Back

Reviews La Cocina

9/10

Excellent

based on 105 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. James R.
    James R.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    We were warmly greeted on arrival. Heard Mass underway in the nearby church (the oldest in Estepona where told by our server Nieves) so we asked would she mind if we nipped in to light a few candles for our family. We returned 10 minutes later. The restaurant is well located, close to Estepona Plaza de los Flores, but far enough away not to be one of those tourist "formula". La Cocina is designed for the discerning gourmet, without being pretentious. My dilemma is that by telling you about this restaurant and how good it is, thatbit may be fully booked next time I want to go. But Jose and Nieves deserve their restaurant t be known! (brother and sister by the way, so dont do the esposo/esposa bit! Net this is beautifully fresh food cooked beautifully. On good that we each had to taste each others! Cod pil pil and grilled Tune were our main courses, served with properly cooked vegetables and patatas fritas. Wines by the glass were excellent. Also a great gin selection. My problem is now that I want to go back again tonight, and the night after but one has to show some self restraint! 10/10

  2. Julie P.
    Julie P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service very friendly enjoyable evening. Superb tuna Tartare beautifully prepared and presented at our table. Happy to recommend!

  3. Renate  G.
    Renate G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Found this little gem on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing, the presentation was brilliant and the service was excellent! Would absolutely recommend this place!!!!

  4. Diane C.
    Diane C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Friendly service with delicious food in a lovely setting in the old town of Escapone.

  5. Clive M.
    Clive M.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    Booked for 7pm and arrived at 6.45 to be told they don’t open until 7.30 despite their website. Couldn’t park anywhere near without threat of being towed. Free car parl nearly a km away so went somewhere else

  6. Claire L.
    Claire L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Picturesque quiet street in the old town. Family run, very welcoming and friendly service. Quiet at lunchtime but probably need to book for evening outside table. Fish dishes which we tried were lovely and fresh; particularly enjoyed the seabass.

  7. Thomas T.
    Thomas T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Seafood salad, lamb, cod.... All awesome... Lovely service... Beautiful street... Outdoor late dining.... Very friendly owner... Must go!

  8. Jeroen V.
    Jeroen V.
    • one review
    9/10

    We had an absolute fantastic family diner at this place, amazing service and fine tasting food. I would recommend this place for sure, we will be coming back soon.

  9. Vikki W.
    Vikki W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food & service as usual. We've been going to this family run restaurant for years at their old premises however, new location is stunning in the old town. Owner Jose & his Dad before him, Antonio & of course Mama in the kitchen have become like family over the years & always ask about our other family members when we visit. Will definitely be back even though just sold house in Estepona. Adios & hasta luego. Pam, Sarah & Vikki (& not forgetting Señor Terry & Emilia!) x

  10. Marian K.
    Marian K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great vibe in the new location of La Cocina...amazingly attentive staff and incredible cuisine. The Sangria is probably the best I’ve ever had and I found that the food experience was so unique...I will certainly return!!

  11. Dawn R.
    Dawn R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful experience with all the best of dining out. Warm service, fair prices and delicious food! Highly recommend!

  12. Mary R.
    Mary R.
    • one review
    8/10

    Lovely atmosphere friendly staff.

  13. D W A.
    D W A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food, service quick and friendly. Well worth a visit.

  14. Roy M.
    Roy M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great evening with friends, food and service excellent, go!

  15. Keith M.
    Keith M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wow, this is a fabulous, the service, the ambiance and food were exceptional. A real friendly welcome and attentive service, our hostess gave us recommendations from the wine list which was delicious. We had a starter, fillet steaks and wine for €70 for two, highly recommend this restaurant and are returning again, many thanks Cocina! Kind regards keith & Trish

  16. Simon B.
    Simon B.
    • one review
    10/10

    An excellent restaurant that deserves all the excellent reviews already posted. The restaurant has plenty of space and tables. Air con was perfect on the stuffy night. The choice of starters, salads and mains is quite broad and suitable food for all tastes, even our fussy vegetarian daughter had plenty to choose from. The Diana steak cooked at your table adds to the experience. Well priced. Definitely much higher standard than the Elbe Hotel ‘5 srar’ Restaurants.. If staying at the Elba, just turn left along the beach path for about 200m, up the steps to the road and over via the footbridge. A pleasant 15 minute stroll.

  17. Lee P.
    Lee P.
    • one review
    10/10

    First ones in there what ended up being a busy evening for them. Service was still great and the food matched it.. we had the tapas menu (oh and an egg and chips) and a very nice jug of Sangria which was perfect.. will definitely go again and highly recommend it.. thanks

  18. Jules W.
    Jules W.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food, very nice inside, an unexpected gem next to the highway.

  19. Hai N.
    Hai N.
    • one review
    9/10

    People are friendly, speak English OK Food was good, seafood crape and sea salad Ok (sea food materials not fresh though), sea bass was very special

  20. Gert h.
    Gert h.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Traditional spanish restaurant with good food, wine and service.

  21. Peter B.
    Peter B.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Good paella, polite service.

  22. Hanna M.
    Hanna M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food and very nice restaurant

  23. Andreas W.
    Andreas W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Had good food and wine from nice stuff.

  24. WEIJIA Z.
    WEIJIA Z.
    • one review
    10/10

    very nice resturant for everything,environment,service,and food

  25. - -.
    - -.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food servered by wonderfully friendly staff. They made us feel really welcome and were so good with our children. Will definitely visit again.

  26. - -.
    - -.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food especially fish of the day good service and ambience

  27. - -.
    - -.
    • one review
    9/10

    We went at 7.30 so was the only ones in, but service and food was great ????????

  28. Hartmut B.
    Hartmut B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Don't be surprised about the outside appearance of this restaurant. The dinner was really delicious and the service friendly. We choose three different starters and also different main courses and everything was of very good quality and tasty. In deed we would revisit this restaurant again and recommend it!