About Our Restaurant

We are proud of our history

33 Years of Creating Family

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 tradition of providing authentic Mexican cuisine that had long been a part of their family. Today, his daughter, Gina follows her father’s footsteps, just as he followed his parent’s. It has been over 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 to serve you, and welcome your family to our kitchen table.


You’ll Love Our Staff

Many of the La Estrellita staff have been serving our customers for years.  We love our staff and so do our regular customers.  If you are a new customer so will you. They take pride in their service and especially the quality Mexican food we provide.  We love Brighton and are glad you visited our site.  Get better acquainted with our staff below.  We hope to see you soon.