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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard lots of good things about this place. It is a café setting and the prices are very reasonable. I had huevos rancheros with the red chile. Our waitress was excellent - very happy and able to answer our questions and kept our drinks refilled without being annoying. My husband and I decided to use this place as an... More 

Thank goodwill246
Pueblo West, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is some of the best Mexican food i have ever had! It taste just like my grandmother used to make me. The green chili is so good, but the Special red (mommas red chili) is so delicious!! I had it smothered over my cheese enchiladas. I love this place. BEST place to get Mexican food in town!

Thank amarie98
Woodworth, Louisiana
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Stopped in for dinner. Great place to eat! Service was great and food was really good. Had the beef chimichanga plate served with beans and rice. Chips and salsa were very good also. Prices were very reasonable. I don't eat green chille, so not sure about that! But would highly recommend Papa Jose's Union Cafe!

Thank tamara l
Pueblo, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

The amount of food you get for the price is AMAZING! They make their own chili and it is FANTASTIC! Have to try their homemade jelly as well!!

Thank Timothy G
Pueblo, Colorado
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've enjoyed meals at "Papa Joe's" for quite a few years. I usually get a combination plate to take advantage of the great varied selections that are offered. I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal there. Oh, the French Fries are outstanding if you lean that way.

Thank John W
New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

The wife and I had lunch at Papa Jose's while visiting Pueblo this past week for the first time. We really liked Pueblo. We liked PJUC too, although not quite as much. The pozole was OK, my spinach and cheese enchiladas were better (although the green chile sauce was surprisingly bland) and my chicken tamale was the best. My wife... More 

Thank Steve M
Pueblo West, Colorado
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food was served hot and fresh. We had chicken and cheese enchiladas. Both dishes were served with beans and rice. We had fresh baked soppillas for desert.

Thank Tom P
Pueblo, Colorado
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Great family place for all ages. Service was good, food hot and fast! We had tacos and enchiladas .....no green chille for us though!

Thank Barbara A
Pueblo, Colorado
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

If you want good green chili this isn't the place....it's more like green gravy. It tastes like a small amount of chili was watered down and thickened with flour. Very bland and disappointing. Salsa and guacamole. ...also bland. Chips are crispy though.

Thank kathybird1
Somerset, New Jersey
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

On Pueblo on business, and ate hear several times. A cross between a take out counter and a sit down restaurant, this little place makes great food very cheap. The green sauce is good and hot, and good over enchiladas. Seriously good posole.

Thank jfp21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo
  • Phone Number: 719-545-7476

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