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Tequila's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1740 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3077
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the food was good, just note what we are used to here in Texas. And the waiter seemed have a difficult time understanding us. We ordered nachos for an appetizer and they came with the meal. The nachos were great with a combination of cheeses and I ended up eating them instead of the entrée. We ordered beef fajitas... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tired and hungry and our first choice looked like a dive bar from the outside. So we ended up here somewhat by dumb luck and somewhat through the ok reviews on trip advisor. We almost left when we drove up to find it tucked into an inconvenient strip mall of sorts with difficult parking, but at this point... More 

Thank IA-CS-guy
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. You will not be disappointed. Always full of people so try to visit early. Great ambiance and decorations.

Thank Richard H
Santa Fe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have your eyes wide open you can easily miss this place because their sign is very worn out and you can barely read the name of the restaurant. The place is small, so not very good for large groups, but the food is good. We also tried the michelada drink (Clamato juice and beer) and it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hoping for authentic southwest Mexican food, not. Our texmex at home much better. Good bar, bad food

Thank Cindy K
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely friendly restaurant run by Mexicans, serving authentic Mexican food. Very large portions, so beware of ordering too many dishes. The nice interior belies its bland exterior.

Thank Paul255057
Harrison, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our service was the best part. Food was so-so, fairly typical menu. We did have to wait 20+ mins for a table but the wait staff and hostess made up for that with the quick turnaround.

Thank Gwen M
North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling through Cortez and stopped at Tequila's for lunch. Our group of 4 got great service. They immediately served water, chips and salsa (very tasty), and then they took our drink orders while we looked at the menu. The lunch menu was reasonably priced and there were plenty of options. We didn't have to wait an unreasonable time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After being in New Mexico for 3 weeks, this isn't as tasty but my husband liked it better since it wasn't hot. The service is quick and efficient. Their prices were very reasonable.

Thank katebrymom
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We asked a local, "Where would you recommend that we eat tonight?" Without a beat, he told us, "Tequila's!" Well, that's what we did! We enjoyed our food and our service. Both service and food were very good. Our server was spot on! Fast! Attentive! Thank you! Our concern that doesn't give it a "5"... we were told this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3077
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970-565-6868

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