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Chelito's

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145 East Elkhorn, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-0886
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, decent service

We stopped in for lunch and had mixed experiences. Some of the chips were stale but the salsa was spicy and tasty. The molcajete was beg enough for two so we decided to share it. It was more than enough food, and it was really delicious. The only downside was that the 4 oz. portions of guacamole... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Louise M
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The fajitas were so so. Flour tortillas were brought out without a lid so they hardened up right away. The steak was mostly fatty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After a horrible experience at La Haciendas we found our way to Chelito's... Excellent fresh food and quick friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was an authentic and delicious meal. I got the Chile rellenos and husband got the pork torta. I was so good that our toddler agreed. We took some salsa home because it was that good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a lovely small Mexican restaurant. I ordered the mole enchiladas and my husband had cheese enchiladas. It is off season and we were the only ones there. I suspect they were planning on closing early but they welcomed us in like we were old friends. The food was so wonderful and the service was fabulous. Very pleasant waiter.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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469 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Boy, does this joint get some mixed reviews. We were here with our grown children last fall, and had an excellent meal. The service was good, and the food very tasty & well prepared. Was almost as good as the Mexican places in Denver-Boulder. It is a climb up 3-4 flights of stairs to the restaurant, but it was worth... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch this past Monday and we should've turned around the minute we walked in the place. The place had a weird smell the minute we walked in, even though we were the only ones in the whole restaurant the service was horrible, we waited 10 minutes to get our soft drinks, when the food finally arrived... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stopped in for some tacos as we just wanted something light. We were the only two people in the entire place and the staff outnumbered us. We should have left as soon as we walked in as their was a foul smell coming from somewhere. Ordered the chicken and the carnitas tacos and the carnitas was very fatty. Salsa was... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had mixed experiences. Some of the chips were stale but the salsa was spicy and tasty. The molcajete was beg enough for two so we decided to share it. It was more than enough food, and it was really delicious. The only downside was that the 4 oz. portions of guacamole and pico de... More 

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Willis, Texas
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114 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I were in Colorado for a wedding and we decided to drive up to Estes Park for the day. It was a picture perfect day. We discovered Chelito's and decided to give it a try. We did wait a bit to be seated but I only saw three people working. I think this is a family run... More 

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Parkston, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was delicious. I had a seafood enchilada dinner and would have that again. It was a little bit of a challenge to find the entrance to the restaurant as it was on the third floor of a little mall building, but that was part of the fun. Quiet and comfortable.

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Address: 145 East Elkhorn, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: (970) 586-0886
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 East Elkhorn, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: (970) 586-0886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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