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Metate Room

American, Native American
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1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
(970) 529-4422
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Vienna, Virginia
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner in the Metate Room twice and breakfast there once. We chose several small plates for our first dinner - all were first rate. We had filet mignons for the second dinner-also terrific. We had to push our waiter a bit on the side selections to dodge the brussel sprouts, but it worked - we ended up with... More 

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Plano, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you want to drive 45 minutes to Cortez, you are eating here if you are staying in the park. For dinner, the food is pretty good although overpriced. They have a vegetarian option of a stuffed Portobello mushroom. Eat before 7:00, and save yourself the grief of a long wait to be seated or served. I can't imagine what... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast was so basic and not well put together, I recommend not eating breakfast and going to town for breakfast supplies. Dinner was great, but the service was lacking. We had pork belly and a ribeye both were good. Now we are only eating in the lounge, good food and a good choice of wine, beer, liquor. Surely bring breakfast... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner was really good, including our server (whose name I have forgotten). Hint, make a reservation for dinner! We could only get one for 8:30, but were told if we came back sooner, we might be able to be seated earlier. Well, the seating staff were not well organized, would seat a party, then come back and call their name... More 

Thank neonp
Hot Springs, South Dakota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ate dinner twice .both time were more could be expected. Service the best. complete gourmet meal at reasonable prices.

Thank johnshs
Fruita, Colorado
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213 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My server, Shandos, was evidently counting the moments until the end of the season. The table next to me had a friendly woman who dripped with congeniality while my server dripped with contempt or something like it. As noted by others the prices are high, but then it was the only place open unless you want to drive the 35... More 

Thank SusieLou
Burgdorf, Switzerland
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a nice dinner. The restaurant is very large and not very comfy. The food was good and expensive, but due to the location acceptably. Unfortunately, the staff was not very well trained.

Thank tariwa
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd visit to the Metate Room. Each time it has surpassed expectations. The view is spectacular. The service is the best. The food is terrific. Superlatives all around. From the wine to the freshly baked bread and on to the entrees, there was not a false note. Do make a reservation. Aside from the Far View Terrace... More 

Thank Shea1114
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metate Room is the finest dining experience available in Mesa Verde National Park. While it's not up to the standards of Yosemite's Ahwahnee dining room, the food is quite good.

Thank James M
Marion, MA
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on the buffet breakfast because it sounded good, but the eggs and sausage/bacon were cold, the gravy hot but tasteless. The service was fine, but the food itself was bad. Nice view, though.

Thank Priscilla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Native American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park
  • Phone Number: (970) 529-4422

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