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Dorothy's Homemade Tamales

12771 US Hwy 24, Fairplay, CO 80432
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Ranked #11 of 18 Restaurants in Fairplay
Cuisines: Mexican
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food overall was good, but the pancakes were excellent! The pancakes were also huge (I'm not sure how they flip them???). The bowling was fun and playing Galaga, Ms Pac-man, and the Indiana Jones pinball machine was a blast!!! My boys (10 and 13) really got into the pinball game. This was very different than the typical video games... More 

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178 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

These are overrated tamales. Very few options were available and were not that great. And the restaurant's tables are in the lobby of a bowling alley. Would not return.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Reviews are too kind. We stopped for carry-out at lunch. The tamales are nothing special and the green chile soup was gelatinous with stringy pork....very strange! Service was poor. RD's Diner in Buena Vista has much better green chile than Dorthy's!

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Brighton Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The tamales were great and my husband liked his breakfast burrito. This appears to be a family operation and I think everyone is trying hard to get everyone served, but I think they need more help.

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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Have been to Dorothy's many times for tamales (the BEST!), but had breakfast today for the first & last time. Over cooked, rubbery eggs, under cooked home fries, & burnt toast. We'll be back, but only for tamales.

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Alma, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I've been a repeat customer for years (even when it was in Hartsel) because you can't beat these tamales. We get the spicy chz tamales with vegetarian sauce or pork/green chili. My husband is a chef--these recipes are impossible to re-create! This is one of the few restaurants we happily go to on a regular basis. We never dine in--service... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

great prices, good mexican food, at a bowling alley. good for kids, nice owners. will be back again. thanks

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I've bought tamales from Dorothy's two Hartsel, CO locations since she first opened her doors. Small with good flavor but unfortunately she still mixes an emulsified filler with the shredded meat. Apparently her move from Hartsel to Fairplay didn't make any difference in her tamales. Better than canned but not nearly as good as they could/should be. Her advantage is... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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112 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Its a bowling alley restaurant. I was not very hungry I only had one bison plain tamales. It was ok. My boyfriend had smothered bison burrito and 2 beers total Bill came to $21. It was ok. There was only 2 customers in the restaurant.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Wow! We had the best pork green chili EVER at this place. They were out of the "meat" tamales, so we had the cheese. Also had a shredded beef burrito, smothered in pork green chili. There was so much beef in it I almost couldn't finish it. Great little place! Also, it's part of a bowling alley if you have... More 

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Address: 12771 US Hwy 24, Fairplay, CO 80432
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fairplay
Cuisine: Mexican

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