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

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spanish lessons and excellent salsa!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kimberly L
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came across this place going though town. WOW we love the food here! We live in AZ and love Mexican food and even more REAL Mexican food! The owner Gus comes talk to us every time we our in town to eat. He still won't share his secret recipe for his salsa!!! lol but the salsa is soooo good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is one of the best choices for Mexican food in Cortez. We are never disappointed. Excellent, friendly service, and great food. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Passing through Cortez on our way to the Four Corners and saw El Burro was ranked high in Trip Advisor. Decided to give it a try.. Did not disappoint!! Our family loves Mexican food so we tend to be a little picky. This place was fantastic! Best salsa we have ever eaten!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After reading the recent reviews of a more highly rated Mexican we chose this one and were really pleased with it. Free chips with great salsa on arrival. We had a couple of really tasty meals which were delivered quickly by very friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone.

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Salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Everything about this place is authentic Mexican. Frequented by locals & families. Standard Mexican dishes but way better than average. Nothing fancy just good food. They have make your own combos - 3 choices for $12. I had 2 chile relleno a & a chimi wife had 2 tacos & a chimi

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fairport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were greeted with a smile and fun chit chat. This is delicious food and just what we were looking for. DEFINITELY stop if you are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?