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Brown Burro Cafe

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706 Main, Fairplay, CO 80440
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Central Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I met another couple here for breakfast. The place was packed but service was still good. We all had something different; biscuits/gravy, pancakes, burritos, and everyone in the party was very satisfied!

Thank MtnMare
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited for a about 10 minutes on a Saturday morning. The weather was pleasant enough to sit in de sun outside. Our breakfasts were very tasty, plentiful and served to us with a big smile. After eating we felt ready for a day of hiking! The town of FairPlay is worth a visit if you like small towns.

Denver, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to the Brown Burro for many years now, on and off, and I have never had a bad meal. Great portions (large), fair prices and the service cannot be beat. 20+ years my favorite at 10,000 feet and will continue to be my pick for great food when I am in town!

Thank Cheryl K
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a late brunch after a local hike. There was about a 30 minute wait for a table in a pretty compact seating area. The service was attentive, the food was good and the price was right.

Thank Brooks T
Marietta, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best bacon I've had in a long time. Place is small but food is very good. Service is good too. Nice family oriented place.

Thank James P
Shoreview, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Fairplay for three days hiking in the area and we stopped to eat here each day, once for breakfast and twice for lunch we loved it so much! We had pancakes and bacon (four really thick pieces) for breakfast and we each tried the bison burgers (fantastic!) as well as the regular burgers. All were fantastic! Be... More 

Thank Aspenluver
Denver, CO
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed but they got us in pretty quick and the food was quality diner food. The portions were generous, the staff was friendly and the price was right. A nice spot for breakfast or lunch.

Thank dtucker
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to Brown Burro while passing through town. Based on the ratings here, we thought this was our best choice. We were wrong. We must have been assigned a waitress on her worst day. First of all, we were already a little annoyed at waiting outside for a table for 30 minutes, then we were seated at the counter... More 

Thank Cobblestones2003
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so cute! It's very small inside, so we had to wait outside for our table. Once we got inside, the staff were so excellent and friendly. They said it's always that busy. The food was good, too. The place is quaint with an out of date cash register. It just added to the ambience of the place!

Thank Sonja W
Norton, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this cafe! We ordered breakfast at lunch time. The staff was amazing. They were super busy, but the young waitresses were smiling and having a great time with the customers. The food was delicious and the atmosphere took me back to my parent's cafe we had. Prices were very reasonable as well.

Thank JaLynn U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 Main, Fairplay, CO 80440
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fairplay
  • Phone Number: 719.836.2804

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