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El Grande Cafe

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28 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3209
970-565-9996
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delightful

Thanks to trip advisor we found this nice restaurant for breakfast before we left town. The couple that runs this nice place were very organized and fast. The food was yummy and hot and fresh. The decor was awesome with old juke boxes and pictures from the past and it was just awesome

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Diane F
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The place looks like its outdated. The staff not nice. The food looked weird when brought out. I smelled mold and turned my roll over and the bottom was covered with mold. My food had hair on the burger, hair on my fries Place is scary.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Thanks to trip advisor we found this nice restaurant for breakfast before we left town. The couple that runs this nice place were very organized and fast. The food was yummy and hot and fresh. The decor was awesome with old juke boxes and pictures from the past and it was just awesome

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We've eaten here several times over the years when passing through. It used to be a wonderful breakfast, but we were disappointed this time. The green chili used to be the best around, but it wasn't very good this time. The server was extremely unfriendly, making us feel like she resented us being there.

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Chico, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970-565-9996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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