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Papa Jose's Union Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
+1 719-545-7476
11:00 - 20:00
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Denver, Colorado
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice family run spot right in town. Good food, quick service, reasonable. Seemed filled with "locals" which is generally a good sign - we were down from Denver at a tennis tournament. I would definitely go back.

Thank Kevin K
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got the combination platter w/an enchilada, tostada, and chicken taco. With the guac and sour cream on the side it was pretty good. The salsa was decent, not too spicy but not bland. My gf got the taco salad and she was unimpressed. We recently moved to Pueblo and are searching for the best Mexican restaurant. The search continues....

Thank jamieandaida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to rave about. Maybe one notch above Taco Bell. Chewy chicken, Good location and Has interesting artwork

Thank Chris G
Lafayette, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The food was good, but not spectacular. I liked the table salsa and the chips were very good. The chili relleno was made with a eggroll wrapper and I prefer an soft outer coating. The tamale was much better. Friend enjoyed a spinach enchilada. Service was friendly, location downtown was fun. I liked this choice much better than the bigger... More 

Thank hillanddale2017
Pueblo, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Food is good, service too. Pretty good variety of choices of menu items. Food is prepared quickly to order. No muss, no fuss.

Thank Jan L
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We dine here frequently, and the food is consistently good. Save room for sopapillas for dessert; they are top-notch. I like the machaca taco Colorado best. My kids like the burritos. The French fries are particularly good. Chimichangas are good here, too.

Thank Sarah L
Pueblo, Colorado
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The best and most reasonable Mexican restaurant in town. The shredded beef in town for all Mexican dishes. Most meals under $9.00.

Thank ron n
Level Contributor
126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I heard lots of good things about this place. It is a café setting and the prices are very reasonable. I had huevos rancheros with the red chile. Our waitress was excellent - very happy and able to answer our questions and kept our drinks refilled without being annoying. My husband and I decided to use this place as an... More 

Thank goodwill246
Pueblo West, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is some of the best Mexican food i have ever had! It taste just like my grandmother used to make me. The green chili is so good, but the Special red (mommas red chili) is so delicious!! I had it smothered over my cheese enchiladas. I love this place. BEST place to get Mexican food in town!

Thank amarie98
Woodworth, Louisiana
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Stopped in for dinner. Great place to eat! Service was great and food was really good. Had the beef chimichanga plate served with beans and rice. Chips and salsa were very good also. Prices were very reasonable. I don't eat green chille, so not sure about that! But would highly recommend Papa Jose's Union Cafe!

Thank tamara l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003-3430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo
  • Phone Number: +1 719-545-7476

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