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Pepperhead

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Southwestern
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44 West Main Street, Cortez, CO
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet, quaint, and great food

We've passed by Pepperheads for years-big mistake! Looking for something new in Cortez and we found it. A Mexican resteraunt with choices for every palate. Pepperhead has more for meat eaters, but the vegetarian Vegetariano was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
ChipT62
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Mancos, Colorado
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Mancos, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We've passed by Pepperheads for years-big mistake! Looking for something new in Cortez and we found it. A Mexican resteraunt with choices for every palate. Pepperhead has more for meat eaters, but the vegetarian Vegetariano was great.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to stop here based on Yelp reviews for an early dinner after a day of traveling. We were immediately greeted and seated in the room with the big window — great lighting and decor. The server quickly took our drink order and brought out the chips & salsa. The salsa is excellent, not overly spicy,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The chile rellenos were amazing! and the margaritas were awesome!!! It is very family friendly. My children were very happy with their food as well. I was visiting for 4 nights and we ended up eating here 3 times.

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Cortez, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place has Great margaritas. Someone should be talking about that. Service was good, food was good, and locals love this place, especially for lunch. Try out the Nachos! They are yummy!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Pepperhead seemed like a good place for food and beer, but the server informed right up front that they didn't serve domestic beer. We decided not to stay since we couldn't have a beer to our taste. Too bad, the food looked good. We won't be back until Pepperhead starts serving at least a minimal variety of domestic beer, and... More 

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Moab, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Let me start out by saying I love love love the margaritas!! They are delicious!! The food is also very good the rellanos and the stuffed jalapenjo peppers are very very good. The service was ok I think it could have been better, they left dirty plates on our table way too long and didn't ask if we wanted more... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was very good, and the service was very good. The atmosphere was good, and it wasn't too noisy like some restaurants in town are.

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Muskoka District, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were directed to this restaurant by the front desk lady at our hotel and it was a great recommendation. On a street that is abit faded and dingy, Pepperhead was a bright, modern feeling, contemporary open space run by a team of young energetic people. We were there on a Sat night and at first we were the only... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A very nice find in Cortez. The food was a great twist on a southwest theme. Green chili added to a dish is what we were looking for. The staff was very friendly and the food came promptly. It has a nice atmosphere, low lighting and beautiful Native American rug wall hangings. A good choice!

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Geneva, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went with girlfriends on a Friday at lunchtime. We were seated promptly and served plenty of chips and delicious salsa. Good Mexican food in the California style of Mexican food. I had stacked enchiladas with green salsa that was similar to Chipotle =very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 West Main Street, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?