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Don Juan's Cocina

118 Manzanares Avenue East, Socorro, NM 87801-4213
+1 505-835-9967
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“tamales” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
118 Manzanares Avenue East, Socorro, NM 87801-4213
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The dishes here aren't fancy looking but pack a lot of flavor. The staff was very friendly and the price of the food was really good for what you get.

Thank astromlam
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant serves New Mexican style food. It is not fancy, but the food is reasonable and tastes good. You order at the counter and then sit. Your order is delivered to your table by friendly staff.

Thank tiredteacher2
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stop by for lunch about once a month. This place serves basic New Mexican style food. The food is inexpensive and of pretty good quality.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place has been around a long time. Before that "Don Juan" used to sell tamales from his bike on the Plaza. He was not young then, so I imagine he is around now only in memory. The tamales here are delicious - though tamales...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

While Don Juan's looks like it is off the beaten path (if you are driving North/South on the Interstate), it's really very easy to locate in the center of town. We walked in a little before Noon and the place was deserted. We asked to...More

Thank skmccraw
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Employees absolutely fabulous and food even better! We saw this spot on YELP when RVing in the area. Got off highway and finally found it after the map apps were wrong. Worth the extra looking. No RV parking so ordered to-go. Definitely would go back...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food, wonderful service, and low prices can't be beat. Highly recommend the guacamole and chips followed by a chili relleno plate with green chili. The real deal.

Thank aeroguy
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place does some of the best burritos I've ever had. The place is pretty bare bones, but in a lovely old building and the prices can't be beat. There is almost always a lunch crowd, but they have no problem handling it.

Thank ShandyNM
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way from El Paso to Santa Fe because Trip Advisor gave it a 4 1/2 and we agree!! We got the "#1 combo"- taco, tamale, 2 cheese enchiladas, rice and beans for $7.50. Loved it!! Authentic food like...More

1  Thank TravelingGirl1951
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This tiny place serves up good Mexican food priced very inexpensively. A chile rellieno plate special for $7! Great chips and salsa. Sopapillas were $2.50 for 4 and perfect. Would have rated higher except burrito was below average with mostly potato and little meat. However...More

1  Thank tchrs
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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Manzanares Avenue East, Socorro, NM 87801-4213
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: +1 505-835-9967
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