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All 66 Telluride Restaurants

La Cocina de Luz

123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-9355
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Ranked #35 of 66 Restaurants in Telluride
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

fresh and tasty- best place to get fresh tacos in Tride. Lucas' restaurnat has been around for years and always is a super good treat

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phl, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is very nice with fresh healthy food with a Mexican flare. Had both breakfast and lunch here and enjoyed it very much. Quality food at a reasonable price in telluride.

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We planned a staff lunch/party with Caravan, the Middle Eastern food cart that is the sister restaurant to La Cocina. Lucas (the owner) was extremely accommodating some of our staff's food allergies/sensitivities and brought us the recipe book to make sure they could safely enjoy the food. Great value for a catered lunch for 12 people, super fresh ingredients, gluten-free/vegetarian... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We ate there during the Telluride Film festival maybe they were too busy. But after having read the other reviews we wanted to try the restaurant. We were disappointed we think it was just average. You go to the counter and order and pick up your drink and chips which is okay. The cheese that we were given to use... More 

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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

By far the best of several meals we ate in Telluride (which in our experience may not be saying much!) This is clearly home-cooked, mostly Mexican fare; very fresh and with fairly inventive and wide-ranging options. While prices are high in this town, at least here you get ample portions and quality ingredients. What you don't get is much service... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Definitely not what you'd find at a traditional Mexican restuarant; instead of your typical Sysco products, La Cocina uses fresh ingredients which I believe are supposed to be all organic ... which accounts for the higher pricing (which is about at the limit for me at this point). Aside from using quality ingredients, there's a slightly different spin on how... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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161 reviews 161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The high ratings for this restaurant are totally baffling. Blame it on the crowds at the Telluride Film Festival, perhaps, but our recent attempt to have breakfast there was one of the worst dining experiences in memory. Orders once taken simply disappeared into the kitchen, with no food emerging -- anywhere, for any table -- for over a half hour.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Quick, easy, & good Mexican food! Overpriced, but that's telluride for ya! Friendly service and delicious coffee and fresh squeezed juices. Nice ambiance and cool art in a great location, right in town.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a nice restaurant on the main street of Telluride, where you can get good, Mexican-southwestern dishes for moderate prices. You can eat inside or out on the patio but wherever you eat and whatever you order, leave room for the delicious, big scoops of their home-made ice cream.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All in all, I found the food at this restaurant to be very mediocre and not a particularly good value for the price. I got the tamales, which were very heavy, mushy, and kind of skimpy on the filling. I've had much better tamales elsewhere, so I didn't really enjoy these. I really did enjoy the side salad that came... More 

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Additional Information about La Cocina de Luz

Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970-728-9355
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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