh, and delicious Mexican food any day of the week. We are open for lunch and dinner, and offer full service dine-in, takeout, and catering services for every occasion.Enjoy complementary homemade chips, salsa, and black bean dip. Make sure to try La Cocina favorites, such as our burritos, jumbo prawns, crab tostada, and pozole.While our margaritas are delicious and have their own cult following, we also serve sangria, beer, and wine.La Cocina Mexicana is a community-minded business. We encourage you to contact us regarding your community function or fundraiser. La Cocina frequently contributes to school lunch programs and other special initiatives in the Orinda and East Bay area.
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