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Efrain's Mexican Restaurant

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101 E Cleveland St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2338
+1 303-666-7544
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Efrains is my favorite restaurant in the world. If you love Mexican that is spicy this is the place for you. The ribs are spicy hot but delicious. I always get the #1 chili verde or the efrains burrito. You won't leave hungry. The service is a little slow due the # of people there. The wait is worth it.... More 

Thank Jerry F
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Excellent food.....Small place and small parking lot, but the food makes up for the minuses. EFrains original Restaurant in Lafayette is our favorite. They have one in Boulder and one in Longmont. Unfortunately I don't like the Longmont one, to mee is not the same.

Thank Sail7seasUsa
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to this area and looking for a great Mexican restaurant. This one will not make the list. It's ok And will work as a last resort

Thank Earnest B
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199 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

um, the service was ok, food was just average. I had Chimichanga and my husband had the Chile verde plate. We sat outside which was nice, but the whole place could use a good cleaning. Seems to be a local favorite though.

Thank Humbleweeds2015
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Down home, simple atmosphere, good margaritas and good food. Waitress was excellent and friendly. Watch the hot meter tho' - I am a wuss, and can't do hot food. My tamales were rated 3/10, but for me it was more like a 5/10. Delicious tho!

Thank MAES21
Boulder, Colorado
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a Mexican restaurant in the sense of, they serve burritos, enchiladas, tamales, and the like. But the food has become bland and generic, to the point that everything looks like a frozen dinner. The chips and salsa consists of pre-made chips, and what is apparently also the same sauce that comes with the entrees. I asked for horchata,... More 

Thank Ralph B
Erie, Colorado
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visited here years ago and it was pretty good. I just went and everything was so salty I could eat my dinner. It was overcooked as well. What a bummer.

Thank 05MK2000
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Service was very slow and the food quality was poor. Very disappointing. Queso is the only good thing on the menu. Go to Chipotle instead.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This little "Mom and Pop" establishment has been around forever. It's always busy and that's because for a very affordable price you can get no frills, real Mexican food. Full of flavor and not costing an arm and a leg, the food is simple but fabulous! Try one of their Patron Margarita's served quaintly in a Mason Jar. You'll want... More 

Thank mmmcboop
Boulder, Colorado
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Here I am, reviewing another Mexican restaurant. I'm a junkie. I frickin love the stuff. I USED to love Efrain's. However, over the last couple of years, we have noticed a very sharp decline in the quality of our experience at the Lafayette location. A couple of Friday nights ago, and had one of the worst experiences we have ever... More 

Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Cleveland St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 303-666-7544

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