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La Cueva

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9742 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010
3033671422
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Venerable dining spot doesn't disappoint

The Nunez family has been doling out cuisine from Guanajuato, Mexico, since 1974 at this storefront eatery in the rebounding old downtown of Aurora. While service can be a little hit-or-miss, we've found the food to be consistently fresh with the fiery green chile with pork chunks a particular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Nunez family has been doling out cuisine from Guanajuato, Mexico, since 1974 at this storefront eatery in the rebounding old downtown of Aurora. While service can be a little hit-or-miss, we've found the food to be consistently fresh with the fiery green chile with pork chunks a particular favorite. Specialties like the carne asada take longer to prepare, so... More 

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Aurora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Their dishes are some of the best in the metro-area. Always top on the list with Westword, Yelp and native Aurorans!

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I travel to Aurora on business occasionally and have chosen to eat at La Cueva every trip. A small, family run business that serves terrific Tex-Mex. Service is very good. Try the La Cueva Queso appetizer as we get it every time and it's always a hit.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stopped in as I do whenever I can for my favorite, the chile relleno lunch special on Tuesdays. I am lucky enough to have lived two blocks from this restaurant for the last 20 years and have never been disappointed. The owner, managers and wait staff are top notch people, and they have fantastic food. I always try to... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great authentic mexican food, family recipes. Possibly the best mexican food in Denver. Watch out for the green chile, it can really be hot.

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LITTLETON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

La Cueva is a wonderful. family-owned and operated restaurant on East Colfax in Aurora. The food is excellent from the homemade chips and salsa to the many wonderful entrees. You can't go wrong with the La Cueva combination--it includes a good sampling of everything--burrito, rellonos, and tacos. Try smothering the burritos, chili rellanos, or enchiladas "Christmas" style, which includes both... More 

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Canby, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Stopped in for lunch prior to flying home. Good food that was not the run of the mill Mexican food. Awesome service an YUMMY margaritas!!

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

La Cueva is so different. They use true family recipes, freshly made fine sauces and healthy ingredients (no pork fat, wonderful pepper). The atmosphere is casual and the prices very affordable, but their cooking is so much better! It is owned by the same family for 40 years and they use the traditional Guanajuato recipes from their grandmother. Highly reccomended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Great meals for a great price with excellent service. Food is made from scratch, tasty and at the table, pronto. The Cueva Combination gives the diner the best of everything at a reasonable price. Try it once and you WILL return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9742 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 3033671422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?