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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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Pueblo, Colorado
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 Donald P
Pueblo, Colorado
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Pueblo, Colorado USA
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I stop here often for a quick bite after a long day. A very friendly place with good food and drink. I enjoy visiting with the owners. Place to go for casual dining.

Thank MicciPueblo
Pueblo, Colorado
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Papa Jose's is one of the best, maybe THE best, Mexican restaurants in Pueblo. The Taco Aztecas are absolutely phenomenal, and very unique. Pueblos Mexican food is special because in the nineteenth century, three cultures met in the area, Native American, Mexican, and European-American and shared there dishes to develop a Mexican style unlike any other. The family that runs... More 

Thank zrib
Pueblo, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I live in Pueblo. This restaurant is my go- to restaurant for a Mexican food lunch. Service is prompt & friendly. Food is always delicious. Glad they are in Pueblo.

Thank dms133
Kingman, Arizona
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very nice little Mexican Cafe in the historic district in Pueblo. Very Clean! Great service! Great food. Let's just say it was all good here and if we're ever in historic Pueblo again, we'll definitely have lunch here.

Thank Sam F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?