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Teocalli Tamale

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Mexican, Pub
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311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-2005
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite CB taco joint.

Everything slow cooked and made by hand. The brisket tacos are the bomb. Love everything the kitchen turns out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John B
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything slow cooked and made by hand. The brisket tacos are the bomb. Love everything the kitchen turns out.

Thank John B
Crested Butte, Co
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

You cannot go to Crested Butte without going to Teocalli Tamale. The soft tacos are my favorite, but the burritos are great and huge. If the line is long, don't worry -- it moves fast. Try to eat at the little restaurant as the food is so fresh that it gets a little mushy if you take-out. The chips and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

On the go, fast option. Open year round, this is a great option for lunch and dinner. Great margs and great chips & queso! It's a weekly staple!

1 Thank urbnchic
Crested Butte, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A Crested Butte tradition. The place for a great lunch taco or dinner burrito. Always fresh, always friendly, Teo provides the highest quality food for some of the most affordable prices in the valley. We will return again and again!

3 Thank rareearths
Clayton, Georgia
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

When I walked in I stood at the counter for several minutes before I was waited on. I really should have walked out but decided to stay as I'd been to two other places to eat that was closed. I ordered a burritos. The prep area was in need of a good cleaning. Noticed a worker standing in the back... More 

1 Thank Spencer1952
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always eat here several times during our visit. Great, fresh food, outstanding service, and good vibe

3 Thank Liz8284
Crested Butte, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Teo is pretty much the local's choice for an affordable lunch or dinner in Crested Butte. They make their ingredients fresh daily, serve you quickly, and give you a lot of bang for the buck. The crew behind the counter is really friendly too, you can take your time picking your fillings without feeling like you are pissing off the... More 

1 Thank Rob B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Seriously! The best tamales EVER! My daughter is going to school in nearby Gunnison and I'll be back for these tamales every time I visit her. I ordered the mild tamales but the dish was spicy because they're smothered with a spicy green chili. My vegetarian dining companions had the Vegetarian and Deluxe Vegetarian Burritos which were also very tasty.... More 

2 Thank thewhirlwindgirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went here on a whim, and so glad that we did! A little on the non-traditional side, but so delicious! Staff know their business and were very friendly.

1 Thank amkroeker
Crested Butte, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a true 'Locals" place, that makes everyone a local They make the best burritos I've ever eaten, and they are huge. You get to watch them prepare your meal right in front of you as you wait at the counter. And the price is gentle on the pocket book too.

1 Thank CBlocal2014

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: (970) 349-2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?