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“Best margaritas in town!”

Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina
Ranked #9 of 33 Restaurants in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best margaritas in town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was very good. Don't know if I can say "best ever" not that there was anything wrong, just that I am a "foodie" and find LOTS of good food. It was great though!

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
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246 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful authentic Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I was a little bummed out when my son said that he wanted Mexican food for dinner while in Ouray. Man, was I wrong! We had an excellent dinner here and the service was superb as well. The kids finished off dinner with the fried ice cream which they loved. I definitely recommend this restaurant while in Ouray.

Visited June 2014
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Mona, Utah
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Al Fresco Dining in a Beautiful Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Once you get over the awesome scenery, turn your attention to the food.The chicken tacos are authentic achiote spiced, fish tacos had delicious cabbage and jicama slaw, and the green chile chowder had chunks of tender pork and it really hit the spot in this beautiful mountain location. Typical Mexican fare that is both authentic and homey. I will definitely return next time we're in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“O.K. Dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Cavallos serves up Louisiana style food and does an adequate job. We had dinner here — I'd just put it in the o.k. category. It was Saturday night in June and the place was not busy at all — half empty, not sure if that reflects the food or what, as the town was quite busy.

Service was not great. Our waitress seemed a little spacey. We sat for a LONG time waiting after we were seated, and finally she appeared with apologies, saying no one told her she had a table. O.K. — but it was a bit of a struggle from there, as she just didn't seem quite cut out for waitressing — she even brought us coffee in a pot (a decaf, orange pot), assured us it wasn't decaf but said she just needed a pot because she couldn't carry coffee cups without spilling the coffee. She tried hard, but we thought it was a bit deserving of blond jokes . . . except she had tinted blue hair, ha ha!

So given the service and the so-so food, I wouldn't make a return visit. Next time in Ouray we'll try a different restaurant for dinner. Thumbs neither up or down — but horizontal on this one.

Visited June 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here twice. Good Mexican food with a good atmosphere. The patio is great. This place has a good vibe and good food.

Visited June 2014
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