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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4544
Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

It was okay, nothing great. Not too clean, the table and the chairs were sticky. the waitress brought us unwrapped straws in her hands and never refilled drinks. We wanted to sit outside but they said it "wasn't ready". no idea what that means, it was empty. The spinach enchilada was actually pretty good but everything else was just okay... More 

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Mckinney, TX
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179 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped in here during the early afternoon of August 4th. The food was quite nice and it was a nice change of pace from some of the "mountain food" we had been eating in days prior. The dark-haired hostess was lazy, unfriendly, and apparently distracted. We almost left because we weren't getting seated (and it was not a busy... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Long wait and we sat outdoors to get the first available table. Was a little chilly and we forgot jackets. Food was good, service was so-so due to big crowd. Very acceptable Mexican Food

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Sat outside wonder views when the weather is nice. Service was very fast and food was excellent. I had the spinach enchiladas in blue corn tortillas. Outstanding. And portion was right. My lunch companion had the fish tacos and loved them. He really liked the jalapeño vinigrette dressing. It is a house made dressing. I would... More 

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Thank Randy P
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We are from Texas and loved the food here. I had the chicken tacos asada and they were delicious. Their hot sauce is great too.

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Thank Denise C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Food was great - cool decor - but our waitress complained the whole time about how crowded it was. A man at the bar voiced his frustration to the bartender and then to the manager about a drunk guy who shoved him and was acting out of control. The manager said "he's a local, just ignore him." The man said... More 

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Ouray for over 20 years and Buen Tiempo remains one of our favorite places to eat. Typical Mexican restaurant with really good food, drinks, and endless chips and salsa. The service was excellent. We donated $3 to charity which was thrown and tacked in the ceiling. The chicken soft tacos are loaded with meat and... More 

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Thank Dan T
Southern California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were given a seat by the windows and what a view! The service and food were really good - servings are large, consider sharing.

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Thank triptipper_7
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Good food, large portions, we really liked the chips. Good atmosphere, the money on the ceiling is a nice touch and for a great cause.

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Conifer, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I believe our first trip to Buen Tiempo was in 2002. It had become a staple of our annual trip to Ouray, and we always ate there two or three times during our vacations. I have no idea what has happened to this restaurant. We arrived early Friday evening, and when we stated we had no reservation, the disdain on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
  • Phone Number: +1 970-325-4544

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