La Cocina Oaxaquena
La Cocina Oaxaquena

La Cocina Oaxaquena

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacocinaoaxaquena.com/
  • Phone: 2066238226x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Open Sundays: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Tina Pinello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Melrose And Pine Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a pay lot adjacent to our restaurant or there is street parking.
A word from La Cocina Oaxaquena
We offer Authentic Southern Mexican Cuisine using only the freshest ingredients. Everything is made fresh in house as to not compromise the integrity of our dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Cocina Oaxaquena reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (11)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Huge Value in a trendy area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was friendly from the Bar to the Restaurant and efficient. The food was good solid Mexican. Not a huge menu, but that is a sign that the items they serve are consistently good. The value of getting a great meal in a great location is huge. The house margarita was perfect... not too sweet and strong enough to taste the tequila.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was decent.
    Okay
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My biggest complaint would be that they don't offer flour tortillas. The food was so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great joint
    Markjb123
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've been several times and have never been disappointed. The food tastes authentic and it won't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Bunjy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate here before seeing a show at the Paramount and it was wonderful. We happened to be there during happy hour so were able to try several different entrees. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A warm Friday night in September
    LivinOn14th
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    La Cocina Oaxaquena was a vibrant spot to eat outdoors and take in Seattle on a Friday night. Skyscrapers light up the night to the west while Pine Street, mixed with a constant stream of people and slow crawling traffic becomes a red and white ribbon of lights moving between downtown and Capitol Hill. Outdoor seating sits on the corner with Melrose Ave facing busy bars, restaurants, coffee shops, retail shops and buzzing sidewalks. We were seated quickly with our waiter seconds behind us. Looked over the menu, asked the waiter a couple of questions and ordered with ease. It's an active street scene while waiting for food, which was a variety of taco's, chips and guacamole and a couple of Mojita's which were surprisingly spicy! Fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location Location
    gregoryhugh
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    La Oaxaquena..just okay. A LOT of promise but nothing notable about the Oaxaquen food. Would LOVE it to have been CREATIVE Oaxaquen food, especially given the great location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love homemade tortillas!!
    jsdavis573
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fun and enjoyable...a tasty neighborhood gem. Loved the sangria and homemade tortillas! Will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • #2 Needs to try harder
    GWilliamsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There was nothing specifically wrong with this place. It's just that Mezcalaria Oaxaqua already does it better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual place in the neighborhood
    AL09
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Good food and drinks, got outdoor seating on a summer night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Food in Seattle-so far
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Moved from So. California and have been on the hunt for decent (have lowered the bar) Mexican food in Seattle. Tried La Cocina Oaxaquena and it exceeded our expectations for Mexican food in Seattle! We have finally found a place that we could go to for GREAT Mexican food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try it!
    Vallartan3X
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Reasonable price, great location, a lengthy menu, and food is presented nicely.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the La Cocina Oaxaquena reviews archive.
  • Could not have been better
    rfarr100
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was great, food was great, price was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    DoZA69VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    True Mexican food. I feel like I am back home visiting family when I taste the food here. Check out the carne asada and adobada tacos.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Pazole
    SteveninpdxVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is a great lunch spot or casual dinner with friends. The large front patio is exposed to the street but set back enough to let you enjoy life on the hill. The Pazole has a nice spicy bite with large chunks of boneless pork. For Seattle, the house margarita is reasonably priced just $7, I recommend on the rocks with salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing foid
    sadexperience
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food is incredible and we live to go, authentic mexican food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise birthday dinner!
    AnnaBanana
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    La Cocina Oaxaqueña was the perfect choice for my boyfriend´s surprise birthday dinner. I had been once before and thought the food was excellent and the atmosphere refreshingly unpretentious for Capitol Hill, both qualities I knew my boyfriend would appreciate. Making the reservation for a large group less than a week in advance, and then even changing the group size twice (we ended up with 13 total), was almost too easy-- I did everything online and only called to confirm the day before, and everything was all set! When we arrived our table was waiting for us and the service was perfect all evening, accommodating our homemade cake and splitting checks every which way with apparent ease. SO appreciated and highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, not so good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The service was great. Very attentive and friendly. But the food was really dissapointing. The amount of food on the plate was minuscule. The flavor was bland. I had the pork ribs and there were only two tiny pieces of ribs with extremely overcooked rice. My husband had the mole and it was also quite bland and runny, not silky as mole should be. The wine selection was dreadful as well. The only good part of the food was the warm chips and the tasty guacamole. Everything else was bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Mexican Food!!!!!
    DoZA69VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Finally you can have a taste of Mexico. Being Mexican, this is by far is the tastiest Mexican I've tasted in the Seattle area.... Check it out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Posole was quite good, though
    jdeeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Posole was quite good, though it needed the garnishes to bring up flavor. The tamale in banana leaf was large and filled with ultra-succulent pork (chicken also available) with a sweetish dark mole. Very attentive service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Tacos are the best!
    VegdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great service, friendly staff and bartender. The food is truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best value Mexican on the hill
    ericdmilhem
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The mole is outstanding, easily the best I've had, followed closely by the al pastor tacos. The margaritas were also classic with great tequila and not a lot of sweetness. Only thing I noticed was the fan for the kitchen didn't seem to be on so the air was thick with the smell of the tremendous they served. Highly recommended for a quick bite before going out or a cheap date!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.