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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

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320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
719-545-7476
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican Family Diner

Nice place with delicious Mexican menu choices. Menudo and mixed plate all really tasty. Sopapillas excellent. Perfect place for downtown lunch. Place was fun, and clearly a local favorite. You order at front counter and food is brought out. Friendly service. Parking on street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
ETMATOLA
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place with delicious Mexican menu choices. Menudo and mixed plate all really tasty. Sopapillas excellent. Perfect place for downtown lunch. Place was fun, and clearly a local favorite. You order at front counter and food is brought out. Friendly service. Parking on street.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an inexpensive place to eat great Mexican food. This is a good place to meet friends and do a little shopping in the Union area near the Riverwalk.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We live in Colorado Springs and went to Pueblo for some outdoor activities. I am always looking for a great bowl of green chili. I really like Mexican food and saw this place had good reviews. The food was just ok. Seems like they didn't put enough love into it. I was really looking forward to some real good Mexican,... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is very good Mexican food! Excellent service and good menu. The Cafe atmosphere is attractive and clean. The owner is right there! On Historic Union Avenue it is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. I usually have a the green chili combo plate with chicken taco.... Yummy!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sometimes I feel like all Mexican restaurants are very familiar and serve the exact same things. Every now and then you find one with a real flare - this is not one of them. Even though we had never eaten here before, you felt like you knew what it was all going to taste like. And I was right. It... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We eat there at least once per month. Green Chili and other dishes are great. Combinations or other menu entries are wonderful

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Portland, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Really, really good Mexican food. I loved the salsa. I am picky about salsa - and homemade chips. These were excellent. We were lucky enough to get to try the sweet rice. I'd never had that before and it was a treat! We will absolutely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I go to PaPa Jose's on a regular basis and the food is always excellent. Now on Friday and Saturday they are serving sweet rice. What a treat, it is so good, it reminds me of what my mother made me as a child. Go and try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

this is a great little restaurant with family atmosphere, very friendly service, great tasting food.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We ate lunch two adults almost 30 dollar. With one drink. For the food not a very good deal . We ate their one time before it was under 20 dollar what happen.

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Additional Information about Papa Jose's Union Cafe

Address: 320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
Phone Number: 719-545-7476
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo
  • Phone Number: 719-545-7476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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