Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Situated in the Heart of McAllen’s Art District this new Latin Fusion Restaurant is sure to have something you will enjoy.
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MM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Great cucumber martini...ordered my ribeye medium, but it was pink and bloody throughout, very chewy....didn't see much value in forking over $140 for dinner for 2.....was not too impressed.

SV
Corpus Christi
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff.
Incredible food.
Always a great time.
Thank you for bringing quality food and service to the RHV.

a
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we’ve ever ordered has been wonderful. My all time favorite is the brisket tacos and my husband’s is the choriqueso pizza.

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service Great Food, Great Management! Over all it was a great experience!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is yummy and the service was great. I had the “Ropa Vieja” and I lived it. I had sangria and it was just ok.

JU
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Excellent food but I had to wait more than one hour to get my food, the place wasn't full but I noticed that the kitchen was serving too slow, our waitress Tony, overwhelmed, forgot even the drinks, don't like to see this service pattern because the food is great however the service has been down for months, probably because the focus is on the new Prime restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, gracious service.

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

The atmosphere is amazing and the waiters do an amazing job! The waiters not only can describe every menu item to the T but they have some great recommendations! This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants.

CO
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Disappointed that they don't have cocktails here only beer and wine although they do make a "wine cocktail" which is good but pricey at $11. Not on the menu but for $25 you can get a platter of all the apps which are all excellent so that and share a main course is enough for two if you want to try a lot without breaking the bank.

A
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Good service.

RH
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars are not enough! I love this restaurant, my favorite in Mcallen and probably in general. The food is amazing, creative and delicious. The service is good too. But the deserts...WOW! Every time I go I try the special for that day and it has not disappointed. A jewel in McAllen for sure!

JU
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, loved the menu and the management

MF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Place was nice. Everything i tried was great. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

PB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic! Great value. Compliments to the chef and staff!

RP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rica comida una buena atmósfera y el servicio muy atentos, volvería a ir sin duda

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Only thing I didn’t like was our waitress would hardly come to check up on us. We had to wait awhile for refills on our beverages.

LO
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and trye authentic Peruvian food.

KM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was a nice change of pace from the typical in the area. Flavors were good and food choices were really varied.

K
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Special taste in McAllen

V
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and tasty. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy deliciosa la comida, el trato muy amable, pero en ninguna parte del sitio web del restaurante se visualizo el Menú del día de San valentin, mi familia y yo teníamos pensado degustar platillos de la carta, aún así fue una muy grata experiencia --- Very delicious food, very friendly treatment, but nowhere on the website of the restaurant was the Valentine's Day Menu, my family and I had thought of tasting dishes of the menu, it was still a very pleasant experience

OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were there on Valentines Day (extremely busy in the RGV) and the night went extremely smooth despite the large crowds. We will dine here again to try their regular menu. BTW, the black lobster taco was the bomb.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

On a regular day, this is a great place to dine, however, I was so disappointed on the Valentine's Day Menu and the value was totally NOT worth it. This place is mostly known for its Peruvian and Latin cuisine and those options were not available on the Valentines Day Menu. The portions for dinner were small and frankly the dessert portion was laughable! The only choices for appetizers were those of seafood, therefore not much of a choice for those who do not like the options given.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, it was special dinner due Valentine's day, but in the description in open table was not that note.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new style had an amazing dinner also like that the new manager came and spoke with us and asked how everything was

SL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food arrived cold and under seasoned. While our waiter was excellent and very attentive the food was disappointing.

G
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a nice dinner. Food is delicious! Always love coming here and introducing friends and family to this place.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. Friendly service. Good variety of choices, foods from South America.

J
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress was horrific.
She was pushy; not attentive...we saw our food come out and she brought it 10 min later...so, it sat and got cold for 10 minutes while she chatted with the host. Lastly...she never refilled our water; bad service reflected in her minimal tip.
Host is always kind an warm.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

JJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Definitely would recommend! Fantastic appetizer, drink and main meals!

RH
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! As many times as I go there it is the number of times I’m blown away by the food and service. A great variety on the menu as well, for all tastes. I will keep going back.

OT
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, tostones rellenos were delicious, and the cheesecake was just amazing. Service was wonderful, staff is very friendly, courteous and professional. Definitely recommend it

OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot! It’s got great ceviche, great entrees and the greatest staff in the Valley!!!

OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place, food and selection. Overall had a great time there and loved the food. There were times where it felt more like a sports bar than a actual restaurant. With all the TVs and music I felt it lost some of the ambiance. Didn’t bother me at all, but it did for the wife as she was expecting something more romantic. Still a great place over all. Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience, like always

L
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazingly full of flavor and delicious. Service was great too.

p
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not your typical McAllen restaurant. Lots of variety and items not found anywhere else in the region. Something for everyone and a good selection of wine and beer. Great casual dining for any day of the week. Have been there several times and always have a chance to try something different. Looking forward to a return visit.

D
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Delicious high-quality food for a good price. Only the environment is very noisy when the place is full; its hard to have a conversation; all the TVs take away from the ambiance.

AP
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go to this restaurant once a month the food is great and the wines are sold by the bottle at a great price. My only concern was this last time since I am on a diet I requested to change the potatoes for grilled veggies and they charged me 4 usd for the change. So if you are on a diet better go to a place where they dont charge to change for healthier options.

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