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Spruce Tree Terrace

State Hwy 10, Cortez, CO
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Ranked #48 of 58 Restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: American, Native American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Patio Dining at it's best! Stop at Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe, located in the heart of Mesa Verde National Park, for favorite American classics and Southwest specialties. Convenient cafeteria service with indoor and patio dining offering a seasonally updated menu filled with fresh, delicious appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Be sure not to miss our popular Navajo Tacos!
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English first
Sandy, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. Prices are high, service was fine, food was the worst meal I've had in years. Gummy hot dog bun, partially frozen fries, cold chile, fry bread was so tough and rubbery that my teeth were literally sqeaking as I tried to rip a piece off and chew. Most of our four lunches ended up in the... More

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De Soto, Missouri
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214 reviews 214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is rare that I write negative reviews, but had no choice here. We visited Mesa Verde with our 2 boys and another family. We stopped at the Spruce Tree Terrace Restaurant for lunch. The restaurant staff and manager were professional and nice, and the food was good, although there was no ice for the drinks that day. The prices... More

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Chris P, General Manager at Spruce Tree Terrace, responded to this review

Dear De Soto, Disappointed with the service you received at Spruce Tree Terrace and I would like to disucss further. Please reach out to me with contact information; page-chris@aramark.com Thank you More

Killingworth, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were so happy to find the Spruce Tree after having a horrid experience at Far View Terrace. There was a very nice variety of foods and an obvious pride in craft from the people that worked here. We were greeted happily as we walked in to the cafeteria and we were treated as if we were the most important... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was given a taste of the white chicken chili before ordering it and it was DELICIOUS!!! The cornbread fresh out of the oven was a nice and yummy addition. My husband ordered a chicken wrap that he said was good. The portion was large. We left feeling very satisfied.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A good place to eat while in the park. Nice variety of food and well liked by the family. Try the Navajo taco.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Walk down yourself. No need to pay to go into this one. There are usually helpful Park Rangers down there to provide you with all the info you may need to know....A must see!

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Oh dear, the folks at national parks seem to work in a time warp (not our only encounter with excruciatingly slow service on this trip). The cafe is counter service, where it took 20 minutes for me to get to the front of a small line. I know it's not McDonald's, but they should be able to speed up taking... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I expected to pay a premium cost for the convenience of dining at Spruce Tree House but did not expect the mostly lousy food. The chicken on the Southwest chicken salad was like jerky. The pizza was burnt. The hot dog and chips were decent. The fry bread was fresh and really quite tasty. Nice touch: the self-serve drink dispenser... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stopped in for a sandwich while spending most of the day in the park. Service was decent and food was made to order.

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Carefree, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We wanted a quick lunch so we could continue our exploration of Mesa Verde National Park, so we both ordered hotdogs. I had coleslaw with mine, my husband had chips. What could go wrong? The buns were cold and gummy, hotdog was skimpy (for the price). My coleslaw had absolutely no taste whatsoever. Chips were stale. Thank goodness we could... More

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