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848 E. 3rd Avenue, entrance in alley, Durango, CO
+1 970-239-1498
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you're looking for the best raw vegan meal in Durango, make certain that Turtle Lake Refuge is on your trip itinerary. As has been mentioned, TLR is only open for lunch on Tuesday and Thursday (11:11am - 2:22pm) and meals are paid for entirely by donation ($10-$15 / plate recommended.) LOCATION INFORMATION !!! The actual facility is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I'll admit I am a meat lover, but if I could eat food like this everyday (raw and vegan) I would probably convert. Very tasty from start to finish. The worst bite was the last because it was all gone. A must try for anyone who likes good food!

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Cotati, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

I've been to Turtle Lake Refuge Cafe many times and finally decided to review. They are only open for lunch on Tuesday and Friday from 11:11-2:22. The food is vegan and also made with healthy organic ingredients. You receive several courses - green juice, salad, soup, entree and dessert for a donation of $10-$15 (don't forget to tip!). the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 848 E. 3rd Avenue, entrance in alley, Durango, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-239-1498
Description
Turtle Lake Refuge is dedicated to celebrate the connection between personal healthand wild lands. They prepare gourmet raw food, vegeterian meals which are absolutely wonderful. No price, the meal is based on donation and the project is unique. I would like to write about it, I think travelers would really enjoy this healthy tasty place, with a different pace than the typical tourist attraction. I hope you would like it. Best to you
Dominique

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?