We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Lariat

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-9494
Website
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 84: English reviews
colorado
Level Contributor
88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Lariat is a historical bar in Buena Vista with somewhat of a colored past. It is our go-to place when in Buena Vista a few times a year. It was however in serious need of some care, repair, and upgrades. When we went skiing last winter, it was under construction. In March it was gutted from 1 end to... More 

Helpful?
Thank queenbeeizme
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Had hot chi tea and scones. Both extremely good. We will return next time in Buena Vista. the scones were peach and pecans. Yum!

Helpful?
Thank livinglife66
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food is really good and they have live music on the weekends. The service is top notch and for a small town, this is an awesome place to eat!

Helpful?
Thank Janna H
Buena Vista, Colorado
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The new owners have kept the charm of the original building and added a new Bistro type menu. The Putine is amazing!

Helpful?
Thank Laura K
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to The Lariat for a late dinner while staying in Buena Vista on a road trip. The staff was so nice! Loved the Poutine! The cocktails from the bar are also great! I recommend this place!

Helpful?
Thank Yaremi D
Moab, Utah
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant had a nice feel to it, clean, friendly staff .. Ordered shrimp and grits ... Served Luke warm to cold ... No flavor ... Disappointed :(

Helpful?
Thank Kathy B
san diego
Level Contributor
103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I went here with friends and we enjoyed our food very much. I had some fried pickles for an appetizer, just out of curiosity. They are great! We had pulled pork, tacos and chili, and we all said our food was really good. The atmosphere is inviting, the place is clean, and there was live music playing in the eating... More 

Helpful?
Thank honurider
Virginia
Level Contributor
237 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Historic saloon in a beautiful part of Colorado. Ribs with fries & slaw were excellent as was a local Sawtooth Amber. Many other beers on tap to satisfy anyone's tastes. Lots of TVs for sports viewing. Can't go wrong here.

Helpful?
Thank BunkyVA
Neenah, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We had lunch at the Lariat before we went on our fly fishing trip. It's a gorgeous old saloon-type bar, love the brick and high ceilings and long bar. The food was amazing - really unique, I had the grown up grilled cheese which had arugula and artichoke on it, was so delicious and unique. Super nice bartender who talked... More 

Helpful?
Thank emilyver0nica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Hubs and I had lunch there yesterday and it was fabulous! I had the "Grown Up" grilled cheese....was soo good!! Hubs had the burger and he really liked it...our server, Heather, was very sweet and attentive! We will be back...

Helpful?
Thank Jamie S

Been to The Lariat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-395-9494
Description
The Lariat is a full service restaurant, bar, and music venue. We have a street side patio in front and a large back patio. Open 7 days a week beginning at 11am we serve lunch and dinner and offer an after hours dining menu. There is ample free parking available.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lariat and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Gainesville, Georgia
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Lariat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?