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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 #976 of 2,459 restaurants in Denver
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Highland
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Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Huntley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Denver, Colorado
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187 reviews 187 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Everytime I have been to this restaurant I have enjoyed the food and the good service. Most times I have their enchilada plate (very good) but this last time I tried the rellenos with the green chile. They were also very good. Definitely worth a visit. Parking is street parking. They have outside seating but now in February too cold... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Had good hopes. Walked in and were only two tables in the restaurant. The waitress was pleasant but untrained. Got cold queso... How does that happen? Out of 3 items on their small menu. They got busy after we sat down. Got drinks after appetizers came. Poor performance all around.

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Golden, Colorado
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213 reviews 213 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Delicious. That's how we described our food. We had the Rellenos norteno, which are NM style and delicious, perfectly cooked to have just a little crispiness and smothered with delicious green chile. The Tres hermanas enchiladas were also delicious, and the red sauce/chile was delicious as well. We also enjoyed the chipolte sauce on the 3rd enchilada (beef). We were... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The food is excellent. The atmosphere is great. BUT Santa Fe food, which included black beans, guacamole, blue corn tortilla chips - is not traditional New Mexican - not Native American and not Hispanic. Santa Fe food is made for the tourist palate, not to keep the New Mexican tradition alive. Avocados do not grow in New Mexico. Blue corn... More

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