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“Great service. Good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gazpacho New Mexican Cooking Y Cantina

Gazpacho New Mexican Cooking Y Cantina
Ranked #23 of 183 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Voted Durango's 2010 & 2011 Best Mexican Restaurant
Lamesa
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great service. Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Our server was Sean and has been noted in other reviews he is just superior. Courteous, knowledgeable and fast.

I suspect that their food is probably very good but I ordered a taco plate (so did my wife). I ordered ground beef and she had shredded beef and chicken. The shells on the ground beef tacos, which looked homemade, were absolutely soaked, limp and falling apart. You could not hope to pick one up and I ate them with a fork. On the other hand, those on my wife's tacos were in good shape. I suspect that the grease or water in the ground beef sat too long in the shell before it was served. I would recommend the shredded for sure although the flavor of both the shredded and ground was very good. Also, I ordered a side order of guacamole. Be careful. The order was huge and cost $8. Also, they put lots of lime (maybe tomatillo but I think not) in the guacamole and we didn't think it was very good and left most of it. Lastly, the refried beans were unusual. The best we could figure is that they use the "instant" refried bean mixes you can find. Nothing like real refried beans using real beans.

We travel all over the Southwest and love Mexican food. The service is excellent and I think the food is probably good if you order the right thing....we apparently did not. I'm rating it a 4 simply due to the superior service that Sean provides.

  • Visited October 2013
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Durango, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Love the green chili”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great service and atmosphere. Sean has been a server here for years and is excellent. Food is really spicy (even the salsa) and goes great with their sunrise margaritas.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank scimplicity
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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Locals recommendation - very tasty.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wouldn't have found Gazpacho's without a tip from a local. Casual setting - wonderful Southwestern cooking!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank So_Lucky_in_TC
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Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Still the Only Authentic New Mexican Food in Durango!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you want it authentically hot, this is it. I grew up in New Mexico and go regularly to Gazpacho's for my chili fix. They never let you down! And Sean O'Neil never fails to make your dining experience a pleasant one. Thanks Sean!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank co-bikeman
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Mancos, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent New Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Not many places outside of New Mexico can you find good spicy chile dishes. This is one of them. We eat here every time we are in Durango and ready for chile. I can't comment on everything on the menu because i get the Santa Fe Enchiladas every time. Excellent! Good service, good food, good atmosphere makes good dining. Sean O'Neil was our server last night, great patience and good service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Topduffer
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