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Gazpacho Restaurant

431 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301-5601
970-259-9494
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Ranked #21 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Voted Durango's 2010 & 2011 Best Mexican Restaurant
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Norman, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We were hungry after our bus/ATV/train rides and wanted to "get a beer" before we went back to the motel. Walking along there was a sandwichboard with restaurant recommendations. After hearing that it was "one of the best kept secrets of Durango" and a locals hangout, we followed his walking directions and found it just around the corner from the... More

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Arizona
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335 reviews 335 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

When you enter you definitely know you are in a Mexican restaurant. The smells and the décor let you know instantly. We were seated quickly. Our waiter came right to the table for drink orders and pointed us to a couple of brews we might enjoy. We all ordered lunch specials, one was a cheese enchilada with red chili sauce... More

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Mancos, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I would really like an answer from the management because my friends and I used to LOVE this place. It used to be always consistent with great food, margs and services. What has happened? Can management please respond? Why has the service declined? Where are the frozen margaritas? Why do 2 ala carte tacos cost $8.50 instead of $2 each?... More

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Matt A, Owner at Gazpacho Restaurant, responded to this review

Newmexicolady, Gazpacho is not under new management. Let me start with the $3.00 chips and salsa, as you have made two posts about this. The chips are made fresh daily and served warm. The decision to start charging for chips and salsa was not taken lightly. We did much research into this, both locally and nationally. We ate at many... More

SW Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

It's been a while since we've been there. Very disappointed to find that now they are charging $3.00 for a basket of chips and salsa. In the past, you got one basket free then paid for more. Before we went, I checked the http://www.durangomenu.com/ website and saw their menu and prices. Lunch specials were still $6.50. Got there and found... More

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Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We have been going to Gazpachos for years, I swear the majority of the people I went to college with survived to Taco Tuesdays, the complimentary chips and salsa and the amazing Green chili Cheeseburger. The Green chili Cheese burger was the absolute best ever; it was a giant hamburger swimming in Hatch green chili and way too big to... More

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Durango, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Ok, so I am a local....... and we dine out often in Durango and Gazpacho's is our constant go-to for a fun way to relax either just for the awesome margs (Jim's Favorite) with the locals at the bar or to chow down on the Green Chili Cheeseburgers! If you are looking for a fancy dining experience, this wont be... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Some of the best NM food you will find anywhere. No matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. These enchiladas are authentic NM and the tamales are exceptional. You will become a green chili lover if you are not already!

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Stopped in after the train ride, and it was hot in the downstairs dining room, so we ate at the bar. Had great Margaritas and nice fajitas for two. Price was right and service was good.

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Kirtland, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great place, great people, great food, and the best margy's in town! Huge selection of great tequilas to pick from. A true local joint with a wonderful atmosphere, great daily taco specials (which are AWESOME), and the friendliest staff around, who actually treat you like a person as a opposed to a pocket book. And really, complaining about paying for... More

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Durango, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Used to eat here once a week with friends, but I'll think twice about going back. Charging for chips and salsa, no frozen margaritas and the house margarita I did have seemed to be store bought, sickly sweet,neon mix (yuck!) with no tequila in it . The service person we had seemed bored to death and inattentive. It's a shame... More

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