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La Cueva

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

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    4 of 5 stars
I've been going here 30 years!

The crab enchiladas are to die for! It's packed with real white lump crabmeat. Love the salsa and green chili too. The specialty margaritas are great! I usually get the Norma. If you've never dined here, when you do it'll become your new favorite Mexican restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Eagle, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is not 100% authentic Mexican. This is classified Tex-mex in my book. Service was okay but will not be returning again. Really wanted to have a positive outlook on this place, but it didn't happen. Service was decent.

Thank J. H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Our friends told us about a great authentic Mexican restaurant they had discovered since their move to Denver. The waiter brought us a small basket of chips and bowl of salsa. We ordered a pitcher of margaritas which was $35 and nothing special. My husband and I shared a chicken dish. The chicken was so tough, not stringy, but rubbery,... More 

Thank Patty R
Eagle, Colorado
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The crab enchiladas are to die for! It's packed with real white lump crabmeat. Love the salsa and green chili too. The specialty margaritas are great! I usually get the Norma. If you've never dined here, when you do it'll become your new favorite Mexican restaurant.

Thank KateeCamille
Washington, DC
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Thank abettel
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37 reviews
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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!

Thank MalasadaLover
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
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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.

Thank Jim G
Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank M T
Larkspur, Colorado
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27 reviews
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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.

1 Thank rmvrmv
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank 70monica
Canby, Oregon
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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!!

Thank fun2travelgirl

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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