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Cafe Silvestre

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903 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2415
970-641-4001
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, Standard Mexican Fare

The food was delicious (tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas) and plentiful and the service was very attentive. The cafe is small and does not offer a lot of seating. Very relaxed atmosphere. The prices are a bit steep for Mexican food--$15 for Enchiladas with Green Chili is a little ridiculous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2014
klj_9600
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Littleton, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant often! All of the food is fresh and delicious, and the wait staff is very hard working. You don't want to miss the queso or Taco Tuesdays. Best Mexican place in town!

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Montrose, Colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lunchtime coming through Gunnison. Found this place just driving down the street. Good salsa and enchiladas and chile relleno.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Food and service were terrific. The green chili sauce is the best I ever had. Even bought some to take home

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Littleton, Colorado
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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was delicious (tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas) and plentiful and the service was very attentive. The cafe is small and does not offer a lot of seating. Very relaxed atmosphere. The prices are a bit steep for Mexican food--$15 for Enchiladas with Green Chili is a little ridiculous.

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Brownwood, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First the hot sauce, whoever made it must have forgot to measure cause there were whispers at several tables about the salty hot sauce, I only dipped 2 chips in it. Husband even thought so too. Our order, had they taken some of the salt out, would have been good, except my husband thought he had way too much cheese... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I grew up eating authentic Mexican food, and this restaurant's food was far from authentic. Before getting our not so tasty food, my husband and I ordered a couple of beverages. The margarita was awful. I took on sip and left the rest. Will never go back to this restaurant. If I want good Mexican food in Gunnison I will... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great Mexican food. Home made Green chile, and tortillas. The service was fast and nice. Ask for a Jeremy special, he will make something off menu if they are not too busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I love their Margaritas, I love their food! Best chile rellenos on earth! Definitely give this place a try when passing through Gunnison!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I am Hispanic and grew up on home made Mexican food. No better place in Gunnison for Mexican food. Can't get any more authentic than this considering the background of the owners.

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Colorado
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The title says it all. This was simply the worst "Mexican" food I've ever had. There was nothing redeeming about it. The service and atmosphere were equally bad, although that's almost a compliment to the incredibly bad food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 903 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: 970-641-4001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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