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Koko's Friendly Pub - CLOSED

2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
+1 970-565-6000
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Sep 16, 2015
“Friends Like To Talk -- Loudly!”
Nov 7, 2014
“Now called Destination Grill”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
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11 - 20 of 93 reviews

Reviewed September 30, 2014

Recommended this place by the Retro Inn (see my review) across the road, also a free drink voucher helped!! Found a table outside on the deck so able to enjoy the evening sun. The waitress was friendly and helpful, the food was tasty and my...More

Thank pacar24
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2014

Hey pacar24! So glad the Retro recommended Koko's as a good place to eat in Cortez! Yes, dining on the patio is pretty nice, something about being outdoors and having a nice cold beer and some good food. and hey, the company doesn't hurt either....More

Reviewed September 17, 2014

We arrived at the Holiday Inn rather tired after hot day, decided to go to Koko's just across the lot. The place was fairly quiet, baseball on TV and such. We ordered a starter of Nachos and salsa, Nachos were nice and crispy, the salsa...More

1  Thank Ian P
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2014

Hey Ian P! Rawr, Norwegian Salmon, right? One of my faves! Speaking of being fresh off the grill, did you know our grill is OUTSIDE? Yep, that's right, rain snow or shine, that's us. And two nights in a row, we made an impression! Thank...More

Reviewed September 14, 2014

OK, I will confess here. I should review more, but I am a bit lazy. As I worked my way through my plate at Koko's, I resolved to share with the world how much I loved eating here. I come to Cortez Colorado pretty frequently,...More

Thank TravelPowerPlay
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hey, TravelPowerPlay! Thank you so much for your review! THE QUAIL. Yes yes yes! It is definitely one of my favorite things on the menu and I am so happy to hear we have that in common! I can't wait to tell Nate about this,...More

Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was recommended by the Holiday Inn next door and a free drink coupon was included when we checked in. It was a very short walk across the parking lot and turned out to be a pretty good place! It has a sports bar vibe...More

1  Thank LOVETOTRAVEL778
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2014

LOVETOTRAVEL... I love your name! Recommended place to eat - yes! We like that. I am happy you enjoyed our housemade signature burger, the Anasazi. Best Burger in Cortez, and possibly the entire southwest if I may be so bold! I think it's all the...More

Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped for the night at the Holiday Inn Express next door and the friendly staff there recommended Koko's. It was busy, so we thought it would be OK for a beer & burger. First, the beer order was wrong, we ordered Dos Equis Amber,...More

Thank John R
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2014

Hey John R! GASP! Say it ain't so! We're WAY better than that "McBurger" place! :) I think you should try us again, drop my name, I promise you I will personally deliver to you the best burger you've ever had in your LIFE. If...More

Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ended up here because most of the other restaurants in town were closed. We were pleasantly surprised by our Anasazi Burgers - not only were they gigantic they had a ton of flavor. The BBQ sauce that they make from scratch in their kitchen...More

Thank Michelle T
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2014

Good Morning Michelle T! High five on the amazing BBQ sauce! Great idea throwing that on your side salad, that gives me an idea... perhaps a BBQ salad... And funny you should mention french fries, we are currently working on putting some oven baked steak...More

Reviewed September 5, 2014

This establishment is located just across the drive from the entrance of the Holiday Inn Express: a 2 minute walk. The place was quite hoping on the evening I was there, with many locals, as well as some tourists. As is my habit, I sat...More

Thank denniskeith
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2014

Hello, denniskeith! I LOVE your review of us, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed our relaxed local atmosphere and a great steak. Soon we will be adding additional items to our menu to kick it up a bit and rebranding is in the...More

Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant does all the grilling outdoors on a actual grill, Outdoor seating is also available on a large porch. A quasi sports style bar but with good food that was tasty and prepared right. Waitress was knowledgeable about all the menu items.More

Thank 2010Escape
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2014

hey 2010Escape! GUESS WHAT?! We remodeled! And I mean a lot! Changed it all, no longer a quasi-anything, we are a great outdoor grill, outdoor patio, best place to eat in Cortez, awesome place to eat while visiting Mesa Verde, friendly staff, amazing food and...More

Reviewed September 1, 2014

A Really friendly place, good food, nice menu centered on Southwestern selections, nice bar. Really enjoyed the buffalo burger. Nachos were reported to be very good but I wasn't allowed to get to them before my wife finished them. I guess that's a good sign.More

Thank Josh S
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Hey Josh S! Thank you for the shout out! One thing- we don't have nachos... YET! After our recent remodel and rebranding, we may very well be adding some! Any suggestions? Mesa Verde nachos? Thai Nachos? (I've actually done that before, surprisingly tasty...) Come see...More

Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed next door and got a free drink coupon, Had their special burger , noticed that it is actually grilled outside, by the cook and they have to pass it back inside thru a window, It cooked to perfection and they have it on...More

Thank cfd2936
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

cfd936! Love that you enjoyed our restaurant so much! And that you noticed that our grill is outside, I firmly and totally believe that it single-handedly makes our food better, would you agree? you must have had the special that our new team member Dylan...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-6000
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Description
Destination Grill - formally known as Koko's Friendly Pub - Same great food - Same great service!
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