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El Callejon

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Latin, South American, Central American, Colombian
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1205 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1144
+1 303-278-6366
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11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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san antonio
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small place on Main Street that has some of the very best food in Golden. It is a central/south American type cuisine that is very fresh and prepared perfectly. We have dined here multiple times and every item they serve is excellent. The food is full of flavor which is very different than the typical bland food... More 

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Thank P1122XJmikes
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549 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Callejon is a much better bet than it's overrated neighbour. A good range of familiar dishes and some interesting Colombian dishes. Authentic, well priced, quick and tasty. Really can't go wrong!

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Thank Mathewv
Golden, Colorado
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to get a quick and economical lunch in Golden. It's tiny and easy to miss, but so worth seeking out. The food is amazing and the people are very friendly.

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Thank Carrie H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My son and I were on a college visit in Golden and since I always check Trip Advisor we were going to try D'deli, but it was after a football game and the line was out the door. Lucky for us we opted to try El Callejon. The space itself is tiny and would be easy to miss, but decorated... More 

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Thank Melissa F
Cary, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The pupusas were recommended to us from a lady in the Golden City Brewery. Never heard of them before, but they were delish, and served with a side that was not quite coleslaw, not quite salsa, and it was yummy too!

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Thank Diane V
Austin, Texas
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, the Hatch Green chili csught my eye but there is sooo much more to this very small yet incredibly delicious Columbian Cuisine. 1) start with the Guacemole. I have never tasted any in my life this good. WOW! 2) papuso w/pulled pork and ( you guessed) hatch green chili. 3) get a side of (you guessed it) HATCH GREEN... More 

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Thank Hank512
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Colombian Tamales are the best. My mother lives in Florida and a cousin lives in Indiana. They both want me to bring a dozen frozen on the plane. My favorite is the black bean. It is a very small place...literally an alley. But it is big on great food. The papusas are excellent as well. My favorite is the spinach.... More 

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1 Thank operatraveler
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great spanish food. fresh, great value. excellent taste. authentic fresh food. Highly recommend. Great value

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1 Thank ASD28803
Cherry Hills Village, CO
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157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The food was great bout have a hard time with a restaurant that has no ice on a 95 degree day. Really enjoyed the tacos and my wife really enjoyed the hummus wrap.

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1 Thank Charles B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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181 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

There is very limited seating inside, but the food is worth a visit. They have a nice variety at decent prices. If you do not do spicy (I don't), do NOT get salsas on tacos, etc. I got without and they were great. My friends had salsa on their tacos and said it was about a spice level of 7... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1144
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-278-6366

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