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El Burro Pancho

1430 E. Main St., Cortez, CO 81321
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Ranked #3 of 57 restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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86% Recommend
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English first
Sequim, Washington
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a late lunch here and it was very good. The salsa was excellent. I still love Pepperhead best but this is 2nd for Mexican in Cortez. The service was excellent with a very friendly waitress. There are some very interesting specialty items on the menu that I may try next time we go here.

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Prescott, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Had a delicious lunch. Great quality Mexican food. Flavors perfectly executed in the four different dishes we had. Ended meal with a homemade flan with a soft and flavorful custard texture. Excellent customer service, very friendly. A definite stop next time in Cortez, Colorado.

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Lenoir City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We at here from trip advisor reviews. It was fantastic! This is probably the best Mexican food we've ever had! The staff was very friendly and they're margaritas we're really good. It's been a week since we at here and we're still raving about it!

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Durango, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

so today i went in with my family to el burro pancho everything was great and exellent , good food good service ,very good margaritas , we LOVED the food , the young man who was helping the waitress was doing a wonderful job very enthusiastic and we had a conversation with him for about 10-15 minutes , the waitress... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We drove in from the Grand Canyon and check tripadvisor for a place to eat. We were hungry for some southwestern style food and this place did not disappoint. I had the carnitas which is one of my favorite dishes anywhere. This was hands down the best I have ever had!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We strolled in late one evening and we were great by a enthusiastic and very friendly young waiter. He was very interested in what brought us to their establishment. I must say the food was very good even for the late hour, the margarita was fantastic, and the service was amazing!!! Next time I'm in Cortez I will definitely visit... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We rolled into Cortez hungry road tripping from the east in late afternoon planing to back track and catch Mesa Verde in evening so needed to eat fast. Brought up Trip Advisor to see what was available and El Burro popped up towards the top. We felt Mexican was in order so trusted Trip Advisor and went in. Nothing fancy... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went here for a late lunch based on the overall ratings. Frankly we don't know what others saw that we didn't. First, the waitress barely spoke to us. She came to the table, dropped the menus, and walked away without speaking. After that, words were few. As a previous reviewer said, the chips and salsa were good. She only... More

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Lakeside, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food was great. This is a very small restaurant that all the food they serve they make there. They have the best homemade chips and salsa. From the out side it doesn't look like much but don't let that fool you. Very friendly and helpful. Try it.

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The owner visits every table to chat. The service was fast. The food were excellent! Salsa rocks! We loved it so much and they served us a second salsa and chips when the first one disappeared from our table quickly. They allowed me to order two different kinds of enchilada from combination enchiladas which was good because I really want... More

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