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Metate Room

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American, Organic, Native American
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1 Navajo Rd, Mancos, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
(970) 529-4422
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, outstanding location

The food at the Metate Room was very good. We were there two nights and I ordered off the small plate menu. An excellent pork and chili stew the first night and pork sliders the second. The food came with three different breads made in the kitchen and a delicious black bean humus with garlic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Larry G
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Magalia, CA
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I never thought to have a fine dine inside a National Park, but thanks to Metate, now is it possible to have some good food inside the park. Now though its a fine dine and plates are costly, but tastes are not going to blow your mind off but again I never had similar experience inside a national park. The... More 

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Magalia, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food at the Metate Room was very good. We were there two nights and I ordered off the small plate menu. An excellent pork and chili stew the first night and pork sliders the second. The food came with three different breads made in the kitchen and a delicious black bean humus with garlic and citrus. I had a... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wonderful views for drinks and appetizers or for a dinner if you are willing to pay the prices. They have a good menu with lots of selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is such an expectedly great place for dinner. The views are amazing. The food was great - very local and the staff was very pleasant.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Breakfast is very good all around but dinner really steals the show. The pork sliders are excellent!!! Get a plate of these and hang out in the lounge, this is a great area to take in the view

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food is different and worth dining there. The view is unlike any other and you are looking over Mesa Verde. You might see a wild horse out in the brush. The corn bread has a sage flavoring that makes it addictive. I had the turkey medallions which were in a cherry glace that was scrumptious. The others had chili... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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North Oaks, Minnesota
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62 helpful votes 62 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 helpful votes 105 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Native American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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