Wowza. First official post of 2015, I’m feeling excited. Are you feeling excited? Let’s get this show on the road.
So let’s talk Mexican food. Specifically, this pretty party La Cocina de Luz located in my top 3 favorite places in the world (ranked with Disney World and Rosemary Beach in no particular order). La Cocina, as the locals affectionately call it, is the so-called local haunch of town, and I know this because I went with some said locals.
Again with the locals, they rave about this place. They love it. They eat it up. I personally favorited the underground Mexicano restaurant located further up the street, but it closed down, so I’ve now converted happily to La Cocina. The extra cool thing about La Cocina is that a ton of their food is organic, and they really really cater to allergies and intolerances.
Which, hey, last time I checked you and I totally fall into that category.
I have tried a lot of different menu items here, but I went for the tostadas this time.
Basically a flat crispy corn tortilla topped with roasted chicken, guacamole, lettuce, and then a side of their 95% organic rice and beans. That’s what’s up.
It’s my favorite thing I’ve had on the menu, and like I said before, though it’s not my favorite favorite restaurant in the hip cool town of Tride, it’s extremely accommodating and an enjoyable meal. It gets really busy too so make sure to get there a little earlier or later than usual to catch a table. And kids are totally welcomed and encouraged in La Cocina too, of course!
It’s an order and sit down kind of restaurant with a top of the notch salsa bar. I take my salsa eating very seriously.
I’ve been keeping one little tiny secret from you though, and that is… the ice cream.
It’s the specialty. I also heard from a birdie that their ice cream is so good that it single handedly closed down The Sweet Life, the go-to Telluride candy store.
Obviously, I had to try some even though I was full to the top from my meal. An extra plus, they offer VEGAN COCONUT ICE CREAM! Like what?
It was tasty. I personally don’t like chunky ice cream, and this one had toasted coconut flakes, but the flakes enhanced the flavor so well that I just loved it. Mmm. Makes me want to have some more right now.
And it didn’t even matter that it was 20 degrees outside, it was that good.
So even if you don’t go for the food, please at least try.the.ice.cream.
But you should try the food too. Be a local. Get it.
Check out La Cocina de Luz at their website, or visit:
123 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, Colorado 81435