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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
See you tomorrow

Good food, friendly staff, cold beer what else can be better.not much more needs to be said See You Tomorrow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Joleen D
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Cortez
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Cortez
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, cold beer what else can be better.not much more needs to be said See You Tomorrow.

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Thank Joleen D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after a long drive. My husband couldn't get enough of the salsa. We try mole every chance we get and this was some of the best mole we have had. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful, and the owner made sure to stop by our table and check in to see if everything... More 

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Thank Miquel H
Draper, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat after a long day hiking in Mesa Verde!!! We all loved their food no complaints and the service was great!!!

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Thank MinnieMouseMoose
St. Louis
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food we've had on our trip to colorado-new Mexico. I judge Mexican restaurants on their basic retried beans and these were great...smashed pinto beans with incredible flavor. Chips, salsa, margaritas were top of the line. Enchiladas excellent. And the service was great. I would recommend a stop when passing thru cortez

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Ridgway, Colorado
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Good flavor, generous portions. Great service, good ambiance. It is definitely a very good thing to have good eating choices in Cortez.

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Thank Brad W
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Came here on two successive days, after long days at Mesa Verde. Each meal began with fresh chips and clean-tasting salsa and GIGANTIC margaritas that perfectly suited a desire for spice, salt, and refreshing tang. First night saw chicken enchiladas, beef chimichanga, and chile relleno, all are richly flavored and robust. Unlike at many places, the chile relleno was not... More 

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Thank Joseph K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were on our way to the Mesa Verde National Park and stopped in Cortez to eat beforehand. It was later in the day and not very many people were in the restaurant. We had a very friendly waitress who was attentive to our needs. She also offered up the Spanish translations for us as well. We enjoyed the food... More 

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Thank Kimberly L
Cortez, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

First off, their chips and salsa it's awesome. Secondly, I have never had bad food from here, everything is excellent and you will never leave hungry. That being said, some of there stuff can be a bit pricey.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is really our favorite restaurant in Cortez. Staff was very friendly, a wide choice of Mexican food, all well made. As we returned for a second visit the next day we were reminded and got a small free dessert which tasted excellently. If you are in for good Mexican food, El Burro Pancho should be your choice.

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Newnan, Georgia
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Three of us ate at this place. Two of us we're very satisfied with the food. Service was very good as well. I would suggest getting the daily special since it was the best plate ordered in our group. The nachos and salsa were better than average. The little dessert at the end was a nice touch. I would definitely... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?