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La Cocina de Luz

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9355
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (30 reviews)
“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
“beans” (23 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice folks. Not exactly the “Tex Mex”we were hoping for but it is healthy and fresh. Endless chips and yummy salsas!

Thank ChasingSun101
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, very good salsa and chips and you really can't beat the staff. Sure how only two people were handling all the ordering and all the food but they did it and it did it super efficiently!

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We have only had breakfast at La Cocina but it was very good. The Huevos Machada was great...wonderful flavor with the green hatch chili salsa, beans and potatoes. Three fresh salsas to choose from as well. Would love to try lunch or dinner next time.

Thank Thad V
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is an order at the front and help yourself to chips and salsa type of place. The food was good and the margaritas were excellent! Service was awesome. We can't wait to go back.

Thank vedettefille
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Our family of two adults and two teens had a yummy dinner here tonight. Counter service but tasty Mexican food. Our meal, including drinks for my guy and I, was $87 before tip. The bartender/counter server was friendly and super efficient!! We’d go back and...More

Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We went along by chance, so I don’t know if they do reservations. We thought that there may be a very long wait given the size of the queue. However the wait, whilst 5 - 10 mins, was nothing like as long as feared as...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Don't get me wrong with this review, the place is stunning sitting atop the mountain. The Gondola ride to get there is incredible. The food and service was impeccable! My only gripes were this: If you order a smaller plate, you get charged a $7...More

Thank Bonnie F
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Cute Mexican restaurant with very fresh ingredients, serve yourself chips and salsa, and house made margarita mix. Sometimes you just need a margarita and this was a fast and convenient little restaurant. The key to their delicious on the rocks margarita is the fresh squeezed...More

Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Casual, reasonably priced Mexican, a very good bargain, friendly service. Only complaint, could be tidier, more clean ( we were there near closing time)

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation for a big group and were keen on coming as we had heard good things about the restaurant When we got there though it was empty and the tables were dirty and covered in food! They Had lots of staff on...More

Thank Tyssen
Lucas P, Owner at La Cocina de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

I'm so sorry you were disappointed. No excuse for dirty tables, we're having a meeting with front of house and will go over this review. Who knows what the extenuating circumstances were, I know they work hard to get all their side work done for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9355
  • E-mail
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!
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