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mitch Mar 24, 1998 06:10 AM

ISO Mexican. Taking my daughter to look at U of C in
Boulder. We would love to eat at a good mexican
restaurant. Hard to find back east. Thanks in advance.

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    Terry McNice Feb 13, 2000 07:57 PM

    There are many in Boulder, the oldest being Juanita's, downtown on the Pearl St Mall. My favorite is La Familia, about 20 miles east of Boulde,r in Lafayette.

    -- Terry

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      Greg Feb 6, 2001 11:18 AM

      It's really New Mexican, but my favorite is Alexander's on the corner of Arapahoe and Broadway. About two blocks from CU.

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      rox Aug 14, 2006 10:56 PM

      rio grande is nicer than the above, but not the most authentic, as boulder doesn't really have any really authentic spots. def. a good restaurant though!!

      1. Mutt Aug 15, 2006 11:51 AM

        Depends upon what you mean by "authentic." If you're looking for true Mexican regional food, then you're out of luck. However, Juanita's mole and green chile is really good. I also like Mamacita's on the hill. Very good mole. Overall, I prefer the place at Folsom and Arapaho and can never remember the name! La Mariposa, I think. I'd stay away from the Rio Grande unless your idea of a good time is ear-splitting noise. If your daughter ends up at CU, she'll eventually be spending quality time there with her friends.

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