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Once Upon a Sandwich

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
970 565 8292
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Above and beyond the call

I had a family member who was terminally ill, I live out of town and wanted to send some food for the family, could not find a location who would deliver, another restaurant suggested them, I called and they bent over backwards to serve my need’s, and delivered with CARE, I was told the sandwich’s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
varoom39m
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Phoenix
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Phoenix
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had a family member who was terminally ill, I live out of town and wanted to send some food for the family, could not find a location who would deliver, another restaurant suggested them, I called and they bent over backwards to serve my need’s, and delivered with CARE, I was told the sandwich’s where great and greatly needed.... More 

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Bakersfield
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way to Mesa Verde. All food was great and highly recommend if you driving through Cortez.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this cafe. I ordered the chicken chile quiche and my husband had a burger. It was unusual for a quiche--very little egg, but it was delicious! It was layers of chicken, green chilies and lots of cheddar cheese in a very good crust. She offered to smother it with green chili sauce, but I had mine without.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Turkey, Gouda and Avocado wrap...The Bomb. It was so tasty I bought the ingredients and am making them at home.

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Cortez, Colorado
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is decorated like grandma's attic with piles of OLD National Geographic's thrown pel mel between the booths. Like most Cortez Restaurateurs the owners here are clueless about ambiance, or what might make for professional surroundings. The soup WOULD be good, but whomever makes it doesn't bother to chop much...the "soup" is big hunks of vegetable matter in some... More 

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Oxnard, California
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

With such a high average rating, friends and I decided to stop here as we traveled through Cortez. I ordered the pastrami & swiss panini sandwich...but it came on rye...hmmm! It was a good sandwich though. My soda was flat, so my buddy drank it instead cause he likes it that way. My other friend had the tuna special...her comment... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Go where the locals go! This little place offers great sandwiches and soups. Pretty cozy, but good value and good food.

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Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The owner is very rude, we ordered a tuna sandwich she tells us "oh you could of made this at home" in a rude way. Really not sure if she has wait staff because she runs around like a chicken with her head cut off. As I stood in line to pay for our ticket and she took the people... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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289 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant,but who cares. The sandwiches are delicious! We had a French Dip and Turkey Panini Wrap, and a Garden Salad. For the three of us the bill was $25. The prices are very fair. There is a large assortment of salads and sandwiches, Also a couple of soups. The service is just okay, nothing... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have learned to ask the hotel staff for advice on eateries preferred by the local population. That is how we discovered this gem. The capacity is larger than it appears to be from the old store front. The atmosphere is a reminder of a country "meat and three." The cuisine did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our stuffed veggie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970 565 8292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?