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Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Cafe

3617 W 32ND Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3119 (Highland)
(303) 433-2688
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Ranked #1,177 of 2,527 Restaurants in Denver
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Highland
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Arvada, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite Denver restaurants. I have eaten here several times in the past few years and have never been disappointed. The decor of the restaurant is colorful and pleasant. We were warmly greeted as we entered the building, and the service was top notch. My favorite entrees are the enchiladas and the Navajo stew. We completed... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a delightful lunch at Julia Blackbird's! Food was excellent and Julia was a treasure. We were fortunate to have great weather and sat out on the patio and soaked in the ambiance. Julia was a treasure trove of information about restaurant options in New Mexico so we'll have the benefit of this visit throughout our tour of the... More

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Littleton, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

12 years ago I read this great restaurant review for Julia Blackbird's and my husband and I took off for a date. The restaurant was packed the service and the food had an energy and passion behind it.I remember the back of the menu talking about Julia and her vision and passion for cooking. We told friends they had to... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We ate here 4 years ago and the food was pretty good. Ate here again last week and what a change. The food tasted like it had been frozen and micro waved. Tortillas tasted like cardboard. Only one waitress for the whole place. Service was slow. Too bad, nice location.

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

EXCELLENT food!.... Very 'cute' decor interior and exterior...Extremely cold inside, EVEN by the 'fireplace'.... VERY expensive for the portion of food.... We were the only ones in the place and waited and waited for each step of our experience there (ie: initial welcome; drinks; taking of our order; receiving food etc....). Their food is TOP NOTCH and very authentic New... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'll start with the positive. The location is fantastic and the decor is charming...from there it's downhill. What I suspect is store-bought food gets microwave (seriously) and served to you for $10-$15 an entree is just embarrassing. Service was non-existent and seemed annoyed by having to work. It's a shame as most businesses in this area, just due to the... More

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is fresh, the service is excellent, & the menu has different items from most Mexican restaurants. As a vegetarian, I'm always looking for new dishes that I can eat, while my dining partners can choose meat dishes. Highly recommend this place.

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Denver, CO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife is from Albuquerque...I'm from W. Texas and have a cabin near Santa Fe. We have so wanted to like this place....but after this visit, I have given up. Every item seems 'on the verge' of being very good....but it's not. Tri-enchiladas, beans, whole grain rice, green chile chicken with queos fresca all disappointed. Plates were luke-warm. Flavors were... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Never been in this area before. Had great Chile rellenos. Great Chile taste not smothered with cheese & sauce. Salsa with the chips was also very good. Gorgeous day with a nice outdoor seating area. Great place to stop anytime!

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Came here for a little mid day snack and really enjoyed the chips, salsa and especially the guacamole. I would come back.

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