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La Cocina de Luz

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9355
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
“beans” (23 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the tacos with the side salad. The salad was delicious and fresh. The tacos were small but the flavor of the meat was delicious. There were plenty of chips and salsa.

Thank Hil311
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday night. We eat lots of Mexican food, and this was better than expected. My pork chop was a little dry, but the roasted vegetables were excellent. My companion's vegan plate was quite good. There's also ice cream for sale.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, and nicely sized portions. You won't go hungry! Free chips and a salsa bar for your choice in salsas. The side patio feels like a courtyard in Mexico.

Thank Susan567
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to love this place, but given the high prices and poor service, it was nothing to write home about. You order at the register and they bring you your food (you get your own plates, napkins, chips & salsa, water, etc.). We...More

Thank DowntonAbba
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has you order at the counter and then choose a table. The food was good and quick. You help your yourself to chips and salsa while waiting. There is an outside seating area in addition to the dining room. Our bill was $114...More

Thank fishingchic
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We've enjoyed this local before but last weekend the server was blatantly rude, the guac was stringy and margs were too sweet and just not very good. It's counter service for the most part. You help yourself to salsa which is tasty.

Thank lorgron
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful relaxed dinner for two. The food was great, service very friendly and seating indoor or outdoor. The beans were delicious!!

Thank Tammye G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Hubby and I visited here with daughter and BF, who live in Telluride and who both highly recommend this place. Let's start with the high points-Portions are generous, Free Chips and Salsa Bar is a great start to the meal, and the Carne Asada is...More

Thank egrlbk
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It looked interesting but I never found out. I went, sat down and was ignored for 10 minutes till I said "screw this" & left.More

Thank stevewatkins17
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

We are a counter service first come, first served restaurant. I'm sorry that you did not notice that and were not notified as such. I will let my staff know to keep an eye out for guests who may be looking for a server, to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I had been to this place a couple times before and the food was good.Very strange and patronizing service.

Thank Eliza M
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for coming in and I'm glad you liked the food. I will pass this on to my staff so that they work to correct any strange or patronizing behavior.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9355
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La Cocina de Luz is a counter service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with whole foods/organic style Mexican cuisine. We also provide margaritas, beer and wine, fresh juices, full espresso/coffee service and handmade ice cream. The ambience is casual, festive and family friendly. We have a large patio with gardens and fountains that we share with Caravan middle eastern foods. We accept visa and mastercard!
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