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Shorty's Cafe

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200 W Golf Ave., Granada, CO 81041
+1 719-734-9949
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has been in business for many years, family owned and operated. Stop and give them a try, food is very good, service is slow but please be patient with the wait staff. In a small town there is no since getting in a hurry

Thank Shannon V
Florence, Colorado
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been going to Shorty's since the mid 1960's. Shorty passed away, but his family and beautiful wife have kept up their family tradition in Granada for all these years. Shorty was a great friend and always treated us well. When we were kids, his food was so affordable and he was fun to be around. Great tradition...try to you will... More 

Thank Philip Q
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Shorty's is a legend. People come from all over to eat at Shorty's. They simply have great Mexican Food. It takes a while to get the food, but it's worth the wait.

Thank Michelle H
South Central Orange County, CA
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I was told that Shorty's served the best Mexican food in town. If this is the case, Granada is not the place to eat. It was on par with Las Brisas in Lamar as being OK food for a low price, although Las Brisas had the slight price advantage for the food portions. The crispy "chili reyenos" were two Anaheim... More 

3 Thank Shiroh
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2012

They have delicious Mexican Food!!! Good place to go to.

1 Thank Mateo C
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

This restaurant had pretty good Mexican food and the service was great. The salsa seemed to be homemade and the food came out hot and delicious. I would come here again next time I'm passing through but not to the restaurant across the street, avoid that one at all costs because that one is expensive and the food is terrible... More 

1 Thank phoodiez
Gillette WY
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Our food was great. Hot and fresh. Clean cafe. nIce staff

1 Thank Sandy F
Commerce City, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

The worst Mexican food I ever ate, they use to be the best, but not anymore since they changed the ingrediants in the food.

1 Thank Bonnie D
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161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This place is outstanding, and is in a town of 500 people that has this great restaurant plus another one that is exceptional as well. Shorty's has true Mexican food, the owners and staff are all Mexican so you are getting the real deal here. Prices are very cheap, food is awesome, and this place is always busy yet the... More 

1 Thank Kickbass
Lamar, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2012

There are several "Mexican" restaurants in SE Colorado. This one is no better and no worse than any of the others. Good value, but only average food and service.

Thank Galen H

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  • Address: 200 W Golf Ave., Granada, CO 81041
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +1 719-734-9949

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