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Once Upon a Sandwich

7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
970 565 8292
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Ranked #21 of 58 Restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Cortez, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my first time here.The owner waited on us and was nice and friendly. The food may seem on the pricey side but the ingredients are fresh and the amount of food you get makes it worth it. I will definitely come back.

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Sequim, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been to Once Upon a Sandwich many times over the years. The owners have always maintained high quality and the attendance by the locals has been steady over the years. They give friendly service and always are smiling. We will return for lunch.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First let me say I've been here before. Unfortunately I just don't find it all that spectacular. I definitely felt the owner was not friendly, or she was just in a bad mood the day we were there. There was no talking, no chatting, or any warmth whatsoever. The food was just OK - I've had worse and I've had... More

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Topeka, KS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Walked in for lunch and it was pretty busy. Seated ourselves eventually ... we didn't realize we weren't supposed to wait. Got a table and waited a while for someone to take our order ... when it happened, no "hey", "how are ya?", just stood and looked at us with pen in hand. Everyone loved their food however. I had... More

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Cortez, Colorado
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I cannot believe I ate in the same place as the other reviewers! The food was pretty lousy, I had a Navajo Taco that was bland and cold and wet, my husband had sloppy joes that had a ton of sugar and seemed to have more large chunks of celery than beef. The owner prebussed our table, and was very... More

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missoula
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We walked in to great classical music! Seat your self......there's no sign. Service started out a little slow but by the end of the meal we were hooked. The wraps and sandwiches are a meal for two, very tasty. The owner wrapped our leftovers, packed them in ice for our trip and gave us advice on what to see in... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We just happened to stop here for lunch on our way through Cortez... What a great find! One of the best lunches we've had in the states so far (been here nearly 3 months!). It was a particularly good place for the kids as they brought out age appropriate jigsaws and there was a great "pre-school finger food" option for... More

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Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've been going here since the 1980s. Consistent food and relatively fast service. The fact that it is always packed should tell you something. I love the Southwest Chicken Salad and the Gouda Wrap!

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Rowlett, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wow! On a recent family vacation, we needed a place for lunch and found Once Upon a Sandwich. Everyone's food was outrageously good. I loved the Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad. The staff was super friendly, too, and the manager/owner even sat down and chatted with us about our travels. I am recommending this restaurant to my sister for her travels... More

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Red Mesa, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I walked into a local restaurant for lunch one day and I was ignored by the hostess. I just left to find another venue and walked into Once Upon A Sandwich. I ordered the veggie wrap, not really conscious that it was served warm. I have gone back several times since then to order it again. The service is not... More

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