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Sherpa Cafe

313 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-0443
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

At first glance, the menu is pretty extensive with a lot of great options. After ordering the food was good, but nothing too special. The owners speak very limited English and didn't bring me a check for my to-go order, so I handed over what I thought would be enough cash to cover the meal and expected some change. They... More

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Santa Fe
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168 reviews 168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nepalese food isn't known for its finesse but this restaurant really hits bottom. The "Vegetarian" dumplings were gristly beef with absolutely no seasonings, the lamb tasted like road kill, the chicken was dry as a cactus and the vegetarian Indian selections were cooked for hours and the sauces hardened beyond recognition. Add this to wait staff that doesn't understand English... More

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Central Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've only been here once and it was okay...but I wasn't overly enamored with the food. It may simply be because, perhaps, I don't groove on Nepalese food. As I've never had it before I don't have a basis for comparison but usually I really like food from other cultures. Given the other very positive reviews of the Sherpa Cafe... More

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Boston
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I love Indian food and we've ventured into couple of very good Nepalese restaurants too (the latter in the UK). We were excited to discover this little place tucked away in a side street in Crested Butte opposite the Library. We dropped in without a reservation and were quickly seated. They have a reasonable selection of regional... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant seven times at different times of the year and we have found it to be very good. The service is good and the Chi tea is the best. Hot Chi tea after skiing and MoMo for appetizers then pick what you like for your main course. It's all very good. Sherpa,... More

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Morrison
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We ate here in August on vacation. The dishes were good. The naan was okay. The service was very good. We would go back.

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice range of options on the menu. Great naan and curries. Spicy and fresh. Very flavorful rice. Spicy options also available.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

As a vegetarian, there was a lot here for me to eat, because of choices between a dish with chicken or meat or tofu or just vegetables. My SO and I LOVED the Momos, which are a kind of Nepalese dumpling.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was one of my favorite meals while in Crested Butte. The restaurant isn't fancy, but the food is wonderful! They have a great array of India and Himalayian dishes. This is a perfect post-hike or post-ride destination!

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Ault, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had Nepal food - in Crested Butte - at the Sherpa Café. Yep, it really is owned by a Sherpa and his family. Yep, he really guided people up the highest mountain on the planet. And he makes a pretty good margarita...The food was tasty and the atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Definitely give it a try!

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