La Cocina Mexican Restaurant is located just off busy Airport Boulevard in West Mobile. People who live in Mobile often talk about avoiding Airport Boulevard at all costs, but why do that if it means missing out on this terrific little gem? I first heard about La Cocina from a local food service professional. He also happened to be Mexican, so I felt like his advice was worth taking. I asked “Where can I find good Mexican food in Mobile?” He answered “La Cocina” without any hesitation.
With food this good, they can celebrate Christmas year-round if they so choose.
Some traditional Mexican art is etched into the wooden dining booths.
The chips are fat and crunchy and the salsa tastes fresh (and not too darn hot).
The Poblano Relleno platter (featuring sides of Mexican rice and refried beans) is a personal favorite at La Cocina. How do I love it? Let me count the ways. First, they begin with a fresh Poblano pepper. They are a dark, rich green in color and are mild with only a slight afterburn. The pepper is stuffed with marinated, grilled (almost smoky) chicken breast meat and queso fresco (a mellow Mexican-style white cheese). It is then dipped in a batter, deep fried to crispyness, and then doused in a tangy red sauce. Sound good? You better believe it, amigo!
A closer look at the Poblano pepper stuffed full of chicken & queso fresco.
La Cocina is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.