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La Cueva

#1,383 of 2,396 Restaurants in Denver
#1,663 of 2,740 Places to Eat in Denver
$$$
Mexican
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9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010
(303) 367-1422
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Authentic Mexican Food

My husband and I have been going to La Cueva for many years, it is one of our favorite casual spots for dinner. The Green Chile is very hot and we like that. This is a family owned restaurant and they treat the customers like family. Great Margaritas, Shredded beef burritos, My husband likes the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
lunamoon51
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I have been going to La Cueva for many years, it is one of our favorite casual spots for dinner. The Green Chile is very hot and we like that. This is a family owned restaurant and they treat the customers like family. Great Margaritas, Shredded beef burritos, My husband likes the Mexican Hamburger. Very good Flan... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Strike Number One: Our party of 5 adults and 4 children (all age four and under) arrived promptly at 6 pm for our 6 pm reservation. Apparently our reservation had been "misplaced" so we wait 15 minutes to be seated. OK, that happens...no big deal Strike Number Two: Our food arrives one and a half hours later! I'm not kidding.... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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236 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Tried La Cueva for lunch. It is authentic Mexican and above average with good chips and salsa. The shredded beef burrito very good smothered in green chili sauce and very inexpensive. The nachos with chicken were also good.

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1 Thank Ken L
Sydney Australia
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894 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 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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Thank Skeney57
Denver, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

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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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank MattfromDenver77
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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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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Thank Robert L
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We eat a lot of Mexican food in Denver and northern New Mexico. We have tried Mole in many places and always return to La Cueva. It is clearly a unique creation and never varies. You can get it on either chicken enchiladas or a chicken breast. Grandma, whose recipe it was supposed to be, used to greet at the... More 

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Thank Robert L
denver
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

about a 6 mile drive out of central Denver, east on Colfax. Located in old town Aurora it's a family owned restuarant and has been there for decades. The food is fantastic, margueritas superb and they have Chimay on tap. I usually have both!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 367-1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?