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La Mariposa Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 26 Restaurants in Lyons
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We remembered this restaurant from a previous visit to Estes Park and thought it was wonderful. It is about 20 miles east of Estes Park. So one night we decided we would look for big horn sheep and drive over the mountain to this restaurant which would accomplish both. However, it wasn't a big success. We neither found any Big Horn Sheep nor did we overly enjoy the meal. Five years ago we had stopped on the way into Estes Park and had enjoyed a most delightful meal. This time, one couldn't help but notice the very worn booths. One couldn't help but notice that there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. While the food was fine, it wasn't the best Mexican we've ever enjoyed (unlike last time that made such a positive impression on us that we sought it out this time). It wasn't the worst we ever had either. It was "just an ok experience" which is not what one is hoping for a dinner out.

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Thank WLifeMan
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very averag Mexican food. Good margaritas. Service was just fair. Food was pretty bland. Prices not that good.

Thank Jon G
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoyed our meal the last time we visited Mariposa. Service was great, the guacamole was tasty, and the food was yummy. I really like the enchiladas. They have a huge menu, so there's something for everyone.

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Since reopening after the 2013 flood, this restaurant has struggled, primarily with service. Last night was the first time that they have seemed to be getting their act together in this regard.
The food was good--especially the dishes smothered in their excellent green chili--but the service was also good due to the efforts of a young and energetic waiter.

I have been waiting for the post-flood rebound, and it may have finally arrived.

Thank Fisherman01Colorado
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch coming down from estes park. They had a reasonably priced lunch menu with a good selection of items.

The chips and salsa were okay. The food was good, but average. The waitress was friendly and service was fast.

Thank Tim M
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