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J. Fargo's Family Dining & Micro Brewery

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$$ - $$$
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1209 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-2910
+1 970-564-0242
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, Argentina
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sides and service were okay, as were the drinks. I ordered the best steaks in the house and was disappointed both times. They cover the steaks with some sort of sauce, sometimes an indicator of less than par meat. That was the case in this instance.

Thank sivardjr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food, good service,good for just getting out and having something to eat, large variety on menu and drinks.

Thank Smokehouse970
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is not spectacular, but it is okay. We eat at J Fargos every time we visit Cortez. The service is fair. The wait staff are impersonal. I wishe they would make family dining one side and the bar the other side. I don't like feeling like I am in a daycare when I want to have a beer.

Thank Marian B
Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The adult meals were fantastic: very yummy steak salad with delicious choices for dressing (I tried cactus and separately the sweet chili). We had the fried banana bread for dessert (it didn't need to be fried or if it was going to be fried they should have put a batter around it to crisp up). I think my hubby enjoyed... More 

Thank LovingNewAdventures
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

J Fargo's was recommended by locals we are doing business with. Our server, looking cute in her very tasteful Navy-girl Halloween dress, knows her stuff and made mealtime extra enjoyable. Wish I knew her name but what a sweetheart! For starters, I ordered their Pumpkin Martini and was forewarned it was strong but it had wonderful flavor. Would order again.... More 

Thank Vickie K
Payson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a long-term restaurant in Cortez that is conveniently located on Main Street. However, it is very dated in it's decor and menu. If you like ol' fashioned comfort food this is the place for you.

Thank Mike F
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner while in Cortez, and were very pleased. They staff was accomodating, and were able to fix my mojito as I asked, with club soda vs Sierra Mist! I had the NY strip steak special which was delicious and served with roasted veggies which were very tasty. We almost decided to have dinner here again a... More 

Thank neonp
Cortez, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and almost 2 year old daughter to eat dinner here. I ordered the burger, my wife had a Navajo taco, and we ordered Mac and cheese for our little one. The food tasted good, but with the end cost, it will be only on a special occasion next time.

Thank Michael1678294
Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A nice atmosphere for family or a sports crowd. $1. beer on Wednesdays. Service is great, employees are friendly. Serves an awesome burger.

Thank montezumacortez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed the food the service and the prices. I had the Asian chicken salad and Craig had fish and chips and both were excellent.

Thank Mary H

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-564-0242
We offer casual family dining. We feature handcrafted small batch beer from our own brewery, as well as selected favorites bottled and on tap and a full bar. We have a menu to satisfy every appetite including steaks, smoked meats, burgers, kids menu, vegetarian and gluten free options, patio dining in the summer. We are happy to host special occasions, large and small. We can accommodate large groups including tour groups. Our winter hours are 11 am to 9:00 pm open until 10:00 for summer. Hope to see you soon! Happy trails!

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