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1 Navajo Rd, Mancos, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
(970) 529-4422
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Native American, Organic
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had dinner here during our one night stay in Far View Lodge. The restaurant filled up early with what I suspect was a coach party, but we went and sat in the sunshine on the bar terrace upstairs for a while. The restaurant was still busy later but we had no problem getting a table. Nice views. The food... More 

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Naples, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We ate here during our one night stay while in Mesa Verde National Park. We got there early so we had no trouble getting a table but it fills up fast. The tables were close enough to carry on a conversation with people next to you if you wish although that could be a negative too. We both had the... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ate two dinners and two breakfasts in the Metate Room. There was a 30 minute wait both evenings for a table, but if you are so inclined you can go up to the bar and order drinks while you wait. The Pinstripe Red Ale is worth a try. (Pay as soon as you are served, because you will want to... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One doesn't expect fine dining in a National Park. And, one doesn't expect fine dining in the remote deserts,mesas and mountains of Southwest Colorado. Finally, do you believe the Federal Government can really deliver excellence in anything they do? The reputation of the Metate Room in Mesa Verde National Park, as providing some of the finest dining in Colorado, has... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

On a recent visit to Mesa Verde my husband and I along with our 2 friends ate at the Metate Room and I had the best Poland Rellano ever - every bite - very tasty. The other meals -the Far View Pasta and Elk Sheppard Pie - were also very food. Service was good, waiter was attentive, and his suggestion... More 

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Kensington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We ate at the restaurant downstairs one night. It was nice, but we preferred the menu upstairs and we could sit out side. It was more casual.

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Benton, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at a number of national park lodges over the years and have learned to lower our expectations but what a nice surprise when we tried out the 'local' restaurant. Metate Room at the Far View Lodge is very much a gem hidden in the park system. Great food, good service and a fair price... More 

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minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is dining excellence! Excellent attentive service, unusual food selections such as elk cooked to perfection. Have at least one dinner here- you can also enjoy the beautiful patio for excellent views of the horizon

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Silver Spring, MD USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge last Saturday night after driving up from the big Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. I don't know if they were overcrowded because many people did that, or if they are always that crowded. However, we didn't realize it would be such a popular place and put our names on the list at 7:35. It ended up being... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been to many great restaurants all around the US, but the Metate Room at Mesa Verde fits easily on my top ten list of best meal I have ever had. Six years ago My wife and I made a whirlwind tour of National parks through Utah, Arizona and Colorado. We spent one night in the Mesa Verde Lodge,... More 

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Address: 1 Navajo Rd, Mancos, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Phone Number: (970) 529-4422
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park
Cuisine: American, Native American, Organic

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