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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, so we went back again

We ate here two nights in a row, because the food was good and the service was friendly. The green chile stew and posole were both delicious and plenty of food for dinner. The vegetable quesadilla was enormous and very tasty. It did have broccoli in it, which was a little disconcerting, but it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This used to be one of our favorite places to eat in Ouray. Over the last two or three years it has steadily gone down hill. On our last visit last week was the last straw. The menu has shrunk, the chips and salsa were horrible. So stale I couldn't even eat them. My wife's tosta was a taco salad... More 

Thank Bryan P
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row, because the food was good and the service was friendly. The green chile stew and posole were both delicious and plenty of food for dinner. The vegetable quesadilla was enormous and very tasty. It did have broccoli in it, which was a little disconcerting, but it was properly cooked (a little al... More 

Thank mammothfan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Judging from ths crowd standing outside and in we expected this to be a delicous choice for dinner and it was. The food was wonderful and so was the service. Thank you

Thank Christine L
Boulder, Colorado
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buen Tiempo is great place for fun and food - service is generally very good and the food has never disappointed... one of the more unique things about the restaurant is all of the dollar bills on the ceiling - seems they have come up with a unique method of getting dollar bills to stick to their very high ceiling... More 

Thank DanM320
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in love with the Buen Tiempo menu! Lots of great options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. I love the Spinach Enchiladas with the spicy red sauce (they have a milder green sauce if you don't want the heat)! Great service! Every time we got low on chips or water, someone was right there with a refill. The staff... More 

Thank travellaurag
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice in our week in Ouray and I'd eat there again now given the opportunity. Portion sizes are quite generous and we didn't try anything we didn't like here. Bueno Tiempo has a good atmosphere with friendly and efficient service, but I'd be happy to go back for the jalapeno poppers with guacamole any day. Despite our... More 

Thank Mtaylor16
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My wife and I had dinner here for New Year's Eve while on a trip to Ouray, CO. The restaurant was decorated for the celebration. They provided kazoos to each table which got quite annoying after a short time. The food and margaritas were great.

Thank Jeff H
Price, Utah
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

There were several dishes I wanted to try but the spinach cream enchiladas were the most unique so I had to try and they were very good. I little heavy on the spinach but what would you expect.

Thank Glenn P
Dolores, Colorado
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We had not eaten here in years as it was some of the worst Mexican food we had in the SW last time. We decided to give it another try as we were craving Mexican food. Still really bad. Salsa tastes like it came out of a can. Red sauce bitter. (try deveining them before cooking). Green sauce was bland... More 

Thank koby w
Hotchkiss, Colorado
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not your average Mexican food place. Upscale in my opinion, great food and drinks. Service above avereage, best Margirita I've had in a while! They even had Maryland Oysters on the half shell, what a treat, but they do need training on shucking.

Thank moparmesa

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?