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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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  • 12
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican food in an authentic atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
BenandKaren0813
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San Luis, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Lakewood, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So tasty. Popular place, always slammed for lunch. Quick and fast and really good. One of my favorite Mexican joints.

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

Thank you for your kind words, Colleen! We're thrilled to hear that we're one of your favorite Mexican restaurants -- it really means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Juan Tafoya (Owner) More 

Henderson, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to eat here at least once a week until I moved from the area. Now its a treat to visit. The food and great service have not changed. Jose takes great care of us whenever we are there and I highly recommend the poblano burrito with chicken! Definitely worth the drive

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

Hi Faith, Thanks so much for your review! I'm honored that you still visit us, even after moving away! Can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Juan Tafoya (Owner) More 

Golden, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Best Mexican Restaurant, Friendly Staff, great food and fast. Jose is usually our waiter but who ever it is always friendly and will sit and talk with you.

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Anchorage ak
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Food was okay, but a bit pricey. The kid's chicken strips were $7.00 each. Service was painfully slow, even for a glass of water. My meal was cold. I doubt we'll go back.

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?