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About 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:
*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 Date Place
*Best Family Place
Winter Park, FL 32789
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 9:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We now cater! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
There is street parking on Welbourne and on Knowles. We do have complimentary valet in the evenings Friday and Saturday.
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cocina 214 – A Contemporary Mexican Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Went here for my husbands 40th bday, I wont go back. First, I wrote in my Open Table reservation, told both hostesses and told our waiter it was a 40th birthday dinner and they did absolutely nothing for us for the special occasion. Second, the service was rude at every level. The hostesses were both unwelcoming and snotty, our waiter messed up our drink orders and the was slow to fix the mistake. After our dinner, we wanted to have a night cap in the bar area, so we closed out our check and due to the layout you have to walk through the restaurant, past the hostess area into the bar...and again one of the hostesses was outright rude to us like no guest had ever done that before. Once we were in the bar, no one came to take a drink order for 10 minutes, once a waitress came out, she was rude! It was the strangest thing. After all that, we were so ready to get out of there. Unfortunately we had already spent over $400 dollars on chips and guac, average small portion tacos and a couple margaritas, such a rip-off!!
Later in the evening I mentioned to a few other local people where we had had dinner, and funny enough they BOTH summed up their dinning experiences there exactly as ours had been - rude, mediocre service and way overpriced simple food, they never eat there!
I was really hopeful that this would be a good find. With the proliferation of Mexican restaurants at our disposal, I assumed that this location and price point would be superior. Unfortunately, we found the salsa to be completely uninteresting and when we asked for something else, we were offered one that we had to pay extra for. No big deal except that is was also lacking. Plain Habanero sauce, not interesting. We ordered tacos for both of us that didn't match up to the variety or quality offered at many of the other food truck turned brick and mortar places within a 10 minute drive. Nice room with comfortable seating was really the only benefit to going here, but not worth the higher prices without better food.
This was the first visit for my wife and I to Cocina 214 for dinner. The decor is "upscale" for an Mexican restaurant. We had an attentive server who was helpful describing the food and assisted my wife in selecting an margarita . I was disappointed in the chips and salsa- they should go get some from Chili's! However, the tortilla soup was outstanding. For the main course my wife selected the marinated steak and I had the chicken burrito. Both dishes were good, but not very good. For a lot less money better Mexican food can be had from Tequila Flats. I don't understand how Cocina 214 can consistently win Central Florida restaurant awards unless a Winter Park location and upscale decor count more than food taste.
Margaritas were very good as were the appetizers. All of the taco entrees were disappointing and over priced. Service was great and seating was comfortable. Evening began well (6:45) but by 7:15 it was quite noisy and continued to escalate making it impossible to have conversation.
My wife and I love this restaurant for the great food and tasty margaritas. We don't mind the 45 minute drive from our home because we know we're going to enjoy ourselves. After dinner it's nice to stroll down Park Avenue to visit the shops and to people watch.
I've been here before . Atmosphere is nice and tables are not too close together so your not on top of Simone else .
We went on a Monday evening and really few customer .
Food was good and portions fine just could have been more seasoned , a little bland . Drinks were good but pricy . Only compliant would be flan was not prepared correctly and was not dense or very favorable. I've had better at less fancy places . I would return when busy .
Maybe on slow night RestUrant should offer lower prices to get more customers . Just an idea .
The food we ordered was so delicious! To start, the chips brought out were warm. We ordered the Mexican street corn and queso dip to start. Both were very tasty. I ordered the chicken tamales and they were ok. However, my husband ordered the enchilada combo and man that was really good. Will definitely be coming back!
Ordered ceviche, which was delicious and a good quantity. I added a side salad, which was a big disappointment! This salad costs $6.00 for a small plate of romaine lettuce roughly chopped (difficult presentation to maneuver), three small cherry tomatoes halved, with three small pieces of tortilla chip and dressing - rip-off!
We had heard that this was the best Mexican restaurant around, and definitely agree! From the salsa was delicious almost starts off sweet and then the heat gets you at the right moment. We had fried avocado wedges for an appetizer. My husband is not a fan of avocados but thought the crunchiness from being fried helped to balance out the softness of the avocado. We had the chicken tamales and taco trio both of which were fantastic, true authentic flavors! Definitely will be our go to place when we are craving Mexican food!
I've been there a few times before in the past and I really like it. I took someone out for a date there and it was a great time. The food was good the wait staff was nice enough but I've had better service there before, but it was a busier night so I'm not too upset about that. It's a loud venue though it's got a great atmosphere but because it's a very open layout you kind of hear everything. All in all though it's one of my favorite places in the area and being right across from the park is a great perk to.
We always go to Cocina 214 and love it. But last night the hostess was in a bad mood when she took us to our table. She didn't care to get us silverware and plates like they usually do. They were understaffed and we waited longer than usual. We will continue to go because we love the food, waiters and bartenders!
Waited 30 minutes for our table when we had a reservation. Received our appetizer and dinner at the same time before we even got our drinks. After waiting for our reserved table, it felt like they were trying to rush us out by giving us all of our food within 10 minutes of sitting down, making it very hard to relax and enjoy our meal.
Service was slow and the server did not put in the correct order. We ordered fajitas for two and she only brought fajitas for one. The service was so slow that once we received the additional order, everyone had completed their meals. It just wasn't a great dining experience because of the lack of service.
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