Telluride is known for expensive upscale restaurants, but there is also moderately priced dining.  Baked in Telluride, a full-scale bakery, also features sandwiches, soups, fresh made pasta, pizza, and nitely specials including the Thanksgiving dinner every Thursday. Tacos on locally made organic tortillas.The earliest breakfast (egg filled bagels and burritoss, donuts, pastries)at 5:30 AM daily.

Like many resorts, much of the staff is Mexican or other latina "gente."  As such there is much authentic Mexican or latin food including:  La Cocina de Luz, organic/natural in philosophy, medium priced tacos, rellenos, enchiladas; also entrees like grilled fish or pork chops, perhaps the best values.  Emilio's, contemporary Mexican menu with platos tipicos (real Mexican specialties) as well as the standard combination plates.  La Tapatia, taco stand in a horse trailer; also burritos and "tortas" (big Mexican style sandwiches on authentic "teleras" (from Baked in Telluride).  Las Montañas, "pan-latin" food, a little upscale, reasonably priced breakfast.