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La Cueva

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9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010-5011
+1 303-367-1422
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11:00 - 21:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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459 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Mexican food. I honestly could eat it all the time, but if the people running the place aren't nice, I'm never going back. The ladies who were serving, especially our server Alma, were wonderful, efficient and patient. Everything our large party ordered was fantastic from the pollo ranchera to the shrimp to the chicken mole. Holy mother, home... More 

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Thank kcdenman
Arvada, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Food is wonderful. EVERYTHING we tried was great, perfectly done and tastefully presented. Service was excellent. Our favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Thank Stephen H
Jersy Shore
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visiting Denver and a friend took us out to lunch here. Very friendly reception and quick service. Salsa was made up fresh, as was the guacamole. I had chiles relleno and my wife had a combination plate, both of which were well-prepared. Nothing fancy, just a good solid Tex-Mex meal at a reasonable price. La Cueva does something special with... More 

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Thank CasualRetirees
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Okay Mexican food, but nothing spectacular. Stopped here on the way to see Porgy and Bess at the Aurora Fox Theater since it was so close in proximity. Ordered the chicken fajita which was somewhat bland for my taste. The bright spot was the customer service, everyone was friendly and professional.

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Thank Dana W
Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good food but really nothing outstanding. Clean. Pleasant atmosphere. Well stocked bar.The service was really good because of the "family business" aspect. In two words, "It'll do".

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Thank Clif C
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is the Nunez family owned business since 1974. It is actually located in Aurora. The atmosphere is decorated in cheerful colors reminiscent of Mexican decor. The music piped in is Latino and pleasant. The food prepared is authentic cuisine from the beef enchiladas to the Mexican hamburgers and the spicy green salsa. Chile relleno is exquisite! Now, you cannot... More 

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Thank EBK0318
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great Mexican food. One of my favorites in Denver for lunchtime. Chips and salsa are very good and the Mexican Hamburger is the best I've ever had. Green chili is toasty, in a good way. Great family owned business that has had the same staff for a long time. Always great service and very welcoming when you arrive. Keep up... More 

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Thank J_to_the_K_5280
Denver
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Excited to take our out of town guests for our recommendation for great Colorado Mex! La Cueva, please take this constructively. Our experience last night was very disappointing. We made a reservation, but the table was not ready... The service was only so, so (not rude, just not the energy and excitement that helped build our opinion). The $$ rating... More 

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Thank Vince R
LaCueva1974, Owner at La Cueva, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had this experience. I wish you would have said something so we could have made it right for you. We work hard to make sure the food comes out the way Nabor intended and have our customers leave full and happy. We hope to see you soon to give you the service you deserve and what you've... More 

Houston
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Interesting place. Loved the server, Patricia, couldn't have been more helpful or nicer. The salsa is pretty good. The enchiladas were just gooey. Horrible texture. Had a bean burrito and bean tostado, both were decent. The Queso was very good but very bland. For the record, the Queso appetizer is huge! The homemade flour tortillas were good but not the... More 

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Thank Sabien
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is a locally owned restaurant that has great service, great food and local flair at reasonable prices! It is wonderfully decorated and a favorite of locals.

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Thank Arthur M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-367-1422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?