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El Burro Pancho

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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125 E. Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
+1 970-565-4633
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ogden, Utah
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Was passing through Cortez on a Sunday night on way from Durango to Salt Lake. Wanted something out of the ordinary and this place fit the bill. The mole chicken was best I've had (yes, better than red iquana). Partner had the flank steak and chorizo and it looked delicious. Portion certainly adequate without being ridiculous. Service was prompt and... More 

Thank Jaxon900
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Typical Mexican menu, typical decor. Food was OK. Only one beer on tap (Pacifico) even though there is a huge sign saying there is Guinness on tap ( not that we wanted it). Nothing special here, but not bad, either.

Thank Tracy B
Perry, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped in for dinner and was very pleased. Large portions, friendly staff and super fast service. Very reasonably priced and very clean. Dont pass this one by.

Thank 66itcheefeet43
Flagstaff, Arizona
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, large portions, strong margaritas, very friendly & fast service, very clean, My hubby & I highly recommend this little place👍👍

Thank Kandeshrumjacobsen
Ureterp, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice mexican restaurant, friendly staff, good food and cocktails. Not one of the cheapest mexicans we ate a meal, but quality over here is great just like the quantity. Right on the mainstreet.

Thank gsnoeck
Cortez, Colorado
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are looking from a more intimate and home-grown Mexican food restaurante, you won't go wrong here. Not a lot of tables and the food is good, authentic, quickly served. What more do you want? OK, fair prices, too. Nothing fancy to kick the bill up like other Mexican eateries in Cortez. If you order the Margarita, they bring... More 

Thank artman2015
Farmington, New Mexico
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Food was good--local Mexican fare. My order was complicated by my scant Spanish and waiter's scant English but it turned out well.

Thank Marguerite H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My food was too salty to eat. Yuck. A great Margarita? Hum, a definite "no;" cheap bottled mix and even without the salty rim it was too salty. My vegetarian husband had a chili rellenos burrito that was excellent. Service was friendly and great.

Thank DPD123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly service, very good value. Portions were extremely generous. Margaritas were very good too.

Thank Tia-Maria I
Columbia, Missouri
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Delicious piping hot food, fresh flavor and great service. Fresh, tasty salsa. Found out they make in house. Bought some to take on the road. Would recommend. Found myself craving it the next day!

Thank motokins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E. Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-4633

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