Our original location opened in 2009 at the intersection of Mountain Rd. & 12th St. Before we moved in, this building was the former location of the Sunshine Market. Founded in 1925, the Sunshine Market was the linchpin of the neighborhood for more than 75 years until it finally closed its doors. For a short time, Sunshine Market turned into a restaurant called Sunshine Café, but the restaurant closed in 2008, leaving the beautiful, rustic space open once again. In 2009, it was time for Frank and Evelyn Barela to move in, and Cocina Azul along with them. This location now features a cozy dining space that provides an intimate, family-like atmosphere. We renovated the building, keeping the beautiful woodwork on the ceiling while upgrading the interior. Cocina Azul invites you to slow down and savor every bite of the delicious, authentic New Mexican cuisine you are about to enjoy.
What makes this business unique? Homemade New Mexican food