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La Cocina de Luz

123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-9355
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Ranked #25 of 63 restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Palm Beach, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food is great, inexpensive and casual. The burrito and veggies was very good as was the fresh salsa and chips (included with your meal) they also offer a fresh juicing option and the green lemonade I chose was great. Only downside to the place is it isn't kept as clean as it could be however I didn't feel it was... More

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Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a late afternoon dinner, mainly because the place allowed dogs on the patio. We asked about margaritas, and were quoted $10 each. While waiting for them, another patron came up and ordered a margarita and was charged five dollars for it...right in front of us! When questioned, the staff members backpedaled saying silly things like, "oh... More

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Vacaville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had late lunch here while visiting Telluride. The staff seemed rather indifferent, in fact, the man who took my order was borderline rude. The food was okay but rather bland. I could get a tastier meal at Costa Vida or Cafe Rio back in Utah, for less than half the price! I got the "organic lemonade" to drink and it... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good place for lunch. Had enchiladas and beer. Service was good and it had good atmosphere for downtown eatery.

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Kansas City
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188 reviews 188 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went for lunch one day and sat outside. We both thought what we bought including the chips and salsa were very average. Liked our Mexican restaurants at home much better. Haven't decided to go back, since there are so many wonderful restaurants in Telluride.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The burrito was good, but the sides were different and weren't my favorite. The guacamole and salsas were very good. I wish they had more outdoor seating where there was an option to drink.

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Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

On a road trip through Southern Colorado, ate at many places and this was our least favorite. Based on the positive reviews we had higher hopes for an amazing experience. We had four dishes, all okay. Cost of meal was not a great value as described in many reviews as "affordable." Positive: chips and salsa bar, fresh and good variety.... More

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Starkville, Mississippi
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was passing through Telluride on our vacation for just an afternoon and met up with some friends who were also in town and we settled on this spot for lunch. Food was very good, including free chips and salsa like in most Mexican restaurants. I did have to search out my own refill back at the counter (they were pretty... More

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D.C.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We weren't expecting to walk up to a counter to order our meal, but the guy behind the counter was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent!! The portions were big too. I had a vegetarian burrito with beans, cheese and rice with both green and red sauces--awesome. My husband had enchiladas--one with pork, the other with chicken. He said... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've heard from numerous folks how good Cocina is, and finally gave it a try and it was a huge let down. First off the restaraunt is tightly packed. The food is very bland tasting and extremely too hot, and thats just the red sauce. The green sauce is supposedly even hotter. Tge staff and service are good although it's... More

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