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Chef Liu's Chinese Restaurant

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1423 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-3333
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good lunch buffet

Good to great Chinese food. There is almost always a veggie dish on the buffet. Love their seaweed salad and their cucumber and chicken salad. Good value for the money!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2014
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Trinidad, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We love going for the lunch buffet. Wonderful variety. The owners are very hands on and super friendly! Highly recommend!

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lunch buffet 11:00-2:30 pm We were coming for the buffet but arrived too late. The Hacked Chicken was excellent. It is a cold spicy cucumber and green onions chicken salad. Since it was mentioned that this item is on the buffet, it would have been nice to be here for the buffet rather than just get one item. Atmosphere: Really... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Was closer to our motel then the other listed restaurants and hadn't had Chinese in a while and had had a lot of Mexican food so gave it a try. Not bad, just not good. We did get full and didn't get sick, but if we stay in Trinidad again I'll try something else. It didn't help that service was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The place is dark. The buffet line all looks the same. We arrived before 12: pm. I think most items were not fresh. Pot Stickers, wonton, and egg rolls were not warm. The same goes for entrees. Not a nice Mother's Day experience. WILL NOT BE BACK. People need to stop accepting substandard food.

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S. California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good to great Chinese food. There is almost always a veggie dish on the buffet. Love their seaweed salad and their cucumber and chicken salad. Good value for the money!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I went for the first time to this restaurant and it was good but a bit limited in choices. I really like seseme chicken but it was not on the buffet. I had the General Tao but it was not spicy like most restaurants make it. For a small town, it was o.k.

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BUENA VISTA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

After reading the outstanding reviews we planned our trip around our lunch at Chef Liu's. We did not realize that lunch was a buffet. (We do not like buffets as we find we lack self control!) We arrived just before the buffet was to close down. I ordered off the menu for that reason and was disappointed in my Chicken... More 

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Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have eaten at Chef Liu's numerous times and most have been great. Ate there again this week and enjoyed every bite. They have added a lunch buffet so the place is as popular as ever. If not getting the buffet, I usually get a Volcano dish, either shrimp or chicken, both are great. You will not be disappointed if... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were returning from our road trip to Albuquerque and were looking for somewhere to eat. I being the copilot was in charge of this task. After reading the review “The Chef is Back...A Hidden Treasure”. on TA we decided to stop here and we were glad we did. They was a buffet, but we are not much of the... More 

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angel fire, nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

OK, I have had various Chinese cuisines on three continents and no one would expect that off of Interstate 25...between Denver and Albuquerque, in picturesque Trinidad, CO you would find a gem....but hang in there...I never wrote a short opinion of anything... I live in New Mexico about 2 hours from Trinidad and along with Rino's which is an Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1423 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Trinidad, CO 81082
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: (719) 846-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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