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“Fantastic restaurant in the middle of nowhere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Metate Room

Metate Room
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Des Plaines, Illinois
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136 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant in the middle of nowhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Located in the middle of Mesa Verde national park with virtually no other restaurant for miles, you will find the Metate Room. Given the remoteness and lack of competition one might expect at best an okay meal. That was what I expected and was I dead wrong.
The Metate Room not only has great ambiance and great views, it serves some of the best food I have ever had. If ever the opportunity to eat here do so.you won't regret it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ugh!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

After a rather long wait main course was served. Terrible is a very kind statement. To make matters worse the server had recommended it as one of their"best". In that case i would hate to sample the other menu selections.?

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boston, ma
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75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Try the cinnamon chilly crusted pork”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

good restaurant in mesa verdes. great view overlooking a road and the park. the only onsite restaurant connected to the hotel. the pork is their signature dish, told to us by their executive chef. the service was very slow. we were not warned. after waiting for 45 minutes, i asked the waiter what happened to our food (was a weekday), he said 45 minutes were the average wait time for prepared food, and he forgot our salad. the salad quickly arrived and was tiny in a french fancy restaurant way. dessert was the best! the pork i asked for medium, and it was overcooked. favor was still unique though. Overall i give it 4.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank newtonmum
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Starkville, Mississippi
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

After a long afternoon exploring Mesa Verde we were looking for a nice dinner and decided to give this a try given the good reviews. Service was good and the view was very nice, but that seemed to be what you were paying for...given its price, we were not blown away with the food (good, not great). Probably worth trying once to see for yourself, but we would likely not return, mainly because of the steep prices.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank John C
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Denton, Texas
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde. After a full day we decided to walk to the Metate Room. What a wonderful surprise awaited us! The view was beautiful as the sun went down. The ambience of a classy restaurant in the middle of nowhere was totally unexpected. The children's menu provided some healthy choices for our granddaughters. The chef consulted on lower sodium choices with my husband. Both of our meals were top notch. Our waiter, Colby Stanton, completed the scenario for a perfect dinner. He was very attentive to all of us. He must have a photographic memory: no notes on our orders, and they came out perfect. Our granddaughters were enthralled by the special attention. To top it off the prices were quite reasonable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank travelynn47
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