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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“The Farm Bistro is a healthier choice as the food is from farm to table grown locally. Not only is it great food and a nice atmosphere they have a full cocktail bar and happy hour serving local beer and wine. They are NOT open on the weekends, just Monday thru Fridays for lunch and dinners.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Animal Shelter
“We are very lucky to have a good Thai Restaurant in Cortez. It is my favorite! The owners and cooks are from Thailand and they know how to cook and present a good meal. Don't let the outside of the building fool you, once inside the atmosphere and wait staff is great and the food is scrumptious and flavorful. Prices are reasonable and they have a full sushi bar and drink menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Located in the heart of town this is another locals favorite. Although I don't eat raw fish, I love the cooked salmon on the menu and the Chicken Verde Roll (fully cooked), but my friends that eat sushi say it's one of the best around. The fish is flown in daily and very fresh. Besides sushi, they have an extended menu and a full bar and it's a really nice cozy atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The atmosphere at this restaurant is fun if you are eating outside on the patio. The inside is a bit small but cozy. The patio has lots of room with heaters and is covered. The food is also good, the drinks are stronger at Mi Mexico and I think the food is better at Mi Mexico but regardless which Mexican Restaurant you choose you will enjoy them both. The original owner of La Casita opened up Mi Mexico 4 years ago as he wanted a bigger space. Try both and compare! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Lounging Lizard is a fun local restaurant with a full bar and great comfort food. They have plenty to choose from on the menu with 2 adjoining restaurants connected to each other and different menus. It's a combo sports bar and restaurant and the atmosphere is nice inside and the food is really good all around. We are lucky to have so many good choices in Cortez!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“They have great craft beers from seasonal to exotic brews. It's a nice relaxing atmosphere with usually live music on the weekends. There's not many food choices if you were planning a meal, but it's worth going in a having a beer and trying a homemade pretzel or one of there appetizers before heading out for a meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Relaxed eatery with a tin ceiling, fanciful murals and a menu of varied fare and beers brewed on site.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Local favorite. Breakfast served all day. This is my go-to spot. Voted 5th in "Top 10 Diners" in Colorado by the Denver Post. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Because their green chili is out of this world, they roast their own! Also, their margaritas are incredible and they have a wide variety of flavors. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“This low key bar offers specialty burgers, cold brews and live music in hunting themed digs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is another good place for ice cream and deserts. It's closer to town next to the Sunflower Theatre on Main Street. Their hours vary and they seem to close early unlike Cold Stone Creamery which stays open later. They have different kinds of ice creams and unusual flavors. They will take a whole pie and mix it in when making ice creams. It's nicely located as you can walk right after dinner if you are eating close by on Main Street.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are many great mexican food options in the area but we like the friendly staff and great food at Gustavo's.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Good for a quick bite. Yummy comfort food with local specialties. Cozy, friendly, and rustic. Great for kids.”
  • 3 locals recommend