Cocina Juan

100 Maginhawa St., Maginhawa, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cocina Juan
3.9
4.0 Stars

40 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 41 Reviews
  • 4 Recommend
  • 40 Reviewers
Category:
Mexican
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6324343911

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, Visa

Price Range

₱100 - ₱225

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I am lazy on Lazy Sundays. I am even lazy to eat on Lazy Sundays! Given that I hardly go out on Sundays, I eat really late. I normally skip breakfast so that I’ll just have a big lunch. It became a habit that I find difficult to break. Hence, whenever I go out on Sundays, I’d leave my place with an empty stomach and just a few minutes away from being grumpy. (Unless I bring a carton of milk with me to last me an hour or two.)

A few Sundays ago was supposed to be a Fishing Day at La Mesa Eco Park. But V and I were surprised to be greeted by a fishing pond that seems to be owned by Shrek. We cannot see a single fish. Well, there were a few kids “fishing” but I bet these kids were there for hours. Plus, there were falling branches that made things quite scary for us. So after a few minutes of staring at the pond/Shrek’s swamp, we decided to go to Maginhawa instead.

I was 10 minutes away from being a “hANGRY” cat lady when we finally decided to go for Cocina Juan. The place looks charming with its bright red wall and there were only two tables occupied.

The server assisted us to our table and promptly gave us the menu and recommended some dishes. We went for the Churrasco Nicaragua (PHP439) as the server mentioned that this one isn’t spicy. I also got a glass of Cucumber Lemonade (PHP65) simply because it sounds so refreshing. Since I was really hungry and starting to show some symptoms of bratinellism, I asked the kind waiter to choose an appetizer for us as I do not want to think anymore. He chose the Quesadilla Con Tomate (PHP189).

Service was quite quick and we immediately attacked the Quesadilla Con Tomate. The quesadilla was generously stuffed with cheese and tomatoes which was delightful. I didn’t even have to add salsa as it was already tasty as is.

The Churrasco Nicaragua was indeed made for sharing. It was served on a long plate with roasted beef, pork sausages, chicken, Gallo Pinto Rice with salad as a side dish. It was also served with the parsley-based sauce they call chimchurri. (The other version of this has Chimal sauce which has pepper flakes.)

It sure was value for money. The meat were flavorful and even the salad was great! I also enjoyed munching the fries.

True enough, the Cucumber Lemonade was refreshing. I love cucumber! (Trivia: Did you know that the cucumber diet is one of the best diets around? But make sure that you don’t end up just with cucumbers as it has low calorie content.)

I would definitely go back to Cocina Juan if I want some affordable quesadilla. I’ll also give Cupcakes by Gremlins a try.

#12Days

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Portia P.
2.0 Stars

Disappointed. Food was pricey. This chimichanga was so oily. Looks like the oil was still cold when they started frying it. The taco was just so-so.

They've also lost the charm that they used to have. They renovated some time ago but not for the better. Was here some time before and its just not the same. And its not worth it.

We won't be back.

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Rj G.
4.0 Stars

Churrasco Fiesta(Good for 4) 128076🏿
Php 795

You must also try their creamy Pasta Chimichurri 128539

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Diego L.
5.0 Stars

Ordered their Pork Kawali taco. For around 170 per order, they had reasonably sized servings good for sharing. The pork is crunchy, and the fat melts in your mouth. The tortilla and the other ingredients were also good, but the pork is what will definitely make me come back for more.

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Richelle R.
4.0 Stars

We ordered Quesadilla Carne (beef) & Cheesy corn soup & they are both tastes good! A little bit pricy but atleast they are worth it! Definitely going back to try their other dishes :)

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Christine C.
4.0 Stars

So my friends and I decided that we needed to explore the niches and nooks of Maginhawa more. We all work in QC so it's a short cab ride from the office. First stop for our Maginhawa adventures was Cocina Juan. We loved it there! You can choose from salads, pastas and meat platters. This was their Nicaraguan platter supposedly good for 4-5 people but turned to be enough for the 6 of us. Prices are fair too; we ordered their Nacho platter as well and only shelled less than P200 each. The laid-back, indie-ish ambiance is a plus! 128523

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Jojo U.
3.0 Stars

Expensive but worth it!

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Emerald B.
3.0 Stars

A little bit pricey but it's not that bad! I ordered Beef Quesadilla, it's surprisingly good!

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Fay Sam N.
5.0 Stars

When they say it is for sharing, they're not joking! We ordered the Churrasco fiesta .. its worth P700+ and my goodness, its huge and it tastes heavenly!! Order this if you can't decide if you want chicken, beef or sausages. We also tried the Burrito Grande and the sour cream sauce on top tastes so good! for drinks, order a pitcher of cucumber and lemonAde - it is also good for sharing.

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Wiljohn M.
4.0 Stars

Cocina Juan is the place to dine in if your are craving for Tex Mex dishes. It is actually Nicaraguan inspired as seen in one of their specialties the Churassco Nicaragua a blend if veggies, rice, meat and sausages in cimichuri sauce. The roasted flavor is just right but is made exceptionally tasty when mixed with the sauce. Wash it down with cucumber lemonade and you will have the perfect meal. A worthy special mention would be the nachos. Big in size and in flavor. The perfect balance of beans, cheese and garlic mayo is the key to its great taste. Definitely worth a take 2 for their other offerings.

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Tam G.
3.0 Stars

Shared this big platter with my officemates. The pork and sausage was so good though it was too spicy for me. The salad was okay. The only thing I did not like about it was the rice. It was too dry. But I recommend this to people who love spicy foods.

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Jovy Joy A.
2.0 Stars

Too little serving for the price. Flavors are not that remarkable to come back for. 128532

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Ronette M.
4.0 Stars

Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla 128069

It's okay 128516 A bit pricey tho 128553

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Rally F.
1.0 Stars

A BIG dissapointment on their FAMILY PLATTER worth P750. They say its good for 4-5 folks. BUT serving's just enough for 2. Truly a waste of hard earned money. This place must close shop for swindling food loving customers!

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Kristine B.
3.0 Stars

Big servings of food! We had the Nachos supremo todo and soft shell tacos. The place was very nice, unique ambiance with artsy paintings.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Churrasco fiesta!!! Ole!128540
If you have been to Maginhawa St, you have surely passed by this nondescript resto, identified by the red chili in front. It's been here for years, but it's not as popular as, say Crazy Katsu or Pino... But it is a good place to hang out, very affordable, good food and super chill! 128076128077128076128077

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Marianne P.
4.0 Stars

Good place and foods. Unique and artistic ambiance however slow service because just one server and a cook.

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Cherry O.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Vins P.
4.0 Stars

With a variety of restaurants and cafes to choose from along Maginhawa St., that big red sili outside this resto caught our attention. And yes, they serve mexican food. Tried their Pork Belly Chimichurri priced at P235 and, truth be told, it was worth every penny. The one in the picture, however, is my friend's Chicken Cheese Chimichurri. We also tried their nachos (forgot to check the name) for starters. Thumbs up for the big serving!

Another thing you'll love 'bout this place is the ambiance and the choice of music. It got my friends dancing on their feet! :)

Ps. If you're wondering what chimichuri is, it's a parsley-based olive oil with lemon and liquid cheddar. See for yourself!

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Elena L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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