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Metate Room

1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4422
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

We have been coming to the Metate Room for three years to celebrate our anniversary, because the food has always been wonderful and the view fantastic. We loved the food because the original menu was based on southwestern recipes using ingredients that the historical peoples...More

1  Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great food. Great service. Gorgeous views. We loved everything about the Metate Room. Be sure to ask your server for recommendations as they have tried all the food. Good local selections. Delicious bread basket with black bean hummus from dove creek as well!

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The food was good. It was NOT five stars, but was far better than standard family restaurant fare. We had tortilla crusted chicken and the elk shepard's pie. It was delicious, especially after a long day hiking. There is also a kid's menu, which we...More

Thank RoadTakenEM
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Touted as a 5 star restaurant, you will enjoy excellent food in a casual atmosphere. The menu is varied with local produce and specials, but a little pricy. There is a children's menu as well. The dining room was rather full the evening we went,...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

As we gazed across the scenic panorama, we feasted on rattlesnake/pheasant sausage, a full quail, chile relleno, and local (Colorado) beers and wines. Service was intelligent and friendly. This was the perfect cap to a day of sight-seeing and history in pueblo country. Not to...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We had a table in front of the windows with beautiful views. Food was very good and service was very friendly and attentive. Make a reservation as the restaurant fills up at prime dining times.

1  Thank travelmom68
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Staying at the Far View Lodge, it was an obvious choice to eat at Metate Room. Given our disappointment with the Lodge itself, due to noise, our expectations were not high. Normally, restaurants in a unique location rely on their monopoly situation and don't deliver...More

Thank TravelBugGotMeGood
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The view into the park from the breakfast area is great. Food was buffet style and good, the usual combination of eggs, baked goods, bacon, etc

Thank Rappel14
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at the Far View Lodge numerous times and one of the reasons we enjoy it so is the excuse to dine here nightly - it is an event not to be rushed. The wait staff is wonderful, no matter who you get,...More

Thank christine102262
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Before our visit I had some idea that the Metate Room may not be you average, run-of-the-mill national park concessionaire restaurant. Depsite some rave reviews, I remained skeptical. Metate Room ended up being one of our splurge dinners during an otherwise "austere" dining budget during...More

1  Thank Keystone_Traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-529-4422
Mesa Verde Metate Room Restaurant received "Award of Culinary Excellence" from the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association in the area of sustainable cuisine. Colorful Native American artwork surrounds you as you enjoy our award winning, contemporary menu inspired by regional heritage foods and flavorings.

We do take reservations within 24 hours of your stay. Walk-ins are welcome based on business, however reservations are strongly recommended.
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