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La Cocina Oaxaquena

50 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Neighborhood Gem (81)
  • Good for Groups (77)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (75)

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La Cocina Oaxaquena, which is located in Seattle, Washington, is focused on serving Mexican cuisine that tastes homemade. In addition, the restaurant boasts an impressive list of original cocktails, including those made with tequila and mescal infusions. The staff at La Cocina Oaxaquena believes in delivering taste and quality to its customers.

The food menu at La Cocina Oaxaquena keeps things simple, as the chefs have mastered a small list of favorites including the quesadillas fritas and the memelitas, which are tortillas topped with pork gravy. Many of the favorites at the restaurant are topped with the signature queso Oaxaqueno.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Southern
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Open Sundays: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 623-8226
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tina Pinello
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Cross street
Melrose And Pine Street
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Parking details
There is a pay lot adjacent to our restaurant or there is street parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout
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vipKathryn (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Had a great first dining experience here Saturday night with a group of friends. Awesome service and food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend. I had the steak asada tacos and they were delicious! Huge outdoor dining patio and yummy drinks as well!

vipChefEvan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

The menu choices were great; unusual offerings. Mole pork tamales wrapped in banana leaves and cheese enchiladas were very tasty; several interesting seafood specialties. Wait staff were friendly and accommodating. Beverages were very good.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

Simple yet elegant. Always a go-to when we don't know what we want to eat. Been here twice this week!

Brystock (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

I have always found the food and service to be excellent. This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Don't miss the Bartender's Margarita!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

Great place to hang out and enjoy some good authentic Mexican food. My wife and I sat at the bar and we're well taken care of by Michael! Thanks for the great service!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2015

pro-tip. Sit up at the bar by the cooking area to watch the ladies cooling and working their magic.

JenC (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

I went here for my birthday dinner with friends. It was a lot of fun. We had reservations and they had a table for us outside on the front patio which was really nice. Service was great. The food was really delicious with good portion sizes. Drink and food were a little expensive so maybe the happy hour would be a better time to go. Overall I really liked it.

tami (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

I went there with a group of friends prior to seeing a show at the Paramount. The food was great and the service was quick. Would definitely go there again

daffodil (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

We sat outside on a very warm evening and enjoyed the people watching on Capitol Hill.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on July 6, 2015

The food and outside seating was great! The environment was as equally uppity as it was casual. We could never really tell who are server was, I guess that was nice so we could ask anyone for something - however I felt we were neglected a little bit, maybe there were understaffed that evening - it did get swiftly packed all of a sudden. However they gave me a free birthday shot on my birthday!

*they have a nice self-serve salsa bar, the bowls are the size of ketchup bowls.