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Far View Lounge

Bar, American
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1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
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Colorado Springs, CO
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not impressed by the downstairs' restaurant, particularly quality/quantity/price/not at all kid friendly, so we tried the Lounge for our next meal. The views were excellent, the food fun, but we did have to work through ingredients (and our kids are not picky, just don't like spicy, but want something more than a hot dog) to find food for... More 

Thank Dreamin80
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first of two nights at Mesa Verde we decided on an affordable, casual meal at the Lounge within walking distance of our room. Due to a full dining area, we sat at the bar, had a drink and ordered two appetizers. We moved to the table within 30 minutes and I reminded the bartender that we were still waiting... More 

Thank Melissa W
Austin, Texas
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This might be the best of the alternatives available unless you plan to eat at the more expensive Metate downstairs. We decided to order the BBQ ribs appetizer and salads. The "ribs" were two small pork steaks grilled and brushed with an Asian sauce. Guess we should have known better! A little tough but sauce was good. For dessert we... More 

Thank Marilyn H
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Have been waiting almost 25 years to 're-experience dinner at this lodge with the incredible view of the 4 corners area, including Shiprock, far to the south on the Navajo reservation . To be brief, time required instead a stop at the lounge outdoor balcony. Wanted a quick beer and iced tea. Told we could wait a little since no... More 

Thank Marcella S
Berkeley, California
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Summary based on 1 dinner: --ate here as an alternative to the pricey Metate Room restaurant downstairs at Far View Lodge --ok food, suitable for a dinner --good service --somewhat pricey, but not nearly as bad as the Metate Room --relatively quiet for a bar/lounge Recommended.

Thank Richard H
Telluride, Colorado
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Warm atmosphere with a view of the park. Far view is just that..."a far view"...not something spectacular with mountains, but a view that goes on and on...nice place for a cocktail with a friend or solo!

Thank lyn729
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216 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The head bartender makes excellent drinks. We were on the deck enjoying the sunset. And then the tour bus unloaded a ton of people. And that was that. The underling prepared the next round- not nearly as good. And service ground to a halt. But before the tour bus- top notch.

Thank Islandbruin
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food here is a bar menu, sandwiches and appetizer plates, but I liked it a lot. The view can't be beat ( we were lucky to be up here for the lunar eclipse) and I had a vegetarian flatbread that was delicious accompanied by a glass of pinot grigio. My husband had a burger and a beer - you... More 

Thank yogiglo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you can't get a reservation at the Metate Room, you can come up stairs and enjoy some of the same food, a good drink and lovely view.

Thank SantaFeDiva
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Not many choices to eat in the park. With limited choices this will be fine. Dishes are pre prepared cafeteria style. Burger was alright. Brushetta sandwich was not good very stringy meat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, American
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Naijo Hill, Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
Located in the Far View Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?