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Esperanza's Tequilas-Telluride

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
226 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-8399
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (9 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
226 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were very impressed with this “hidden jewel!” It is below ground level and could be easily missed! The food was delicious, and our waiter, Will, was very attentive and knowledgeable! I wanted a great margarita, and he made sure I got...More

Thank buggunn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On most occasions Esperanza will greet you at the front door. She is such a sweet person and always makes you feel welcome. We enjoy the food and the staff takes great care of you. The locals love this place!

Thank deanmelton
Reviewed December 28, 2017

The food here, as well as the margaritas, was hands down excellent. Our waiter Mitch was fantastic, and the atmosphere was authentic and great for kids of all ages. Highly recommend!!

Thank Sara N
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Decending down the stairs to this basement restaurant you arrive to a cozy eatery. The Mexican fare was delicious and plentiful. Staff were attentive and efficient. However, it is not handicapped accessible.

Thank kokapelli
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Because it has the best tequila bar in Telluride. Hands down. Over 150 different types of tequila and the best Mexican food this side of the mountain. La Cocina is overpriced and just as delicious but definitely more expensive. Best local restaurant of 2017+

Thank Alicia H
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We were on vacation in Colorado and noticed quite a bit Mexican restaurants. Some of the locals in Telluride recommended Esperanza's for good margaritas (we're from San Antonio and we're craving). It was a Thursday evening, we sat at the bar and Esperanza was the...More

1  Thank Diane G
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

It took awhile to get seated and for the waiter to come to our table. The restaurant was busy and he was the only one working which I understand was part of the problem. He never brought silverware, he didn't take a drink order got...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Stopped here for lunch, ordered from the lunch menu on the back of the full menu. Quesadillas could be ordered with meat, came with guacamole and sour cream. Burritos were large, came with rice, beans and salad - very tasty and very filling.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The margarita was the best part of the meal. My husband and I both got two-item combination plates, which at $16 were grossly overpriced, and the food was average, at best. In fact, the tamales were dry and not very flavorful.

Thank Hope S
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Esperanza's is a lively little restaurant in a basement like setting. Ashley our server was super nice and friendly and offered some great recommendations. We had chicken fajitas and enchiladas poblano. The fajitas were excellent and was a huge portion. The chicken was spiced with...More

Thank rbinatlanta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-8399
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