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Los Girasoles

708 US Hwy 24 North, Buena Vista, CO
(719) 395-9998
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Ranked #21 of 31 restaurants in Buena Vista
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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38 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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Decatur, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The chips, salsa, and guacamole were fantastic. We also had the chicken enchiladas with rice and beans and they were good too. About the only things I can fault them for was the slow customer service and the carpet really needs to be changed. When you first go in, you don't know if to seat yourself or wait. We waited... More

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251 reviews 251 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not a pleasant lunch. The chili verde was lacking in flavor. The rice and beans were standard blah. The margaritas were very weak and tasted of cheap bottled sour mix. The server barely spoke English and mostly grunted in communication. Zero attempt are ensuring our experience was enjoyable. Would never consider a return visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate at Los Girasoles on the recommendation of local residents of Buena Vista. It was easy to see why they liked this place for great Tex-Mex food! My enchiladas and my husband's chalupa were delicious, and the prices were very reasonable. The salsa was really great and not too spicy. The service was very good and unpretentious. When in... More

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East Coast
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Recently ate at Los Girasoles twice, and it was pretty good Mexican food (which I eat often, in Mexican Food "meccas," like Texas, California etc). I would consider the food to be true Tex-Mex, with perhaps less than average grease and cheese (so Tex-Mex leaning towards New Mexican- Mex...and if you've eaten Mexican all over the country, you'll know what... More

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Golden, Colorado
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43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Three of us stopped in at this Mexican restaurant located right across the street from Quincy's in Buena Vista. We love Quincy's and highly recommend them for great burgers and steaks. Alas they were not open for lunch that day. Being hungry and haven driven a long way to get to Buena Vista to eat at Quincy's, we decided to... More

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De Pere, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped in to eat after a great time rafting the Arkansas. The server was very friendly and helpful. The food (and beer) was great!

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Buena Vista, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Moving from Texas to Colorado, I can tell you that it is hard to find good Mexican Food. However, Los Girasoles is the clear winner in Buena Vista. Great selection and very consistent. Also very reasonably priced. Their Margareta special is hard to beat. I definitely recommend for both lunch and dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love the food, the margs, the chips and salsa are fresh! The atmosphere is okay and they are busy, so you may need to be patient to get your check. Chicken mole--really tender and had good flavor when I was there.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We shared the t-bone steak dinner. While the cook (or perhaps the server) didn't understand the definition of "medium rare" and the steak was done more than we normally prefer, the food was very good and plenty for two to share. We asked for and got corn tortillas as we limit gluten, and when we asked about the ingredients of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Decided to try Los Girasoles for a late lunch. We stood at the front of the restaurant for almost ten minutes while the server rang up three individual patrons, and once he was finished he said to sit anywhere we wanted. Out of the 15 or so tables available.. we picked out one of the two clean ones and sat... More

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