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1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
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Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the Far View Lodge

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great when the tour buses haven't descended

The head bartender makes excellent drinks. We were on the deck enjoying the sunset. And then the tour bus unloaded a ton of people. And that was that. The underling prepared the next round- not nearly as good. And service ground to a halt. But before the tour bus- top notch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Islandbruin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The head bartender makes excellent drinks. We were on the deck enjoying the sunset. And then the tour bus unloaded a ton of people. And that was that. The underling prepared the next round- not nearly as good. And service ground to a halt. But before the tour bus- top notch.

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Thank Islandbruin
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food here is a bar menu, sandwiches and appetizer plates, but I liked it a lot. The view can't be beat ( we were lucky to be up here for the lunar eclipse) and I had a vegetarian flatbread that was delicious accompanied by a glass of pinot grigio. My husband had a burger and a beer - you... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you can't get a reservation at the Metate Room, you can come up stairs and enjoy some of the same food, a good drink and lovely view.

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Thank SantaFeDiva
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Not many choices to eat in the park. With limited choices this will be fine. Dishes are pre prepared cafeteria style. Burger was alright. Brushetta sandwich was not good very stringy meat.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The location in Mesa Verde National Park is has a stunning view and fits well into the majestic location. The food is creative and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

With limited funds, we decided to try out the Far View Lounge for dinner. The appetizers were fantastic. Locally inspired dishes, perfect for sharing. (Make sure to get at least one dish per person). We ate on the balcony, with breathtaking views of Mesa Verde National Park. Decently priced, EXCELLENT food, and fantastic views. Couldn't have asked for more!

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Thank Joe M
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

If you have to wait for a table in the Metate Room, hang out here - on top of the world. You can see horizon to horizon - the outdoor seating a must if it's warm enough. Specialty drinks are good and the Saturday night live music an extra plus.

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Thank christine102262
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We wanted a casual place to dine and this worked out well. It opens at 4pm, they serve the same appetizers as the Metate Room, plus a kids' menu. You can easily make a meal from the appetizers, sit out on the deck, have drinks, and not have to do a formal dinner downstairs. Works great if you have kids!... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We didn't eat here, so our review is limited. After dinner downstairs in the Metate Room, my wife and I went up for drinks and mainly for the fresh air views. The bar is small inside, but the two outside patios are really where you want to sit. The bartender was fast and friendly, even going so far as to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

We had a great meal at Metate downstairs. Asked our server if they served dessert upstairs in the lounge as we wanted to watch some Olympics. He said yes, so we paid our bill and headed up. The inside area is not very large, with maybe 8 tables. We had to turn a two top sideways and borrow seats from... More 

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  • Address: 1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

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  • Cuisine: American

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Located in the Far View Lodge

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