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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

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Mexican
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515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
(970) 325-4544
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food!

We love to come to Ouray and we most always eat at the Buen Tiempo. The service is always great. The chips and salsa are always a treat. Our meals were good, but the tamales that the kids ordered were a bit on the spicy hot side. Overall we have always enjoyed our meals at the Buen tiempo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Rock Rapids, Iowa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is charming. You can enjoy eating inside surrounded by authentic western charm or the outdoor patio with lovely flowers and the most beautiful view of the mountains you could ever see. I always make Buen Tiempo Restaurant a priority when I visit Ouray, CO.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped in for lunch based on the reviews here. I live in Texas and can get good Mexican food on just about every corner. So, I didn't get my hopes up. Wow, was I surprised. I had a few margaritas, which were good. I ordered beef fajitas, expecting the usual. Holy cow.... these were some of the best fajitas... More 

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Rock Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love to come to Ouray and we most always eat at the Buen Tiempo. The service is always great. The chips and salsa are always a treat. Our meals were good, but the tamales that the kids ordered were a bit on the spicy hot side. Overall we have always enjoyed our meals at the Buen tiempo.

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Bali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best. Margaritas. Ever! Didn't have dinner but next time for sure. Very friendly staff and funky atmosphere.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You feel like Mexican and your in Ouray, this is the place to go. They have homemade salsa and quacomole. Very good. The sauces they use on their dishes (red or green) are also very good and you can get things with both. Our dishes were good, but my one thing (for me) is that they tend to use American... More 

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Ft. Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been eating at the Buen for the 14 years I've been coming to Ouray. We always have at least one meal here each visit and the food is consistently delicious and plentiful. Spinach enchiladas, soft tacos, fish tacos, southwestern caesar salad always great. Choose from variety of hand shaken margaritas, find a spot on the patio and enjoy yourself.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Average food with some unusual ingredients. My tostada had more broccoli and squash than beans and lettuce. Not typical or liked. Money on the ceiling is interesting way to support local charities. Waiter said about $3-4 thousand a year.

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Redwood Valley, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I ate here three times during a week-long stay in Ouray. The spicy soup (can't remember the name) was especially nice.. The patio is lovely with great views of the mountains and the restaurant's colorful flower planters. The service was good. It's noisy inside which makes conversation difficult.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The outside seating area is what drew us in to this restaurant. However, we were also pleased with the food and the service! Would definitely dine here again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was busy, but we were seated pretty quickly. The kids thought the décor was cool. I don't get the dollar bills on the ceiling, but it was a great conversation starter for the kids. The food was average at best. My daughter loves cheese dip and chips and almost cried with disappointment when she tasted theirs. Not a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
  • Phone Number: (970) 325-4544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?