Located in Brighton, you're sure to be satisfied with a delicious, family dinner or lunch at La Estrellita! Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves on bringing you wonderful family recipes, and providing an environment that all can enjoy.

Check out our Menu to see what delicious food is waiting for you, or, if you are ready to eat, find the location nearest you. At La Estrellita, we also make our own Salsa, which is available for sale online, and at local grocery stores.

The Montoya Family operated the first La Estrellita Restaurant in Ft. Lupton, CO in 1955, and served many happy customers through 1968.

In October of 1986, their son John Montoya and his family returned to the tradition of providing the authentic Mexican food that has long been a part of their family. With the same recipes of Salome & Stella Montoya, we introduce you to the finest Mexican food this side of Heaven.

Our Hours of Operations are:

Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm

Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm




  • As Mexican food lovers, we’ve eaten at every Mexican restaurant in Denver as well as Mexican restaurants in other towns and states. After eating at La Estrellita, we prefer it over many others for several reasons, including the vast menu, delicious food, hearty portions, low prices, and great service.

    - John Vallone

  • - Thomas Post

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Sep 27

La Estrellita took runner up in Channel 7...

Yay!!! We are so excited!

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