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.

China Cafe

Is this your business?
1525 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5142
+1 970-259-0868
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
Travelers talk about
“egg rolls” (4 reviews)
“rangoon” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1525 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5142
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (28)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed October 18, 2017

With a location with such a nice view of the river, we were expecting a better than average dining experience. Unfortunately not.The soup arrived luke warm as did our main meals and the egg rolls were barely room temp. The broccoli in one dish was...More

Thank TJD67
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a good Chinese meal to go and was not pleased. First off, the rice was undercooked. How do you call yourself a Chinese restaurant if you cannot properly cook rice? Next, the general tso’s chicken dish (a staple in westernized Chinese establishments)...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Food was awful, restaurant was dirty - can't even imagine what the kitchen looked like. Only positive is the view outback, but save your money and stomach by not going here.

Thank carriespurlock
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Good news is they deliver to your Durango hotel. Bad news is the food was flavorless. Typical Sysco Chinese with no imagination, no flair, bland.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret right next to the river! Food and service are good and prices are reasonable... located next to Burger King and had outside seating... lunch buffet

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

When you get there, the patio out back sits right on the Animas River. Very nice touch with great food!

Thank cbsimike
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I came to Durango for a Veterans of Foreign Wars District meeting. The VFW Post is across the street from the China Cafe where the Animas River crosses under Main Ave A very nice and beautiful location with free parking! I walked across the street...More

Thank ChiefRagnar
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Summer of 2016 brought a new family to Durango and a reinvigorated Chinese restaurant. Under new management, the China Café quality has improved significantly. The food is really tasty and prepared by the owner himself. Portions are large. The restaurant is super clean and the...More

Thank Terry1414
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I ordered the Garlic Sauce Shrimp and when it arrived it looked and tasted as though the "cook" had opened up a can of Campbell's cream of something soup, dumped in some water chesnuts and a handful of shrimp. Very, very bland and altogether unappetizing....More

Thank Chris52622
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We ordered delivery from China Cafe the other night. Hadn't eaten there in a long time. It's pretty standard. Nothing spectacular but nothing offensive. The Kung Pao shrimp was pretty good. Decent flavor, a little heat (not too much), and nice ingredients. The Hunan Chicken...More

Thank ColoradoDreamer
Nearby Restaurants
Carver Brewing Co.
974 reviews
.39 miles away
Oscar's Cafe
499 reviews
.40 miles away
Himalayan Kitchen
347 reviews
.42 miles away
Rice Monkeys
183 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Downtown Durango
1,584 reviews
.54 miles away
Animas River
270 reviews
.23 miles away
Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum
155 reviews
.14 miles away
Powerhouse Science Center
63 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from China Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-0868
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