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La Cueva

9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010
(303) 367-1422
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Ranked #877 of 2,515 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Aurora
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Sydney Australia
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424 reviews 424 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I'm a bit sad that I'm the first ! What should of been a nice quite meal with 3 friends was decidedly disappointing. It was a mid-week night , next to no one there but the service (or lack of) , the meals, everything just didn't gel ? The Restaurant/Bar takes up 3 shop fronts so has been expanding but... More

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Denver, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I first ate at this place soon after moving to Denver 37 years ago. At that time I worked and lived nearby and it was more like a small taco shack. I fell in love with the shredded beef tacos and while all the food is divine these things are just Ambrosia. The restaurant has grown in lovely ways through... More

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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Best food we have had in Denver. Took a 30 min cab ride to get here from our hotel and was totally worth it. Great food great service.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Denver has tons and tons of good Mexican restaurants - and I eat at many of them, but this mom and pop joint is really the best. Its always hot and fresh and authentic. The Nunez family has run this place since 1974 and their pride and discipline really show. My favorite: the green chilie plate - hands down. Sometimes... More

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My family and I have gone to La Cueva faithfully for a while now and have always received delicious food and great service, but this evening was a different story.We ordered our regular order to pick up as always and when my wife went in to pick it up they charged us 70 dollars because apparently they thought we ordered... More

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