Cocina Superior

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338 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Cocina Superior is Modern Tex Mex. Its old Mexico and contemporary America- in the kitchen, at the bar and on your plate! It's all your Tex Mex favorites, innovative original dishes that we know you'll come to love and an impressive selection of unique cocktails all served in a stylish setting, filled with sleek design, vibrant color and music to match. The restaurant can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, indoors or out, year round, thanks to a large heated and air conditioned patio. The full service bar features an extensive array of Mexican and domestic beers, an impressive wine list, and a menu of house drinks that promises to satisfy. With an outdoor fountain, side lounge and a unique glass-walled bar, Cocina Superior is the place to enjoy the latest cocktail or have a beer with friends.
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RB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Chips & salsa ok.
Black bean soup good but over-salty.
Margaritas good but overpriced.
Fajitas steak good, chicken dry. Overpriced.
Filet tacos, well beyond the requested medium. Ok, but nothing special.
Ambiance on the patio was terrible, our view of the messy servers station was unpleasant.
Go to a hole-in-the-wall for better food and ambiance.

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D
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service very slow but it worked on this occasion...we had plenty of time before a movie we were gonna catch. But it took forever to get anyone with chips OR a server to ask drink order. Hostess had said that server for that section didn’t want any more tables. We wanted to watch a certain game on tv and this is or favorite table
However she didn’t seem a bit busy. Pleasant when we saw her though.
I tried the Lily’s chicken ( name?) for first time. Was not very tender or flavorful- will go back to regular dishes next time. My mojito was awesome as always . My husband’s chimichanga was it’s usually yummy as was the cheese dip

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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BM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious as usual. Our seats were set where sun was shining in 2 guest faces though. Other than seating it was a great experience.

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AD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is always very good and our server was very polite but they always appear to be under staffed.

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t
Birmingham
61 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cocina superior was good as usual, nice versions of a bit "modernized" Mexican dishes. Tast is great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Love the birthday rocket candle.

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OT
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had a good experience here. The pomegranate margaritas are strong, and the food is full of flavor!

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SD
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was mothers day so very busy. One one hand , it was on the calendar for a year and restaurants should be prepared. It took over an hour for our food. They missed on small things like putting sour cream when we asked for no sour cream. Our server was nice and explained why our food was delayed.

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H
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brought new manager in. Quick and easy reservation. Excellent food and service. Will continue to dine at Cocina Superior.

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M
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We come here often and enjoy seeing many of the employees that we have known for years. Cesar is excellent and goes beyond to make each visit special for us! The food is always consistently good!

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JM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service! We had a mixture of brunch and lunch items ordered, and they were all excellent.

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant but when we paid our ticket, my husband gave the waiter his tip and he said he marked through the tip and the amount posted to my checking account $10. More. The ticket is at home and when I get home I'm going to call restaurant.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks were delicious. Will definitely be going back. Even though my waiter was subpar. Margaritas are to die for.

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RB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall -- nice service and good food and drinks. A bit noisy but it was a Friday night (though turning up the volume on their music would help a bit). It's a consistently good restaurant and great date night venue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Spacious, excellent service, food plentiful and generally very good except for the mahi-mahi being very dry.

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l
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately my food was cold. It was Easter Sunday and busy but I got the cod plate...disappointing!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch

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F
Louisville
72 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The hostess needs additional training. We waited to be seated and never communicate that our table was ready.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My family went to Cocina Superior for dinner on my Mom's birthday, a Friday night. They were very flexible in changing our reservation, seated us quickly, and provided very good service. The restaurant was very busy, and thus, very loud. However, the food was delicious and fresh. We had a great time. The food is quite a bit more expensive than other Mexican restaurants in the area. But, the portion sizes are very large, and the menu is unique.

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LL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

JAVIER WAS OUR SERVER AND HE DID A GREAT JOB. THE FOOD WAS GREAT. FUN ATMOSPHERE BUT LOUD.

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LW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been a while since we dined at Cocina. Now we have been twice in two weeks. Great food and service. Fajitas are amazing!

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k
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great margs, terrible service, very lous

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Seated without serving utensils , waiter seemed annoyed to wait on us , had to reach out to other waiters to get dining needs met. The service was unusually poor as l have dined here many times before. The food was great but the service was way below expectations.

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OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. This place is not what it used to be.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Seated quickly.

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OT
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The pomegranate margaritas and cheese dip are fantastic! The food is really good all around, so you really can't go wrong with anything.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It would have been much better if we had been able to sit in the patio area. It’s so loud inside it’s hard to have a conversation.

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OT
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to end the week (Friday night “date night”)! We started with happy hour frozen margaritas, which are always great! Followed by a dozen chargrilled oysters which were the perfect size and were fantastic! For entrees, my wife had the grilled salmon salad and I had the tres amigos fajitas (steak, chicken & shrimp) and we enjoyed both, which were perfectly prepared. Spot-on service. Great job, Cesar and team!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The kitchen seemed to be slow, or else our server--who was very nice--was. Possibly there weren't enough servers that night.

I love Cocina Superior, though. I have enjoyed many meals there with friends, and look forward to many more.

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LH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and drinks were delicious. The waiter service was terrible. He came to our table only twice to check on us. The first to take our order and the second to take our money/bill. We had to order our drinks and request other side items from the man that delivered our food to the table. Manager? Kitchen staff?

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OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food! Great service. Nice Restaurant. Very noisy, not a pleasant dining experience when busy.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Was ok... maybe it was the dish I ordered. Salsa for chips was runny...

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing! Glad we reserved with OpenTable!

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MG
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for a birthday celebration. That was noted on my reservation - but NOTHING was said by the staff about it. Also, we when arrived, the two ladies working as hostesses were very disorganized and not very friendly. I was worried we made a mistake, but once we were seated - everything was great. The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was not a good restaurant experience overall. We had to ask for cheese sauce three times before we finally got it. Then we had to ask for utensils and that took awhile. It took quite awhile for our food to arrive and it was cold. I assume it sat in the window long enough to get cold. The food was not good partly because it was cold but mainly because it just wasn't good. The noise level was also an issue. We won't be going back.

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t
Birmingham
61 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Cocina Superior is a nice place for Mexican/Texmex food, as usual very good. This time very busy so service was a bit spotty.

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was one of the worst meals in my entire life. Most of the party arrived prior to 6:45, our orders weren’t taken until close to 7:45, and didn’t leave until almost 8:45. We had to ask 3 times for silverware and napkins, multiple requests for water, and the food came out warm at best. One persons chicken burrito came out without chicken. The server said he was helping someone else, but we never even saw the other guy, and very little of ours. Literally horrible from start to finish.

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L
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very crowded for Valentine's Day, but they did a great job. Food is pretty typical, but the service has been excellent on our last two visits.

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CH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in from Memphis and needed a place for dinner. We. We’re impressed with the valet parking, the restaurant appearance the food was awesome, server was also great!

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