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La Comida

1385 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY - (307) 587-9556
Posted By Bill Walsh on 12/26/2006 11:47:00 PM
Based on some favorable mention here and my wife's vaguely favorable memories from her 1992 time in Cody, we stopped at La Comida on a 2006 visit. Big mistake. If this place was ever worthy of the Roadfood imprimatur, it no longer is.

I was going to order the chile relleno, but I stopped myself when I noticed the menu's "our version of the classic" line. Apparently a chile relleno at La Comida involves a wonton wrapper. So I got a chicken chimichanga, something that even the most gringo-ized "Mexican" restaurant should be able to pull off. My wife was in the mood for the same thing, though I opted to get mine with green chile sauce for an extra dollar.

The orders came, and they were identical: both with green chile sauce. Fine. We cut into the chimis and found that the filling was not plain chicken or the sort of sauced chicken you would expect in a burrito, but rather a white-sauced stew of the sort that is supposed to be exclusive to "suiza" enchiladas.

This is not exactly a significant sampling of the menu, of course, but it's a bad enough sign for me to recommend that serious Roadfooders steer clear (the newer place across the street bills itself as serving "New Mexico-style" Mexican food, which sounds intriguing enough to merit a try).

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La Comida offers quite a few vegetarian choices including this delicious spinach enchilada.
"La Comida offers quite a few vegetarian choices including this delicious spinach enchilada. "
Cliff Strutz





A rather large Chimichanga, with a bit of rice and beans on the side
"A rather large Chimichanga, with a bit of rice and beans on the side"
Neal Pritchett


Crisp, hot, and good, ths giant tortilla is filled with cheese, onions, and peppers, before being folded over, and heated on the grill to melt everything together.
"Crisp, hot, and good, ths giant tortilla is filled with cheese, onions, and peppers, before being folded over, and heated on the grill to melt everything together. "
Neal Pritchett


The number may change by the time you get out here, but this is one of several combination dishes offered on the menu. This particular dish features a chili rellano, burrito, enchilada, and of course, rice and beans.
"The number may change by the time you get out here, but this is one of several combination dishes offered on the menu. This particular dish features a chili rellano, burrito, enchilada, and of course, rice and beans."
Neal Pritchett


Eating on the shaded patio of La Comida, on a sunny afternoon.
"Eating on the shaded patio of La Comida, on a sunny afternoon."
Neal Pritchett


Sticking your head out of the patio for a moment, you are treated to a view of the busy main drag, with the Absaroka Mountains in the background. Yellowstone Park is about 35 miles up this road, which winds it's way past the dam and reservoir, and into the mountains.
"Sticking your head out of the patio for a moment, you are treated to a view of the busy main drag, with the Absaroka Mountains in the background. Yellowstone Park is about 35 miles up this road, which winds it's way past the dam and reservoir, and into the mountains."
Neal Pritchett



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