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Cafe Silvestre

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903 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2415
+1 970-641-4001
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant on the planet! Once you eat here you will be craving it for years to come. Virtually everything is made from scratch, which I've seen first hand from the dining room, so i don't know what the negative reviewers are talking about. The green chile is to die for & the special seasoning... More 

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Thank Brooke M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The most overpriced,underportioned food i ever got ripped off on!,and came out hungry,after the service was rude! Rating:negative stars! Never going back there!

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Thank Jody C
Denver, Colorado
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, I did not check the ratings on this place before giving them a shot. First off the sign outside says authentic Mexican food. But, when you walk in they have Asian paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling...should have taken that as the first warning. No, regrettably I decided to sit down. Clue number two that it wasn't "authentic," was... More 

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Thank Cozmo1968
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We try to eat at Cafe Silvestre when we're in Gunnison. The food is good, but a little on the high side, hence the 4 stars instead of 5. The service has also been good. This past fall, we came in at almost closing time and they never once made us feel like we were imposing. When we were there... More 

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Thank Tauser1961
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I had a solo meal here. Good food, but really pricey. I was seated within view of the kitchen and saw the chef reach into the lettuce bowl with his bare hands and put it on another customer's plate. Yuck - that image will prevent me from eating here ever again.

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Thank yuma114
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

But - Small portions with big prices. That wait staff was less than personal but was very friendly to the local collage students more his age.

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Thank Shari T
GRAND JUNCTION
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We went here because of a friend's recommendation. The setting is very bare bone with dinner style tables and chairs. The margarita was served in a large pepsi glass. One had chicken cancellations

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1 Thank tripjoe
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant often! All of the food is fresh and delicious, and the wait staff is very hard working. You don't want to miss the queso or Taco Tuesdays. Best Mexican place in town!

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1 Thank Sweetheart0194
Montrose, Colorado
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Lunchtime coming through Gunnison. Found this place just driving down the street. Good salsa and enchiladas and chile relleno.

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Thank Tim C
Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

Food and service were terrific. The green chili sauce is the best I ever had. Even bought some to take home

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: +1 970-641-4001

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