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La Cocina de Luz

Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan
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123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-9355
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonably Pried Fresh Mexican Food in a Family Type Atmosphere

You order at the front counter. They give you a number to put on your table for when they bring you the food. There are chips and salsas available while you wait. The chips and salsas are home made and are excellent. The main courses were very good. There is an outdoor seating area based on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Richard10024
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You order at the front counter. They give you a number to put on your table for when they bring you the food. There are chips and salsas available while you wait. The chips and salsas are home made and are excellent. The main courses were very good. There is an outdoor seating area based on the season. They serve... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was good, I loved the serve yourself chips and salsa bar. But, the service was awful. The restaurant was cramped and loud. The people who work there are rude. You order dinner at a counter and it can be a long wait. After our dinner we waited in line for a half hour for ice cream and when... More 

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Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous three stars. I hope you will understand that the size of the space and the loudness factor is somewhat out of our control at this time. As far as the rude staff goes I think that you caught them on a rough night towards the end of a very busy three week run. No excuse... More 

Tucson, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wonderful fresh salsa bar and great chicken quesadilla. We went twice on our last trip. Make sure to say hello to Lupita when you go!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After a full day of skiing, the five of us headed to Telluride via the gondola from Mountain Village. I love Mexican food and was so happy to find out that there was a small little "joint" (no pun intended) on Colorado! The place is small and has little ambiance. We were fortunate to order from a server; most of... More 

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Boston MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

La Cochina is a Mexican restaurant that offers things like enchiladas and burritos along with daily specials such as short rib or salmon. The food is really quite good, and they serve liquor (beer, wine, margaritas). Their homemade limeade is excellent too. One of the best parts of La Cochina is their home made ice cream. Don't miss the coffee... More 

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Seattle, WA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

good fresh Mexican. Good queso fundido, nice combos, soups and salads. All you can eat chips with three levels of salsa. Tasty margarita. Great place to take kids. The ice cream looked good, though I didn't try it myself.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They serve complimentary chips and assorted salsas/sauces ,which we thought were the tastiest part of the meal. The entrees of beef burritos were generous, but nothing that set it apart from ordinary Mexican food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I don't know what else to say, but that this place serves your average Mexican food. It's nothing special or incredible (although maybe my expectations are high based on living in Phoenix). But the service was excellent! We called ahead and they held a table for 6 of us (it's hard to get any reservations in Telluride). We had tacos,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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311 reviews 311 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was an unplanned lunch surprise on our last day in Telluride, and what a good choice it turned out to be. Wonderful and tasty Mexican food with some New Mexican influence but also other regions added to it's originality.

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Paris, France
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137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970-728-9355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?