Cocina - Norwich Terrace

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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Hola! Cocina is a place where amigos gather to share a delicious Mexican meal in a fun, vibrant, modern setting. We provide our customers with a modern take on classic Mexican recipes such as tacos and burritos; while not forgetting the ever popular burger which we’ve given a Mexican makeover. We make Mexican food accessible to all by offering a wide range of meals which can be customized with extra spice and sauce depending on individual tastes.

Cocina is a relaxed environment for people to unwind and share a meal with friends and family.

Specials

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

CHRISTMAS MENU from 11 Nov. We have something for everyone with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available. We have a lunchtime menu and all day menu to choose from. 3 Courses for £25.95 or 2 for Courses £19.95 and happy hour all day with cocktails at 2 for £8.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 47 People Are Saying
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SL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service. Would go again.

E
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I walked past to go to the cinema I said I would try Cocina as it catches your eye with the lights etc. Unfortunately I have a problem with red onion so it puts me off Mexican restaurants. I finally got the change to go and am glad I did. It was clean and so pretty inside. The music was good and mot too loud. It was out the way and not too busy. The waitress was helpful with my onion problem and I didn't react to any of the food which can happen. They have hats to take photos in and some interesting facts on the table about Norwich castle. I am glad I tried it and will go back at some point. Service was excellent. We got 20% off when purchasing cinema tickets.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty, service was good however there was a screen advertising 50% off our next visit however we were not given a food receipt * only a card receipt * and therefore cannot take advantage of the 50% off when we would love to go back with the whole family

TB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my daughter's 9th birthday, there was 6 children and 1 adult. The food was served very quickly and it was delicious! Staff were very lovely to.

SO
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An unplanned evening to start a week of birthday celebrations turned out to be a very enjoyable one. Starting from a warm welcome to excellent food and drinks, the service was friendly, efficient and professional. Food quality high, served in good time. Certainly a happy experience.

CB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thourily enjoyed our meal there, we weren’t hurried and sat for ages talking.

R
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Cocina and we’ll be returning. The food was super tasty due partly to our waiter making great recommendation. A very enjoyable meal indeed!

TR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff remembered us from last visit (2 months ago) food is well presented, tasty and excellent value for money, we will definitely be back again soon.

IC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and organised. Prompt service and great food. Location is pleasant and ambiance lovely. Plenty of choice and food presentation good. Appetiser was courtesy of staff and nice touch. Overall exceptional and looking forward going again soon

V
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and thoughtful. Food selection was varied even with vegetarians in our party and not all dishes were spicy. Great view of the castle. Only minor negative points are music was rather loud if you wanted to talk while dining and the toilets were on the mall floor below which did not bother us but could be an issue if anyone in your party has mobility difficulties.

k
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We ordered from the tapas menu using Meerkat meals. The service was brilliant and most of our dishes tasted nice. It's not the coziest place but that was to be expected.

t
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time food was lovely the waiter was brilliant we would definitely recommend to everyone

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service from friendly staff

BC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, everything was so flavourful and tasty! The service was amazingly fast and friendly. Overall, would come here again!

VC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and generous! One of thw best vegan menus I have seen in a chain restaurant and everything was absolutely delicious! The flatbreads are so good!

AT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Unfortunately there was loud work going on in the shopping centre which spoilt the evening as you could hardly hear yourself speak, but food was nice and service was good

PA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was lovely, wasnt sure about having mexican but it was better than expected. Portion sizes spot on. Very relaxed feeling in restaurant, will definitely go again.

CB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely evening, polite staff and excellent fresh tasting food. Perfect location for Cinema and we got a discount when we presented our cinema tickets which was a added bonus.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service , food and great value for money . First time and will not be the last time .

S
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our waitress was really lovely. Most of the food was good, the wraps and sweet potato fries were really nice, the meatballs were good and spicy. I would not recommend the steak.

GW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal here. Using Meerkat two for one made it excellent value!

OT
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Was really looking forward to trying somewhere new, but we were left sadly disappointed.
Although the food was tasty, chips were piping hot but the rest of the food was stone cold. Drinks order was served incorrectly and waitress walking around asking people if they had ordered the food she had in her hand - she didn’t have a clue which order was where. Waitress also rather abrupt and threw food down before walking off. One member of the party received their food about 5 minutes before the rest of us. We witnessed one couple complain and leave having not even touched their food/drinks.
Just to say there are no toilets in the restaurant, you have to go down to the lower floor in the Mall to use public toilets which isn’t ideal.
We won’t return.

KS
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was enjoyable and atmosphere was good although the music was far too loud. Perfect for Vue cinema as we did

L
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wanted a quick bite to eat and after reading reviews decided to give this restaurant a try as we hadn’t visited before. Food tasted good and the service was excellent with helpful and attentive staff. Will definitely visit again.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service! I arrived earlier than my partner (we’d booked a table for two) and the staff were very attentive and made sure I was alright and even helped explain certain parts of the menu which I didn’t understand. Very quick to receive our Tapas which was delicious, and when we asked for the bill - payment was prompt. All in all a lovely experience and I would happily go there again.

R
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very nice on the whole. I was a little disappointed that spices covered absolutely everything but my date loved it. 2 meals and 2 drinks came to £21... value for money.

EB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and a nice menu. Menu caters for GF and Vegans.

JL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food but could do with toilet facilities onsite

JW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had dinner before the cinema so convenient, service good

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service so slow or really fast with waitress standing over us while trying to decide. Ordered mexican hash and my friend nachos with chicken. Waiter turned up - we have no mexican hash to me and to my friend yours is ready ?!?! Had to keep calling staff over for drinks and waited nearly 20 mins for bill .... would have been understandable if busy but only 4 tables. Disappointing as was so looking forward to trying.

C
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

First time there, waited awhile for food, there was not many people in there for a Sunday evening, the waiter came over with nacho and said that sorry for the delay. When we got the food it was lovely, but the waiter and waitress kept coming over to see if everything was ok so we could not really enjoy it, we had some bowls that the fries was in and I put mine in front of me, they came back to ask if we was ok and lent across us to take the bowls they could have walked around or left them until the end. Was so hot in there not much air coming through the terrace window,Was a new place to try, sadly we won't come back

DH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been before and enjoyed the food/atmosphere. This time we eating prior to going yo the cinema and were seated quickly and got drinks. Waitresses seemed fine. Starter came quickly but we were waiting around 30 mins before our main arrived. My tacos tasted OK but were a bit dry. Like they had been left out for a while. Wife's meal was OK. Had to run at the end as had to get to the cinema. No idea why such a delay as the restaurant was quiet. Not saying I wouldn't go back but is now down my list of restaurants to consider. A bit disappointing really.

F
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time Cocina after seeing a lot of advertisement and recommendations. It did not disappoint! Lovely menu, absolutely amazingly tasting food! Service was excellent, being a waitress myself I looked for the key points in recommending certain products. Definitely will recommend to a friend and will be back 100%!

AB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service, very very very slow. Took 2 and a half hours for 4 people to have a main course. Weren't offered any drinks, no one came back to ask if the meal was ok. When taking orders the waiter started walking away after taking mains before we even had a chance to order sides. When they took the plates away there was no offer of a desserts menu and he never came back with the bill so we had to pay at the bar. Would not return! Awful.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good service and good prices for the food however the drinks I feel were over priced for the amount you got.

JA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Had a bad experience in Cocina. Service was bad and slow. Staff was disappearing all the time, needed to look for a waiter. We expected food be delicious and similar to Mexican, but it was not at all, could not feel the taste.

SM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sadly food was very poor - childs cod came out cold - how can you serve cod goujons with literally cold fish??? chips hardly cooked and not the service i would expect from a restaurant like that; waiters are allowed to smile.

wont be back.

PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food, served quickly with great friendly service :)

QE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to catch up with friends for an affordable dinner.

AC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was really good, quick at getting your food out very impressed as there was only one chef! Amazing tasty Mexican food packed full of flavour and balance and really cheap pricing I think for three of us our bill only came to like £32 or so! They also offer stundent discount which is great! Would highly recommend the sharing churros they were beautiful 😍 Will deffo be going there again! ☺️