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Chef Liu's Chinese Restaurant

1423 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-3333
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Ranked #17 of 36 restaurants in Trinidad
Cuisines: Chinese
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15 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 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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55 reviews 55 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Kingsville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Having a chinese friend order for the group certainly helped.i asked for szechuan fish and i was served a gallon jug sized bowl filled with fish and dilute szechuan sauce!(for just $9).i was extremely happy with the taste,hot just like szechuan food is supposed to be.the waitress was genuinely friendly and did not sport a fake smile so typical of... More

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Trinidad, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Amazing pot stickers. You need to get them. Staff s always friendly. Outsidw of building a little run down. They no longer serve sushi there but the food is inexpensive and good.

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