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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

This restaurant had very good food. The service was fast. Salsa was too spicy for me but my husband liked it. The only negative was how loud it was. We had tacos and enchiladas and both were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rita W
Sarcoxie, Missouri
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the ambience and the service at this restaurant. The company was not too bad either. This is a very reasonably priced restaurant with generous helpings of tasty Mexican cuisine. Highly recommended.

Thank Traveller060651
Winter Park, Florida
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through town and decided on a stop in Ouray!! Cute town! Had our lunches of tamales and burritos with a couple of brews! Food and service were good..and we loved the idea for the dollars on the ceiling for charity!!

Thank claire s
sedona, az
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good service, what else can we say ... Give it a try ... put some $ on ceiling for a good cause.

Thank hikesedona
Sarcoxie, Missouri
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant had very good food. The service was fast. Salsa was too spicy for me but my husband liked it. The only negative was how loud it was. We had tacos and enchiladas and both were good.

Thank Rita W
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not really look this place up so had no idea how satisfied we would be !! The margaritas- BUENO!! The fish tacos. MUCHO BUENO!! We came here late ( they were open later than most of the resturants in town) after soaking in the Hot Springs ( HUNGRY!) and were so happy with our meal!! The service was... More 

Thank GypsyJulie
Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The food was okay, though we have had better Mexican food elsewhere, but the service was rude, slow and obnoxious. The average-ness of the food did not outweigh the bad service.

1 Thank Robert M
Level Contributor
31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Well I am a vegetarian so I should not even be reviewing restaurants!! I asked my Jeep tour guide for a place that could give me a proper meal for the night. He suggested this place as my only hope. It was Friday night so the place was crowded. I sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table.... More 

Thank IndianDude
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Dinner was fajitas and chili rellenos. Portions are huge and the meal was delicious!! Our margaritas were very good too! The hostess and service staff overall were very good, professional, and hard-working. Our waitress was not bad, just lacking in the personality department. If our waitress would have been friendlier, we would probably rate this restaurant as excellent. Very good... More 

Thank Klminis
Elkhart, Indiana
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Delicious food, all kinds of drinks. Great array of flavors. And, they'll toss dollars to the ceiling and make them stick for charity. We came back here twice during our five days in Ouray. Loved it.

Thank Comebackshane F
Naples, fl
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a very good experience here. Our problem was eating too many chips with their wonderful salsa prior to dinner. Our entrees were very good with hearty portions. Good margaritas too. Would definitely go back.

Thank MaryAnn M

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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, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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