La Cocina

Review by: FatWayne

Sopapillas are huge, hot, and fresh at this charming eatery just off I-25. Note also the stacked enchiladas. They are New Mexico classics, made with green chile, beef, cheese, and a fried egg on top.

Directions & Hours

North Date Street at I-25, Truth Or Consequences, NM , (Get Directions)

What To Eat


Flat Green Enchiladas

Pork Tamale

Chili Con Carne

Grilled Shrimp Enchiladas


La Cocina Recipes


What do you think of La Cocina?

One Response to “La Cocina”

Wayne Socha

June 20th, 2009

La Cocina is located just east of the I-25 freeway. The restaurant is spacious and has outdoor dining located in a courtyard sheltered from the ever present NM wind. This is a newer facility decorated in an unusual combination of hand-made tables and outdoor trophies. But the point of the visit is the food and there is plenty of it.

Our friends from El Paso warned us to order the regular sopapillas, which were honestly the largest we’d ever seen. They were each about 8″ by 8″ and could easily have been a meal by themselves.

The stacked enchiladas are true to the New Mexico standard with tasty, homemade green chile, beef, cheese, and a fried egg on top. The chile is medium-hot by New Mexico standards but the uninitiated would rate them as hot. We also tried a chile relleno which was quite good.


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