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“Big Surprise in Little Town”
Review of Olio

Olio
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Mancos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Big Surprise in Little Town”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We ate at Olio after finding the restaurant in nearby Mesa Verde National Park closed for the afternoon. We googled eateries in Mancos, Colorado and Olio was highly rated. We finally found it - a big SUV was parked in front of it, and were very pleasantly surprised! Lovely shabby chic decor, extensive wine list and gourmet meals that everyone was very happy with! What a find!

Allow time to visit the local artists co-op across the street!

  • Visited May 2014
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best, again”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Came back 2 years after our first trip to the area and the food and experience were just as good as remembered. The appetizers are very different and all have been good. The lamb pie is very good and the arctic char earned an encore on the second visit. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the artwork as well.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ken G
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New England
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Amazing tastes in a lovely setting”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Olio was recommended to us by the host at our B&B and what a great recommendation it was! The space is small and cozy and features local art work. The wine list is extensive. The food choices are creative and bursting with flavor. We would have liked to try everything on the menu. Lots of gluten free and vegetarian choices. Who knew deviled eggs could have such unique fillings, that a poblano stuffed with roasted cauliflower could burst with flavor or that a lamb pie could be so rich? We were happy to meet the chef at the end of our meal when he delivered our decadent chocolate silk pie. Two apps, two entrees, one dessert, one bottle of wine was $100. Well worth it!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bluewaterdiva
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Mancos, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, could compete with the best!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a true gem for a small town. Wonderful, creative chef offering fine dining, using mostly locally sourced organic ingredients. For being this far inland, he is a master with fish of many varieties. Always an interesting menu that changes often, with a fantastic wine menu, and reasonably priced for what you get. It is also an art gallery featuring fun artists!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Nancy S
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Buena Vista, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great apps and wine”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Just stopped through on our way to durango - fantastic wine and appetizers and a relaxing atmosphere in downtown area of mancos

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