La Cueva Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 9742 E Colfax Ave

    Aurora, CO 80010

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  • 303-367-1422

About La Cueva Restaurant

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday Closed

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What a great place! Genuine fine recipes used for generations in this family, originally from Guanajuato. Family owned for 40 years, they use healthy and fresh ingredients to make fresh and delicious sauces. Fine cuisine in a casual

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What a great place! Genuine fine recipes used for generations in this family, originally from Guanajuato. Family owned for 40 years, they use healthy and fresh ingredients to make fresh and delicious sauces. Fine cuisine in a casual

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I have read ALL the reviews and some seem like one time incidents handled poorly but some right on the mark!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been coming to La Cueva for 10+ years and the service has remained the same (unappreciative and cold).The mom

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I have read ALL the reviews and some seem like one time incidents handled poorly but some right on the mark!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been coming to La Cueva for 10+ years and the service has remained the same (unappreciative and cold).The mom

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My family has been eating at la cueva for over 30 years, i ate guacamole there for my first time at 6 months. I love la cueva, i think of the Nunez family and some of the staff as an addition to my own family. it curdles my blood to see

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★★★★★

My family has been eating at la cueva for over 30 years, i ate guacamole there for my first time at 6 months. I love la cueva, i think of the Nunez family and some of the staff as an addition to my own family. it curdles my blood to see

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My husband an I love La Cueva - you really can't go wrong. Try the Mole, its the best in town!!!

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★★★★★

My husband an I love La Cueva - you really can't go wrong. Try the Mole, its the best in town!!!

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This is by far the BEST mexican restaurant you can go to. We travel about 60 miles to get there. The fish and the rest of the food is great, fantastic service, great employees, beautiful restaurant. They will make you feel at home. I have been going to La Cueva for over 6 years and same with all my family members. Definitely worth the drive and time. If you are looking for a great family restaurant with fantastic food go to La Cueva.

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★★★★★

This is by far the BEST mexican restaurant you can go to. We travel about 60 miles to get there. The fish and the rest of the food is great, fantastic service, great employees, beautiful restaurant. They will make you feel at home. I have been going to La Cueva for over 6 years and same with all my family members. Definitely worth the drive and time. If you are looking for a great family restaurant with fantastic food go to La Cueva.

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We have been dinning at La Cueva for over 15years. We drive 70 miles one way just to dine there. The food is the best Mexican food I have tasted in 5 states. The only disappointment that we have is that they have toned down the heat to appease the more yuppified folks that love to go there as well. You can't beat their shredded beef tacos or their re-fried beans anywhere. The red salsa and green chili is much better at dinner time when the peppers have had a chance to flavor the sauces all the way through. Still want it hot, order the Pork Green Chili, it still has the bite we all love. Momma's Margaritas have always been made with the best Tequilas. If you don't just love this restaurant you have no taste.

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★★★★★

We have been dinning at La Cueva for over 15years. We drive 70 miles one way just to dine there. The food is the best Mexican food I have tasted in 5 states. The only disappointment that we have is that they have toned down the heat to appease the more yuppified folks that love to go there as well. You can't beat their shredded beef tacos or their re-fried beans anywhere. The red salsa and green chili is much better at dinner time when the peppers have had a chance to flavor the sauces all the way through. Still want it hot, order the Pork Green Chili, it still has the bite we all love. Momma's Margaritas have always been made with the best Tequilas. If you don't just love this restaurant you have no taste.

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I got turned on to this place 12 years ago, and find it a treat every time I go. The Chili Rellenos are the best thing on the menu, very traditional, very yummy. Lookout, the hot green can be really hot, ask your sever if it is running hot or not. Really good, highly recommended!

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★★★★☆

I got turned on to this place 12 years ago, and find it a treat every time I go. The Chili Rellenos are the best thing on the menu, very traditional, very yummy. Lookout, the hot green can be really hot, ask your sever if it is running hot or not. Really good, highly recommended!

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My wife and I were customers since the days when the center blue section was the restaurant. We went, faithfully every Friday. Two years ago on a Friday afternoon we arrived at La Cueva at about 4:30 PM, planning to meet our grown son and his girl friend. The restaurant was not crowded at that time so my wife and I were seated right away. We chose to wait to order until our son came but we ordered drinks. About five minutes after our drinks arrived, Molly's mother came to our table and gave us a chewing out for sitting at a table before all of our party had arrived (there still empty tables) this was in front of those in the restaurant. We decided to leave and I asked the waitress from the drink bill. She felt so bad about our treatment, she bought our drinks. We have not returned, and we have yet to find good Mexican food someplace else in Aurora nor Denver.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I were customers since the days when the center blue section was the restaurant. We went, faithfully every Friday. Two years ago on a Friday afternoon we arrived at La Cueva at about 4:30 PM, planning to meet our grown son and his girl friend. The restaurant was not crowded at that time so my wife and I were seated right away. We chose to wait to order until our son came but we ordered drinks. About five minutes after our drinks arrived, Molly's mother came to our table and gave us a chewing out for sitting at a table before all of our party had arrived (there still empty tables) this was in front of those in the restaurant. We decided to leave and I asked the waitress from the drink bill. She felt so bad about our treatment, she bought our drinks. We have not returned, and we have yet to find good Mexican food someplace else in Aurora nor Denver.

Pros: The food is good

Cons: The treatment of customers is not good

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If you love traditional mexican food, this is the place for you. The chili rellenos are the best in town and the green chili has great flavor and is hot. The salsa is also very nice. I have a cookbook from the restaurant and love the recipes in it. This is my favorite mexican restaurant in the Denver area.

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★★★★★

If you love traditional mexican food, this is the place for you. The chili rellenos are the best in town and the green chili has great flavor and is hot. The salsa is also very nice. I have a cookbook from the restaurant and love the recipes in it. This is my favorite mexican restaurant in the Denver area.

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This is an excellent restaurant for a gathering or a date. The food is wonderful. It can be a bit greasy because it is all authentic. The portions are just right and a craving for good Mexican food can be satisfied right here.

The lighting is dim, with some neon signs around. It is a cozy place. The salsa is never the same as it is made fresh every morning. The tortilla soup is a must - so delicious.

It is always busy because it has so many regulars. Call ahead - a bit of a wait will be worth it, though!

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★★★★★

This is an excellent restaurant for a gathering or a date. The food is wonderful. It can be a bit greasy because it is all authentic. The portions are just right and a craving for good Mexican food can be satisfied right here.

The lighting is dim, with some neon signs around. It is a cozy place. The salsa is never the same as it is made fresh every morning. The tortilla soup is a must - so delicious.

It is always busy because it has so many regulars. Call ahead - a bit of a wait will be worth it, though!

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La Cueva is the best hometown restaurant in the metro area. Not only do they have excellent food and drinks, but they are also long-time community contributors. I especially recommend the Guacamole and the Fajitas De Pollo. BTW, everything is made from scratch including the tortilla chips!

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★★★★★

La Cueva is the best hometown restaurant in the metro area. Not only do they have excellent food and drinks, but they are also long-time community contributors. I especially recommend the Guacamole and the Fajitas De Pollo. BTW, everything is made from scratch including the tortilla chips!

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This restaurant has become a sore point with me. What seems like generations ago now, this place used to have top notch food and great service.

Now it is a broken shell of what it used to be. Food is possibly the worse in town, service is completely abysmal. These people deserve a smack in the face for letting a good spot for food go under so badly.

All that is left is for the people who used to enjoy this place to now watch the clueless owners finish flushing it down the toilet. And at this point, I will feel nothing but complete and total satisfaction to bear witness to this mistake finishing itself off.

I wish Molly the worst for letting this happen. Your family would be proud!

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant has become a sore point with me. What seems like generations ago now, this place used to have top notch food and great service.

Now it is a broken shell of what it used to be. Food is possibly the worse in town, service is completely abysmal. These people deserve a smack in the face for letting a good spot for food go under so badly.

All that is left is for the people who used to enjoy this place to now watch the clueless owners finish flushing it down the toilet. And at this point, I will feel nothing but complete and total satisfaction to bear witness to this mistake finishing itself off.

I wish Molly the worst for letting this happen. Your family would be proud!

Pros: Distant memories of good meals once enjoyed

Cons: That this place still finds a reason to open its doors

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This place used to be good, now it is awful! They (as in every person who works there) do not care about the customer...our waitress spilled a tray of margaritas down my mother-in-laws back and then blamed US!!! WTF! The food used to be good, now it comes out cold and soggy. If you ask for a crisp taco shell you get a dirty look...Taco Bell does a better job. I have eaten at the place a dozen times prior and I can tell you this...I WOULD NOT LET MY WORST ENEMY EAT HERE! If you do not believe me, go there for drinks on a Friday night at 6PM and see how empty the place is!!! DO NOT DO IT TO YOURSELF! STAY AWAY!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place used to be good, now it is awful! They (as in every person who works there) do not care about the customer...our waitress spilled a tray of margaritas down my mother-in-laws back and then blamed US!!! WTF! The food used to be good, now it comes out cold and soggy. If you ask for a crisp taco shell you get a dirty look...Taco Bell does a better job. I have eaten at the place a dozen times prior and I can tell you this...I WOULD NOT LET MY WORST ENEMY EAT HERE! If you do not believe me, go there for drinks on a Friday night at 6PM and see how empty the place is!!! DO NOT DO IT TO YOURSELF! STAY AWAY!

Pros: cold beer

Cons: everything else

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I have never been treated so horribly by any one in my life. Seriously.

I received terrible service one night after being a faithful customer for numerous years. I thought that mgmt should know so I asked to talk to the manager. It was the brother (I can't remember his name - his sister Molly is a co-owner). When I explained the service problems, he proceeded to treat me so horribly it took me by surprise. One of the statements he made to me was: "who do you think you are? You are nobody."
I was a faithful customer until that point.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never been treated so horribly by any one in my life. Seriously.

I received terrible service one night after being a faithful customer for numerous years. I thought that mgmt should know so I asked to talk to the manager. It was the brother (I can't remember his name - his sister Molly is a co-owner). When I explained the service problems, he proceeded to treat me so horribly it took me by surprise. One of the statements he made to me was: "who do you think you are? You are nobody."
I was a faithful customer until that point.

Pros: Food was great

Cons: The owner

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What can make a really great restaurant go so far amiss? La Cueva was once one of the better places to eat in town. The menu, the food, the selection -- the food was fresh, the salsa and sauces were spicy and flavorful. It was all good.

But I was there last night with five other people and we were all disappointed. The salsa was all onions and little else. In fact, carelessly prepared onions were the item of the day. My fish--which appeared to be a poorly prepared fish stick out of the Costco freezer section--was doused in fried onions and a salsa that could easy be beat by anything in a Taco Bell condiment station.

The sad thing is: the service was still friendly and tried to be accommodating. But whatever was going on in La Cueva's kitchen was very poor in quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

What can make a really great restaurant go so far amiss? La Cueva was once one of the better places to eat in town. The menu, the food, the selection -- the food was fresh, the salsa and sauces were spicy and flavorful. It was all good.

But I was there last night with five other people and we were all disappointed. The salsa was all onions and little else. In fact, carelessly prepared onions were the item of the day. My fish--which appeared to be a poorly prepared fish stick out of the Costco freezer section--was doused in fried onions and a salsa that could easy be beat by anything in a Taco Bell condiment station.

The sad thing is: the service was still friendly and tried to be accommodating. But whatever was going on in La Cueva's kitchen was very poor in quality.

Pros: Used To Be The Best Mexican Restaurant in Town

Cons: Now It's The Worst Mexican Restaurant In Town

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This mexican restaurant just outside of denver was probably the best I've found in Colorado. Great spice to all the dishes I have tried and delicious margs. The service was decent, although, they couldn't keep up with how quickly I was downing the chips and salsa! That's probably not their fault!
I recommend this to everyone, they always like it too.
It's a little bit of a drive for those of us downtown, but well worth it!

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★★★★★

This mexican restaurant just outside of denver was probably the best I've found in Colorado. Great spice to all the dishes I have tried and delicious margs. The service was decent, although, they couldn't keep up with how quickly I was downing the chips and salsa! That's probably not their fault!
I recommend this to everyone, they always like it too.
It's a little bit of a drive for those of us downtown, but well worth it!

Pros: everything

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I'm a hardcore mexican food lover who moved here from Austin. There were so many awesome restaurants there and Denver was a bit of a disappointment until I found La Cueva. This place has exceptional food and some of the nicest folks working there. They have by far the best tasting green chili and really good combinations. I am a vegetarian and they have so much I can eat. The salsa and chips are incredible.
I am so glad I discovered this place!

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★★★★★

I'm a hardcore mexican food lover who moved here from Austin. There were so many awesome restaurants there and Denver was a bit of a disappointment until I found La Cueva. This place has exceptional food and some of the nicest folks working there. They have by far the best tasting green chili and really good combinations. I am a vegetarian and they have so much I can eat. The salsa and chips are incredible.
I am so glad I discovered this place!

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If you like authentic New Mexican/Mexican cuisine, La Cueva is for you! The mole is delicious and the green chile is flavorful and HOT! Great atmosphere in a small (cave like, hence the name) space! Call ahead, it has loyal diners!

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★★★★★

If you like authentic New Mexican/Mexican cuisine, La Cueva is for you! The mole is delicious and the green chile is flavorful and HOT! Great atmosphere in a small (cave like, hence the name) space! Call ahead, it has loyal diners!

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I frequent a number of favorite restaurants around the city with sushi being my favorite cuisine. In the last 20 years I've found several acceptable Mexican restaurants in the Denver area but none that showed the detail that you might see in a good restaurant in San Antonio or Albuquerque. Today (7/7/08) I stumbled by accident into La Cueva and was hugely surprised by virtually everything that we ordered. I feel that Chili Relenos are always a good measure of a Mexican restaurant and these were exemplary. The staff was charming and the house salsa which is heavy on onions as I like, was good enough to take home. In the 6 hours since we left there we've referred it to 3 other people already. Job well done!! Steve

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★★★★★

I frequent a number of favorite restaurants around the city with sushi being my favorite cuisine. In the last 20 years I've found several acceptable Mexican restaurants in the Denver area but none that showed the detail that you might see in a good restaurant in San Antonio or Albuquerque. Today (7/7/08) I stumbled by accident into La Cueva and was hugely surprised by virtually everything that we ordered. I feel that Chili Relenos are always a good measure of a Mexican restaurant and these were exemplary. The staff was charming and the house salsa which is heavy on onions as I like, was good enough to take home. In the 6 hours since we left there we've referred it to 3 other people already. Job well done!! Steve

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I had been a patron since I was a kid (1977). I had noticed slow and sometimes cold service from the wait staff in recent years. I was willing to overlook the bad service because of the excellent food. Until two visits ago! I brought my credit card up to Molly (one of the owners) to pay (they neglected to pick up my credit card long after I finished eating). Molly had problems getting the machine to print. I tried to make the usual small talk with her. I asked her how she liked her new home in the newly built neighborhood. In her frustration with the credit card machine she basically told me to shut up! Even in front of a couple of her wait staff! To say the least tension was extremely high. When I finally settled up with her she made some lame excuse about her day being hard. She never apologized. I returned two more times and she never apologized. I would have returned if only she would have apologized. Why is it so hard for some people to simply apologize when they are wrong? I couple of visits before Molly went off on me I witnessed her go off on another patron.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been a patron since I was a kid (1977). I had noticed slow and sometimes cold service from the wait staff in recent years. I was willing to overlook the bad service because of the excellent food. Until two visits ago! I brought my credit card up to Molly (one of the owners) to pay (they neglected to pick up my credit card long after I finished eating). Molly had problems getting the machine to print. I tried to make the usual small talk with her. I asked her how she liked her new home in the newly built neighborhood. In her frustration with the credit card machine she basically told me to shut up! Even in front of a couple of her wait staff! To say the least tension was extremely high. When I finally settled up with her she made some lame excuse about her day being hard. She never apologized. I returned two more times and she never apologized. I would have returned if only she would have apologized. Why is it so hard for some people to simply apologize when they are wrong? I couple of visits before Molly went off on me I witnessed her go off on another patron.

Pros: Great food if you can stand the terrible service

Cons: Terrible service

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I own a business and hosted a meeting at La Cueva - I have done this many times. On 5/15/08, as I was waiting for some of our guests to arrive, both owners of La Cueva literally verbally abused both me and my employees. The owners alleged we were hosting our meeting here and were not going to order any food. We were called treated with incredible disrespect and were charged initially for waters and chips/salsa. Both owners were terrribly mean and angry without any real reason. After we ordered food (and yes, we always order food when at restaurants), one of our appetizers had a dead critter on it.

I will never go back to this place either. I suspect the restaurant is struggling financially because the owners behavior was truly sad. I have hosted over 25 meals at this restaurant for the last 3 years and I will never go back again. The food was bad and I cannot believe the level of disrepect we received for no reason.

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★☆☆☆☆

I own a business and hosted a meeting at La Cueva - I have done this many times. On 5/15/08, as I was waiting for some of our guests to arrive, both owners of La Cueva literally verbally abused both me and my employees. The owners alleged we were hosting our meeting here and were not going to order any food. We were called treated with incredible disrespect and were charged initially for waters and chips/salsa. Both owners were terrribly mean and angry without any real reason. After we ordered food (and yes, we always order food when at restaurants), one of our appetizers had a dead critter on it.

I will never go back to this place either. I suspect the restaurant is struggling financially because the owners behavior was truly sad. I have hosted over 25 meals at this restaurant for the last 3 years and I will never go back again. The food was bad and I cannot believe the level of disrepect we received for no reason.

Pros: I'm sure the beer is cold - I did not order any though

Cons: Too many to discuss - do not go here.

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I have been going to La Cueva for years. Although it's a bit of a drive, I find it more than worth it. There is no better green chili period. And they also offer it vegeterian style, how many mexican restaurants do this???
Everything on the menu is delicious, authentic and spicy. I am completely addicted and go there as often as we can. The kids even love it and they are so kind to us.
Whenever I read a review about them that isn't 5 stars I have to realize these are not people who appreciate authentic and fantastic mexican food made from the heart. Too bad for them. For everyone else who absolutely love La Cueva, I'm with you. It truly is the best.

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★★★★★

I have been going to La Cueva for years. Although it's a bit of a drive, I find it more than worth it. There is no better green chili period. And they also offer it vegeterian style, how many mexican restaurants do this???
Everything on the menu is delicious, authentic and spicy. I am completely addicted and go there as often as we can. The kids even love it and they are so kind to us.
Whenever I read a review about them that isn't 5 stars I have to realize these are not people who appreciate authentic and fantastic mexican food made from the heart. Too bad for them. For everyone else who absolutely love La Cueva, I'm with you. It truly is the best.

Pros: everything

Cons: they close too early

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We used to love this place but not any more. It has seriously gone down hill. Food and service are totally lame. The green chile is like water. So sad because it used to be so good.

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★☆☆☆☆

We used to love this place but not any more. It has seriously gone down hill. Food and service are totally lame. The green chile is like water. So sad because it used to be so good.

Pros: none

Cons: lackluster food and service

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We were very excited and curious to try this place after seeing some of the outstanding reviews. While the atmosphere was fun and festive and definitely added to the experience, the food was little better than average. I'm a huge Mexican/Southwest/New Mexican food fan and was hoping this would be the best I'd ever had, but it was not. The nachos were, actually, no better than Taco Bell and the quantity was miniscule. The entrees were fairly tasty, but certainly more average than many reviews led us to believe. The best parts were definitely the atmosphere and the margaritas.

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★★★☆☆

We were very excited and curious to try this place after seeing some of the outstanding reviews. While the atmosphere was fun and festive and definitely added to the experience, the food was little better than average. I'm a huge Mexican/Southwest/New Mexican food fan and was hoping this would be the best I'd ever had, but it was not. The nachos were, actually, no better than Taco Bell and the quantity was miniscule. The entrees were fairly tasty, but certainly more average than many reviews led us to believe. The best parts were definitely the atmosphere and the margaritas.

Pros: Great, festive atmosphere, margaritas

Cons: Slow service

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This little place is a good place to go, however they have somewhat of a smaller menu. Their food is authentic and the service is pretty good, but their green chile is untouchably (spicy) HOT!!! I got their 1/2 & 1/2 last time and came out breathen' like a dragon. I can handle my hot food, but this was just too spicy to even taste the flavor. We thought the restaruant was a little pricey, especially considering the neighborhood.

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★★★☆☆

This little place is a good place to go, however they have somewhat of a smaller menu. Their food is authentic and the service is pretty good, but their green chile is untouchably (spicy) HOT!!! I got their 1/2 & 1/2 last time and came out breathen' like a dragon. I can handle my hot food, but this was just too spicy to even taste the flavor. We thought the restaruant was a little pricey, especially considering the neighborhood.

Pros: Close to home, decent food

Cons: Parking, Pricey

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Sure, the parking is a little scarce (better since the new library went in next door), and the service is a bit slow, but we keep going back over and over again for the FOOD. The mole is my favorite; my family loves the enchiladas swimming in spicy chili. We all live by the chunky guac and yummy salsa, which we scoop up with warm fresh chips. And that service -- fresh faced young people from the old country keep our chips coming and our drinks refreshed while we wait for the food, and the owners stop by to chat like the old friends they have become. It is a comfortable place for families and couples, and it is a real boon to the neighborhood (which is much on the rise, thanks to the owners). Go early or on a week night to avoid the crowds.

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★★★★★

Sure, the parking is a little scarce (better since the new library went in next door), and the service is a bit slow, but we keep going back over and over again for the FOOD. The mole is my favorite; my family loves the enchiladas swimming in spicy chili. We all live by the chunky guac and yummy salsa, which we scoop up with warm fresh chips. And that service -- fresh faced young people from the old country keep our chips coming and our drinks refreshed while we wait for the food, and the owners stop by to chat like the old friends they have become. It is a comfortable place for families and couples, and it is a real boon to the neighborhood (which is much on the rise, thanks to the owners). Go early or on a week night to avoid the crowds.

Pros: guacamole, margaritas, family atmosphere

Cons: crowds, slow service, yuppy centered bar

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After hearing how great La Cueva is for years, I've been disappointed both times. The service is friendly but horribly slow, and it was after the lunch rush. The food was not good. The green chile had a decent bite but not much flavor and so watery it made everything soggy. The homeade tortillas were very good but unfortunately arrived after the rellenos were gone. The prices are high for the quality of food also. Surely this is not the same food that won all the awards on the walls. La Cueva got it's second chance and blew it. There's much better (and cheaper) mexican food in Denver and Aurora.

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★★☆☆☆

After hearing how great La Cueva is for years, I've been disappointed both times. The service is friendly but horribly slow, and it was after the lunch rush. The food was not good. The green chile had a decent bite but not much flavor and so watery it made everything soggy. The homeade tortillas were very good but unfortunately arrived after the rellenos were gone. The prices are high for the quality of food also. Surely this is not the same food that won all the awards on the walls. La Cueva got it's second chance and blew it. There's much better (and cheaper) mexican food in Denver and Aurora.

Pros: decor

Cons: slow, expensive, blah food

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cute bar area...i've been there 4 times and 3 times it was delicious and once it was so so....but I would denfinatly recommend trying it

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★★★★★

cute bar area...i've been there 4 times and 3 times it was delicious and once it was so so....but I would denfinatly recommend trying it

Pros: cute bar, chips and salsa, good tequila

Cons: bad faux on walls, close too early

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La Cueva is far above any mexican restaurant in Denver. I know authentic Mexican food from my granny's kitchen and La Cueva only serves the best. The tortillas are homemade pillows of goodness, and the chile rellenos are HOT! (fair warning) filled with the perfect amount of cheese and smothered in tasty green chile. The chips and salsa get your tongue worked up for a holy experience. Choose a specialty marg and you'll be in heaven. The desserts are standard; flan, sopapillas, if you like chocolate go for the stuffed sopapilla with mexican chocolate ice cream, mmmmmm. If you don't like the heat then get out of La Cueva!

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★★★★★

La Cueva is far above any mexican restaurant in Denver. I know authentic Mexican food from my granny's kitchen and La Cueva only serves the best. The tortillas are homemade pillows of goodness, and the chile rellenos are HOT! (fair warning) filled with the perfect amount of cheese and smothered in tasty green chile. The chips and salsa get your tongue worked up for a holy experience. Choose a specialty marg and you'll be in heaven. The desserts are standard; flan, sopapillas, if you like chocolate go for the stuffed sopapilla with mexican chocolate ice cream, mmmmmm. If you don't like the heat then get out of La Cueva!

Pros: Great Food, Spicy, Homemade

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For anyone that enjoys TRUE authentic Mexican food, La Cueva is the place to go. It is the only restaurant I have been to in Denver that matches the Mexican cuisine I have had during my visits to Mexico. The food itself is excellent. The service is always pleasant, although it can be slow on occasion. Again, if you are looking for REAL authentic Mexican -- LaCueva is the only place to go!

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For anyone that enjoys TRUE authentic Mexican food, La Cueva is the place to go. It is the only restaurant I have been to in Denver that matches the Mexican cuisine I have had during my visits to Mexico. The food itself is excellent. The service is always pleasant, although it can be slow on occasion. Again, if you are looking for REAL authentic Mexican -- LaCueva is the only place to go!

Pros: Big portions, Value, Cool decor

Cons: , not the greatest area

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Went for lunch. I underestimated the amount of food I was going to receive. My soft tacos were overstuffed with meat. I had to eat with a fork until I had enough room to put in my avocado, salsa (would be perfect if it had cilantro in it - and my secret ingredient) tomato and lettuce! Delicious food, but enough for two. The margarita was too frozen to drink and a bit on the sweet side - I like them tart. Next time, I'll order less food and try a beer. Overall it was a good experience. My friend enjoyed it as well. My chips weren't warm.

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★★★★☆

Went for lunch. I underestimated the amount of food I was going to receive. My soft tacos were overstuffed with meat. I had to eat with a fork until I had enough room to put in my avocado, salsa (would be perfect if it had cilantro in it - and my secret ingredient) tomato and lettuce! Delicious food, but enough for two. The margarita was too frozen to drink and a bit on the sweet side - I like them tart. Next time, I'll order less food and try a beer. Overall it was a good experience. My friend enjoyed it as well. My chips weren't warm.

Pros: Hot/Quick service, Friendly

Cons: Parking is tight

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I went here based on the excellent write ups that it received. I was plesantly suprised with the nice decor in such a rough neighborhood. That was by far the best part of the night. It took over an hour for the food to come after we had ordered. This is by far the longest I have ever had to wait for Mexican food. When it finally came it was average at best. Stick to the West side of town for the best Mexican.

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★★☆☆☆

I went here based on the excellent write ups that it received. I was plesantly suprised with the nice decor in such a rough neighborhood. That was by far the best part of the night. It took over an hour for the food to come after we had ordered. This is by far the longest I have ever had to wait for Mexican food. When it finally came it was average at best. Stick to the West side of town for the best Mexican.

Pros: Nice Decor

Cons: Bad Service, Average Food, Poor Parking

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To be honest with you, I eat Mexican food 3-4 times a week. I would honestly say, La Cueva has to be one of the worst mexican restaurants in Denver (Aurora). Everything comes out soggy and not spicey. The salsa is filled with onions, the huevos rancheros looks like someone spilled a glass of water on it, and the tacos fall apart! What the only thing I am somewhat thankful for is that I never got sick from eating there. It was definitely a close one but I was alright. My true opinion is that, "It doesnt hold a candle to Taco Bell"

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★☆☆☆☆

To be honest with you, I eat Mexican food 3-4 times a week. I would honestly say, La Cueva has to be one of the worst mexican restaurants in Denver (Aurora). Everything comes out soggy and not spicey. The salsa is filled with onions, the huevos rancheros looks like someone spilled a glass of water on it, and the tacos fall apart! What the only thing I am somewhat thankful for is that I never got sick from eating there. It was definitely a close one but I was alright. My true opinion is that, "It doesnt hold a candle to Taco Bell"

Pros: Alcohol

Cons: Horrible food, Service sucks

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I've been going to eat here for years!! I've been to almost every mexican food establishment in the Denver area and La Cueva blows them all away! Yeah, the service kinda sucks but i don't go to restaurants based on service. I GO TO EAT!

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★★★★★

I've been going to eat here for years!! I've been to almost every mexican food establishment in the Denver area and La Cueva blows them all away! Yeah, the service kinda sucks but i don't go to restaurants based on service. I GO TO EAT!

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I drive from Boulder to Aurora for the fabulous food at La Cueva. The owners have been serving the freshest food for over 30 years and I have been a patron for all those years. My many friends and I have never chosen an item off the menu that we didn't love. Try it once and you will go back many times.

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★★★★★

I drive from Boulder to Aurora for the fabulous food at La Cueva. The owners have been serving the freshest food for over 30 years and I have been a patron for all those years. My many friends and I have never chosen an item off the menu that we didn't love. Try it once and you will go back many times.

Pros: great food, good service, friendly owners

Cons: busy, could use more parkin

 

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