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Chef Liu's Chinese Restaurant

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, but looks questionable from outside

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Texasmom04
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Arlington, Texas
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Mesa, Arizona, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wen other places in town we closed this was one of the few open. The food was quite good but the decode left something to be desired. Many people were getting takeout.

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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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