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“Delight in an unexpected place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metate Room

Metate Room
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, Organic, Native American
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Dutchman i New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Delight in an unexpected place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While staying at Morehead Campground we decided to take a break from camp food and check out the Metate Room. Our experience with National Park restaurants until then had been mixed, but the Metate Room exceeded our wildest expectations. As advised by the excellent staff we decided the share the Mixed Grill, which turned out to include a mouthwatering selection of game and venison. An ample supply of good bread, observant wait staff, a small selection of local craft beers (Ska Brewery, Durango), and beautiful views all the way to our own state (New Mexico) completed an excellent meal. It is not cheap, but at least here you get what you pay for!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The best food in a National Park so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were very happy about our food in the Metate Room! Our Far View hotel room was horrible (except the view!!!) but the dinner was delicious! Both the view & the ambience were great.
We had two starters, two main courses & two desserts including beer & soft drinks for $91 - a fair price for a perfect evening!

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable for a national park restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here out of necessity, but really enjoyed it. My son and I actually wanted to go back the second night, but my husband was set on visiting a popular bar-b-que place in town (a 30 minutes drive). The service was very attentive and they offered us to wait just a few minutes for a table with a great view rather than sticking us in the back of the restaurant. The food was nicely prepared and presented.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food, wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The view from this restaurant was spectacular and the food was also very good. We all enjoyed our meals but I particularly did because I could order gluten and soy free. The staff and chef will work with you if you have any dietary restrictions. I would like to eat here again!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One doesn't expect a great restaurant in a National Park (At least I don't), but this was exceptional. The views are outstanding, but the food and service is the real star. We had a great waiter who took time to share stories, recommendations and directions. Food was Excellent! We'll go back and recommend to others!!

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