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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
I'd Sure Go Back!

As a group of about a dozen, we had supper at Papa Jose's before we did the First Friday Artwalk. The food was authentic Mexican fare and very good. The Margaritas were rather extraordinary. The usual "house" tequila had to have been "the good stuff". Smooth & sweet...a pleasant change from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

As a group of about a dozen, we had supper at Papa Jose's before we did the First Friday Artwalk. The food was authentic Mexican fare and very good. The Margaritas were rather extraordinary. The usual "house" tequila had to have been "the good stuff". Smooth & sweet...a pleasant change from the stuff normally used at other restaurants. The service... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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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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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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