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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
“enchiladas” (24 reviews)
“vegan plate” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went along by chance, so I don’t know if they do reservations. We thought that there may be a very long wait given the size of the queue. However the wait, whilst 5 - 10 mins, was nothing like as long as feared as...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't get me wrong with this review, the place is stunning sitting atop the mountain. The Gondola ride to get there is incredible. The food and service was impeccable! My only gripes were this: If you order a smaller plate, you get charged a $7...More

Thank Bonnie F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute Mexican restaurant with very fresh ingredients, serve yourself chips and salsa, and house made margarita mix. Sometimes you just need a margarita and this was a fast and convenient little restaurant. The key to their delicious on the rocks margarita is the fresh squeezed...More

Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual, reasonably priced Mexican, a very good bargain, friendly service. Only complaint, could be tidier, more clean ( we were there near closing time)

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation for a big group and were keen on coming as we had heard good things about the restaurant When we got there though it was empty and the tables were dirty and covered in food! They Had lots of staff on...More

Thank Tyssen
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

I'm so sorry you were disappointed. No excuse for dirty tables, we're having a meeting with front of house and will go over this review. Who knows what the extenuating circumstances were, I know they work hard to get all their side work done for...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We came her based upon two factors. One being that it was in close proximity to our apartment. Next was because of the reviews that were posted recently. When we saw their menu we were quite pleased with the way things sounded. But to our...More

Thank Mike A
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

I am sorry that you're rice was cold. In regards to the guacamole, we make it in large batches and sometimes by the afternoon it's lime presence can dissipate for whatever reason. We are working on that. Now, the vegan posole, when served with vegetables...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wow- this was a busy place for lunch on a Friday. They need more help. When you get in the restaurant, you order at the counter. The tables are so close together that makes it very hard to move. There is self serving chips and...More

Thank Arkansastraveler74
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

We apologize for the long wait time. This Christmas season has been unusually busy with the poor snow conditions and everybody coming off the mountain to eat and shop in town. We definitely take advantage of our small space with as many tables as possible...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a modern Mex meal that comes with a ton of food! Reservations are needed during busy season, but the service is great. We were a large party. Lots of margaritas, burritos, and quesadillas. Lots of good meats and each came with hefty choice...More

Thank cdlucas41
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for your observations. We will continue to do our best. Lucas

Reviewed 5 December 2017

After a long day driving then working, my parents and I were ready for some good food. We ended up here from as a recommendation from our hotel. What a great place. You will order at the bar and then will be served at your...More

Thank Chandra H
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi, Thanks so much. I'm glad you had a good experience, We work to create value and want to accommodate our vegetarian and vegan friends as well.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a really good mexican breakfast here! Very hardy! The lunch menu looks very good as well. Plus, they have a dog friendly patio.

Thank lyn698
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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
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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