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15001 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-3729
(303) 337-2761
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and had carnitas. They were good and tasty but the Spanish rice was not up to par, lacking flavor and was dry. The presentation of the tamales were very nice but again the mole did not taste too good with the dish. Sometimes it is hit and miss.

Thank DenverPrincess
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

This shopping center restaurant is your average old Mexican joint. It looks and smells a little past it's prime. The chicken tortilla soup was so spicy I couldn't eat it, but the waitress didn't bother to ask if there was something wrong with it. Nachos were good. Won't be back.

Thank bagpackedletsgo
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The appearance wasn't that great but the service and food were great. We went early around 11:30 and were seated right away. The place was empty. Not the best appealing atmosphere both outside and inside. But the waitress was friendly and nice. The food arrived quickly. I was expecting some real authentic Mexican (maybe I'm just use to California Mexican... More 

Thank Nicole T
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

First time there and will never go again. Food was good, but service was terrible. The waiter kept rushing us to be through andf my plate was taken away before I was finished. Will tell others..

Thank diannedahl
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

My wife had a burrito and I had the same both were served hot, fresh and just delicious real authentic taste, but not too hot (spicy) The service was really exceptional as well. Makes for a very nice dining experience.

Thank thatsolarman
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

The food was average/good, the service slow, which is no surprise since we frequent that establishment. Notice that the men's bathroom had one stall out of order. The other stall was missing its door latch and the floor was dirty with uneven tiles. The wash area sink also had uneven tiles and needed cleaning.

1 Thank ambidextrous2015
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Have not been hear in years so decided to stop in. Service was good drinks were good and food was good. We went as a family and it was well worth the time and money. Also we went on a Saturday night around 7 pm when all the other places have a waiting list.

Thank John L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We called this afternoon and made reservations for 8:30 tonight. The employee we spoke with didn't mention they close at 8. We confirmed the time. I even have a screenshot of this locations adress with time open, and it says 9pm for tonight. We drove more than 45 miles to get there. Arrived at 8:15 only to have their staff... More 

1 Thank Strasburg_girl
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have patronized many Armadillo location over the years and still visit the "original" in La Salle two or three times annually. The Armadillo never was and was never going to be a Michelin three star restaurant. If that is your expectation, you will be disappointed. If instead, a friendly, welcoming, decent neighborhood restaurant is what you need, then this... More 

Thank NedLaru
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went in had poor service took forever to just take our order. The waitress was rude my son asked if they had hot sauce because he's allergic to milk and eggs so he had a very plain bean burrito so he wanted to add hot sauce and she came back over a half an hour later and he simply... More 

2 Thank ddelaney85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15001 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-3729
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: (303) 337-2761

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