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Thursday, November 22, 2023

After 37 years the original la mariposa location is closing

It’s been over 37 years since La Mariposa first opened its doors, at its original 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd, location in Longmont Colorado. During its tenure countless beautiful memories have been created. First dates, birthdays, marriage proposals, baby's first restaurant visit, first time eating Mexican food, and lots of family dinners to name a few.

Maria and Rene Cervantes, started this small business selling burritos out a cooler at Rene's work. After some time they decided to venture into opening their own restaurant, renting only a small portion of the building where La Mariposa is today ( read full story ).

La Mariposa has grown together with the Cervantes family, and the Longmont community. All the Cervantes kids grew up helping their parents run the restaurant. Now they all hold managing positions, and the grandkids have began taking part in the business as well.

Its a family restaurant, owned and managed by a family. This is what makes La Mariposa so special, and so dear to the Longmont community.

The restaurant will be remain open until the new location is fully functional and completed. Everyone is welcome to visit its current location one last time and reminisce about the good old times, and re-visit so many great memories.

A letter from the Cervantes Family to the Longmont Community:

"To our beloved Longmont Community,

It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve you, to be part of this community, and to have shared so many beautiful memories with all of you.

We’ve spent most of our lives working at this building, raising our kids, building a family, and through our restaurant being a part of yours.

In a few weeks we will close this location, and would love to see you here before we move.

Come reminisce with us and share one last great memory, with one last great Margarita at the location that started it all.

Cheers to a new beginning! We have packed the grill, the pans, and all your favorite dishes! So come along and share with us at our new location!"

- The Cervantes Family

The new location

La Mariposa Mexican Restaurant will now be located at 2033 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, CO 80501, at the building where Beau Jo's used to be (that would explain all the butterflies now painted on the walls). Here is a list of "New Services", that will be provided by La Mariposa:

  • Outdoor patio dinning

  • Outdoor rooftop patio dinning

  • New Breakfast Menu

  • Breakfast: Monday through Saturday from 8 AM until 11 AM

  • Happy Hour: Monday through Thursday from 3 PM until 6 PM (Bar and Patio)

  • New Late Night Menu

  • Late Night Happy Hour 9 PM until 11 PM (Fridays and Saturdays until 12 PM)

  • New Take-Out Grab and Go Burritos Bar. (Window take-out) 7 AM until 11 AM

  • Brunch Buffet: Sundays 9:30 AM util 2 PM

More information will be available soon, as well as opening dates and times.

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