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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
+1 719-545-7476
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pueblo, Colorado
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Food is good, service too. Pretty good variety of choices of menu items. Food is prepared quickly to order. No muss, no fuss.

Thank Jan L
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We dine here frequently, and the food is consistently good. Save room for sopapillas for dessert; they are top-notch. I like the machaca taco Colorado best. My kids like the burritos. The French fries are particularly good. Chimichangas are good here, too.

Thank Sarah L
Pueblo, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The best and most reasonable Mexican restaurant in town. The shredded beef in town for all Mexican dishes. Most meals under $9.00.

Thank ron n
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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I heard lots of good things about this place. It is a café setting and the prices are very reasonable. I had huevos rancheros with the red chile. Our waitress was excellent - very happy and able to answer our questions and kept our drinks refilled without being annoying. My husband and I decided to use this place as an... More 

Thank goodwill246
Pueblo West, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is some of the best Mexican food i have ever had! It taste just like my grandmother used to make me. The green chili is so good, but the Special red (mommas red chili) is so delicious!! I had it smothered over my cheese enchiladas. I love this place. BEST place to get Mexican food in town!

Thank amarie98
Woodworth, Louisiana
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped in for dinner. Great place to eat! Service was great and food was really good. Had the beef chimichanga plate served with beans and rice. Chips and salsa were very good also. Prices were very reasonable. I don't eat green chille, so not sure about that! But would highly recommend Papa Jose's Union Cafe!

Thank tamara l
Pueblo, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The amount of food you get for the price is AMAZING! They make their own chili and it is FANTASTIC! Have to try their homemade jelly as well!!

Thank Timothy G
Pueblo, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We've enjoyed meals at "Papa Joe's" for quite a few years. I usually get a combination plate to take advantage of the great varied selections that are offered. I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal there. Oh, the French Fries are outstanding if you lean that way.

Thank John W
New Jersey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

The wife and I had lunch at Papa Jose's while visiting Pueblo this past week for the first time. We really liked Pueblo. We liked PJUC too, although not quite as much. The pozole was OK, my spinach and cheese enchiladas were better (although the green chile sauce was surprisingly bland) and my chicken tamale was the best. My wife... More 

Thank Steve M
Pueblo West, Colorado
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food was served hot and fresh. We had chicken and cheese enchiladas. Both dishes were served with beans and rice. We had fresh baked soppillas for desert.

Thank Tom P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo
  • Phone Number: +1 719-545-7476

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