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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4544
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pomegranate margarita is excellent. Pinot Grigio goes very well with Mexican food. Pork tamales with green chili salsa were excellent. Blue corn cheese enchiladas were good but the cheese could've been melted better and Ty would've preferred the onions be sautéed first. Service was excellent from the hostess, to the waiter, to the guy who filled up our salsa and... More 

Thank LWLinCO
Haines, Alaska
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More a bar than restaurant it seems. Heard they make good margaritas. Went for the food and would not be in a rush to go again. Food (fajitas) was lack luster and we were rushed along (had taken my last bite off the main plate and not even put my fork down and they wanted to clear my plate. Continually... More 

Thank Tom G
Grand Junction, Colorado
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lobster/spinach enchiladas with shrimp sauce that were fantastic. Along with blue corn taquitos and unlimited chips and great salsa, this was a very nice meal that my wife and I could piece together and share. Very acceptable prices, too!

Thank kmreeves7
Canmore, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at Buen Tiempo has been a tradition for us during ice fest for over a decade; but not any more. Half of our party felt "off" today, and yes, we all had a couple of margs (except one who I'll come back to) but nothing to warrant how we all felt today. One of us had ONE drink and... More 

Thank Warren M
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Buen Tiempo has been our favorite restaurant in Ouray for close to 30 years. Reliably wonderful flavors, gluten-free options, and the best margaritas ever. My favorite meals are the spinach enchiladas and the steak fajitas. They don't take reservations, so arrive early during busy seasons unless you're up for a wait... but it's well worth the wait!

Thank Tilicho111
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Rave reviews from locals and hotel staff, didn't exactly live up to hype, not bad just not very memorable. It's Mexican food, margs tasted a little on the weak side, food was a tad pricey for what it was. I wouldn't seek this out again, but wouldn't strongly object to going if someone else wanted to either.

Thank Scott S
grand junction, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I ordered chicken tacos. Adequate portions but saturated with a bitter spice that provided an unpleasant taste. The table had an ample supply of chips and salsa, but the salsa was too spicy for our taste and the chips could have used more salt. I drank a lemonade, lots of volume but short on sugar. Service good,... More 

Thank Edmund J K
Ridgway, Colorado
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch this past weekend. It was a bit of sticker shock upon first viewing the menu. Yes, it's overpriced - especially the drinks. BUT, the food was very good in our opinion and the portions were more than adequate. The main issue I had was that I asked our server for the WiFi password and her response... More 

Thank Tony L
Seward, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The only thing good here that I experienced were the Silver Margaritas. Chili Rellenos smothered with green chile (if you can call it that) were not good at all. Maybe had I ordered something different I might have a better opinion. Would not recommend based on my experience.

Thank Alaska502012
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great! The food was not! I can't imagine what that waitress felt when she saw our good. We have been on vacation for a few meals now and opted for a light meal. We ordered wraps prices @ $13 and a cheese Quesada. OMGoodness... we were picking old, gooey lettuce off our plates and even found a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
  • Phone Number: +1 970-325-4544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?