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Frijoles Colorado

12095 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228
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Ranked #27 of 336 restaurants in Lakewood
Cuisines: Cuban
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Finally! A small, family owned, Cuban restaurant! Authentic Cuban, tastes straight from Mom's kitchen. The lechon was tender and delicious. The black beans and yucca were also awesome. The Flan and Tres Leches were a delicious way to top off a meal. This place is small (eight tables). You order at the counter. May have to get there early to... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Having spent a lot of time in South Florida and enjoying the great Cuban food there I had often wished for a great Cuban restaurant close to home. I was excited to hear that this restaurant had opened in the hood and gave them a few months before trying them. Slow roasted pork, Lechon Asado, is how I rate a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a little joint in a strip mall in Lakewood that is a convenient place to stop by coming down from the mountains after a weekend of skiing. You can get a sandwich or a platter of Cuban goodness. The sandwich, although flavorful, seemed kinda skimpy for the price. It would be nice if it came with sides. The... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A friendly place where the people who work there and possibly own it (they were so dedicated to quality and service) are warm and friendly. The food was fantastic. The meals are big (especially the plate dishes) and the sandwiches are huge. All of the food is delicious. Cuban pork dishes with lots of garlic and carmelized onion are so... More

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