Before our story began in Brighton, Salome and Stella Montoya operated the first La Estrellita in Fort Lupton, CO from 1955 to 1968. In October 1986, their son John and his family returned to the traditon of providing authentic Mexican food that has long been a part of their family. Today, his daughter follows her fathers footsteps just as he followed his parents. It has been nearly three decades since opening in Brighton,and La Estrellita has won multiple awards ranging from our friendly service, to our authentic pork green chile. We can't wait ot serve you, and welcome your family to our kitchen table. 





  • 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

Latest News

Sep 27

La Estrellita took runner up in Channel 7...

Yay!!! We are so excited!

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Feb 18

Denver Mexican Restaurant

La Estrellita Mexican Restaurant and Salsa Company Chile Peppers Chile peppers are "New World" foods, so it stands to reason Native Americans (... Learn more