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Gazpacho New Mexican Cooking Y Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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431 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5601
+1 970-259-9494
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Quite crowded on a Tuesday evening in early October but we were seated in about 15 minutes. No real atmosphere in the area we sat; more like a café. Price of food was reasonable, but quite spicy (there was a note in the menu about spicy). We asked for chips and salsa while we waited for our meals and it... More 

Thank Casey2
Arvada, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been there twice in the last few months now, great food and great service. Some of the best chips I've ever had and the queso cannot be skipped. Service is always top par, thanks Payton!

Thank tiffsreview
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great Service and great food! Try the queso! The Margs are great too. Payton was great and very friendly!

Thank Durango81303
San Diego, California
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Being from San Diego and having traveled alot in Mexico we feel we know our Mexican food. This was a disappointment. Gals at the hotel desk suggested this place over the other Mexican restaurant on Main St. We were seated quickly and offered chips and salsa immediately. Our experience is that the first serving of chips and salsa are complimentary... More 

Thank Naniepoppie123
Greenville, TX
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Mexican food is ok and was very close to out hotel the Best Western Iron Horse Inn. Service was good. A bit cramped and a little over priced. Food is a bit spicy.

Thank BassetMa
Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have lived in Durango for 40 years. This is our "go to" restaurant. The food is great and hot enough to suit us. The gold margarita is the best, bar none. A huge plus is Sean O'Neil who is manager and wait person. He pays special attention to his customers and gives unsurpassed service. He is never intrusive but... More 

Thank kathleen b
Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stopped by after hearing it was a local favorite. We could see that most were locals. Hannah could not have been more helpful...why can't all waitstaff be trained like this? Just had salsa, chips, gazpacho and taquitos....and the classic margaritas. We know Mexican food and margaritas...these were outstanding. Do yourself a favor and have the margarita...made with 100% agave...the only... More 

Thank 123456735805
Indio, California
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450 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Cute little place, close to the train station and to our hotel. Food is New Mexico style with green chiles, blue corn tortillas and sopapillas. Food was good and fairly inexpensive. Full bar. Lots of gluten free options. I got some good spicy food. Something I can't always get as most green sauces have gluten. We will go there again.

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Oak Grove, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The hotel staff referred us to this restaurant when we asked about Mexican. My husband loves spicy Mexican and I can't take much heat. However, we both loved our food! They are willing to accommodate your personal tastes if you ask. We saw several Mexican restaurants and we were glad we picked this one.

Thank ScenicView1020
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on favorable reviews from trip advisor but were disappointed. The beef tacos were bland and the chicken tacos too salty to eat. Both were served without sour cream or guacamole but were served with equally bland rice and beans. Fish tacos are only available on Fridays. Really? The classic margarita was good and the Durango... More 

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DurangoSheryl, Manager at Gazpacho New Mexican Cooking Y Cantina, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was disappointing. Fish tacos are only available on Fridays so that we are able to provide the freshest fish to our guests, which is no easy task in a land locked state. We hope that you will return to Gazpacho soon so that we can better serve you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-9494
Voted Durango's 2010 & 2011 Best Mexican Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?