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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:
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

151 E Welbourne Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Knowles

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 790-7997

Website:
http://www.cocina214.com/

Catering:
We now cater! Contact catering@cocina214.com for more info.

Parking Details:
There is street parking on Welbourne and on Knowles. We do have complimentary valet in the evenings Friday and Saturday.

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.

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Cozy (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice restaurant

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great time. Only criticism is that the lighting required many of us throughout the restaurant to have to use cell phone flashlight to read the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Unfortunately, most of the city lost power and we had to scramble to find cash to pay as there was no way to pay by credit card that was secure.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food... Nice environment. Excellent service...

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Inside seating was so loud we asked to be moved outside. The food and service was ok.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great atmosphere and very friendly service. Our waitor had great recommendations. We liked the margaritas and Mexican corn the most.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Thank you SO much! It was great! You made my husbands birthday such a treat! Thank you Tony;)

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and ambience.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome food. Great drinks. Especially the mojito!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Perfect place for a date night. Lots of energy and seemed friendly to all ages. Food was tasty and drinks were yummy. Our service was very friendly and offered suggestions that we enjoyed. Fun night and good atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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 .

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Orlando! Get the Brisket Quesadilla and you will not regret it! Brisket anything there is AMAZING!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Good food and good conversation

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The portions are very small for Mexican food. Also, the service was not very good. The waiter never came back and asked us for another drink. He was actually quite rude. I have been there a few times but I will not return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Had a reservation but waited 25 minutes beyond our open table set time. Manager seemed frazzled and unorganized especially since they were so busy. Lots of people waiting for their tables just like us. Not sure if we will return again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We read very favorable reviews of this Mexican restaurant. The food was served attractively but very under spiced. Almost boring. The beer selection was weak. The service was good and the atmosphere very nice.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nice spot in Winter park for a Mexican dish.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Expected above avg Tex Mex and the food was not very good. Mine wasn't hot. Flan very over cooked and looked curdled. This restaurant messed up the most basic food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Always enjoyable! Consistently good food, great frozen margaritas. Pleasant staff, never feel rushed here and options for seating inside and outside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Authentic, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Had a great Cinco De mayo Dinner with my hubby and a special day for us!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We came in with a large group to celebrate a birthday & we had a great time. The servers were very kind & helpful. The food and drinks were delish! Can't wait to come back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Perfect for a reunion get together with friends!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food is always good, but the service is fair at best. Slow on drink refills, had to ask for chips and salsa refills several times, and just felt a bit neglected. Too bad, as the party of 8 are Winter Park residents and dine out frequently.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We were disappointed. The tacos were tasteless & meager for the price. The fresh fish dish made the visit acceptable. Our waitress was outstanding and helped make up for the disappointing food.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Love this place, awesome food. Little bit pricey but that hasn't kept me away...

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Serendipitous stumbled on this gem of a restaurant. Food was delicious, server attentive, ambiance cozy, margaritas perfection...company was wonderful!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great restaurant in the heart of Winter Park. Such a cute area and such a cute restaurant. Love their covered patio!! Food was excellent and service was top notch. A great choice while in Orlando!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Lunch here with the girlfriends. Requested to be seated outside as their patio is very nice. Our server, Arturo, was attentive as well as knowledgeable. This is our third time to dine here. The food is very good and the menu selections offer a lot of variety. Nearby parking was available and makes this a convenient location. Will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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