La Cueva

9742 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010
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  • Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
After over four decades in the same location, Nabor and Norma Nuñez still make some of the tastiest Mexican home cooking in town. Settle into one of the turquoise booths and try the green chile, spicy and addictive, which contains all fresh ingredients, or the beef tacos, which come loaded with lean, shredded beef. Wash it all down with one of the bar's 100-plus tequilas.

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  • La Cueva remains a culinary oasis on Colfax
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Like La Loma, La Cueva has some history behind it. Both places opened in the mid-'70s, both places quickly became destinations for Denver's Mexican food fans. Over the years, both restaurants have prospered, but unlike La Loma's own...

  • Check, Please!
    Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 4 a.m. by Kyle Wagner

    Q: A long time ago, you wrote about a Mexican restaurant that didn't "own a can opener." Do you remember what it was? A:That would be La Cueva (9742 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, 303-367-1422), a mom-and-pop eatery that's been serving...

  • Mouthing Off
    Thursday, April 11, 1996 at 4 a.m. by Kyle Wagner

    Oh, Mexico: Oooh, the letter-writers are at it again, this time raking me over the coals for my March 28 review of Los Troncos, a refried-beans-and-rice eatery at 730 East Sixth Avenue that I took to task for offering 48 greasy vari...


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