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Frijoles Colorado

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12095 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228-2701
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lakewood, Colorado
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Frijoles Colorado is a great locals spot. There storefront is small, but food and flavor and service are top notch. The food is authentic Cuban. The portions are good (read as ample) and you won't leave hungry. Prices are good too. Overall recommend this place and learn about Cuban food.

Thank smoke58
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, family-run with the most delicious food! No other Cuban place in Denver compares. In fact, not many other restaurants compare.

Thank Lisa M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had Cuban food before so we just ordered the two most popular items on the menu to share. One was the Cuban and the other was some really flavorful pork, black beans and rice and something that resembled potatoes. Both were very good.

Thank Danandbeth
Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small business that is well worth it. Us locals crowd in many weeknights to experience the food. It tastes great, and the staff is awesome!

Thank Joren G
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived in South Florida for 31 years and have had a lot of Cuban food. This place equaled or bettered most of the places we've eaten in South Florida. I had forgotten how good true Cuban food, made with love, can be! The pork plate was wonderful, tender, nice and juicy, with great flavor! And the plantains we ordered... More 

Thank carawen1
Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We decided to try something different in Lakewood for lunch and saw Frijoles rated on TripAdvisor so we went. It is best to remember that seating is limited and getting there early will let you have a choice of tables. I decided the outdoor area wasn't an option as it is right next to the parking lot, so no atmosphere,... More 

Thank tmilligan2016
Philadelphia, PA
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777 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 892 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Having lived in Miami, I'm somewhat of a connoisseur of Cuban cuisine. This place would do fine in Miami, but not be exceptional. In Colorado, it's exceptional. A good place to try Cuban food if you're not familiar with it. Try the vaca frita; not exactly what you'd get in Miami, but still tasty. Owner is friendly. Since you order... More 

Thank Dave's_reviews
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This a small Cuban restaurant in Lakewood. The family who owns and operates it, is awesome. They are the most friendly people you will meet. The food is excellent. Get there early because the dining area is small although I have never had an issue getting a seat. I love the Cubano and the fried plantains are good too.

Thank Artistblink
Belvidere, Illinois
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Looked to TA for a restaurant near our new home in Lakewood. This place had good reviews & was very close & not a chain. A friend & I went to give it a try. It is not at all a fancy place. Just a little "hole in the wall" type place. We were out for good food and a... More 

Thank KckbxrSSM
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

In the heart of Lakewood Colorado a nice change of pace with a little congri, tostones lechon asado.....a piece of Miami little Havana cuisine......a lot of Cuban in this business .....GO and meet Ana the owner and her grandkids will serve you with a smile.....

Thank Ogomez1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12095 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: 303-716-4587

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