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Mexico City Cafe

1617 Raton Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-3420
+1 719-384-9818
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 1:30 pmAll hours
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1617 Raton Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-3420
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Asked Siri for a good Mexican restaurant. We were sent here. We arrived with raised eyebrows sine it was a converted house in a residential area. However, the parking lot had several cars even at 1 p.m. Our experience validated Siri’s recommendation. Food was great,...More

Thank DB67154
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Fun decor. The place was packed on a Monday night so it's popular with the locals. I ordered the pork and avocado burritos half hot and half mild and they had some real heat, and I like food pretty hot. I would come here again.

Thank ColoradoBoulder_Bob
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Service was good, but food was just okay. It could just be that it's not the style of Mexican food we're used to. Also very strange, they had no beef dishes--it was all chicken and chorizo. You could tell it was very popular with the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Really it was only just okay. Nothing fancy but nothing over the top that would make me want to come back. The food was just okay. Service was good and it was a cute little place.

1  Thank Grace F
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I found the Mexico City Cafe online after I arrived in La Junta. After a short scenic trip through the town of La Junta, I found it. Note: Raton Avenue is not always identified on some streets, but if you look for it from Hwy....More

Thank debhawley
Reviewed 4 August 2017

While traveling through CO stopped at Mexico City Cafe for dinner. First of all, the staff was very friendly. Our waitress was very nice. Always a good sign. The food was yummy. The food wasn't a lot different from other Mexican restaurants in its prep...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It's off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood. Locals gave us the recommendation and we were delighted. Servers - and owner, I believe - were very attentive and food was excellent. Get there early, as it fills up, even on a week night.

Thank Dincy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This restaurant has great mexican food with recipes that have been in the family over 125 years. They have drinks to go along with the meals. The staff was so funny.

1  Thank Rick K
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Rick, Thanks for stopping by to eat at our restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. Stop by again when you are in the area.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

First, do not look for a bright yellow building. It has been repainted. When we entered, we were warmly greeted, brought to our table, and given menus by a very friendly man. He promptly brought us our drinks. Then we waited for our waitress. And...More

6  Thank AmyCzestochowa
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Amy I wish that you would have come back in to our restaurant when you found the discrepancy. I would have personally fixed your issue. If ever you can stop by again please contact me personally. Thank you, Robert L. Chaparro, Owner/Manager.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

After a long day visiting nearby Bents Fort, what I really needed was good Mexican food and a cold margarita! Found both at Mexico City Cafe so I am happy. Additionally, the entire staff in the place is THE FRIENDLIEST of any restaurant I have...More

Thank TravelWriter48
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Muchas Gracias for stopping by our restaurant !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 Raton Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  La Junta
  • Phone Number: +1 719-384-9818
We are a family owned restaurant with recipe's that have been handed down for 3 generations. We have been in operation for 17 years. We have great Mexican Food as well as desserts such as Tres Leches, Cheescake and Sopapillas. We are rated as 1 of the top 12 Mexican restaurants in Colorado by " Only in Your State", Colorado. We have a wide selection of beer, and tequila. As well as mixed drinks and fantastic Margarita's. We do not accept debit or credit cards. However, we do accept local checks.
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