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La Cueva

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9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010-5011
+1 303-367-1422
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11:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good food but really nothing outstanding. Clean. Pleasant atmosphere. Well stocked bar.The service was really good because of the "family business" aspect. In two words, "It'll do".

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Thank Clif C
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is the Nunez family owned business since 1974. It is actually located in Aurora. The atmosphere is decorated in cheerful colors reminiscent of Mexican decor. The music piped in is Latino and pleasant. The food prepared is authentic cuisine from the beef enchiladas to the Mexican hamburgers and the spicy green salsa. Chile relleno is exquisite! Now, you cannot... More 

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Thank EBK0318
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great Mexican food. One of my favorites in Denver for lunchtime. Chips and salsa are very good and the Mexican Hamburger is the best I've ever had. Green chili is toasty, in a good way. Great family owned business that has had the same staff for a long time. Always great service and very welcoming when you arrive. Keep up... More 

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Thank J_to_the_K_5280
Denver
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Excited to take our out of town guests for our recommendation for great Colorado Mex! La Cueva, please take this constructively. Our experience last night was very disappointing. We made a reservation, but the table was not ready... The service was only so, so (not rude, just not the energy and excitement that helped build our opinion). The $$ rating... More 

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Thank Vince R
LaCueva1974, Owner at La Cueva, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had this experience. I wish you would have said something so we could have made it right for you. We work hard to make sure the food comes out the way Nabor intended and have our customers leave full and happy. We hope to see you soon to give you the service you deserve and what you've... More 

Houston
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Interesting place. Loved the server, Patricia, couldn't have been more helpful or nicer. The salsa is pretty good. The enchiladas were just gooey. Horrible texture. Had a bean burrito and bean tostado, both were decent. The Queso was very good but very bland. For the record, the Queso appetizer is huge! The homemade flour tortillas were good but not the... More 

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Thank Sabien
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a locally owned restaurant that has great service, great food and local flair at reasonable prices! It is wonderfully decorated and a favorite of locals.

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Thank Arthur M
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

For 30 years this was our favorite place for chile rellenos and fabulous green chile. The salsa was great as well. The whole place rocked almost every night. No more. The prices have risen and the quality has declined. I have always felt slightly resentful that the margaritas were almost devoid of alcohol. On more than one occasion over the... More 

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Thank JannS8
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

The food here is not 100% authentic Mexican. This is classified Tex-mex in my book. Service was okay but will not be returning again. Really wanted to have a positive outlook on this place, but it didn't happen. Service was decent.

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Thank J. H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Our friends told us about a great authentic Mexican restaurant they had discovered since their move to Denver. The waiter brought us a small basket of chips and bowl of salsa. We ordered a pitcher of margaritas which was $35 and nothing special. My husband and I shared a chicken dish. The chicken was so tough, not stringy, but rubbery,... More 

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Thank Patty R
Eagle, Colorado
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The crab enchiladas are to die for! It's packed with real white lump crabmeat. Love the salsa and green chili too. The specialty margaritas are great! I usually get the Norma. If you've never dined here, when you do it'll become your new favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Thank KateeCamille

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9742 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80010-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-367-1422

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