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Grill Bar & Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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715 Elm St, Leadville, CO 80461-3917
+1 719-486-9930
16:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 16:00 - 21:00
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Eight of us met at the Grill Bar & Cafe for dinner last week. Making a reservation was easy. Linda was helpful and accommodating even though it took a while for me to get confirmation on the final number of people in our party. Service was fast, efficient and cheerful. At 10,000 ft, it's important to drink plenty of water.... More 

Thank JTrunner
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a typical Leadville style restaurant with an interesting "house like" floor plan. Off the main drag, but very good food and excellent wait staff. One of Leadville's best restaurants in my opinion.

Thank MNknight
Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was very tasty and our server, Brennan was the BEST!!!! The food is always consistent and great!!!

Thank Fuschia40
Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Food is great for a reasonable price. Our family made this a tradition for years...eating dinner at least once on our annual ski trip from Florida to Colorado. Lots of room for a crowd, so it worked for us.

Thank Connie C
Flagstaff, Arizona
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206 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

It was filling and the presentation was good. However, the meats lacked flavor. The desserts are delicious, and service was very good. We had a party of 8, and we were well taken care of. They have a full bar.

9 Thank HulaSueR
Aurora, Colorado
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Compared to the places uptown (besides Casa Blanca) this is by far the best place for authentic Mexican food. The other places serve food that obviously come from a can. Pretty pricey though, can only visit every once in awhile.

Thank neveragain0129144
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Be patient - it's worth the wait. Every restaurant has it's ups and downs and we've seen them through a variety of wait staff. There's turnover, but that's everywhere up here.The owners always get the challenges corrected - because they do care. We've always had good food every single time we've been. The salsa is wonderful and tasty. Portions are... More 

Thank Deb1B2
Boulder, Colorado
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Hatch chiles are featured in the salsa and other menu items. The bowl of green chile is the hottest item on the menu for those brave enough to try it. Friends and I have frequented this old Mexican place for a couple decades now. The prices are getting a bit high though the full plates offer plenty of food. Ala... More 

Thank SouthLava
Leadville, Colorado
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Although their salsa is my favorite, I cannot give them a high review. We ordered off the happy hour menu and they tried to charge us full price. Our $12 bill ended up being $22 with no explanation for the $10 upcharge. I got sick after eating there. I do not recommend this restaurant.

24 Thank Em W
Leadville, Colorado
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Worst of the worst of the worst! The women owner is crazy and a lunatic. The food is not even edible, the kitchen is a hot mess and looks like it hasnt been cleaned since the owners brought it 20 years ago. If you dont mind waiting hours for dinner, then see for yourself. They are really good at charging... More 

32 Thank Princeton1212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Elm St, Leadville, CO 80461-3917
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville
  • Phone Number: +1 719-486-9930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?