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“A fun place with great food,”
Review of La Loma Restaurant

La Loma Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 3,103 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alcott
Description: La Loma began as a family-owned Mexican restaurant in a small brick house just a block away from what became our landmark location for over thirty years, on 26th Ave in Denver. Sonny Brinkerhoff loved the original restaurant, and in 1981, he and his son, William, relocated La Loma from its small house to its flagship location where it has resided ever since. The building was created by combining three Victorian miners’ houses dating from the 1800s, called The Colonial, The Victoria, and The Cantina. The hilltop restaurant with a view of downtown soon became a Denver staple. Sonny and William, along with Savina Mendoza, created a menu of Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites that showcased the flavors of the Southwest, featuring award-winning dishes like our renowned green chili, signature margaritas, and fresh tortillas, which are made on display in the dining room. Now, La Loma has moved to the heart of downtown across from the historic Brown Palace. We offer the same menu and many of the decorative touches our loyal guests have loved for decades including exposed brick with wooden accents, large, stained glass windows, and the photo of Savina Mendoza. “The restaurant is filled with character and charm,” according to Mark Brinkerhoff, William’s son, who joined his father in running the restaurant in 2005. La Loma’s famed barrel-aged tequila is still in the bar, and the atmosphere continues to be cozy and warm, welcoming parties of any size to enjoy their favorite dishes.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to Denver three times a year to visit our nephew at DU. The trip to La Loma with 6-8 of his friends is one of the highlights of our trip! The ambiance is lively and fun, and the food and drinks are great. It is a great value for the money. Try the Steak Frajitas, yum!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it was as good as it used to be in its old location. The food was very good, including the chips and salsa. The service was very friendly and as prompt as could be expected for a very busy night. Of course the décor is different from the past, but it is more cozy and more sophisticated. The only drawback is the noise level; conversation is difficult. We all enjoyed our meals and will return.

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Thank Ginger W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The green chili is awesome. Whatever entree you choose I recommend getting it covered in the green chili. The homemade tortillas are delicious. The service was great.

Thank kshea052016
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Dinner at La Loma was an enjoyable well prepared meal in a very nice setting downtown. The chips and salsa brought right away are terrific. Mixed fajitas were really good and the portions are generous. The shrimp are jumbo and cooked perfectly. The sauces are particularly delicious.

Thank Alice S
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We moved to Colorado Springs from Arizona late last year and have been hungry for good Mexican food ever since. Everybody in Colorado Springs tells us there is no good Mexican here, BUT, if you are ever in Denver . . . Well we were in Denver last Saturday and specifically headed to La Loma for lunch after our son, daughter-in-law and her parents recommended it highly. Fajitas are a speciality, which my son and daughter-in-law had and they were delicious. My husband had the chimichanga and I had beef brisket tacos. Best tacos I've ever had in my entire life. Food is delicious, service is excellent and the restaurant is nicely decorated and has a great atmosphere. On the way out I spoke with someone who mentioned they are opening a location in Castle Rock very soon and we are looking forward to it's opening. Maybe they will think about a Colorado Springs location in the future!

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Thank phoenixsunshine2556
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