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Tafolino's Fine Mexican Cuisine

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2001 Youngfield St, Golden, CO 80401
(303) 232-5118
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food ever!

I have never found Mexican food even half as good. The service is usually pretty crappy, you have to ask for things 10 times, and you will wait way too long for your food but its just too good not to go back! I wish this place would improve their service out of common courtesy. Do yourself a favor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
FoxRun0123
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Arvada, CO
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ordered takeout. The service was rude and made obnoxious comments about not leaving a tip for take out food....the food was cold, gray and greasy. Won't be back...ever!

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Tafolinos has been our favorite restaurant for more than fifteen years. We eat here at least twice a month. Between my family of four and extended family, we have experienced the entire menue. Every dish has been excellent and the wait staff is fast and friendly. It's a really great place for a reasonably priced large get together. We've celebrated... More 

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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I have never found Mexican food even half as good. The service is usually pretty crappy, you have to ask for things 10 times, and you will wait way too long for your food but its just too good not to go back! I wish this place would improve their service out of common courtesy. Do yourself a favor and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is alway prompt, delicious, reasonably priced and plentiful. You always are treated well and leave full and happy.

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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Used to go her a lot. Last time we went we all got sick. Gave it a good year... got a Groupon so we tried it again. .. 3 of the 7 got sick again, as in throwing up. Won't go back!

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have been eating at Tafolino's for over 10 years. The last 3-4 visits have been extremely disappointing, but none so bad as Friday evening. The service was terrible (non-existent), and the food was as bad as I've ever had there. The waiter never brought us water, never checked to see how our food tasted, didn't bring us our check... More 

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San Luis, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came from Boulder to eat at this place because of the reviews. We ordered the menudo, a beef taco, and the taco salad. The menudo was probably the best we've ever had, because they put in the boned shoulder with all the fat on it for flavor. The soft shell beef taco was superb, and they also have Bohemian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Every time we visit Colorado it's a 100% must we have to go here! It's on a totally different level than any other Mexican food I've ever had. I order the chicken chimichanga and it's comes smothered in green chili! It's soft and juicy. It's a small place and it gets busy. So give yourself extra time. I feel bad... More 

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Juan T, Owner at Tafolino's Fine Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the wonderful review, FoxRun0123! We're honored that you always come out to see us when you're in Colorado! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you again next time you're out here! Best, Juan Tafoya (Owner) More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It has been about 15 years since eating here last; and while a great memory, it just did not measure up. I would say good Mexican, but maybe average. A nice price, nice service, average food. The Mexican shrimp cocktail as hastily prepared with some obvious ketchup in the bottom of the glass. The steak burrito included unseasoned steak pieces... More 

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Juan T, Owner at Tafolino's Fine Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Jeff. We appreciate you giving us a try again after 15 years. Thank you for letting us know what went well with your visit as well as those areas where you'd like to see improvement. Best, Juan Tafoya (Owner) More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped in to Tafolino's on the spur of the moment last week. The place was packed, but we were seated immediately. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. We were all very pleased with the food. It's a warm, friendly restaurant, and it's great to have it in the neighborhood.

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Juan T, Owner at Tafolino's Fine Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Juney, thanks for the great review! We're happy you decided to stop by, and even happier to hear you had such a great experience! We really appreciate you taking the time review us and hope to see you again soon! Best, Juan Tafoya (Owner) More 

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Additional Information about Tafolino's Fine Mexican Cuisine

Address: 2001 Youngfield St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: (303) 232-5118
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2001 Youngfield St, Golden, CO 80401
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: (303) 232-5118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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