La Junta Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in La Junta

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 7,077 at the 2010 United States Census. La Junta is located on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado east of Pueblo.
Things to do in La Junta

1. The Barista

204 Santa Fe Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-1524 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 719-384-2133
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Barista

Reviewed By Paul W - Columbus, Ohio

A quaint little coffee shop that also sells sandwiches and ice cream. Not the type of place you would expect in a small railroad town like Last Junta. The coffee is excellent and the decor is charming. Well worth the visit. They have ice cream too!

2. Copper Kitchen

116 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-1516 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 719-384-7508
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Copper Kitchen

Reviewed By Jacquline A - Colorado

This tends to be the number one option when my husband and his family want to get together--usually for lunch. The food is tasty and the waiters are charming. They're quick with refills, which is great for my coffee addiction. My mother-in-law enjoys the iced tea, and that says a lot. Considering the area, the prices are unbeatable.

3. Daylight Donuts

114 Santa Fe Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-1523 +1 719-383-0980
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Daylight Donuts

Reviewed By Richard S - Denver, Colorado

Well, you have pretty much two options for Donuts in La Junta. So, why not support the local business. Way better than Safeway!

4. Mexico City Cafe

1617 Raton Ave, La Junta, CO 81050-3420 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television Mexican, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 719-384-9818
Excellent
60%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Mexico City Cafe

We are a family owned restaurant with recipe's that have been handed down for 3 generations. We have been in operation for 17 years. We have great Mexican Food as well as desserts such as Tres Leches, Cheescake and Sopapillas. We are rated as 1 of the top 12 Mexican restaurants in Colorado by " Only in Your State", Colorado. We have a wide selection of beer, and tequila. As well as mixed drinks and fantastic Margarita's. We do not accept debit or credit cards. However, we do accept local checks.

Reviewed By Dincy - Denver, CO

It's off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood. Locals gave us the recommendation and we were delighted. Servers - and owner, I believe - were very attentive and food was excellent. Get there early, as it fills up, even on a week night.

5. Lucy's Tacos

17 1/2 E 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050-1584 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 719-384-8333
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Lucy's Tacos

Reviewed By Michael B

My wife and kids loved Lucy's. As we waited in line, the locals raved about the food, ratcheting up our expectations. Everyone in our party inhaled their food, in particular the carne asada tacos. One note: the best churro flavors are regular and cream cheese. (Strawberry and caramel aren't nearly as good.)

6. Bamboo Panda

313 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 719-384-9880
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Bamboo Panda

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Reviewed By Troyjs

After an extended absence associated with a fire, Bamboo is back to being the lunch and dinner hub downtown. The restaurant has all new furnishings in an expanded dining room. New features include televisions and a takeout counter. The food is good as it ever was and now that they've settled in, service is back up to speed. Staff are always friendly and they are genuinely good people. Bamboo is again a regular stop for eating out. Prices continue to be reasonable so what's not to like?

7. Pappys Grill & bar

27696 Harris Rd, La Junta, CO 81050-9511 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 719-384-7133
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Pappys Grill & bar

Reviewed By HarleyRider2014 - Rocky Ford, Colorado

We love it here! Food, atmosphere and staff is all amazing! We enjoyed the shrimp and fish dinner, along with the Rocky Mountain Oyster dinner! The Green Apple Moscato Sangria drink was very refreshing after a hot day! Take a look at the numerous choices on the menu, then top it off with a wonderful dessert! I highly recommend eating here!

8. Boss Hogg's Saloon & Restaurant

808 E 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050-1842 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 719-384-7879
Excellent
23%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
6%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 147 reviews

Boss Hogg's Saloon & Restaurant

Reviewed By NatureLover99_11 - Gunnison, Colorado

We ordered dinners of chicken fried steak & baby back bbq ribs, both included a trip to the salad bar. It was the BEST salad bar ever! Waiter gave us ice cold salad plates & all the condiments were cold & fresh including cottage cheese, chopped egg, & lots of veggies ( mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, + more ) with sunflowers seeds or croutons for salad toppers. We choose their blue cheese dressing which was very tasty! All & all a good meal at a most reasonable price! Do eat here when visiting La Junta, you will want to return!

9. Village Inn

5 Walmart Way, La Junta, CO 81050-9643 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 719-384-1084
Excellent
31%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Reviewed By Constance W - Vista, California, United States

Standard chain fare. Salad was good as was the soup. Certainly no atmosphere. Service was a little too slow. Convenience to the KOA is the attraction.

10. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

1325 E 3rd St, Red Lion Hotel, La Junta, CO 81050-2021 Barbecue Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Naomi M - La Junta, Colorado

This chain restaurant opened up in La Junta a few months ago and is seeing large numbers of people eating there! If you love barbecue you will love Dickey's. The food is delicious and the sides are equally yummy! They are pretty fast at serving (cafeteria style order at the counter and they bring it out). And the prices are decent for a family. We bought the picnic pack (feeds 4) and enjoyed snacking later on. The staff is great and we can forsee eating there regularly. The only thing I did not like was the bread rolls. But maybe that is just me.

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