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El Moro Spirits & Tavern

945 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 (Formerly El Moro Spirits & Tavern, durango, co)
+1 970-259-5555
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Ranked #6 of 161 Restaurants in Durango
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Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Moro Spirits & Tavern was created in the building that once housed the El Moro Saloon in the early 1900's. The food is modern-rustic: common foods from the early 20th century created with modern culinary techniques. Handcrafted cocktails, an extensive beer list and forty wines, all approachable & affordable, grace our beverage menu.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Moro Spirits & Tavern was created in the building that once housed the El Moro Saloon in the early 1900's. The food is modern-rustic: common foods from the early 20th century created with modern culinary techniques. Handcrafted cocktails, an extensive beer list and forty wines, all approachable & affordable, grace our beverage menu.
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English first
Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this wonderful establishment, so impressed, we returned three times in our short visit in Durango. Our first stop we enjoyed homemade mixed drinks at the bar with a selection of appetizers. You must try (however "hurry up" as the menu changes periodically) the Honey-Sambal Lollipops, yum, yum, yum, chicken, lemongrass, ginger, curry & the Steamed Clams...oh my... More

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Northern California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Selected this restaurant based in TripAdvisor reviews. I sat at the bar (they weren't too interested in seating a single at a table - suggest a couple of two person tables be setup). Told the bartender to impress me with her favorite beer - got a very respectable Imperial Stout. Ordered the El Moro burger - was pretty darn good... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The energy of the place is really good, looks really old style and you can see a lot of photos from old Durango. They have really good local beers on the tap (draft) and lots of others to choose. So you will always find what you are looking for. I drank the trippel draft and was amazing. This place is... More

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Midland, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

While in Durango this summer I may of had the single most horrific dining experience of my life. I have never had such bad service in a very long time. I We arrived in Durango late on Friday night and it seemed as if we had arrived in the New Orleans of the west. The streets were with tourists of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the best meal my wife and I have had in a restaurant since 1999. The entire operation is impeccable and brilliantly executed from the décor and ambiance to the service, food, and beverages. We did the whole deal: appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, coffee, tea, and a beer with dinner. The menu has items that range from very... More

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Fort Worth deep in the heart of TX
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We celebrated my 50th Birthday at El Moro on August 2, 2014. What a fantastic evening of food, family and friends. There were so many menu items that I wanted to try, so I decided to order from the start of the menu at Bar Food on to Cheese/Sausage Plates, Bone Marrow, Pork Rillets, Scotch Egg, Molten Brie, Buffalo Chicken... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The NY Strip is amazing. Clams as a starter. Root Beer Float dessert.... My favorite dinner date spot in Durango.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just driving through and chose this for lunch. LOVED IT!! Decor was unique and so charming. Food was OUTSTANDING!! Have the scallops dusted with Garam Masala... Like none I've ever had. Beet and Apple Salad was SO GOOD. Husband had Smoked Turkey on Foccacia also WONDERFUL. Loved it that my husband asked for a side salad with Ranch and the... More

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Mexico
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126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fabulous brunch menu with morning cocktails, excellent eggs Benedict, loved the ladies room - I kid you not! Service was a little off (I had to ask twice for milk for my coffee & food arrived slow) but the food was so good it was worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great food. We sat down and managed to get a drink order in, when a large table got seated. Seemed we were "back-burnered" after that. After being seated first, we did not get to order until after said table had drinks, appetizers and their meals. Unfortunate (& upon reading other reviews- not unique) service as the food was exceptional. If... More

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