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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

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320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
719-545-7476
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 33
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Typical Mexican with more of a fast food style

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Beulah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I grew up eating both my mother's and my grandmother's authentic Spanish/Mexican food, and I am very selective about what restaurants have to offer in this area. Overall, I have found it to be very difficult to find decent food of this type wherever I travel. I have to say, though, that Papa Jose's on Union Avenue is a nice,... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went out for an evening and had the opportunity to eat at Papa Jose's and we enjoyed their food. Every time we have gone the restaurant fills up with customers. The food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable. Certainly would recommend the biscochitos.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Recently tried Papa Joses for dinner based off reviews on trip advisor. Found the food very bland and tasted pre made. The Chili relleno appeared to be microwaved and processed, a real disappointment . The sauces were bland and lacked that flare you'd expect from a place that is authentic. Don't believe we'll be back with so many other choices... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very authentic, great price, hometown, small atmosphere. The meat, seasoning, and deep fried tacos were exceptional!

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Restaurant Details

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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