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Kocina De Raphael

Yum or Yuck?
610 Legion Dr
Las Vegas, NM 87701 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (505) 454-1667
Yum or Yuck?
Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: Las Vegas

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$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
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Reviews of Kocina De Raphael

review_stars 08/10/2014 - James
We pass through here on our way to Colorado Springs and stop at the elks. The food is great! One of the best we've found.

review_stars 01/02/2014 - crystal
food is amazing here!! drive from Raton just to eat there :))

review_stars 04/30/2012 - Jake
I don't know what kind of micro-bug I contracted when I tried this place, but it had me buckled over in a fetal position for 4 days. The food was mediocre at best, but I picked at it anyway to get the most for my money. Huge mistake! I should've sent the meal back or ditched the ticket and gone to McDonald's. The owner was rude, the staff was uneducated and could barely speak proper English and the placed smelled like an unsanitized nursing home. I will never go back and could never recommend this place, not even to my worst enemy!

review_stars 05/01/2011 - John
I love Raphaels! It has the best food in the state of New Mexico! They have the best chile Ive ever had!

review_stars 11/15/2010 - Juan
The rice was dry, so I tasted the posole off my wifes plate and it was also dry. The red chile was burnt, and the green chile so uncomfortably hot that not even people that like it hot can eat it at peace. The roast beef tacos were okay, but the topper was the staff. The 50-ish lady with the hazel eyes and curly hair is so f'n rude. We were slurping the tiny droplets of our beverage off the melting ice at the bottom of the glass before we were even offered a refill. And the flies overing over my plate?? Well, I don't think I even need to say anymore. I can see that they have something good going and HUGE potential. The owners really need to retraing and refine their ambiance and staff, so it's not so ghetto and unprofessional.

review_stars 03/08/2010 -
Best food in town.

review_stars 03/15/2009 -
Rafael's is sort of a no frills place on the atmosphere and service, but the chili is awesome. I had both varieties, green and red. The green is good quality N. New Mexico fare, and the red is like no other. Both pretty spicy, and taste great. If you smothered a piece of cardboard in Rafael's chili, you'd be happy about eating cardboard...

review_stars 08/19/2008 -
The food was very bad i had the Menudo with posole there was no posole the tripe was not fully cooked, everything was bad. a recommendation is to find aother place to eat

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