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Nello's Bistro & Espresso Bar

135 Country Center Suite A, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-731-9899
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Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Ate there with my family -- 4 adults, 2 children, and 8 month old. The service was very good and prompt. The food was excellent and hot. The decor was interesting and pleasant with bit of southwestern theme. I was concerned it was a coffee shop. It is a full restaurant with coffee bar and a full bar. Music was... More

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Pagosa Springs, CO
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Since I live in Pagosa Springs, I've been to Nello's several times. Sometimes the food is great and sometimes it's just mediocre. I've loved there lasagna and have ordered it several times but the last time I ordered it, it was drowned in sauce and just not very good. Maybe they have changed chefs. Monday nights they typically have music... More

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Corrales, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We ate at Nello's on a Friday night in May and it wasn't that crowded. Our server was very attentive and helpful. The food was prepared well and was delicious. The atmosphere is Warmest regards, and comfortable. Best of all was the music provided by a guitarist/singer who sang a lot of 1960/70's music (Neal Diamond, Cat Stevens, etc.) which... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We vacation often in Pagosa Springs, and Nellos is one of those places I would like to think of as a favorite. However, the quality of food and service are too uneven to count on. While I've had good meals there, I agree with Kate K that perhaps they are struggling this year. Last night we stopped in and found... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Nello's food is delicious. Owned by a long-time restauranteur (Daniela is originally from Santa Fe and had a restaurant there, as well), she is always at the restaurant (that's what it takes to have a great restaurant), supervising and welcoming guests. Don't miss a chance to eat there (they have jazz, too!)!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hadn't been to Pagosa Springs since 2012 and we looked forward to eating at Nello's again. What a treat. The menu is quite large and varied with something for everyone. We have chosen to eat at Nello's many times and have always been extremely satisfied. Our most recent visit was no exception. Our dinner selection on this visit included a... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have enjoyed Nello's since they opened several years ago. We had been given a gift certificate and took our visiting family there on January 2. Yes, I know that restaurants can be busy during Christmas Break, but we've been to Nello's on other occasions when it was busy; the food was excellent and the service was still pretty good.... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We love to go to Nello's on the Friday evenings when local country, folk and '50s music singer Tim Sullivan is playing and singing. His music is great for listening and for dancing. If you're lucky, our friend Jim Horky will be there joining Tim for duets of "Dream" and "Tom Dooley." Be sure to make reservations if you go... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nello's has great food, especially babyback ribs and steak. Indoor and outdoor seating, nice atmosphere. And be sure to catch the San Juan Mountain Boys when they perform.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

I had the potato soup it was underseasoned and a bit gritty. We ordered the shrimp and corn cakes. I couldn't figure out if the tiny shrimp were rehydrated or the frozen ones and it was very salty. I couldn't eat them. Extremely pricey for the food quality.

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