About Cocina Superior
Homewood, AL 35209-4501
Cocina Superior is Modern Tex Mex. Its old Mexico and contemporary America- in the kitchen, at the bar and on your plate! It's all your Tex Mex favorites, innovative original dishes that we know you'll come to love and an impressive selection of unique cocktails all served in a stylish setting, filled with sleek design, vibrant color and music to match. The restaurant can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, indoors or out, year round, thanks to a large heated and air conditioned patio. The full service bar features an extensive array of Mexican and domestic beers, an impressive wine list, and a menu of house drinks that promises to satisfy. With an outdoor fountain, side lounge and a unique glass-walled bar, Cocina Superior is the place to enjoy the latest cocktail or have a beer with friends.
Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
At Cocina Superior we know that your special events vary, so we offer several catering options. We deliver food to groups of 10 or more, ordered off the catering menu (delivery fee applies), with everything you need for a great meal, including disposable plates, napkins, flatware, and serving utensils. We offer full service, off-site catering and have chafing dishes and other serving pieces for rent when you choose Cocina Superior to cater your party. 24-hour notice is appreciated for delivery orders.
Cocina Superior offers Valet Parking every day for lunch and dinner. There is also a parking deck directly across the street.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cocina Superior Ratings and Reviews
We were glad to have made a reservation for this Saturday evening, as the place was crowded and there was a small queue in the lobby and outside. When the hostess tried to place us at a small table just off the lobby, we requested and received a different, larger table in a better location. Nice and responsive.
The menu has a lot of choices. We've been here for lunch and those selections are available, but the dinner selections are also good. My wife had the veggie-licious enchiladas and said they were fine but unremarkable. Basically just sauteed vegetables rolled in tortillas with cheese on top. Adding salsa helped. I had the roasted pork enchiladas, which were very good (I recommend them). We also sprung for a small guacamole - would have preferred to pay less than $7, but it tasted very fresh and was chunky, not completely pureed.
The arroz verde is delicious and the beans also flavorful. My wife doesn't usually like refried beans, but complemented these (maybe because her veggie enchiladas were meh).
Our server was prompt and attentive, but not very well-versed in the menu. He didn't know the price of well cocktails ("about $7, I think") and when asked to describe the roasted pork enchiladas, didn't understand that they're not just pork rolled up, but are quite juicy and almost al pastor. As for the cocktails, they were very small, definitely overpriced and not worth the $6.50. Have a beer or margarita instead.
We'll be back. This is a good spot.
I had a really good time and the food was great. It was my friend's birthday and he said this was his top pick to eat on his special day. I have a food allergy and the Waiter was very understanding and made sure nothing came to the table that would make me sick . That really matters to me that he took that extra step for me. Overall I had a great time and I would go back again. The food was amazing.
The service and food was terrible. They clearly were not properly staffed in the dining room and the kitchen. My folks who live here, said that the food has never been this terrible. The kids cooking in the kitchen were not the same people that are normally working. If they can't provide the same level of service and food quality the day after a holiday, they should stay closed until their normal staff can be there.
I was a little underwhelmed. The prices were not way out of line, and the food was decent. I had fish tacos and my wife had chicken enchiladas, neither was amazing, but certainly okay. The salsa and chips were amazing! Service was slower than I expected (seemed like they were short-handed that night) and it was noisy, even for a evening when it wasn't so busy. We came to celebrate an anniversary, but I doubt we'll come again unless we just happen to be close and really want some Tex-Mex food.
We made reservations the Friday before the birthday luncheon (11 people reserved). I called the restaurant that day to be sure they had us down....my first time with Open Table. When we arrived at 11:30 they did not have the table ready. We waited 10 minutes for it to be set up. They set us up outside even though inside was not busy. There were bugs, bees and a bird in the outside area where we were sitting. They opened the door to try and get the bird out....just let the heat in; bird stayed for lunch. Had to track the waiter down several times to get service. Checks were very late in getting done. We had attendees that had a meeting at 1pm and were late to their meetings due to slowness of service. Waiter indicated he was normally catering staff. At one point I had to get someone to get his attention as he and the other waiters were too busy talking to notice me when I was waiting to talk with him . We were on our lunch hour and given special occasion expected it to take us over an hour but not an 1hr. and a half just to get food, eat, and pay out.
We used Open Table for this reservation. It did not disappoint. The table was ready when we got there and we were a staggered party getting there so no waiting on the table to be ready was a blessing! We had one guy waiting on our table. He was incredible. Orders were correct - he was swift with our drinks and re-orders. Never gave us a look of "why me Lord" and he could have. There were 18 of us and we were very energetic. Two of us had birthdays in July so we got to celebrate with them for $1/slice cake. It was delicious as well.
I contacted Cocina to book a large group (30+). They eagerly accepted the reservation and did an awesome job with our group. The servers were organized and efficient and the service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant for large groups who expect great service and food at a reasonable price. Thanks again for the great experience!!
Family of 5 ate dinner before going to see Wicked. We were seated right away even though the restaurant was mostly full so I was very glad of the 6:15 reservation I made with Open Table! Server was very attentive and knowledgable, although sometimes hard to understand. 18 year old ordered a grilled chicken plate that came with tortillas and fixings on the side that was well cooked and delicious. Everyone else had your standard burrito/enchilada dinners which were good. I had a combo plate with a chile relleno, small chicken burrito and enchilada. I was hesitant about ordering the chile relleno because most of the ones I've had are not fried well, they end up to be either soggy or too oily or both. I was pleasantly surprised with this chile relleno. It had a super crunchy outside and the poblano pepper was delicious on the inside. I'll order the chile relleno again! I also had a pomegranate margarita which was very tasty, not too sweet.
We weren't sure we were at the right restaurant because when we got there, and for much of our meal, we were the only ones there. But the food was good and we had a nice time having the restaurant to ourselves. Definitely recommend for a Saturday or Sunday brunch.
This was my second time visiting and the first was better. We had a waiter that was very slow. We had a table of six and the waiter did not refill our drinks, did not bring chips when he brought a bowl of cheese dip and just overall slow. I had to stop two different waiters for help, because our waiter was not around. It was not crowded, so I'm not sure why he was so sluggish and slow to respond.
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