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Review of La Loma Restaurant

La Loma Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 3,108 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alcott
Description: La Loma began as a family-owned Mexican restaurant in a small brick house just a block away from what became our landmark location for over thirty years, on 26th Ave in Denver. Sonny Brinkerhoff loved the original restaurant, and in 1981, he and his son, William, relocated La Loma from its small house to its flagship location where it has resided ever since. The building was created by combining three Victorian miners’ houses dating from the 1800s, called The Colonial, The Victoria, and The Cantina. The hilltop restaurant with a view of downtown soon became a Denver staple. Sonny and William, along with Savina Mendoza, created a menu of Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites that showcased the flavors of the Southwest, featuring award-winning dishes like our renowned green chili, signature margaritas, and fresh tortillas, which are made on display in the dining room. Now, La Loma has moved to the heart of downtown across from the historic Brown Palace. We offer the same menu and many of the decorative touches our loyal guests have loved for decades including exposed brick with wooden accents, large, stained glass windows, and the photo of Savina Mendoza. “The restaurant is filled with character and charm,” according to Mark Brinkerhoff, William’s son, who joined his father in running the restaurant in 2005. La Loma’s famed barrel-aged tequila is still in the bar, and the atmosphere continues to be cozy and warm, welcoming parties of any size to enjoy their favorite dishes.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Excellent food! We went here for 5280 and this place is hopping! Its huge, eclectic (but not cheesy) and awesome! I ordered the steak fajitas. The steak could have been its own entree. It was so delicious. The tortillas - absolutely to die for! Made in-house (you can watch) they are unlike any tortilla you've ever had. I took bunches home and ate them with everything. I am not usually a big Mexican food fan but this place is an absolute must! Prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went for our anniversary and we loved it. The Service was great,they have fresh made tortillas, there food was great, and the place is nice. We want to go back.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

The food was certainly authentic Mexican. We really enjoyed the dining experience. The price was moderate. Service was pleasant. The story of how three houses were merged together is interesting and gives a quaint aprmosphere. Would not have expected this looking from the street. Very nice dining experience.

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1  Thank FlaChris83
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

It was a busy weekend, and good weather was back for the day. My family enjoyed an attraction in Denver and needed to eat before driving home. Our party was three adults, a toddler, and an infant. The children were tired - we needed food fast. One of us remembered this restaurant, having seen it driving past - none of us had ever eaten there. It ended up being an excellent choice! La Loma is close to I-25, near Speer, which probably accounts for its appeal and with the good weather, it was extremely busy. There is plenty of off-street parking. We hesitated when we were told the wait would be 20 minutes, but that ended up being OK, too - we were seated in 15 minutes. The food was well worth the wait, even with hungry children. (There are few other choices around - this place is like an island for hungry folks.) Our booth was rather small, which made for a cozy gathering. All tables were full so the restaurant was noisy. (Later, when the baby cried some, we were given a couple of looks, but basically, she blended right in.) The service was immediate and very friendly. Fresh, still-warm chips and two kinds of salsa were served immediately, with glasses of water all around. (They later brought the toddler a paper cup with lid and straw.) Drinks were offered - including Mexican beer - but we abstained because of the drive home. We ordered immediately then quickly ate the chips and two types of salsa. They were excellent; the salsas had a little kick. We were into a second batch of chips when our food arrived. The waiter brought us an extra fork and plate for the toddler. I'd gotten a shredded brisket enchilada (several choices were available) - the beef was excellent and where meat is concerned, I'm picky. The enchilada was enormous, lots of cheese, surrounded by beans and rice (which were better than you sometimes get), tomato and lettuce on the side. As we ate, we discussed the various entrees - all agreed the food was excellent, definitely better than you some places. Later, when the waiter asked us about dessert, we laughed - no one had room for dessert. As we left, we apologized for the mess under our table (chips), but a smiling waitress just laughed. (We tipped substantially because of it.) Her sunny attitude exemplified our experience at La Loma. A bonus on our way out - they have a large machine making tacos (behind glass). We all stopped to watch that. A woman was working tirelessly at the machine. The fellow in our party who had a taco with his meal commented, He now knew why it was extraordinary. The tacos emerged from the machine very puffy. Talk about fresh! Seeing the food actually being made was a nice ending to our experience there. We would all definitely return - their location near the Interstate and key events in the area may account for the crowd, but finding great food at the same time, it was the perfect ending to a really nice day. Hey, I want to try their sopapillas!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food, the tortillas are real homemade tortillas, and the Margs are tasty. Grandmas green chili plate reminds me of my grandmothers Mexican food. Only complaint is that their Margs are weak and overpriced.

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Thank RP924
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