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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
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Buen Tiempo has been our favorite restaurant in Ouray for close to 30 years. Reliably wonderful flavors, gluten-free options, and the best margaritas ever. My favorite meals are the spinach enchiladas and the steak fajitas. They don't take reservations, so arrive early during busy seasons unless you're up for a wait... but it's well worth the wait!

Thank Tilicho111
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rave reviews from locals and hotel staff, didn't exactly live up to hype, not bad just not very memorable. It's Mexican food, margs tasted a little on the weak side, food was a tad pricey for what it was. I wouldn't seek this out again, but wouldn't strongly object to going if someone else wanted to either.

Thank Scott S
grand junction, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I ordered chicken tacos. Adequate portions but saturated with a bitter spice that provided an unpleasant taste. The table had an ample supply of chips and salsa, but the salsa was too spicy for our taste and the chips could have used more salt. I drank a lemonade, lots of volume but short on sugar. Service good,... More 

Thank Edmund J K
Ridgway, Colorado
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch this past weekend. It was a bit of sticker shock upon first viewing the menu. Yes, it's overpriced - especially the drinks. BUT, the food was very good in our opinion and the portions were more than adequate. The main issue I had was that I asked our server for the WiFi password and her response... More 

Thank Tony L
Seward, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The only thing good here that I experienced were the Silver Margaritas. Chili Rellenos smothered with green chile (if you can call it that) were not good at all. Maybe had I ordered something different I might have a better opinion. Would not recommend based on my experience.

Thank Alaska502012
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great! The food was not! I can't imagine what that waitress felt when she saw our good. We have been on vacation for a few meals now and opted for a light meal. We ordered wraps prices @ $13 and a cheese Quesada. OMGoodness... we were picking old, gooey lettuce off our plates and even found a... More 

Thank BrickMomma
Winfield, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Quick service and friendly staff. Food was awesome & insanely fast!! Highly recommend!! I had the spinach and lobster enchiladas. Oh my!! They were divine!!

Thank YogsTam
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had a terrible experience here. The food was just awful, probably some of the worst mexican I have ever had.

Thank Anne11344
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Pretty average fare, did not seem authentic, which is surprising in a state full of delicious Mexican restaurants.The mixed drinks were not great, but the restaurant was clean and not too pricey.

Thank CR_in_the_US
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

They had plenty of staff so we always had a full glass and clean table. The food was delicious. They had really flavorful, homemade dishes. The salsa is made fresh daily. Also was a great place to watch the Broncos and then the Cubs :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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?