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Once Upon a Sandwich

7 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3133
+1 970-565-8292
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup” (7 reviews)
“baked potato” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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American, Deli, Soups
££ - £££
7 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3133
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

As a local, this place is my second favorite lunch spot (after The Farm). They offer a homey atmosphere, good service and great food. Fast and friendly. All homemade. Great specials. Go there to see and be seen.

Thank archaeogal
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The people who work and own the place are so friendly! It was so refreshing to get a good meal and good conversation. We stopped in to have a bowl of soup and salad. The steak and winter vegetable soup was great and you could...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

My husband had the hot roast beef sandwich and I had a half-sandwich (chicken salad) and soup. Mine was good, but unremarkable. My husband was disappointed that his beef was not hot and not tender. The waitress was friendly.

Thank KCBirdLady
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The owner said that about 20 years ago she began cooking everything with cornstarch instead of flour. I had a baked potato with green chili. Not your typical green chili and plenty of flavor. There is parking in the rear of the business.

Thank Beverly F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Came here after the 700 Years Tour of Mesa Verde and it was great. Food tasted great and the woman who served us was very friendly.

Thank David R
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stooped in with at group of 11 and the staff handled us like pros. Great selection of sandwiches and a whole lot more. Cold PBR and Stella on tap - does it get any better? One of the few places open on Sunday and it's...More

1  Thank GunnerAZ
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at once upon a sandwich just after 11 and were served immediately. The menu was broad, but we all four of us ordered the specials.....clam chowder,steak and vegetable soup, chicken sandwiches. Everything was served with a smile, quickly and the food was excellent...More

Thank robert H
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Pan-fried trout over rice with salad. Very tasty. Cooked properly. Good service. Clean toilet. Narrow old storefront behind a bar in old downtown. Free street parking. I would definitely come again.

Thank JimLud
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A friend and I ate lunch here this past week. His salad was fine but the steak sandwich I ordered was tough as leather and returned it. Waitress was very accommodating and substituted a burger which was fine as well as reduced the bill. Because...More

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 17 September 2016

On our way to Mesa Verde we stopped here for lunch. Two of us got the Navajo Tacos which I had never heard of before. When I first saw the plate I wasn't too sure about the sauce, but this was delicious. Not like any...More

Thank Linda G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3133
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-8292
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