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Spruce Tree Terrace

American, Native American
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State Hwy 10, Cortez, CO
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: Patio Dining at it's best! Stop at Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe, located in the...
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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent coffee

I really loved this place this first time I came. The shark tooth coffee is super yummy. Only bummer is my last visit. The guy making the coffee was not very clean. Touching the coffee pot on the trash and rubbing his nose while making my drinks. Yuck! Still giving four stars because every other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Nicole G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I really loved this place this first time I came. The shark tooth coffee is super yummy. Only bummer is my last visit. The guy making the coffee was not very clean. Touching the coffee pot on the trash and rubbing his nose while making my drinks. Yuck! Still giving four stars because every other visit has been great and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The address is kind of confusing because most everything inside Mesa Verde NP is listed under that address whereas this is listed as in Cortez, CO. However, this restaurant and gift shop is located inside the park near the end of the road not far from the Spruce Tree dwellings and the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Center and Museum. We only... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Over priced. But we planned on eating at Mesa Verde. This isn't fast food. It was made to order. Food was hot and fresh. Portion size large. Navajo taco came with all the right stuff; picante sauce and sour cream!! They had honey and butter also for dressing the taco. Kids meal was good. There was a large hair in... More 

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newark, delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had ice cream bars here one afternoon and lunch another. There's a good sized outside seating area that may be good certain times of the year, but way too hot when we were there. Service at lunch can be slow, so plan accordingly. The staff were very friendly and the food was pretty good. They serve the same home-made chips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Food was Great. They had Good prices. Staff was very Friendly. Clean & located next to gift shop. Great place to stop after visiting spruce tree house

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is inside Mesa Verde National Park. The taco is huge and delicious. We had to wait a while because a tour bus had come in, but it was definitely worth the wait.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You can grab a good lunch or heavy snack here at the grill. Indian tacos and the pizza is ready to go. Buffet style with self serve tables. Friendly service

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Sandy, Oregon
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: State Hwy 10, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Native American

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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