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Ruben's New Mexican- MOVED

207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
+1 970-349-5003
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
30 Jun 2016
“Amazing New Mexican Food!!!”
27 Jun 2016
“Best Mexican food in Crested Butte!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small restaurant with a big bang. It started with the queso, it was some of the best I have ever had. The margaritas were perfect. I had the chile rellenos, they were crisp and delicious. My wife loved the tamales. All in...More

Thank mmamondragon
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Ruben's has moved from its previous location in Crested Butte South to downtown Crested Butte. What a gift to locals and visitors alike! The food was delicious very authentic, fresh and hot (temperature-wise). We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and will return again soon. Thanks, Kathryn,...More

Thank rtwboulder
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I don't like to write bad reviews , and go out of my way to give folks a chance. But in the case and for this establishment I can't be positive. The staff was unattentive, the kitchen was very, very , very, slow (we left...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food we have had since moving to the valley 3 summers ago. Service is a little slow but they were very nice. Highly recommend but don't be in s hurry

1  Thank Terri T
Reviewed 24 January 2015

CB south location--- mexican restaurant has traditional menu with good food. Atmosphere is cute in a log-type setting and is kid-friendly

1  Thank wiiuspeedy
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We were excited about the reviews we read about Rubens. It was not very crowded & somehow we could never get our waitress to help us. Several times I had t get the manager to get us additional items. Waitress NEVER asked how the food...More

Thank eric p
Reviewed 25 December 2014

On a snowy Monday night, I walked a mile (literally ) to this place, arriving right around opening time, and was greeted by a cheerful staff who immediately offered to buy my first drink. Good start! House margarita, please. After chatting with the waitress, bartender,...More

1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Rubens is the best Mexican food in the valley. The New Mexican style is authentic and very very fresh. My compliments to the chef. I've been there consistently now for 4 years, every time I vacation in CB and it is fabulous every time!! It...More

Thank Freshfoodmamma
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I love the atmosphere in Rubens. It feels like a movie set but extremely authentic. But it's the food that beings me back for 10 years. If this place were in Dallas, I'd eat there every week. Al prepares amazing food consistently. Tonight I had...More

Thank MAMosley
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Stopped for Dinner and arrived a 1/2 hour before the restaurant opened. They let me come in to relax and I ordered a Margarita. After reading the reviews I had to try the queso. I was very impressed by the flavor- the best I have...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-5003
Our diverse menu includes signature tacos with house made salsas, unique tamales, famous chile rellenos and enchiladas, seasonal favorites such as posole, gazpacho, ceviche and pumpkin flan in addition to nearly 50 more items. The margaritas are Latin-inspired from all reaches of the culture. Every item on the menu is made from scratch. Ruben's uses fresh ingredients and local products whenever possible. There is absolutely NO lard in any of the dishes prepared at the restaurant, and that includes the beans!
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