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“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Cocina de Luz

La Cocina de Luz
Ranked #15 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
NY
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We had a delightful lunch on a Saturday afternoon here at La Cocina de Luz. This is not shopping mall "Tex Mex". The food is authentic, home-made, fresh and well-flavored. It's very casual....you wait on yourself to a certain extent, but that's part of the fun. Great salsa bar (home-made, of course) and a nice selection of Mexican beers as well.

Visited October 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Yummy, affordable food option on Main St. in Telluride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

This is a great option for street food without paying upscale restaurant prices. I had a delicious spanakopita (2 pieces for $4) and a healthy tropical smoothie for $5. Definitely worth considering if you are in a hurry or want a quick picnic.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Good affordable food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

good and affordable food in Telluride with lots of options for healthier meals-- and unlimited chips with a salsa bar -- how can you go wrong!

  • Visited September 2013
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Nederland, Colorado
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“Wonderful, authentic Mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This restaurant, on "Main Street", has its own special approach to dining, beginning with breakfasts. You gather a menu at the entrance, order from a counter, pay and get your drinks, get your own chips and salsa and water, select your table, and the food is brought to you. There is both an interior and an exterior patio, with tables under awnings. The menu offers a wide variety of options. It is possible to get a meat-free blue-corn tamale, but then you can also get it in more traditional forms. Optional sides include excellent al dente veggies. The kitchen operations are visible on the way to the patio, with busy cooks listening to Mexican music as they work. From the patio, there are good views of surrounding mountains. An advantage is that the restaurant operates continually for 13 hours starting at 8 a.m.

  • Visited September 2013
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arizona
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73 restaurant reviews
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“OVER PRICED AND RUDE HELP!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Went here for breakfast just short of 8:30 a.m. and were the only people in line and there was 1 table filled already. The person at the register definitely didn't want to be bothered. We had the gluten free bluecorn waffle which came with a few fresh sliced peaches, bananas, and whipped cream. Then had the 2 eggs, 3 slices of bacon, 6 bites of potatoes, and 2 slices of toast, 1 coffee (which was bitter).

Consider this is cafeteria style so you wait in line to order, then go to one area to get water and silverware, another area to get coffee. You then sit down with a number on your table and they bring your food. For 2 people the bill was just under $30.00. I expect service or at least some pleasantries for that price.

Also considering we were there at 8:30 a.m. the place was unclean. The front windows were dirty on the inside. It appeared they definitely don't clean them daily. Tables had grease/smudges on them that you could see as well.

I needed gluten free so tried this place, but it was after going to Maggie's Bakery and Cafe (970-728-3334). Can't speak for their food, but it had great atmosphere and very nice staff.

Would definitely not return to this place or recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
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