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Cocina 214 – A Contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar
Cocina 214 – A Contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Cocina 214 – A Contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cocina214.com
  • Phone: (407) 790-7997
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We now cater! Contact Madeleine Glascock at catering@cocina214.com for more info.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private Dining Room that seats 68 people with 2 flat screen TVs, its own sound system and AV capabilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Lambrine Macejewski (407) 949-4993

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Knowles
  • Public Transit: Amtrak and Bus stops are 2 blocks away on Morse Blvd and Park Ave. Cocina 214 is on Welbourne, which is in between Morse Blvd and New England Ave. Welbourne is parallel to Park Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is street parking on Welbourne and on Knowles. We do have complimentary valet in the evenings Wednesday - Sunday.
A word from Cocina 214 – A Contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar
Cocina 214 is a contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar. In Mexico, cocina means kitchen. 214 stands for the Dallas area code, a Tex-Mex mecca. Cocina 214 offers contemporary interpretations of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites. We combine bold flavors with the freshest local ingredients to create exceptional Tex-Mex - all served in a vibrant, refined setting.

Cocina 214 has won numerous awards:
Orlando Magazine
*Best Tex/Mex and Mexican

Orlando Home and Leisure's Silver Spoon Awards.
*Best Tex/Mex and Mexican
*Best Appetizer (Guacamole)
*Best Cocktail (Pop Rocks Margarita)
*Best Happy Hour
*Best Take-out
*Best Date Place
*Best Family Place
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Diner Reviews
  • "I tried giving this place a chance for the second time and unfortunately I have to say it wasn't any better. I even ordered something different, the Carne Asada medium well and it came out rare and so chewy. For a $24 plate, it needs to be served correctly. I'm glad other people have had better experiences than me at Cocina 214."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were walking through Winter Park on Sunday and found Cocina 214 off the main street. We thought Mexican would be a good lunch and we were very pleased. We sat at the bar and started with the warm chips and salsa - very good. On Sunday they have $3 mimosas ..... did that for sure. We had fundido for the appetizer and a skirt steak burrito for lunch. Everything was very good, hot and well prepared. Will return when we get back to Florida."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great drinks, enjoyed the outdoor dining"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was very well made, the ambience was inviting and the menu had plenty of selection. The service fell short. The server didn't write down or forgot our appetizer, was inconsistent in checking on us and generally seemed disinterested. It's a shame because the shrimp and blackened fish taco's were delicious."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food is great and the mimosas... The best! Music was a little loud but we were the first ones at the restaurant !"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Dinner was great. The price was fair and the service was excellent. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great table on the patio but it was more fit for 2-3 rather than the 5 people we had. When my husband went to ask the server about the lime orange Mojito she told him, "It's a Mojito." She only had our one table to serve and was still very slow to get ordered drinks and apps to the table. She had zero menu knowledge so we all had to figure out the menu on our own. My brother made the mistake of asking her questions and she just repeated what the menu said. When our main course arrived we had to inform her twice that we needed silverware and napkins. The food tasted great and even a bit on the spicy side when the menu said it was mild. Not sure I will go back at pay $17 for just 3 shrimp tacos. The brownie dessert was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent, staff very friendly and nicely priced."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a great anniversary dinner, food, drink and service exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food presentation was marginal. Hoped for a more upscale Mexican place in Winter Park. Service was very limited. For a lunch service, our table was constantly asking for items missing. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food, service, and look was excellent but the restaurant is noisy. High ceilings and open floor do nothing to mask the noise so this is a better place for a friendly crowd than a quiet couple."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Cocina was a hidden gem we found thanks to Open Table. Food was incredible and service the same. When back on Orlando area will definitely ( back."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Food was good, service was fast although restaurant was pretty full."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Orlando. Drinks are great although a little pricey. The food is fresh and amazing! Always a favorite"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Returned a week after first visit -- seated immediately. Service was very good by waiter Jackson who recognized me from the first time. Food was as good and also tried the bean and cheese nacho which was yummy. Fish tacos and rock shrimp tacos both are good options. Only comment is I asked for a side of guacamole, which we did not get, but that was OK as we had enough food!! We did have to get an adjustment on the bill and it said it was $9!!! The side is $2 but the waiter was going to just charge us for the appetizer size without questioning it. I spoke with the reception girl about it and the waiter also. I will know to be very careful next time!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was good, but not outstanding. We went on Friday night and kids running around and service just ok. Brought food and no plates or silverwear. Had to keep reminding, so much for romantic..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the open layout. Unfortunately we could not eat outside but it did not deter us. Food was really good - fish tacos, chicken tacos, bean and cheese nachos (eaten as an entrée - full portion). Guacamole and salsa were also good. My only criticism would be that, since it was my first time, I wanted to mix the chicken and veggie tacos and they would not - that is they said they "could" not. Ridiculous. Both were the same price and the kitchen could have easily made two of one and one of the other......."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Superb service, great ambience and outstanding food. Great job for our servers Ruben and Marisela, thanks."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "great staff, rock shrimp on the menu but usually not available is disappointing"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant blows everything else in town away. The food, the atmosphere everything. The Carne Asada is the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Their Margaritas are all delicious (potent) and expertly made. The Queso fundido is amazing and served with hot tortillas. Costco has $100 value gift cards for $79.99 which makes this an even better bargain. I've stocked up on them. A must eat in place if you like Mexican food."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Always a great experience a Cocina 214. Great food (love the brisket enchiladas), strong margaritas, and efficient service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I didn't even realize that they have a back room, they open it when it's not reserved and can put a couple large parties back there for birthdays and such. Everyone was very nice and accommodating to the come and go group that I had. They had the table ready in advance and were prepared to tackle the 20 or so people in the group. I have celebrated 2 birthday parties there now and always have a great time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my family here for a birthday luncheon and the weather was aweful- but the food and service were terrific. Loved the margarita 214 too!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Not the best Mexican food ever, but great drink selection and atmosphere make up for it. Foods not bad just not spectacular."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The atmosphere at Cocina was warm and the food was delicious! It was perfect for a girls night put or a date night."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It is hard to get good Mexican food in Orlando -- the brisket tacos and tamales were outstanding."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My wife and I looked forward to dining at Cocina 214. Our friends arrived and we were seated in the restaurant. The room began to fill quickly as did the noise level. Apparently the restaurant felt that it's not important to enjoy a quiet conversation. We had to talk very loudly. Three of us are professional musicians and we have very good ears and it was difficult to hear one another. I had the pear salad that I found to be flavorless. My main course was the bacon wrapped shrimp which were dry on top of a bed of many onions and green peppers, which were also flavorless. The accompanying yellow rice and re fried beans more of the same. Our friend from Dallas suggest that we try another Mexican restaurant in Orlando. We won't be back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food was so-so. Service was so-so. Restaurant was very loud--not a good thing."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "First, the restaurant décor is cool and the patio was lovely (despite the view of the parking garage.) HOWEVER, the prices were not related to the quantity/quality/ingredients. We went for brunch and were surprised with $12 prices for basically eggs, tortillas & cheese (less than $1 worth of ingredients) - want to add some chorizo or chicken - $2 more. We went with "lunch" items - the enchiladas were just ok, but the "Mexican rice" was nothing but white rice with red sauce added in (no spices, seasonings, peppers, onions, anything) and the refried beans straight out of the can. I get that it is Park Ave area, but there are much better brunch options at the same prices."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Food was not good at all. We have been here many times and loved the food. Huge drop in quality. Also,noise level was so high we couldn't even hear each other talk."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our family of four eats here 3-4 times per month. Whether you take your kids here or come for a night out with friends, the food and service is consistently good. Nice selection of margaritas and beers. Try the fajitas and burritos. All of them are creative and delicious."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I had the worst service I have had in a very, very long time. From the time the server introduced herself, the complete experience was a bust. As soon as we sat down, she asked if we knew what we wanted to eat. Couldn't get her attention for her to finally take a drink order. We all finally get our drinks, would like a second round, she walks by us multiple times with no intention of coming over. Luckilywe still had water. She takes my brother's plate in mid bite without asking him of he is done. Never offered another drink, nor desserts, scoops my leftover with her thumb It was horrible, subpar, no business working in the service industry, ruined my birthday dinner with my family night. I will never return and will never recommend!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "First time at Cochina 214. Got off to a slow start with change of waitstaff. 1st one never returned and manager intervened. Another waitress came over and took over. Food and drink menu was very appetizing. Ordered the fish tacos but substituted a more expensive fish which they charged an additional "up charge" for. It was excellent but for the extra $2 the fish portion was extremely small. Actually I thought the entire plate was more like an appetizer after seeing the size of my husbands fijitas. Would go back again on our next visit to Florida."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "So glad Cocina 214 is in town. They have great food (even for this picky vegan)... amazing margaritas and swirls... fantastic ambiance.... and Rigo is the best bartender / server ever. If you like Mexican - especially tex-mex - give it a try. You'll be glad you did."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We were celebrating a birthday with friends. Opentable makes the reservation process super easy. We had a little bit of a wait- but found seats in the bar. Excellent food and service. I can recommend the Swirl Margarita and the Fish Tacos. Yum. Everyone enjoyed what they had."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This was a wonderful place to celebrate my anniversary with my girlfriend. I called ahead of time and they wrote a cute message for my girlfriend on our desert plate. I have also celebrated my mother's birthday here and she loved it! The food is good, the ambiance is terrific, and the service is really great! Definitely a must try!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "If you're looking for fantastic Tex-Mex food, look no further than this hidden gem off of Park Avenue in Winter Park. The portions are always large and the food has unbelievably good flavor. The staff is always very friendly and the service level is great. This has become one of my favorite restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We were seated right away for our reservation. The place is very nice. Chips and really hot salsa was brought quickly. We had to ask for salsa that was not so hot. The place is loud. Once in awhile there would be a lull and the person talking could be heard above everyone else. Not great for talking amongst 6friends. The drinks and some of the food was pricey. I thought drinks were a little high, but they were good. There were some meals that were priced very well and some that I thought were overpriced. It was odd. A friend ordered a small container of guacamole to take home to her husband and was chaged $9. She had to ask for some chips to take with it. Service was slow. We were never asked if we wanted dessert."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Food was so so for the price! It is certainly not the place to go if you want to have any type of conversation. Will not be going back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We were a group of 6 celebrating two birthdays. We've celebrated my birthday there before, indoors, with a bigger group, and that was fine. This time we requested an outdoor table. What we got were two tiny round tables pushed together, which was quite awkward. There was a huge group of maybe 20 people who had a rectangular table set-up. Why did we have to get the awkward set-up? We made a reservation in advance. The restaurant should have either said they didn't have a table for us outside, or they should have brought a table out."
    Dined on 11/15/2013