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Efrain's Mexican Restaurant

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101 E Cleveland St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2338
+1 303-666-7544
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Front Royal, Virginia
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The perfect Mexican restaurant for a quiet and absolutely delicious lunch. Large portions, excellent quality, and quick professional service - who needs more? I particularly liked the Rellenos.

Thank frances p
Erie, Colorado
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Still enjoy Efrain's after all the years. I could only categorize this as comfort food. Lots of sauce, cheese, and fried stuff. Very low spice levels here compared to many places these days. I find myself at lunch here frequently, but almost never for dinner. I get the Blue Corn Enchiladas regularly. I'd like to see some updates to the... More 

Thank ProfessorX69
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We've been coming here regularly since we moved to the arems almost 20 years ago, and we were grateful when they expanded the restaurant some years back because no one wants to wait outside on a cold Colorado winter night! Very reasonably priced Mexican food, friendly service. Small parking lot fills up quickly but there's plenty of street parking available... More 

Thank marfitann
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was my first visit after many years away. The menu and quality of food has not changed everyone enjoyed their food. Large portions, reasonable prices. Went there on a Sunday for a birthday party. We had phoned ahead and were told we had reservations for 9 people. When we arrived they said they don't take reservations. They were super... More 

Thank Linda R
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We've been meeting up with friend here for a number of years. The Verde is the best I've ever had. We were well taken care of for a few special occasions we had here. They are able to handle groups of 10 plus with ease.

Thank cmbinco
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

OK Mexican restaurant. Ordered the rellenos. Was told they were out. Ordered something else and then told they found rellenos. Food ok. Service was poor. Food came out to us after others who arrived after us got their food. Waiters tended to other tables and only refilled water right before we left.

Thank Reggie W
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Efrains is my favorite restaurant in the world. If you love Mexican that is spicy this is the place for you. The ribs are spicy hot but delicious. I always get the #1 chili verde or the efrains burrito. You won't leave hungry. The service is a little slow due the # of people there. The wait is worth it.... More 

Thank Jerry F
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Excellent food.....Small place and small parking lot, but the food makes up for the minuses. EFrains original Restaurant in Lafayette is our favorite. They have one in Boulder and one in Longmont. Unfortunately I don't like the Longmont one, to mee is not the same.

Thank Sail7seasUsa
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to this area and looking for a great Mexican restaurant. This one will not make the list. It's ok And will work as a last resort

Thank Earnest B
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230 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

um, the service was ok, food was just average. I had Chimichanga and my husband had the Chile verde plate. We sat outside which was nice, but the whole place could use a good cleaning. Seems to be a local favorite though.

Thank Humbleweeds2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Cleveland St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 303-666-7544

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