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“Average Mexican, Better Marg” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina
515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
(970) 325-4544
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Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Ouray
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Colorado
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“Average Mexican, Better Marg”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not bad, just average. The Margs are better than the food. They have a nice little patio for outdoor dining. It's a good spot for lunch, but I would pass for dinner as there are better options in town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Very tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

As the menu here looked interesting and our hotel gave it high marks, we decided to try this cafe. We were not disappointed. The chowder was excellent as was the crab/spinach enchiladas. The food scene can be sort of sketchy in some of these small towns but this cafe is a great choice.

Visited July 2013
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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“Food ok, service wrotten!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My friends and I visited this restaurtant on Saturday night and experienced a very slow unprofessional server. We sat waiting while others around us were served and we weren't given a second glance for at least 15 minutes of waiting. When she finally came over, she treated us as though WE were inconveniencing HER. Unbelievable and totally unacceptable. We should have left, but were trying to enjoy our night out together. Our intention was to have a relaxing dinner and drinks after a long day of hiking, etc., but left as soon as we could after getting the bill. Ruined our night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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“So disappointing...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

As someone whose been in the restaurant industry for 15+ years I've seen it all. My friends and I recently had dinner on a Saturday night on the patio and I can place this dining experience as one of the worst and most disappointing ever! We were seated quickly then watched two servers ignore our table for about 10 minutes while approaching four other tables and taking care of them ( although all four tables sat down after us). Once we finally got the attention of one of the servers, she greeted us with a snotty "are you ready to order?" I was actually speechless! No sorry about the wait or how are you all doing tonight. We ordered both drinks and dinner and then waited another 15 minutes for our drinks. When we watched other tables sit down after us and begin to get drinks before us, we tried to get our servers attention and she just looked at us and said "there coming". Then, we got to hear her complaining to another employee about how we yelled at her because the drinks were taking too long (nope didn't happen). Food came out pretty fast...nothing special and not sure why all the rave reviews, but nothing that ruined our night out. It was already ruined by the unacceptable, unprofessional, rude service...or shall I say, lack of any service. She never offered more drinks, did a check back 20 minutes into our meal when we were almost through, and never offered dessert. She ended our evening by slamming down the check and walking away without saying a word. On a positive note, the patio busser on Saturday night was awesome...she checked back on us, refilled our drinks and gave us more chips and salsa. Maybe she should be given a server position since she handled it much better than Amanda, who should maybe see if she's better suited at a fast food or quick service restaurant where "are you ready to order?"is an acceptable greeting. Won't be returning...plenty of other great places to dine in Ouray.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Slow Mexican in ouray”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Lunch on Saturday afternoon took forever. Food was ok. Margarita was ok. But the service was soo slow. Try elsewhere .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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