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La Cocina Mexicana, Newark report w/ pics

hhc Jun 10, 2007 11:14 PM

came here for dinner Sun 6/10/07. It used to be a Chinese restaurant.

There is a Grand Opening sign outside.

They have tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, mariscos, coctel de camaron, especials, combinaciones, tostades, tortas, aguas frescas. On Sat & Sat. they have Menudo-Red or white; and Pozole.

I got 3 tacos which comes w/ choice of meat, cilantro, onions, cabbage & salsa for $1.25 each. The meats I picked were Adobada-marinated pork; Lengua-beef tongue; chile verde-pork in green sauce. All were good. Free fresh salsa bar available.

Also got a small cantaloupe aguas fresca $1.50. Tasty and refreshing served over ice.

Credit cards taken. My total was $5.93. Unisex bathroom available.

Things I might try next time:
hot dogs con tocino: hot dogs wrapped in bacon $1.95
Menudo white $5.95 small
tortas cubana $5.75

La Cocina Mexicana
35144 Newark Blvd
(between Cedar Blvd & Jarvis Ave, next to the old Albertson's)
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 793-8442

M-F 10a-9p; Sat/Sun 8a-9p


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  1. DezzerSF RE: hhc Jun 11, 2007 08:46 AM

    Thanks for the review. Do you know if they have al pastor?

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    1. re: DezzerSF
      Melanie Wong RE: DezzerSF Jun 11, 2007 11:10 PM

      Haven't been there, but you might try the adobada. Places usually offer one or the other. Adobada has a similar marinade but isn't roasted on a spit . . . and many places that say they have al pastor are actually making it just like adobada.

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      vipdiddy RE: hhc Jun 11, 2007 03:39 PM

      how does it compare to Los gallos, also in newark (if you've been)?


      1. hhc RE: hhc Jun 11, 2007 07:44 PM

        no al pastor. These are the meats they have:
        asada, adobada, pollo adobado, lengua, carnaza, and chile verde.

        I haven't been to Los Gallos in a long time and only once to La Cocina so hard to say. Both are good, why don't you give it a try.

        1. hhc RE: hhc Jul 9, 2007 09:46 PM

          adding link:

          La Cocina Mexicana
          35144 Newark Blvd, Newark, CA 94560

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