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Frijoles Colorado

12095 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228
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Ranked #21 of 342 Restaurants in Lakewood
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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English first
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in the corner of a mall, this is one of those places you'd pass by in a heartbeat and that would be a big loss. Inside it looks like another fast-food place until you taste this food. The lechon (marinated pork) is wonderful, the game hens are too. Even the arroz moros (rice and black beans) are delicious. They... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went for lunch, came back for dinner! Simple hardy Cuban food. Been back a few times since. You don't go for the ambiance, or the wine/beer list. You go to eat. A small but cozy place, that is the real deal. I don't care for yucca by itself, but when combined with your protein & rice/beans it is wonderful! And... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You wouldn't expect much from this place given the location, but don't let that fool you. It's a family operation and everything I tried was delicious. I had the special which was a chicken paella, tried the rice and black beans of a friend, the buttered flat bread, and a flaky pastry with a fruit filling. Everything was delicious and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I discovered Frijoles Colorado during the 2014 Five Points Jazz Festival - what a find! Friendly, professional staff served up expertly cooked meats and rices as well as lots of delicious sides. This was a booth at a festival and the service and food were first rate; I can't wait to visit the restaurant!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Ate here last night, food was out and served in less than five minutes. Flavorless pork, yuca was horrible I almost spit it out. My boyfriend got some kind of super thin over seasoned steak that tasted like rosemary and tyme. It was boiled or something. Everything was luke warm. No greeting when we walked in and kid at register... More

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Denver
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a great place! The restaurant itself is very small and on a strip mall, but don't be fooled by that, the food is delicious and the owner and his family are very friendly and make you feel like a friend. The lechon was fantastic. I will go back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

If you love pork, you probably already know Cubans cook it best and this little gem of a Cuban cafe is a real treat. The menu is limited, but everything is wonderful with generous portions, but the home made desserts (grandma's recipes) are to die for. We had the flan and the tres leches cake, both were excellent. Highly recommend.

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denver, co
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126 reviews 126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Best homemade CUBAN food in Denver, all of Colorado. I'm Cuban born and my mother made Cuban food for us every day... This is the BEST place ever, authentic, delicious, tasty Cuban food made with lots of love and heart!! We never go anywhere else. The family atmosphere is special here, we love it!! Today I had the FRITA CUBANA... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The pork is the best item. The rice is too yellow. The owners wife is sorta rude. The owner is friendly and nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times. This past weekend led us to their doorstep again. Absolutely in love with the vegetarian plate - beans and rice, Yuca, and plantains. Couldn't be better. Hubby enjoyed the pork plate; tender, juicy and tasty! Don't forget to enjoy a guava and cheese empanada, too. So worth the drive...

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