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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Layton, Utah
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Mexican Food I have had in a very long time! Highly recommended by all of the locals we talked to and deservedly so. Great variety and atmosphere out on the patio where we were seated. We both had more food than we could eat and ended up with a bill of only $31.00 including tip. When visiting Ouray make... More 

Thank Richard_from_Utah
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended to us by someone in town. Both my boyfriend and I walked away with a "meh..." type review. I got the "customer favorite" spinach encillada's, but it seemed really watery/frozen spinach without much flavor. They do give you unlimited chips and salsa which is nice. Don't think I would go back.

Thank macd6951
San Angelo, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly and helpful for the most part. Food was average. I got the impression some of it was out of the can, but...perhaps that was just the style.

Thank Ollantaytanbo
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our grandsons love to come here because the ceiling is filled with dollar bills that are donated by the patrons. The bills are tossed up to the ceiling where they remain until the end of the season. Then the money is donated to a local charity. The food is typical of American Mexican food. The portions are large and they... More 

Thank Frada B
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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354 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good experience here. First, they don't use MSG in their food and sauces: good restaurants don't. And second, they handled a large group in the middle of August very well. Our group leader had made reservations and they were ready for us, although they tried to seat too many at the set up tables; we added a... More 

Thank Jim R
Woodland Park, Colorado
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a table outside on the patio. the weather was great and the food presentation was well done by the staff. Clean restrooms (always a good sign)

Thank halwtom
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a weeks stay in Ouray we ate there 3 times. Nothing more need be said but expect to wait for a table on the weekends for dinner.

Thank Vaughan R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday last Wednesday. He really wanted Mexican food. Our home base is 10 miles from the Mexican border in Arizona, and we DO know good Mexican food. We weren't sure if the food at Buen Tiempo would measure up. The prices were about $3 or $4 higher than home, but that's... More 

Thank arizonamimi
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide variety of choices and generous portions makes this a great deal! The atmosphere is great and decor very festive and colorful. Love the Margarita pitchers and their white house wine is also really good. It's is situated next to the Beaumont Hotel and centrally situated on Main street.

Thank sonsslee
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here due to fact that they had spinach enchalladas on the menu. They has absolutely NO flavor. My husband had tacos and they also had no flavor. Even the salsa was so mild it was a joke. Also pretty expensive for lunch!

Thank Lucia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
  • Phone Number: 19703254544

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