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Purgatoire on Elm - CLOSED

516 E Elm St, 1 block North of Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082-2764
+1 719-846-3901
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
4 Mar 2014
“Closed.”
22 Oct 2013
“Late Dinner with the Bike Tour”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
516 E Elm St, 1 block North of Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082-2764
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21 - 30 of 51 reviews

Reviewed June 18, 2013

I heartily agree with all of the 4 & 5 star reviews below. The salads were very fresh - no bad lettuce here (pet peeve of mine). The burger was great - very good beef and cooked perfectly. The jalapeno ranch dressing was perfect for...More

Thank traveler1150
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Thanks so much for the review. Hope to see you in September while passing through our fine town of Trinidad.

Reviewed June 17, 2013

By far the best hamburger and sweet potato fries I have had in a long time. I am a frequent visitor to Trinidad, and it is difficult to find a good restaurant. My elderly Mom and Aunt also loved their food. They are Trinidad residents...More

1  Thank Shari M
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Best Food in Trinidad, WOW! Thanks so much. Thanks for stopping

Reviewed June 15, 2013

The owner seems like a nice guy , He greeted us at the door and was also our bartender. This place is a GEM. I have eaten a lot of BBQ in my life as I am a Texan and this brisket was the real...More

Thank Heartquest
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Thanks for those very kind words. We hope to see you again

Reviewed June 14, 2013

After seeing this restaurant as #1 in Trinidad we decided to try it.... They were having a funeral reception in main area so we were seated in a back dining room. I would have left but my husband wanted to stay. The table was covered...More

Thank twinpines056
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

I would like you to know that we are very sorry your experience with us was not what you should expect. We strive to do our best everyday we open. You did mention the Funeral Reception we had during your visit, and as a result...More

Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Wow! When I saw the reviews on Tripadvisor, I thought my expectations might be too high, but each bite was great! We started with the sautéed mushrooms, and I couldn't believe how good they were! We even kept the sauce to dip our garlic bread...More

Thank Linder2
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We found ourselves in Trinidad at lunchtime during a road trip and looked around for a place to eat. So glad we found the Purgatoire! Delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful building (old train depot). Highly recommend!

Thank Renee P
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We're locals and familiar with the pile. But good old POE always comes out on top of the heap. (Great artwork on the walls as well).

Thank Greg B
Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife and I planned this trip to end in Trinidad Saturday night, June 8th, before stopping in Pueblo to go to the zoo and then home to Colorado Springs. Both of us are disabled. I'm 62 and lets just say she is younger than...More

1  Thank Markyd21x
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Thanks so much for stopping by, and more so for the kind words

Reviewed June 1, 2013

Being a local, I have seen restaurants come and go. But I believe that the Purgatoire has what it takes to make it! Every time I go there I find another favorite item to eat. The pulled pork sandwich is great, the stuffed sopapilla is...More

1  Thank Berni A
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2013

Thanks so much Bernie. It was nice of you to take the time to review our restaurant

Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I ordered brisket and pulled pork barbecue meals. The best thing about the dinner salad was trying the Jalapeno Ranch dressing. Never have been offered the dressing before and it was good. Later the waiter suggested trying it as a dip with...More

Thank CarolynFay
Rick C, Owner at Purgatoire on Elm, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2013

Thanks so much for stopping for dinner. We are very happy with our restaurant. It has been hard finding any history of the building, however you have me wanting to look harder to find some of that history. Hopefully by your next visit we will...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 E Elm St, 1 block North of Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082-2764
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +1 719-846-3901
  • E-mail
Description
Purgatoire on Elm is Open for Dinner - Mon - Sat: 5:00pm till 9:00pm.Happy Hour - Mon - Sat: 5:00pm till 7:00pm.Saturday Night entertainment: Karaoke, Bands, Dance Parties.We have over 2-1/2 acres for parking. Plenty of room for you RV'ers. Our outdoor patio is one of a kind in Trinidad. We actually have one with some size to it.
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