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La Mariposa Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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112 E. Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
+1 303-823-5595
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoyed our meal the last time we visited Mariposa. Service was great, the guacamole was tasty, and the food was yummy. I really like the enchiladas. They have a huge menu, so there's something for everyone.

Thank Sarah W
Level Contributor
95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Since reopening after the 2013 flood, this restaurant has struggled, primarily with service. Last night was the first time that they have seemed to be getting their act together in this regard. The food was good--especially the dishes smothered in their excellent green chili--but the service was also good due to the efforts of a young and energetic waiter. I... More 

Thank Fisherman01Colorado
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch coming down from estes park. They had a reasonably priced lunch menu with a good selection of items. The chips and salsa were okay. The food was good, but average. The waitress was friendly and service was fast.

Thank Tim M
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife I ate here and found the food good with large portions and the chips and salsa excellent. We took advantage of the buy one margarita and get the second one free offer and never looked back as they were top notch. Our waitress was very attentive and kept up with our needs. We will stop in again next... More 

Thank Buttman73
Fairbanks, Alaska
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

La mariposa had a separate area for our mid-season party. The margaritas by the pitcher were great. Favorite dishes among the staff were the shrimp ceviche and the moieties bowls,

Thank DeNilsK
Arroyo Grande
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We picked this one because my granddaughter needed to use the restroom and it was easy to get to (other than other places with construction interference ) there was an outside patio as well. My daughter went in with 3 year old and asked about allowing my dog to sit with us on the patio. Waiter opened the gate for... More 

Thank ArroyoGrandeJonsmom
Boulder, Colorado
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401 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

La Mariposa has an extensive menu, including a fair amount of seafood (oysters on the half shell?). Tortilla chips provided before the meal were nice, thin and crispy. Salsa very simple and very mild. Chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce were good, as were the accompanying refried beans. Rice rather bland. Extensive margarita menu as well, although almost all were made... More 

Thank sazeracker
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Dinner for two on a weekday. Typical Mexican family restaurant. Fajitas were flavorful with tender meat and freshly-made garnishes. Chimichanga was crunchy on the outside and accompanied by the standard rice-&-beans. Drinks are large and reasonably priced. Ambience was pleasant and clean. Food was totally satisfactory for two tourists at the end of a long day of driving.

Thank Kathryn D
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The decor is the highlight of this restaurant. The staff is friendly, but they have to serve very boring food smothered in tasteless sauce. My food was cold in the middle which shouts " microwave cooking" to me. If you find yourself in Lyons, look around. There are much better choices near by.

Thank breathablemist
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We were the only people in the restaurant when we got there. Our waitress was fine but not attentive; were had to ask another waitresses to help us a couple of times. They missed out on me ordering a second margarita because they just didn't come over enough and ask. Don't try the low carb margarita; it was watery and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E. Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lyons
  • Phone Number: +1 303-823-5595

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