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“Hard to find - but meal was very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cocina

La Cocina
Ranked #9 of 42 Restaurants in Penn Yan
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Homer
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hard to find - but meal was very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Restaurant is located off a one-way street - had a hard time finding it, but glad that we did. Meal was very good. Margarita's were good but pretty pricey for the amount. The meals were reasonably priced. Was a busy Friday night but we were seated quickly, served quickly. Meal was very good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“First time and last time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I heard fav reviews and was so disappointed. What a terrible experience. There were only 2 tables of 2 when we arrived. We waited 10 mins to be seated then another 10 for a waitress, who was miserable, to show up. Two more tables arrived after we ordered. They of course were served well before us. When our food finally arrived the meat was shoe leather and very fatty. We just wanted to leave and couldn't get the bill to save out lives.
Never never never again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hawaii
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222 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Great enchiladas with green sauce”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I ate dinner here last night and enjoyed our nice and spicy enchiladas with green sauce. Not impressed with the drinks (had sangria and a margarita) but the service was very good and really enjoyed our conversation with the owner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Haven, Connecticut
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175 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Mexican-do right in downtown Penn Yan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

After a long day exploring and enjoying the Seneca lake wine trail , we walked to La Cocina for dinner and we weren't disappointed.The service was prompt and courteous. The food was generous,delicious and were priced reasonably.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Spending the Labor Day holiday weekend at Keuka Lake. Tried to go to another restaurant near La Cocina and they were closed for the entire holiday weekend! Surprised by that. Told my husband, fate has chosen us to try La Cocina as it was right there and very much open. We were seated promptly. Served fresh homemade salsa & chips. We are not margarita lovers, but "when in Rome" as the saying goes, we tried their margaritas. They were some of the best we have ever had. Perfect amount of tequila, not too sweet or tart. Very pleasantly surprised. We had the Queso Fundido & Chicken tortilla soup for appetizers. Yum. Both were hot & fresh. Good flavor. Perfect serving sizes. Helped us kill our margaritas quickly! We the ordered round 2 of margaritas and dinner was served! I had the Sampler platter...beef taco, beef & bean & chicken enchilada. Hubby had carne asada tacos. Everything was fresh and hot. The chopped tomatoes on the sides were home grown. The pico de gallo was made with fresh cilantro and tomatoes. So enjoyable. He has eaten many Mexican meals in Mexico, California etc and said this was spot on authentic Mexican cuisine. These flavors were not spicy or over killed with any cumin or hot peppers. Just simple, fresh shredded meats, freshly made salsa & tortillas. The beans are not refried canned beans, but homemade pinto beans. They were perfect. We will definitely go back to dine here. The service, staff and general dining experience was perfect. Our check was $50.06. We brought home some of my burrito & beans. I was stuffed. That will be a meal for tomorrow! We were pleasantly surprised and will go back on another trip.

Visited August 2013
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