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123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9355
08:00 - 21:00
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lord the help yourself chips and various salsa versions. My meal was fresh and light as far as Mexican goes. Not too greasy and laden with cheese. Staff exceptionally friendly.

Thank kingo304
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went in for a late lunch one snowy afternoon back in March. I remembered our family eating here one summer about 4 years ago and wanted some more. It was a slow time in town and a slow time at La Cocina de Luz. Only about 3 other people shared in the great food and sidewalk views on this... More 

Thank TNT51
Pasadena, California
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430 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Perfectly suited to Telluride sensibilities: authentic flavors, healthy menu items, freshly prepared, generous servings, friendly staff serving up savory Mexican goodness!

Thank Ray Q
south carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If your favorite Mexican food is covered with a salty blob of cheese and mushy refried beans, you are probably not going like this place. Your side of beans will be whole pinto beans with queso fresco and your salad will have jicama and cilantro lime dressing. If this sounds good to you, definitely visit this place. It's delicious.

Thank cantfindausername
North Carolina
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

All the locals raved about this place, so we knew we had to try it while in Telluride. It did not disappoint! The atmosphere is totally laid back with great local artwork all around the restaurant & good music. You order at the bar & they have a full array of local & authentic Mexican/Latin beers. I had the tacos... More 

Thank courtney07
New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Went for lunch and shared plates with my wife. So much food and delicious. Have the Chili Relenos with Green....

Thank Jim T
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Line at door. Unclear if we order at the counter or sit down and have server take order. There was a little of both going on. And then another long line for ice cream. Anyway how ever u order the food is really good. They have a chips and salsa bar. Again could be self serve or ask your server.

Thank willandluke
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Ate here with friends during a ski week and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meals and margaritas. Food was fresh, spiced just right and pretty authentic. Margaritas were strong and tasted like real lime juice, not a sugary mix. Service seemed uncoordinated b/c someone making drinks seated us and we seemed to upset the actual server/bus boy. After much waiting,... More 

Thank Limpiaverde
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went to La Cocina de Luz for breakfast and loved it. It was recommended by our local airbnb hosts, who said that it is the only restaurant that they go to in Telluride. It didn't disappoint!

Arlington, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Surprisingly good New Mexican style food. Breakfast items served till noon. Free chips and salsa bar. Entrees a bit pricy, but all items can also be ordered a la carte ( I can never eat all of an entree anyhow). Pulled chicken enchilada with NM style red sauce is the real deal.

Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9355
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?