We thouroughly enjoyed our
We thouroughly enjoyed our dining experiece. Daniel is an excellent server.
We sat on the patio which was very nice.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious, fresh Mexican food.
Delicious, fresh Mexican food. Great ambience. Beautiful patio for outdoor dining, although the view across the street is of a parking garage.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely place. My server was
Lovely place. My server was excellent. The food was good, but I prefer my Tex-Mex a little spicier so for me the food was fair. With that said, the presentation was very nice and my dining companions really enjoyed their selections.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great First Visit
My wife and I had lunch at Cocina 214 this past Saturday. I had read about the restaurant in one of Scott Joseph's reviews and was looking forward to trying it myself. Being from Texas, I have an affinity for good Mexican food. We were not disappointed. My Grandfather passed away this past week, and one of my many fond memories of him was making home made fajitas whenever we'd visit. Your fajitas were almost as delicious. Daniel was a great server and is also from Texas so bonus points for him.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific Mex place!
SOme of the best guac and hot sauce ever, anywhere.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bueno Mexican Restaurant!
This is a hidden gem in Winter Park. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious! One of the best Mexican restaurants in the Orlando area. Great for vegetarians (as I am one!) as they offer a ton of options. Guacamole is to die for!
Margaritas are yummy although on the pricey side. Definitely worth the splurge!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were going to Orlando from out of town for a college graduation and made a reservation at Cocina 214 on a recommendation. We had a party of 9 and all of us had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. It was fresh and flavorful from all of our appetizers to our desserts. The restaurant was elegant yet relaxing and the service was outstanding. We could not have picked a better place to celebrate!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good times....
I enjoyed the food. We had a reservation, it gets busy. We were seated right away and placed our drink and guacamole order immediately. It took a long time before we saw our waiter again to order our entrees. The food is good and the atmosphere is lively.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Happy Cinco de Mayo
We were there on May 5 and were initially wondering whether we chose the right place because a street party was going on. It seemed like we might encounter the atmosphere of PR's. But we sat inside and while it was as noisy as it always is at Cocina 214, we were happy. I had the best Steak Street Tacos I've ever had, and our service was excellent. That was an enjoyable Cinco de Mayo meal, all-around.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time... Pleased
Was there with friends and was inmediaty impressed until our waiter arrived at the table. It was clear that they have not waited tables long. They did not know the menu or could understand our questions. It was very awkward everytime they came to the table.
The food was great. Atmosphere was neat. Would definitely go again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for dinner
Great food. Good atmosphere. Very loud. Typical winter park snob crowd.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter and manager were accommodati
Waiter and manager were accommodating wheh questioned about a menu item and if a change could be made
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Mexican restaurant ever! Food is exquisite, super fast service, and excellent prices.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Porch was geat.
Great food and eating on the porch was comfortable and quieter than it would have been inside.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was slow to get
Our server was slow to get to the table intially, the manager walked by and we indicated this to him. After that, food and service were wonderful!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best carne asada
The best carne asada I've ever had. This was my second time ordering it and it was just as good as I had remembered.
The only opportunity for improvement is the noise level. It's slightly above average but well worth it.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for larger groups
Fast service, delicious drinks (blue agave margarita was fab!) and able to accommodate a lot of people for a 30th birthday celebration.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally enjoyed the meal and service. Restaurant a little too noisy for someone with a hearing aide. Next time we'll request outside.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was on a list for best Tex-Mex, so we had to give it a try. With reasonable prices, this was a great find! The food was delicious.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite!
We love this place and dine here often. The food is always fresh and the drinks are outstanding. Sunday brunch is great! The wild mushroom and truffle Quesadilla is AWESOME! The patio is wonderful on a nice day and not as noisy as inside. My husband threw a surprise birthday party for me in their private room and we had a blast. Super great service, great price and the room was a nice size for the large group we had ( about 40 people).
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, great food!
Wonderful atmosphere, great food (Don Carlos tacos were awesome!!), and great sangria! We had a party of 18 for a birthday party, and the staff was helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican Food and Drinks!
We dined with another couple and having had many restaurants to choose from in the area, Mexican sounded good to us. Everyone enjoyed their drinks (though my friend sent her mojito back in exchange for a glass of wine because it was too sweet for her). The Park Avenue Lux Margarita was amazing (Patron, Citronge and fresh lime) - highly recommend.
The chips and salsa that they bring to the table are awesome - the salsa has a nice bite/heat to it without being too hot. It was great!The Carnitas were excellent and moist. My husband ordered the enchiladas and said they were very tastyt, and my friend enjoyed the tamales.
Service was fast and efficient and everything was spot on. Will definitely come back here and recommend to friends.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fresh Salsa in town!
I was very pleased with the food and service and look forward to returning. The salsa was phenomenal! The margaritas were too pricey and nothing to speak of but they had Negra Modela and Modela Especial on tap which I have never found anywhere. Temperature was perfect! Definitely going back and will most likely become a regular!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Little to spicy for me. Even the mild salsa was spicy. Service good. Diverse menu but again some people wanted cerviche and our waiter said it was spicey. Its easy to add heat to food so i don 't understand why you don 't start with a mild offering and then have the option to kick it up
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and atmosphere
Food was very good and atmosphere nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a small working dinner
Had a few out of towners in for work and we needed a place to go for dinner that was casual but not too loud, as we had some business to discuss. This was perfect. We sat out on the covered patio. It was quiet, but not too quiet. Wait staff was very attentive. It really worked out well for us.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drinks
We had a great girls night out at Cocina 214. The food and drinks were delicious and the noise level was perfect to be able to carry on a conversation. We felt a little rushed out by our server, but overall we had a great time.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Winter Park gem
Had heard a lot about this restaurant and it truly lived up to the comments. I have to say first, the atmosphere was great. It was large enough to house big parties since there were many large groups of kids there. Guessing homecoming. Never felt crowded or noisy even with the large groups. From the moment we walked in the service was impeccable. Food was quick and delicious (had the skirt steak tacos). My drink never made it empty before someone filled it up. What I liked was that they had so many people helping each other. It was like you had 20 different people all looking out for your party. Great place if you have the chance to visit. You won't be disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Change the portions/options?
There are several lunch tacos available, but you cannot substitute them, so you must order all 3 of the same kind. The plate of 3 runs in the $15-$17 range. Those in our group wanted to try several different kinds. Being able to mix different tacos on one plate would have been a better option. Instead, we had an enormous amount of wasted food. We ordered the guacamole, the small version of side salad and split it, but still had those 3 tacos each that was too much food. Later talked with a store owner in area who said she had tried the restaurant with her friends, and they had the same complaint.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the pop rocks margarita
We had the pop rocks margarita which was great and a novelty :) The food was good. The restaurant is a little loud - but fun for a night out.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cocina 214 review
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!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM