Cocina Superior

4.4
352 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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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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p
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The place is way too loud. When folks have to yell at each other at the same table to be heard, then the dining experience is ruined. The food is OK for Tex Mex and there are so many other places to eat in the area, I would avoid. Management should stop serving customers when they are falling down drunk and screaming just to be seen and heard. We won't be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The wait for the food was unexceptionable. It had been 45 minutes since we ordered. Then the waitress brought my husband the wrong entree. He ordered a chimichanga and she brought him spinach enchiladas. We had already waited so long that we started to eat our entrees and as the waitress left she accidentally dropped her tray on my husband that had a whole picture of water on it and now on him and on me. No one wiped up the water and ice. Other patrons gave us their napkins. I could not eat the salad part of my entree as it was soaked in dressing or water had gotten it . The manager did take off my husbands entree off the bill but I think the entire bill for the three of us should have been taken care of. We will not be returning.

GY
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived about 20 minutes ahead of our reservation so we went to the bar for a margarita and chips while we waited. Our bartender KB was pretty entertaining so we just ended up eating there instead of waiting on our table.
I had the Blue Corn Stacked Enchiladas and they were just ok. ( dry Chicken) My normal go to are the fish tacos here and they are great. My wife had Chipotle Shrimp and it was wonderful. We also had a side of guacamole and it was spot on.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, and the waiters/waitresses are awesome!

SF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Mexican place! Food is excellent, service is top notch and the margs are some of the beat in town!

A
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

BP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous except the noise level.

MT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a great place to go eat Mexican with a small or large group. The food is pretty good and the service was very fast. They had chips and salsa brought to my table before I could even take my purse off my shoulder. I loved their drinks. They were full of flavor and not watered down!!!

LA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restraunt is one of our favorites. The food taste AWESOME every single time. They never disappoint us!❤

R
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Probably the best TexMex in Birmingham. Big restaurant (noise isn't usually a problem), good drinks, good food. It isn't going to blow your mind, but it's consistently tasty.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Our waiter was overwhelmed with all his tables but managed it well.

SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service. Great chips as usual, tasty drinks.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had a 6 o’clock reservation for 6 people and had requested a table. I walked in 10 min early. There was a group of 6 without a reservation that walked in just before me. They were seated right away at a nice table in front of the restaurant. We then had to wait for them to set up a table in the back corner by the restrooms and kitchen. The sun was beating down on the windows and we all started sweating. We asked to be moved and they said the only thing available was a booth, despite the fact we could see the long football shaped table/booth was unoccupied. When we could not fit in the booth, they finally allowed us to move to that table/booth. This is not the first time I have had issues at this location. If it weren’t for the food being my daughters favorite, we would not return. Thankfully she will be graduating in the spring and we won’t have to worry about it.

e
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess needed some training.... As I walked in, there was no greetings, she made eye contact but did not initiate conversation or greeting.

Server was doing her job but lack of personality. She could be shy so not much interaction.

Everyone there seemed to be not quite in it as in a bit zoned out.

Food was good.

RB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
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.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It took an hour to receive our food. My burger was undercooked. Server was nice, but the kitchen was obviously understaffed. When you go somewhere that takes reservations, you expect them to be prepared for the volume of customers.

D
Birmingham
27 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

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

Great service!!

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.

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.

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.

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

Great! Love the birthday rocket candle.

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!

SD
Birmingham
9 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.

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.

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!

JM
Las Vegas
8 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.

LA
Birmingham
2 reviews
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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Easter brunch

F
Louisville
75 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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Great margs, terrible service, very lous

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.

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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