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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Check the local paper to see which nights local musicians are playing at Nellos. They have jazz every Wednesday night starting at about 5 PM. Make a reservation because this place can fill up fast. We visited Nellos last week with friends and had a very enjoyable evening. I had the Caesar Salad which was well dressed with real caesar... More

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Corrales, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I were told that Nello's was the latest "in" place in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. There actually are a lot of restaurant choices in Pagosa but we decided to check out Nello's to see what all the talk was about. First off, excellent - no even better than excellent food. No question that the wide choices are a... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The only complaint I had about this joint is that I ordered a BLT, and the bacon was almost inedible (burnt). Otherwise, it was pretty good. The wait staff was friendly and upbeat. My spouse had a chicken wrap and was pretty happy about it. All in all, I would definitely return.

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