It was a busy weekend, and good weather was back for the day. My family enjoyed an attraction in Denver and needed to eat before driving home. Our party was three adults, a toddler, and an infant. The children were tired - we needed food fast. One of us remembered this restaurant, having seen it driving past - none of us had ever eaten there. It ended up being an excellent choice! La Loma is close to I-25, near Speer, which probably accounts for its appeal and with the good weather, it was extremely busy. There is plenty of off-street parking. We hesitated when we were told the wait would be 20 minutes, but that ended up being OK, too - we were seated in 15 minutes. The food was well worth the wait, even with hungry children. (There are few other choices around - this place is like an island for hungry folks.) Our booth was rather small, which made for a cozy gathering. All tables were full so the restaurant was noisy. (Later, when the baby cried some, we were given a couple of looks, but basically, she blended right in.) The service was immediate and very friendly. Fresh, still-warm chips and two kinds of salsa were served immediately, with glasses of water all around. (They later brought the toddler a paper cup with lid and straw.) Drinks were offered - including Mexican beer - but we abstained because of the drive home. We ordered immediately then quickly ate the chips and two types of salsa. They were excellent; the salsas had a little kick. We were into a second batch of chips when our food arrived. The waiter brought us an extra fork and plate for the toddler. I'd gotten a shredded brisket enchilada (several choices were available) - the beef was excellent and where meat is concerned, I'm picky. The enchilada was enormous, lots of cheese, surrounded by beans and rice (which were better than you sometimes get), tomato and lettuce on the side. As we ate, we discussed the various entrees - all agreed the food was excellent, definitely better than you some places. Later, when the waiter asked us about dessert, we laughed - no one had room for dessert. As we left, we apologized for the mess under our table (chips), but a smiling waitress just laughed. (We tipped substantially because of it.) Her sunny attitude exemplified our experience at La Loma. A bonus on our way out - they have a large machine making tacos (behind glass). We all stopped to watch that. A woman was working tirelessly at the machine. The fellow in our party who had a taco with his meal commented, He now knew why it was extraordinary. The tacos emerged from the machine very puffy. Talk about fresh! Seeing the food actually being made was a nice ending to our experience there. We would all definitely return - their location near the Interstate and key events in the area may account for the crowd, but finding great food at the same time, it was the perfect ending to a really nice day. Hey, I want to try their sopapillas!
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