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123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9355
08:00 - 21:00
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Family of 4 just off the slopes and starving. We timed it just right by arriving at this restaurant - on main street -t before noon hour rush. Order at the counter and food served quickly table side. Within minutes not a seat was available. While you await your food, chips and salsa bar offered and quite good. We enjoyed... More 

Thank tourguidemom
Phoenix, Arizona
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501 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We had been here the previous december for lunch and been amazed by the quality of the food here and great service. This time not so much, service was okay, but the food tasted almost warmed up rather than fresh made. It actually tasted cold in spots .. the spottiness of the warmth makes one think of microwave cooking whether... More 

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Thank northernk
Rockville, Maryland
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Nice place to have a fast lunch. The food was ok and service was extremely friendly. We ate at the patio with a very nice atmosphere

Thank claudiast
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We had a great mix of options that accommodated our vegan guest. I had the field salad wrap with fish and it was fantastic!! The portion size was big enough to split and the atmosphere is always fun!

Thank epdpt
San Antonio, Texas
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Cocina de Luz is a Mexican food restaurant in Telluride on its main street, Colorado Ave. We arrived early to find ourselves the only customers. That made for quick service and hot plates. The food was excellent. Get a table near the front for people watching and a nice view of the surrounding mountains.

Thank t515cc
Maplewood, Minnesota
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171 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Service and food were OK. Portion was ample and hot. The space was a bit cramped, the server was congenial and if I were hungry for Mexican cuisine I might try them again.

Thank Wayne R
Edinburg, Texas, USA
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

For strangers to town, identifying lunch places along the main drag is a little difficult, so we were happy to come upon this restaurant. Its main dining room is small and very crowded (although there also is outdoor seating), and you have to order at the counter. It's a small menu, and I thought a little pricey for lunch (3... More 

Thank Reservata2
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this review

Hi Wayne and thank you for the fair and careful review. I appreciate it when customers go about this in a balanced way as you did. It is so expensive to eat in Telluride and that is of course because of expensive rents, significant labor costs as well as high food costs, especially ours because we daringly go after quality... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Delicious fresh lunch. Pork taco plate comes with choice of sides. I had beans and salad (super fresh veggies, nice dressing,Mexican cheese) Pork was tender and delicious. Chicken burrito was even better, with wonderful flavor. Seasoned brown rice was a nice change from the standard . Meals come with a chip and salsa bar. Chips were thin and crisp, salsas... More 

Thank kay k
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Tasty fresh Mexican at reasonable prices. Loved the Posole soup with pork, very tasty broth. My wife loved the flautas - crispy thin shell with lots of chicken and accompanied by excellent guacamole. The green salad was also fresh, had a variety of greens, and a wonderful Lime cilantro dressing. Definitely going back to try more of the menu. Gluten... More 

Thank Sailfit
Telluride, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Wonderful Mexican foods, outdoor dining with a fountain, right on main street (Colorado Avenue), great service.

Thank Jennifer B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9355
La Cocina de Luz is a counter service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with whole foods/organic style Mexican cuisine. We also provide margaritas, beer and wine, fresh juices, full espresso/coffee service and handmade ice cream. The ambience is casual, festive and family friendly. We have a large patio with gardens and fountains that we share with Caravan middle eastern foods.
We accept visa and mastercard!

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