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Once Upon a Sandwich

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7 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3133
970 565 8292
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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306 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently this place changes after 7 PM from a great lunch sandwich shop to a loud noisy karaoke We arrive a couple of minutes after 7 and found the menu changed to a very limited choice of sandwiches. The staff was heavily involved in setting up the karaoke and really did not seem to appreciate our business, acted as though... More 

Thank TXRVer09
New Mexico
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a sucker for sandwiches, so I ate here twice during my week in Cortez. They have hot pastrami on rye, by god. If you like a sandwich--and a full bar, although I only had lunch here--this is the spot. I would eat here most days, probably, if I lived in Cortez. They also have soups, salads, mexican fare and... More 

Thank GhengisWan
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I had it really been and a beer, and my wife special ordered something with chicken and avocados. It could not have been better! I can't wait to go back.

Thank Steve D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I stopped by here on the way to Mesa Verde. We got there a couple minutes after closing. I was in the process of googling somewhere else when a guy opened the door and kindly insisted we come on in and order. I got the turkey and chili panini and my mom got the homemade sloppy joe.... More 

Thank salowi
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches with a lot of variety. Food really is exceptional across the board and service is great. Very clean.

Thank lukqbwr4
Cortez, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This is a "square meal, solid stick-to-your-ribs cooking" and "nothing fancy" sort of place well loved by locals, friends and visitors. This is a simple working person's eatery with no frills and affordable prices---easy to meet a friend, share time over lunch, and depart with cash still in you wallet or purse. Daily specials served and friendly atmosphere. Family and... More 

Thank artman2015
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

They start with great bread. Got sandwiches here for a picnic once we hit the trail at Hovenwweep. Generous fillings. Will keep this place in mind for next visit.

Thank Milliemarie46
Everett, Washington
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304 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Great little sandwich shop in Cortez. The staff is friendly, service is great and fast, very clean, and the food was very good. The prices are reasonable too. We where there for lunch and full up quickly while we had lunch. Enjoyed our meal.

Thank RueterRD
Dolores, Colorado
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I find the food to lack the character for which it is named. For example: "taco salad" if you are expecting chili con carne covered with lettuce served in a traditional tortilla bowl, then this might be your place. The wait staff was lacking character as well. I have had other food orders with similar results, just not my kind... More 

Thank Thomas M
Cortez, Colorado
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I love Once Upon a Sandwich for their variety of foods and great specials. Pricing is reasonable but they fill up quickly for lunch so get there early! Their green chili is amazing! You can get anything from salads to a Panini to Mexican there. I like their wraps and sweet potato fries too. Do yourself a favor and try... More 

Thank Wanda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3133
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970 565 8292

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