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The Lariat

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-9494
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Lariat is a historical bar in Buena Vista with somewhat of a colored past. It is our go-to place when in Buena Vista a few times a year. It was however in serious need of some care, repair, and upgrades. When we went skiing last winter, it was under construction. In March it was gutted from 1 end to... More 

Thank queenbeeizme
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had hot chi tea and scones. Both extremely good. We will return next time in Buena Vista. the scones were peach and pecans. Yum!

Thank livinglife66
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is really good and they have live music on the weekends. The service is top notch and for a small town, this is an awesome place to eat!

Thank Janna H
Buena Vista, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The new owners have kept the charm of the original building and added a new Bistro type menu. The Putine is amazing!

Thank Laura K
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Went to The Lariat for a late dinner while staying in Buena Vista on a road trip. The staff was so nice! Loved the Poutine! The cocktails from the bar are also great! I recommend this place!

Thank Yaremi D
Moab, Utah
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant had a nice feel to it, clean, friendly staff .. Ordered shrimp and grits ... Served Luke warm to cold ... No flavor ... Disappointed :(

Thank Kathy B
san diego
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I went here with friends and we enjoyed our food very much. I had some fried pickles for an appetizer, just out of curiosity. They are great! We had pulled pork, tacos and chili, and we all said our food was really good. The atmosphere is inviting, the place is clean, and there was live music playing in the eating... More 

Thank honurider
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237 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Historic saloon in a beautiful part of Colorado. Ribs with fries & slaw were excellent as was a local Sawtooth Amber. Many other beers on tap to satisfy anyone's tastes. Lots of TVs for sports viewing. Can't go wrong here.

Thank BunkyVA
Neenah, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had lunch at the Lariat before we went on our fly fishing trip. It's a gorgeous old saloon-type bar, love the brick and high ceilings and long bar. The food was amazing - really unique, I had the grown up grilled cheese which had arugula and artichoke on it, was so delicious and unique. Super nice bartender who talked... More 

Thank emilyver0nica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Hubs and I had lunch there yesterday and it was fabulous! I had the "Grown Up" grilled cheese....was soo good!! Hubs had the burger and he really liked it...our server, Heather, was very sweet and attentive! We will be back...

Thank Jamie S

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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
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-395-9494
The Lariat is a full service restaurant, bar, and music venue. We have a street side patio in front and a large back patio. Open 7 days a week beginning at 11am we serve lunch and dinner and offer an after hours dining menu. There is ample free parking available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?