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La Mariposa Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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112 E. Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
+1 303-823-5595
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We were the only people in the restaurant when we got there. Our waitress was fine but not attentive; were had to ask another waitresses to help us a couple of times. They missed out on me ordering a second margarita because they just didn't come over enough and ask. Don't try the low carb margarita; it was watery and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The atmosphere is nice inside. The food is usually overpriced for the quality. The staff is friendly and the service is average to slow. I go here because it is the only Mexican restaurant in Lyons.

2 Thank sheflew
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our server left the restaurant for about a half an hour, and no-one covered for her, so we were abandoned. The hostess didn't appear to care at all. The food was average at best.

Thank Fisherman01Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Good food. Great happy hour Margarita. They were huge and awesome. The guacamole made at the table was to die for.

Thank Thomas W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

You can go ANYWHERE in town and get better service...seriously, like the gas station. We waited an hour for our food. Had to get up and seek out a server for refills, twice. The vibe of everyone who worked there was "I hate my job. I hate my life. I hate you." Every person we cam into contact with was... More 

Thank Jennywithaflock
Nokomis, Florida
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Dropped in on impulse to see if we could find a better restaurant than Smokin Dave's in Lyons- and we did! Besides having bronco football day specials, Mariposa has midrange Mexican food. We tried the Mariposa special fajitas and we're not disappointed. We would. to order the chicken tortilla soup as it was to watery. Diner for two with soup... More 

Thank aazonemaster
Lyons, Colorado
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Closest thing to authentic Mex food in this area. The 20 inch burritos is excellent and can feed several. Glad this is back open after the flood!

Thank waller_ski
Glen Haven, Colorado
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

My husband had the carnitas and he said they were seasoned just right. And he thought the quantity of food for his entree was good. I had the burrito, but it did not come with any rice or beans. It was okay, it seemed a little small for the price, particularly since it didn't have any sides with it. The... More 

Thank Birdylover
Denver, Colorado, United States
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209 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this establishment. The menu was large, with a few more choices than standard Mexican. Our waitress and hostess were very nice. The food was very good.

Thank Sarah S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is THE place to stop if you're really hungry and want authentic and high quality Mexican food. Directly off the highway, large parking area, clean, clean, clean. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Large portions, great sauces. Try their Moles. And a 3 page Margarita menu. You gotta gotta stop here.

1 Thank troutbum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E. Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Lyons
  • Phone Number: +1 303-823-5595

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