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El Horizonte

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908 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
970-963-6050
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food; family run.

Reasonable prices for good, down-home Mexican dishes. A family owned and run restaurant with a full bar. Nothing gourmet but always good and you won't walk out hungry. If you are lucky you might hear the family mariachi band on Sunday evening.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So very tasty, not busy at all!! Great greasy breakfast or just traditional Mexican breakfast. Also the best picture of margaritas in town. There are literally like double pitches. Yum, Yum!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable prices for good, down-home Mexican dishes. A family owned and run restaurant with a full bar. Nothing gourmet but always good and you won't walk out hungry. If you are lucky you might hear the family mariachi band on Sunday evening.

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Thank Ron K
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really a bummer to see a restaurant go into decline. This was a pretty good place to eat, but no more. Last visit had multiple issues. First we had an incredible wait for our food and then it was delivered to all four of us over 15 minutes - come on, bring everyone their food at once.. They... More 

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Thank ClarkGriswold099
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

outstanding meal, very authentic, large portions, reasonable priced. Easy to find, on the highway through Carbondale.

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Thank wandajohnston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Chose this place over other Mexican restaurants in the area because I heard it was good. First it was horribly hot and muggy in there, then the server never brought our waters that we asked for twice. Get my margarita in a timely matter, pretty excited... Just kidding. Tasted like only lemon juice. Asked to trade it for a beer... More 

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Thank M3l1ssa13
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

No good customer service at all, food was ok but service was terrible, the waitress did not know the menu and was not checking on the table to make sure everything was ok, my husband had to ask for coffee 3 times, and when finally came to our table she was upset because we called her. i will not go... More 

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Thank Traveler-weekend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Bright, cheerful decor. Great margaritas. Very good Mexican food. Service is good and friendly to children, families, and groups.

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Thank Kristine C
Basalt, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Worst Mexican I have ever had.... Overly salty, burnt, and unpleasing as a whole! This place was a complete waste of money from the food to the service! The waitresses don't even know what bourbon is, and cannot be bothered to come check on you during your meal! Apparently, they do not care if you are pleased or not, because... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Chips, salsa and lime coleslaw are served to start- it's easy to get carried away... We had the shrimp enchilladas and chipotle chicken tacos, both served with rice and beans. Our meals were $11-13. There were lots of options for starters, soups, mains and seafood. The dining room is very colorful and the servers nice.

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Thank TravelsWithKylie
Carbondale
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I live here. This is our "go to" favorite mexican restaurant!!! Friendly service, food is delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 908 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 970-963-6050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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