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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pepperhead

Pepperhead
44 West Main Street, Cortez, CO
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Ranked #11 of 57 restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
KIRKVILLE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Just got into Cortez and were headed to Mesa Verde the next day. Food was absolutely delicious. Portions were huge and served piping hot. Our server was perfect and so was the food. If we are ever in this area again, this will be a definite must stop.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Very good SW food and their own liquors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A very nice restaurant with nice atmosphere. They make their own lemon and orange liquor which is very tasty in mixed drinks or on the rocks. While some menu items may look familiar, they are made differently than you might expect. Cheese enchilada uses mozzarella. Shreded beef tacos have no vegies or cheese. Food is very good, just different than you might expect so ask the server how each dish is prepared. Sopapillas are authentic and excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in Cortez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food here is fresh, flavorful and presented nicely as well!!! Really, everything they serve is so good, it is hard to choose Don't miss the margaritas made fresh with their own lemon or orange liquor.

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great food, vegetarian friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We enjoyed our meal at Pepperheads while visiting Cortez. All of the wait staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The menu has an extensive selection of Mexican dishes; many of the dishes are vegetarian or can be made so, and the staff was attentive to our diets. All of the food was well prepared, with the right amount of spice, and was not oily or greasey. Prices are very reasonable, and we each had enough food left over for lunch the next day. We opted for the flan for dessert, which was delicious in a nice caramel sauce. I would highly recommend Pepperheads if you are in the Cortez area, good food and a great value.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cortez, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love Pepperhead and the food is really good. They also have the best margeritas is Cortez, which are homemade! I love this place and we eat here alot and enjoy it every time and the owners are the greatest people and so nice so better stop by and try it!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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