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La Cueva

9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010
(303) 367-1422
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Ranked #861 of 2,508 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $1 - $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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Sydney Australia
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424 reviews 424 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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
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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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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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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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denver
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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