Saturday, September 29, 2012

La Cueva Restaurant

La Cueva Restaurant in Aurora, Colorado is a landmark known throughout Aurora and metro Denver not only for it's authentic, tasty Mexican dishes but also for its community presence.  Established as a family business in 1974, La Cueva caters to a home-style atmosphere that makes its customers feel instantly welcome like "coming home for dinner."

When Norma Martinez met Nabor Nuñez at a restaurant, La Bonita, in downtown Denver in 1956, she knew he would be a serious businessman.  He had goals to have his own restaurant.  When this young cook first saw Norma, he knew that she would be his wife.  Norma with her big heart and sociable manner would be just the woman to help him succeed.  Their mutual faith and persistence made their marriage and family thrive.

After several years of marriage and two children, Molly and Alfonso, Norma and Nabor were able to purchase a small storefront space at 9742 E. Colfax Avenue to realize their dream.  La Cueva became the first Mexican restaurant in East Colfax in Aurora at the time.  The neighborhood was still majority non-Mexican.  Nevertheless, the familiar menu gave way to delicious "estilo Mexicano" items.  The Mexican menu gradually drew customers beyond the boundaries of Original Aurora.  By word of mouth, La Cueva has drawn people who are attracted to the pride of the Nuñez family and their efforts in the community.

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