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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Should have listened to the local we met at a nearby ruin. She said her out of town guests always want to go there but she could only recommend a couple of items. We were hungry and that was first place we saw. Should have kept looking...

Thank BethColorado
Frisco, Texas
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383 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Closing in August- such a shame. Excellent stacked enchiladas with pork - lots of meat and egg was cooked just right. My wife had steak, avacada, cheese enchilada, pork enchiladas with rice and beans. Steak was tender. We would definately go back. Wait staff was very efficient and enjoyable.

Thank Laurence M
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early meal. The food was good, well-presented and hot. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves but discovered the owner was having a child so she has plans to close the restaurant and focus her energy on being a "mom" instead of a business owner.

1 Thank Michael K
Hailey, Idaho
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great meal. I had the Adovada and it was awesome. The menu says it's spicy (hot). Normally I don't believe this warning. It truly is. I loved it. This slow roasted pork was sooooo good. My wife had the vegaterian plate. It was a curious blend of veggies that really worked well. It was sauted with a... More 

Thank wadebradley
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! We had a great server who asked us how we felt about spicy food. When we said we love it, spicy is what we got. I had the Vegetariano which was different from any Mexican food I've ever had and extremely good. ( this dish could easily be turned vegan for those avoiding dairy). There were... More 

Thank JoyceAna
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderfull food with large portions and great drinks; I ate here several times over the 3 years I lived in the area. This is the place I always recommended to anyone new to the area.

Thank Hayley S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by someone from our hotel. We were not disappointed. Great food and the waitresses was very nice. Very cool decor inside and you get a LOT of food. First time having a stuffed sopapilla and it was delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service, parking a little difficult. Prices are a little high for what you get. You would think their food would be a little more spicy than what they were.

Thank Smokehouse970
Telluride, Colorado
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Nice variety on the menu. Interesting dishes with plenty of variety. If one likes spicy, there are plenty of choices. Pleased not to see piles of rice & beans on my plate with the entree, but a moderate serving amount. No fancy decorations, but a pleasant, clean interior. Friendly server. Was quiet the day we were there for a late... More 

Thank lyn729
Michigan City, Indiana
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went with a friend for early dinner and we were both delighted. Locally sourced Mexican food in an artsy Cantina. Food and environment were both refreshing!

Thank margaret b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

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