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“Gringo food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Efrain's Mexican Restaurant

Efrain's Mexican Restaurant
101 E Cleveland St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2338
(303) 666-7544
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Ranked #26 of 79 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Erie, CO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Gringo food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

This is classic gringo Mexican food place, just look at the clientele any day. Sure the food is cheap, smothered in sauces and lots of cheese melted on top. If you want good authentic Mexican food with unique traditional and regional flavors don't go here. It is just one step up from Taco Bell.

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Frederick, Colorado
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184 reviews 184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Great food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The chili verde is really good. The service was good. We wish the windows had blinds. All in all we will be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Golden, Colorado
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246 reviews 246 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Great food, great authenticity.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Great stuff! Authentic northern New Mexico cuisine. Didn't get to try the chile rellenos, but everything else we had was good. We had a party of 14, so service was a bit slow, but they kept us with chips and salsa and drinks and water. I had the "Efrain" burrito, which is a creation of the chef's with whatever he wants in it. Good! The spicy green chile was good and spicy, like it should be. They also have excellent red chile. Enchiladas are large and generous. Not many vegetables, but that's ok. Definitely recommend it, and would love to go back whenever we're in the area.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tasty food, attentive service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We came to this restaurant because the location on 10th St in Boulder was mobbed. We had no trouble getting a table at this location. The margarita was very good. Guacamole was OK, as were the chips. I'd say this is pretty good Mexican food, not great. And not pretty. The waitress was very attentive. Not a lot of atmosphere, but a family kind of place.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Efrain's is an old tried and true Mexican restaurant that is always busy. It is busy because it is good. It is reasonably priced and has good margaritias. My favorite dish is the Mandalgo. In the summer there is a nice covered patio to sit on. It's where the locals go for good Mexican food.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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