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Koko's Friendly Pub

2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-4202
970-565-4638
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Ranked #14 of 58 Restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Arkansas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed next door and got a free drink coupon, Had their special burger , noticed that it is actually grilled outside, by the cook and they have to pass it back inside thru a window, It cooked to perfection and they have it on the menu as an 8 oz burger but it sure seemed bigger than that, fresh... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

cfd936! Love that you enjoyed our restaurant so much! And that you noticed that our grill is outside, I firmly and totally believe that it single-handedly makes our food better, would you agree? you must have had the special that our new team member Dylan created! Burger topped with a fig bacon jalapeno coleslaw and smokey cheddar? Off the cuff... More

Cleburne, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice waitress! We were very tired after a long road trip and we were glad to have the fast service and good food

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Hi, mimimac14! Shout out to the waitstaff, woop woop! I will let them know! More

Palermo, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The location is very good, really close to the Hotel were we stayed (Holiday Inn Express); at the arrival we received one ticket for a free drink at Koko's. It is worth noting that this restaurant is, at our knowledge, the only one in Cortez where it is possible to dine even at 10 pm; other restaurants close at 9... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

hey, djrbanew! Night owl, eh? Yes,, our grill actually closes at 10, but we have been known to stay open longer if need be. I was thinking about it, and I think the night you were here was actually the night we broke our record for busiest night! YES! Thank you for being a part of that! Now we have... More

Easley, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sorry, but I can't recommend this restaurant. Our food was not good, service was poor, and prices were excessive. I had a NY Strip steak, which was tough and dry but the mashed potatoes were good. I ordered the steak med.well without the Chipotle sauce but it came covered in it so I returned it. Then it came with the... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Good evening Romona L! That's a bummer about your steak! I hate it when we drop the ball like that! I am glad that your server seemed to have been at least a little bit of a saving grace, even if she may have not been on her A-Game. Should you come back, ask for me and I will personally... More

Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spent the night in Cortez while on a long road trip. Pulled into our hotel with two hungry kids and two verging-on-grumpy parents. Our easy dinner options were Denny's and this pub. Being from (but not of) Utah, the pub seemed the obvious choice. We were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent service (thanks, Casey!), comfortable outdoor atmosphere, and varied... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Hello, DOgIsMyCOpilot! You SO made the right choice by choosing us over Dennys! We make our food in house with a RIDICULOUS amount of love. And we're cooler. I'll tell Casey you mentioned her, she will be SO happy! You had the Sabrosa chili - a local fave for sure! Glad we could keep you from the edge of grumpy! More

Shawano, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had an awesome meal, in fact my son (who hates fish) LOVED the fish tacos. We've been on the road for a week, and feel that this was our best meal yet. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The grilled Romaine hearts were also great.

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Whats up christa f! Hey, we passed the test! Have we officially converted him to a fish lover? Maybe baby steps are best. :) Woop Woop! Best meal yet! You can't get much better than that... More

Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were recommended Koko's by the front-desk receptionist at the Retro Inn across the street (another great Cortez establishment). She told us they had the best burgers in town and that's exactly what we were craving that night. We were not let down! We both ordered the standard burger off the menu with side salads. The salad was very appreciated... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Sam R! :) Aw shucks, you're too kind! Perfectly cooked burgers is what we go for, and I am thrilled that you liked it! Yes, it is true, the outside isn't much to look at - we are right smack in the middle of rebranding our restaurant to "Destination Grill", so we lack signage, etc, but I'm VERY excited to... More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After a long day at Mesa Verde we decided to walk over to Koko's friendly pub from our nearby hotel. I was pleasantly surprised by each aspect of our dinner. We started out with chips, Salsa and Guac. The guacamole was very tasty. I had the Anazazi burger and my spouse had the fish tacos. mine was very tasty, but... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Hey Surfbum101NM! Did you know that Mesa Verde is a World Heritage Site? I had no idea until recently, amazing what you learn on the daily... I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves with us - Go fish tacos! That is quite the compliment, we love getting those (and who doesn't?) I'm bummed you wont get to come... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On your way through southwestern Colorado and lucky to end up in Cortez??? Then just make sure not to miss this place. Want to know how a proper home-made Angus beef burger should taste like?? Just go for the "Anasazi Burger" with a home-made famous bbq sauce and coleslaw a side... Chargrilled burger as a burger should be!!! When thirsty,... More

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Awesome to hear from you Loody611! Thank you for the great review! It's all about the love, right? And yes, our Anasazi burger is our hands down best seller, so I'm glad you LOVED it! When you come on back through, hopefully we'll have more tasty local brews on tap... (and I see you're from Prague... beautiful city, I have... More

Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good menu, cooked to perfection, very affordable and great atmosphere. From the terrace in a quite surrounding, a magnificent view on the mountains I kept coming back.

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Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this review

Hey Empire07 all the way from the Netherlands! Glad you came back more than once to enjoy our company! We shall be here waiting when you return... :) More

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