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Wondervu Cafe

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
33492 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403-8487
+1 303-642-7197
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chili” (6 reviews)
“homemade pies” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
33492 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403-8487
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

The Wondervu Cafe is a delicious Mexican restaurant on top of a beautiful mountain. I am a huge critic when it comes to green chili because I pride myself on the chili I make for my family at home. Wondervu's chili was delicious. It was...More

Thank Kristi_Jo_Barnes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Fresh tasting Mexican on the mountain. A little pricey for Mexican, but the ambience is awesome. Definitely worth it.

Thank emilie01010
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on the scenic drive from Denver to Estes Park. The food was delicious and the portions are huge. Some of the best Mexican food we have had. The desserts looked amazing but we were too full to try them. Next...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Eldora Lodge and lucked upon the Wondervu Cafe for dinner. This extremely remote, isolated cafe provided great surface and excellent food. The Mexican food was as though we were back in Texas. It was true Tex-Mex! The salsa was delicious, and...More

Thank SAR_TX
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We just stayed at the Eldora Lodge last weekend, arriving late. The staff recommended the Wondervu Café. Great choice !! The food was so good ! and the service was warm and friendly and fast!

Thank Ruth Ann H
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Adeline has owned Wondervu Cafe for 40 years. The recipes are ones she inherited from her mother and grandmother. I have never had anything here that was not absolutely incredible! Her margarita menu is great too. The chile rellenos are my favorite; try them with...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed July 24, 2016

First off, getting there is half the fun as it's situated on top of a ridge far from hub bub of the suburbs. The food is marvelous and the portions are large. A great value. At times they get a little busy but why be...More

Thank Marshall P
Reviewed July 22, 2016

We are big eaters and this really was a ton of food. Homemade slasas ("chili") were all excellent. We heard that Desserts are wonderful but never got that far.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed July 12, 2016

The food was good and the outdoor seating was nice. The service was a little slow but that may have been because it was rather busy when we were there.

Thank Swygerts1982
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful meal and excellent service! What a surprise to find a great restaurant just a quarter mile from Eldora Lodge where we stayed.

Thank Lisa C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33492 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403-8487
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-642-7197
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