Cocina - Norwich Tombland

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Mexican

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This is a great place to kick back and enjoy our large array of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits. Once you're done sampling the drinks menu, then pop next door and soak it all up with a Mexican fiesta for you and your friends
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C
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

If the menu changes. After asking advised that the full menu isn't available. A bit limited. Tapas options over priced, recommend 2-4 dishes but some were up to £6 each which was too much. Recommend around £4. I believe our server was new but was pleasant and helpful. (Long Black hair). Draft beer not available. Overall OK but possibly wouldn't return unless changes to menu.

BP
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food big portions lovely choice of food and the mocktails were great too.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They didn’t have any drinks on drought or the gin tree, ordered 5 drinks and after 30 minutes only 3 had arrived. A further 15 minutes later the other 2 arrived. We decided if this is how the service was we would ask for the bill and go else where for food.

AL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

No thrills dining. In need of a revamp.
Average food.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very little atmosphere, square and clinical, a Mexican needs to be colourful and vibrant. Service needs work, forgot our order of water and we over ordered on nachos too start which were very big, it would have been good if the waitress had guided us and made suggestion on ordering 2 between the 6 of us.
Bit concerned when I heard the ping of a microwave from the semi open kitchen.
2 cocktail for £8 seemed like a great deal, however they weren't worth the money, the margarita's did not fill the glass so instant disappointment, put me off ordering any more.

LH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food amazing service and an enjoyable evening - didn’t know it was even there! Friend with gluten issues had a massive range to choose from too!

OT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food and cocktails were great, had a fab time

KH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little quiet in the restaurant however the cocktails were great and the tapas was tasty with a lot of options. The service was fast and helpful

KB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and a good range for all types of diet. It was my daughter's birthday and she chose the place and had a delicious meal (fussy vegetarian). Our waiter was very attentive.
I did like the fact that a family came in later on and the waiter worked with the kitchen to adapt some food for the children's tastes - he even brought out a sample for them to taste.

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Lack of any atmosphere. Food order was wrong and only warm when arrived to table. Restaurant wasn’t busy either so no excuse. Cocktails were very watery. No apology or any offer to resolve and full bill paid. Definitely will not be returning not when norwich has so many other lovely restaurants

GE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a booking online at Cocina Norwich Tombland for 12:30 on 22/02/2019 and had confirmation of this come through via email however we arrived at the restaurant to find it closed! We were very disappointed as we then had to find an alternative and online it shows the restaurant is open on Fridays from 12pm to 12am. This caused lots of distress with last minute arrangements and as this was for a works client meeting it was extremely embarrassing!

H
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Toilets were absolutely filthy, the food was average and the atmosphere non existence.

A
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with some background live music.

Great tapas nice beer and cocktails.

OT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely New Year’s Eve dinner with my 8 year old

TE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first visit and the food was excellent, the cocktails were really tasty. We all had a fantastic evening and will definitely be returning and recommending it to our friends.

P
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiting staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. Never a smile either!
Staff didn't know what was supposed to come with gluten free burrito . Margarita glasses half full which makes joke of 2 for £8.
Desserts were very poor. Churros were sent back as not cooked. Chocolate fudge cake was a puddle

C
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lovely food, we had small dishes to try and all tasted good. service was good but not very attentive. It took ages to get our drinks order, getting the attention of the waitress was difficult but she was very helpful when we did get her attention. Atmosphere was fine, nothing special but the setting is nice. Overall a good visit and I would go again.

OT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was decorated for a birthday when we arrived. Lovely food good value and good service

HB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food ok, very poor service. The waiter brought our next course before we’d finished the first. I asked that when it came back that it was freshly prepared, but it was obvious just heated up. We specially asked for no chocolate sauce with our desert, just the caramel option, but they brought just chocolate!

Y
Norfolk
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty food - great for sharing. Very reasonably priced.. Good choice of drinks too

CP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cocina is becoming a firm family fave for the whole family.

M
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great night here with friends, great cocktails, friendly staff and good food

BG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service. Helpful staff, nice and clean x

CH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed a lovely meal in Norwich with friends. The food was delicious, and spicy and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. The restaurant was smaller than I thought, light and well decorated.

Will be visiting again. Thank you

l
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food was alright and the service was okay. However, it lacked in the desserts menu for vegans, only serving sorbet - essentially flavoured ice. The atmosphere was unsatisfactory and didn’t feel like an authentic Mexican- rather commercial in fact. To make it more warm and vibrant, like the Mexican culture, the decor needs to be improved, it was rather simplistic and plain. The food was okay but there are far better authentic Mexican restaurants in Norwich.

I
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came for my husbands 29th birthday with two other friends, meal was lovely and arrived quickly, drinks where also brought over quickly. Only issue we had was we felt like we where rushed with ordering our meal/drinks, the server told us there was a large party in and we should try to order quickly before them, other than that it was all very much enjoyed! Would come again

NB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, someone had given us a groupon voucher for drinks and tapas. Both were were lovely.

CE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

What a shame I’ve had to give the rating I did. Went with a friend..my food, the meatballs, was delicious. My friend ordered the chicken tacos, which she had to send back as the filling was cold..I don’t mean even mildly warm, but cold. The waiter was apologetic and, quite promptly, another one was sent out..still cold! As I had nearly finished my own meal, we didn’t send it back again as we had somewhere to be, we just got the price of her meal taken off the bill. Had it only happened initially, we would’ve put it down to bad luck but twice!! Very poor and totally unacceptable. Shame as everything else about the place was great.

S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious hot food, fabulous service and the cocktails were amazing

S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday meal for my husband what a fantastic night, food lovely staff very friendly and helpful.after the meal they brought out a dessert for my husband free of charge it was lovely.will be returning very soon big thanks.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was really good but there wasn't any atmosphere and the service was really poor. At one point we was the only ones in the restaurant and it took 15mins to bring us our drinks. The waitress even offered us the bill before we had even finished our mains. There wasn't even a mention of dessert, so we paid and left.

SR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Few of the menu items not available, over sweet mocktails, long wait (apparently were short staffed in kitchen), food lacked quality(unable to think of naked burrito without guacamole or salsa ) , street salad missed couple of ingredients, side order never came, incorrect order delivered.. overall a very poor show!! Got some discount but would never return..

AR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. My daughter and I both ordered from the vegan menu, but non-vegan food was served.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t bother, absolutely awful! Food was bland, cold and all came out at different times. Some of our party (of 4!) waited over an hour.

S
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Unfortunately the chicken starter though hot on the outside was ice cold in the middle so we had to send it back. Our mains came out as soon as we had finished our starter but I think they hadn’t taken into account the replacement starter because they were lukewarm so am guessing they had been standing a while. They were also quite bland. The staff did take a couple of the meals off the bill but that doesn’t make up for a disappointing dining experience.

A
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall2food5service3ambience3

We chose to dine here as one of the party is Vegan and they seemed to have a great vegan selection. As it was a lunch to be taken in our lunch hour, we called ahead to pre-order. Whilst we were told that the food would be ready for 13:10 it didn't actually arrive until almost 13:40 which left very little time in which to actually eat. We were the only table in the restaurant for the entire time, and whilst the server/manager was around we had to hunt for him if we needed anything. However despite this the food was really good and so were the cocktails, and when the server was around he was more than pleasant. We would definitely come again, but perhaps on an occasion where we don't have any time constraints.

JE
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value. Good food attentive friendly service. Tasty Mexican dishes served in modern style. Good selection of drinks. Enjoyed the TexMex draught very much. Mohitos also splendid. Will definitely be back!

A
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food isn't bad although it could be better and added with more choices. Unfortunately, when we went there, the dishes took very long time to be served although the waiter was really friendly. that night was the same for all customers in our room.

CW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were told that you didn't have the booking - clearly you did - no atmosphere - really quiet decided to leave and not eat - not a great menu - when I told the waiter we were leaving as didn't like the menu - he wasn't surprised and said that he understood

NS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Starters and drinks were all fine. The Mexican fries that we ordered to accompany 4 of the 5 main courses we had were very undercooked with some still raw inside. We pointed this out to the waiter who shrugged.