We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
(970) 325-4544
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 355 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Fajitas

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
VincePCTD
,
Grand Junction, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Grand Junction, Colorado
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnet, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Also good Mexican food! Good atmosphere. Nice, friendly service. The Ceasar salad was HUGE, fresh and delicious!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gunnison, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years and have enjoyed every visit here. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is great (and family friendly), and the staff is usually pretty good. I would very strongly recommend the steak fajitas for dinner. The are amazing! The sopapillas are top notch for dessert. Enjoy this place but come early. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eugene
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I cannot possibly recommend this place. We rang up and booked a table for 2. When we arrived, we were told they made a mistake and they didn't take reservations for small groups of 2 people but there was plenty of room so it was no problem. The waitress then proceeded to seat larger groups than ours, even groups who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I love green chili stew and have suffered through some poor excuses of stew in other locations. Not being New Mexico I was somewhat slow in ordering it here in Colorado- but what the heck. It was cold and rainy and I gave it a shot. It was among the best green chili stew I have had. The wife enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love margaritas and Buen has good ones! The food is also great. We have shown up without reservations with as few as two and as many as twenty and they are so polite and accommodating. This is an excellent place to feed famished diners after a long day enjoying the hot springs or any of the wonderful Ouray activities!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina also viewed

 

Been to Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?