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Dos Rios restaurant

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1635 US Highway 285 N, Monte Vista, CO 81144-9740
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ive been eating here since it was called the Farmers Buffet in Center, CO. The Rios family does not disappoint! Their refried beans and red enchilada sauce are one of a kind delicious, cocktails are great and locally brewed beer on tap, and a fried ice cream for dessert is decadent. Order the Mexican Chicken Fried Steak, Schulz style.

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Eddy, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dos Rios has a small buffet or you can order from the menu..Mexican food is good --some things are left on the buffet table and dry out, so beware of that, food is good, make your own tacos is very good..Cold beer!! Thursdays a 6pm Fred Hargrove performs, he is a singer, guitar player and songwriter - he sometimes has... More 

Thank txprospector
Del Norte, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here and the food was absolutely horrible. The rest rooms were so Nasty my 9 year old wouldn't use it. The only good thing about this place was the waitress!

Thank ladygirlrhx
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the buffet after a long day. Unique items in a Mexican Restaurant are hard to find. There were several surprises, including ribs (really good, fell off the bone) and homemade bbq sauces and salsas. Even had a salad bar portion so you don't feel as guilty eating a bunch of ribs. :)

Thank CraigL1917
Marana, Arizona
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Have eaten here several times, not many other options in Monte Vista. Staff very friendly and hard working. Nice guitar player. Food was okay

Thank Alan C
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, live music on Thursday nights. Would definitely go back when visiting this area. Same family has owned it since 1958.

Thank Amy G
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It was decided to meet at Dos Rios restaurant for our 60th high school reunion; Monte Vista reunions are typically held during the annual Ski-Hi Stampede celebration. The little room to the right was just the right size for what was still standing of the class of '56. The chili relleños were the best we have had for a long,... More 

Thank Tom M
Sun City, Arizona
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch for my birthday. The buffet was small but with great choices. There was a standard salad bar, but next came cheese enchilidas, shredded beef enchiladas, rice, beans, then came pot roast, mashed potatoes, briwn gravy and a pan of nice looking mixed veggies. On another table was barbecue ribs and chicken nuggets along side a... More 

Thank Bobbie C
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We went in for dinner. The service was quite good, but the food was pretty mediocre. I feel bad about this since everyone was so nice, but the fajitas and carne asada were overdone and dry, both the refried beans and the guacamole were liquidy and flavorless, and everything was pretty bland. The sopapillas were heavy and doughy, although we... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We picked this restaurant because of the trip advisor reviews and because our kids usually like buffets. As far as buffets go there was a lot to choose from but the food, as in most buffets, was just average. The best thing on the buffet in my opinion it was the tacos. The meat was awesome! Two of my family... More 

Thank Marla S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 US Highway 285 N, Monte Vista, CO 81144-9740
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Monte Vista
  • Phone Number: 7198520545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?