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Casa Blanca Restaurant

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118 East Second St., Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-9969
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pretty good

We had low expectations when we arrived only because who would think there could be good mexican food in such a small town. But we enjoyed it very much! Only downside was the service was a little slow, but we were in no rush.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Leadville is a town with precious few good places to eat. We tried the Casa Blanca based on enthusiastic reviews. The wait staff was very pleasant but the food was very disappointing. Very prosaic and uninteresting approach to South of the Border inspired cooking. The relleno was inedible and the vegetarian plate was below average with the exception of the... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Started with a great homemade salsa and chips. Then onto Chile Relleno . it was great. Worth a trip to Leadville just to have their Mexican food.

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Colorado
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Simple decor. Homey atmosphere. Family operated. Authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices. The chips and salsa were not very good, but the entrees were excellent. I especially liked the Enchiladas Tejanas.

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Loveland, Colorado
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were told at our motel that this was the best Mexican restaurant in town. If that is the case, Leadville is in trouble. The place is charming on the outside but is almost completely devoid of charm inside. They brought us about a dozen chips and a mediocre salsa, which should have been a tip-off. We had burritos and... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had low expectations when we arrived only because who would think there could be good mexican food in such a small town. But we enjoyed it very much! Only downside was the service was a little slow, but we were in no rush.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

my favorite food here has always been the pork tamales. lately the outer corn wrap has been a bit mushy and the overall dish with the green chili on top has been lacking in the flavors it use to bring. the chicken enchiladas were good. the salsa with chips has a piquant flavor but the texture would be better with... More 

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Grand Junction, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've been here twice. Once when a local brought me, and a second time while travelling through Leadville. Both time the food was very good. Seems like this place gets a lot of local traffic along with visitors. I recommend it while you're in Leadville.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Decent Tex-Mex food, some Mexican beers, large portions, good service, family-friendly, clean brightly lit dining area with cheery artwork on walls (see photos). Enchiladas were very good. Chile rellenos were different than what I was used to, but tasty. Disappointed they didn't have posole during the couple of days we were there, as they make either menudo or posole (but... More 

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ANNAPOLIS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Traveled CO route 24 from Minturn, a scenic short drive over the 10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway, to Leadville. Lunch at Casa Blanca was less than 10 bucks and the food was great! The place was filled with locals, always a good sign. Waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. I've eaten at Casa Blanca many times over... More 

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colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Reading through reviews, here are some corrections: there is no pool table, they cook 99% of food from scratch, and they don't charge for water. This locals' favorite serves authentic Colorado valley/New Mexico style Mexican food, from recipes handed down from the owner's mother and grandmother. Everyone knows that Mexican food varies regionally in our country, so don't expect Tex-mex,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 East Second St., Leadville, CO 80461
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville
  • Phone Number: 719-486-9969

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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