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Dorothy's Homemade Tamales

Mexican, Pub
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12771 US Hwy 24, Fairplay, CO 80432
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Dining options: Takeout

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Well prepared Mexican food. Easy on the budget.

We always look forward to stopping for lunch and enjoy the food, great prices and service. The green chili is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fairplay, Colorado
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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for lunch and definitely go for a tamale smoother in green chili, 2 is a decent meal, 3 if you're hungry, 4 if you've really worked up an appetite. However the service can really range from pretty good to very slow. One day we waited an hour to get our food but then they comp'ed us for the... More 

Thank SSwnto
Fairplay, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always look forward to stopping for lunch and enjoy the food, great prices and service. The green chili is great.

Thank Gregorio47
Houston Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I get the burritos regularly. They are large enough for two people and excellent. Service is good. I've had other stuff too, all good. It's all prepared fresh, be prepared to wait a few minutes. My only problem is with takeout - I suffer all the way home from the rich odors. Have to stick it in the trunk.

Thank DPLew
Federal Heights, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Every time we go to Fairplay, Co 80440 we have to stop and get some of Dorothy's Homemade Tamales. They are on the very good side of the menu. We always take out.

Thank Termite42
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
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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 

Thank Ted M
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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.

Thank 2462skiing
Denver, Colorado, United States
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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!

1 Thank Kim W
Brighton Colorado
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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.

Thank coloradopolitico
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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.

3 Thank DanaPointMom
Alma, Colorado
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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 

1 Thank Lindsay L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub


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