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El Burro Pancho

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125 E. Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
970-565-4633
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 104
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
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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
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken Mole

The chicken mole, chili relleno and tamale were delicious. You will not find a tastier mole any where else. We were happy with the friendly and quick service, too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Susan Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The chicken mole, chili relleno and tamale were delicious. You will not find a tastier mole any where else. We were happy with the friendly and quick service, too!

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very fast service, great staff, excellent meal. Came with chips and salsa. Great meal for one with a drink and still less than $20.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This restaurant moved to a new location recently that must mean it is good right since they are moving? WRONG it is just as bad as the first time i went in i had tacos al pastor and when asked for salsa the waitress brought me what looked like a chili marinade that had been put on the meat inside... More 

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Three Rivers, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how this place get such great reviews. When I walked in there was a table of four Hispanic gentleman and I thought that this place should be the right Mexican restaurant to eat out. I ordered the Carnitas. They were dry and flavorless. Others at my table ordered the Mole and the camarones. Now I have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There are many Mexican style restaurant's in Cortez and the surrounding area; none, however, can match the flavor of the food served here. The food is, in fact, not just the best Mexican food in Cortez, it is the best food in town. The use of spices is outstanding, the atmosphere is great, the owner very friendly and social and... More 

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I enjoyed the tacos here the best! The carnitas are near perfect, the carne asada was juicy. The meat portion is generous. The pico is fresh and the avocado crema is equally great! My husband had the shredded beef burrito and the flavor was between carne guisada & barbeque-very good. Beans are tasty, rice a little dry. Will be back... More 

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Dolores, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pancho has taken his crew & moved up the road to 125 East Main Street, Cortez, CO. Now there is plenty of parking & no need to fold out the cart tables for seating when busy. Food remains great & fresh, margaritas continue to contain mid to top shelf tequila, beers are a nice mix of domestic and Mexican choices.... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Not much parking, kind of have to think about it a little bit. The enchiladas were very good, the service was very good. The owner checked to see if you liked the meal. One of the better Mexican food restaurants I have been to in Colorado.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Be sure to stop here when in Cortez. The food is fabulous, the service is genuine and the atmosphere is charming.

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Vail, CO
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is easy to miss, and easy to pass by. It is non-descript. Look for the little burrow outside and next door to McDonalds. What a delicious meal served by two attentive servers. Jonathan was so attentive and made a great effort to meet every need. I did not catch the young lady's name but she was also a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 E. Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970-565-4633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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