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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
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    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!

My son wanted BBQ, but the brand new BBQ restaurant was closed that night so we ended up here. We were seated quickly (into an extremely dark booth - we could barely read the menus). My son ordered the chicken enchiladas, and he said they were the best enchiladas he'd ever had. My tostada was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
chemoangellaura
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Julian, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were surprised to find such a good Mexican restaurant in Ouray. I was expecting decent chain-like quality, but this is much better. Great chips and salsa as well as the dishes. Margaritas are mixed with enough Tequila... the real thing rather than the watered down expensive Margaritas that you get at the chains.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times and each time it gets worse. It use to be one of our favorite places. The owner bar tends and use to engage with customers but the last two times he's to busy hitting on women to give good customer service. Food is ok. Nothing special! it to has gone downhill as... More 

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Julian, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My son wanted BBQ, but the brand new BBQ restaurant was closed that night so we ended up here. We were seated quickly (into an extremely dark booth - we could barely read the menus). My son ordered the chicken enchiladas, and he said they were the best enchiladas he'd ever had. My tostada was very good, as well. Nice... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If your looking for good Mexican food at reasonable prices, this is your place! The food is good, and the service is great! Be sure to ask them how they get all of those dollar bills up on the ceiling (though it will cost you a dollar to find out!)

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Normal, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Listen, you are in town and you are hungry. You pull up Tripadvisor or Yelp. You see Buen Tiempo and wonder if it is worthy of you using your meal time. It is! Remove all doubt. We have eaten there numerous times and have always enjoyed our meals. The first time we visited we were hesitant. We were living in... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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203 reviews 203 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The first sign of a good Mexican restaurant is the chips & salsa. Good flavor and sufficient heat. Fair warning is not to fill up here, My wife & I split the shrimp fajitas and they were very good with ample portion for two. Downside was my son had a cheeseburger that was cooked inconsistently and the fries were flavorless.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our very large group (broken into 2 tables as we arrived) I'm sure tested the patience of the waitstaff, but they were friendly, attentive, and warm. The food was perfect (I got the soft tacos this time). Last year I had the fried ice cream and this year wished I'd remembered to save room! It was one of the top... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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446 reviews 446 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We decided to go and grab some appetizers because we weren't too hungry but love trying new places. The quesadillas were great and so were the taquitos. We asked about the dollar bills on the ceiling and they let us add two to the lot.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food was quite good as was the service. Nice location in town that is easy to find. Be prepared for large portions.

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Food is fresh, unique & delicious. Great atmosphere nestled in a beautiful setting surrounded by towering alpine mountains. A favorite stop for many years.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?