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El Grande Cafe

28 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3209
970-565-9996
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Ranked #22 of 57 restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Diner
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English first
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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36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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11 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We ate breakfast here on our way to Mesa Verde. The table service was good, but it took longer than we expected to receive the food (35 min+) and it wasn't too busy (only about 6 other customers), so make sure you plan ahead. We had a family of 5 and ordered an assortment of breakfast options. The bacon and... More

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Senior Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

I always eat here for breakfast when in Cortez. What can I say but the eggs, bacon and hashbrowns are done to perfection and never ever greasy! Nothing fancy here but good, clean, fresh food.

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