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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant


2121 TW Alexander Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 598-0777
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Photo of Team 7 Channel Team 7 Channel
Jan 9, 2022 5

Such great customer service. Had all the orders correct and they were very quick with food. Great job y’all 👏🏾

Photo of Kristen Taylor Kristen Taylor
Feb 11, 2022 5

Always enjoy La Cocina. Amazing attentive staff. Quick turnaround of food. Just did a delicious, filling 30 minutes in to out lunch during work.

Photo of Tim Sawicki Tim Sawicki
Mar 4, 2022 3

Got takeout. First and foremost: The portion sizes are very generous, especially for the money. I was a bit disappointed that the "burrito" I got in my combo was literally all ground beef and nothing else...not very enjoyable, but that might be more on me for assuming it would have more to it. Beef had okay flavor, I'd maybe put it at "above taco bell" at least, but definitely overly salty. The vegetarian fajita also was pretty meh. Again, great quantity, but it was a relatively flavorless slosh of vegetables, and only came with two (very basic) tortillas for some reason, despite everything else being pretty generous. To be honest, I'd rather order Chipotle for the money. Much higher quality, which is sad. This is definitely the "Americanized Mexican" style, and can't say I'm a huge fan. It was edible at the very least, but that's the best I can say.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Feb 5, 2022 5

Love this little hidden gem which is close to alot but usually not too busy.. The food is delicious and very well priced. I also appreciate they offer lunch prices Monday through Sunday. Great deal and worth checking out. Come in for margarita and enjoy this La Cocina.

Photo of Tom Yimet Tom Yimet
Mar 19, 2022 5

We're freshly moved to North Carolina, and finding "our" Mexican restaurant has been difficult. We have been twice now, and are obsessed. With the great prices, great quality of food, amazing flavors and friendly staff, we can definitely say this is "our" place.

Photo of alicia gasca alicia gasca
Jan 17, 2021 5

Everything was Excellent! The BEST Margarita I've had since I moved to North Carolina!

Photo of Daniel Penfield Daniel Penfield
Jan 23, 2021 5

First time at this restaurant and let me tell you...BOOOIIII this place SLAPS!! Greeted at the door by a friendly gentleman who immediately sat us. Within 1 minute, out came the chips with this sauce that made me so happy to be alive at this very time! Very great menu and priced just perfectly for the amount of food you get! Very quick service and attentive. Got the order correct, hot and everything fresh! Will definitely be back!

Photo of Lisa Nordstrom Lisa Nordstrom
Jan 6, 2021 5

Stopped in for lunch. Very clean restaurant and all employees wore mask - nose included. I had the lunch special- taco, burrito and rice. My grandson had kids cheese quesadilla and rice. My husband had lunch speedy Gonzalez- taco, enchilada and beans. My brother-in-law had a chicken burrito grande. Everything was amazing and came out fast.

Photo of Red Panda Red Panda
Aug 6, 2018 5

Here now. Paco salad is awesome. Always my favorite. Carne Asada, Tamales with ground beef. Food is very good.

Photo of Nathan H Nathan H
Sep 1, 2020 5

The best tasting Mexican food for my money. I'll drive the extra 15 miles anytime the craving hits. The burrito cheesecake is not to be ignored!

Photo of Doug Lewis Doug Lewis
Sep 10, 2020 3

Its ok.... But definitely not on the same level as the other La Cocina restaurants that I frequent in Clayton, Garner & Mebane which are ALWAYS excellent !!!

Photo of Michelle Bonventre Michelle Bonventre
Dec 5, 2017 5

My co-workers and I love to come here for lunch. The prices are good, the food is great and the service is outstanding. I've been quite a few times and have never had any issues or problems. They serve fast and the waitresses are friendly.

Photo of Emily Ryan Emily Ryan
Jul 20, 2020 5

Fast service. Great food. Friendly staff. Each time my husband and I got we are greeted with friendly staff. We get our food in a quick time and we love the choices that they have. Also there are massive portions which is great!

Photo of Melissa D Melissa D
Apr 4, 2019 4

I've been to this place about 8 different times. Their lunch menu is a great price, and the portion size of the fajitas is the same or bigger than the dinner portion at other restaurants. They have always gotten my order correct, and the employees have always been social and friendly. I took a star from this visit bc the fajitas were lacking in taste as opposed to previous visits, and my table was cleared when I got up to use the bathroom (I was alone), and had to wait for them to recook my food. I've been to many other mexican restaurants in the Triangle, and this one is one of the best all around.

Photo of Corinne Lisefski Corinne Lisefski
Oct 30, 2019 4

I enjoyed the food here. So much so that I only remembered to take pictures part of the way through my meal. They have the best refried beans I have had since leaving Texas. The chicken quesadilla actually has chunks of chicken which were perfectly cooked; tender juicy and just the right amount of seasoning. I found the beef taco to be a little oily/greesy for my taste. I also enjoyed the atmosphere, as we are close to dia de los muertos, it was nice to see the traditional skulls, and tribute to the deceased Hispanic American celebrities as well as family members of the restaurant.

Photo of James Walker James Walker
Mar 8, 2020 4

Awesome chicken wings!!! When I get the chance one to sit down and sample the rest the menu and al goes well I will grant that 5th star. Thanks

Photo of mcbig10 . mcbig10 .
Feb 26, 2020 4

Best thing here is the tacos a la diabla and the margarita specials. Rice and beans are subpar. The choice and menu at this place is enormous.

Photo of Russell Burnett Russell Burnett
Jan 24, 2020 3

Not bad. Chicken in my wife's quesadilla was bland and chewy but my burrito grande was very good. Overall good value (chicken is usually pretty good).

Photo of Wes Bolton Wes Bolton
Nov 26, 2019 4

I've been eating at La Cocina for years. The food is very tasty, the service is always good and it's a little scary how fast the food is delivered. I've been with small and medium sized groups and everyone is always satisfied. Being so close to RTP it's one of the few places you can truly get in and out in an hour and have a great meal at a very reasonable price. I typically get the Lunch ACC and the shrimp is always good quality and the rice is tasty. Get the queso to go with the delicious salsa. It's always busy, but rarely a wait. Sometimes, there's a line to check out, but always worth it!

Photo of Jeffrey Wolfe Jeffrey Wolfe
Nov 25, 2019 5

Wow! What fast service! Almost like they read our minds when we came in and started cooking. We had Jimmy as our wait staff and he was very personable, courteous, and prompt. We will ask for him again. We will definitely return.

Photo of Justin Sellars Justin Sellars
Nov 16, 2019 5

My usual haunt after church on Sundays. Awesome food, my personal favorite Arroz con Pollo, will have you feeling satisfied in no time! Customer service is well above what I would expect and the staff is extremely helpful when you just want a little something different! Be sure to ask about the hot sauce! 😉

Photo of David Dowless David Dowless
Oct 1, 2019 5

My favorite Mexican food in Raleigh. Great prices, great service, never a wait. Amazing food!

Photo of Cindy Wolf Cindy Wolf
Nov 2, 2019 5

I just discovered this place and I really like it! Friendly, fast service, good food, and they let us stay at our table and talk. Convenient location, too.

Photo of Tino Balbuena Tino Balbuena
Oct 12, 2019 5

Great food with excellent service. Overall a great night out. The service is superb!!

Photo of April Simmons April Simmons
Sep 12, 2019 5

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant! I’ve been here so many times. The service is always great, the food is amazing and I always leave very full. I highly recommend their La Cocina quesadilla and the queso for your chips!

Photo of Sarah Winicki Leon Sarah Winicki Leon
Sep 21, 2019 5

First time going and it was EXCELLENT. From the chips and salsa to my burrito... just awesome! The sauces and moles are so good!!!! Will definitely be back!!!!

Photo of Eat Well Travel Often Eat Well Travel Often
Sep 18, 2019 3

Mediocre. Nothing was horrible, but nothing was great. Enchiladas, shrimp, chips, salsa, beans, rice- all just okay. Staff was pleasant and service was quick. Food and flavor definitely needs some work, in our opinion.

Photo of Donald Cook Donald Cook
Sep 29, 2019 5

Great food and service. Best frozen Margarita I have ever had. I will definitely be returning..

Photo of Wendy Scott Wendy Scott
Jul 9, 2019 4

I visit here often as it is close to my residence. It's decent, typical Mexican. Service is always good.

Photo of G B G B
Jul 19, 2019 4

I tried the chicken soup. It was very (!!!) good, however, just barely warm. When I go and get it again (I will for sure) I will request it to be hot. Service was great as was our waitress.

Photo of Ray Carrasquillo Ray Carrasquillo
Aug 3, 2019 5

The Food was great and the service was excellent! Our server Marta was on point, always checking on us. Will come back again as long as the servers are as attentive as she was and the food stays tasting as great as it did today!

Photo of Anthony Simon Anthony Simon
Jun 22, 2019 3

We love Mexican food so we come here somewhat regularly and I often rate them a little higher, but this particular time the staff did not give us any attention, we had to keep repeating our order and they kept running off before the order was complete, then when our appetizer came, the supreme nachoes.. they were like they were floating in water instead of cheese... the chips were soggy... we were not impressed, but may give them another try.

Photo of Sudania Bennett Sudania Bennett
Jun 30, 2019 5

Love love love this place! Good prices and good amount of food. No real plating presentation but the food is damn good!!

Photo of Nancy Johansson Nancy Johansson
Jul 6, 2019 5

We were pleasantly surprised how great this place was. Scrumptious Mexican food, not over salted like many restaurants. We ordered 4 different entrees and all were good.- even the cucumber garnish. Martha was a great waitress too.

Photo of Christina Harris Christina Harris
Feb 16, 2019 5

My husband and I enjoyed our time eating here the staff is so nice and friendly service. Nice and clean. Great food fast service we love coming here to eat.

Photo of Christopher Morgan Christopher Morgan
Jun 9, 2019 5

Awesome service, good food and great prices! Definitely worth a look!

Photo of Kevin Allen Kevin Allen
Jun 15, 2019 4

Pretty standard fare, but friendly staff and no crowds make it a good choice for Saturday nights. Good drink specials, too!

Photo of Sourabh Katariya Sourabh Katariya
Mar 14, 2019 5

The food was really tasty. We ordered loaded fries and absolutely loved. Although it was a pick up order, we like the ambience of the restaurant and would love to go back sometime and see what they offer. Will update once I visit the place again.

Photo of Vanessa McRaven Vanessa McRaven
Mar 17, 2019 5

Huge menu, including lunch menu that is good until 3PM every day. Very quick service. The food was tasty. Nice little patio for warm days. Good tap beer specials. Staff was extremely friendly.

Photo of Tara M Tara M
Apr 16, 2022 5

Our third time eating here; Today, 16 April 2022 at this establishment. The head boss is an awesome guy, always gives me my military discount. The food has a great presentation. The atmosphere is always welcoming and cozy. The wait staff are very friendly. A keen sense of attention to detail. This is a must go to Mexican restaurant. Carne Asada with rice and beans was delicious and tender. Definitely going back😉

Photo of Richard Hepburn Richard Hepburn
Aug 12, 2021 5

Clean. Staff was great. Service was good. Food was good and served in timely manner. Will come back

Photo of Lance Odvody Lance Odvody
Feb 20, 2022 5

Generous portions mark this local chain of around a dozen locations. Our location is always quick in it's service, even on May 5th. Stick to the Mex cervesas, as I once ordered a Sam Adams 3 years expired. The fajitas for two are ginormous and have surf/turf/turf/turf; just spring for the extra tortillas up front. We go 5-6 times a year, have never had a 3 ⭐ or less experience.

Photo of Ian Clark Ian Clark
Jul 10, 2022 4

Lunch here frequently with work colleagues as it's a favorite around the office. Which is understandable since the Brier Creek area is sort of a culinary desert: mediocre options abound but true gems are hard to find. This La Cocina is good, and overall consistent. Better than the one near Costco in Cary. Go-to lunch dishes: Quesadilla la Cocina Chile Verde Burro de la Roqueta

Photo of Michael S Michael S
Jul 22, 2022 5

Well prepared food, generous portions, quick service. I was with a party of 16 people and no food went wasted, plates were either scarfed (me) or, more sensibly, largely eaten with the rest brought home. Also: Tamales! A happy find since they're hard to find these days. They have an extensive alcoholic beverage menu along the lines one expects at chain Mexican restaurants, but I didn't have anything, so I can't review the quality.

Photo of Blake Douglas (Eagle) Blake Douglas (Eagle)
Aug 5, 2022 5

Good friendly service. Good food-hot crunchy chips, yummy salsa and queso. Got the lunch ACP, a loaded quesadilla, and a half pitcher of frozen strawberry margaritas. All were good and the price is definitely average. Oh, and the freaking AC was pleasant on a hot day. Margaritas a bit expensive and I didn't see prices on the menu. Would still recommend.

Photo of Virginia Matthews Virginia Matthews
Jan 9, 2022 5

I've been to both the East Garner and Cary locations four times now, so this was the first time I tried another location in Morrisville. I definitely thought they do serve a little bigger portion for lunch I thought for my shrimp fajitas than Cary did. But, SO good and food is consistent and the same deliciousness at both locations though. I have made it my go to Mexican food place now at least two times in the week when I need that big So California hug, as I heard the owners were from CA and the food is consistent with what I find in CA. There's now no reason to go shopping around for better mexican food. I found it here finally! It's that good and my leftovers are always gone! This is what I had leftover after eating two fajitas already so it was enough at least for three more to take home. I also LOVE their hard shell ground beef tacos, way better and quicker at lunch than taco bell ever would be!

Photo of Laura Baker Laura Baker
Oct 22, 2021 5

Loved the folk art just to start...beautiful bold colors. The staff was very pleasant and quick. Food arrived very fast and was delicious. Definitely will return each time we are in town! Very affordable and quaint

Photo of Valarie Medlin Valarie Medlin
Sep 3, 2022 5

This restaurant was fast for pick up orders. I always go to the restrooms of where I eat because I feel that you can learn a lot about how clean it is. It smelled great was fully stocked on soap and other necessities which is so important now a days. The hostess was friendly and polite. The food presentation was awesome and the taste did not disappoint. I have been eating here for years and will continue to do so. If you’re looking for great authentic Mexican food with great customer service I would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you for the pleasant experience. -Val

Photo of Matthew Henderson Matthew Henderson
Mar 20, 2022 5

The Chicken Nachos were great here! We enjoyed coming here for lunch after church.