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El Grande Cafe

28 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3209
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Ranked #24 of 58 Restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Diner
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Gallup, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped in on our way to Dolores and the Anasazi cultural Center. This was a good lunch...burger and salad for me, Ham and egg sandwich for her. Price is right...real down home feel... with a hanging artificial flower basket count of 8! Good prices. Yummy fries!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came here on a recommendation from our waitress at Las Casita de Cortez and since our dinner the night for was great we figured she knew good food, and she did! We again had a great waitress who kept our coffee cups topped off, our orders taken and filled quickly. The breakfast was fairly standard but prepared very well. You... More

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Windsor, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived just at the changeover between breakfast and lunch, and we're offered the main menu. We asked if we could order breakfast and they happily obliged us with breakfast menus and subsequent great food. The green chili is superb! No kick, but loaded with flavor. Bacon was cooked crispy the way I like. Pancakes were very tasty. I would... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This diner is very quaint complete with jukeboxes. They have signs posted saying that they don't take credit/debit cards and only pre approved checks. The food was ok, it tasted like something I would have ordered from Denny's, nothing special. Prices were more than Denny's but still reasonable and the service was fair. Bottom line, if you are going for... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We ate there three times. It was just simple. Eggs and sausage and hash browns and toast or biscuit and gravy. You can't get better then that. Thank Your EL Grande. Loved it.. If we go back we will frequent again!!!!!!!

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Springfield, IL
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Enroute to the 4 corners from Durango, stopped at this lovely diner. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. A great small city diner along the main drag. Other customers spoke to us and we had a lovely visit.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Burgers were great, but when the hotroast beef sandwich another customer had ordered went by we knew we should have had that. Exactly what we expected with a downtown diner and the food very good! I expect the breakfast is excellent.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Using coments from Trip Advisor we stopped here for breakfast after leaving Mesa Verde NP headed West. Food was hearty and delicious. Staff was friendly and quick. We were obviously not regulars but several customers spoke to us. The decor hasn't changed since the 1960s and is authentic. Take the option of biscuits and gravy instead of toast, you will... More

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Cortez, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Love the breakfast and they also have very good lunch but kind of greasy but other than that a great small town atmosphere!

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Socorro, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

food and service was good along with the price. Place was clean. No debit or credit cards allowed. That was the only drawback.

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