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El Burro Pancho

1430 E. Main St., Cortez, CO 81321
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Ranked #3 of 58 restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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86% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had the molcajete. Highly recommend it. Big enough that it fed three of us. There was 11 in our party. Every one was happy. Awesome food and service.

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sorry to rate it so badly because other reviewers had a good meal/drinks here according to Trip Advisor Reviews. But this place was terrible. It was totally filthy. The server would not look us in the eye and acted like she was being subject to untold abuses by having to wait upon our table. Had to send the guacamole back... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped for dinner after Mesa Verde NP. Greeted by Gustavo (owner) who visited table several times during meal to ensure everything was okay. We had enchilada dinners (chicken mole' and shredded beef). Both very flavorful. Wife had margaritas which she stated were just right. Too full for dessert but the homemade flan was tempting. Will visit again.

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Sequim, Washington
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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