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Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4544
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always checked the reviews and I gotta say NO i do not agree! I think I got the worst chili rellenos I've ever had and how can you mess up a burritos? They were served cold. Not to mention our waiter forgot about us...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to drive over an hour away to eat here, whenever I had a chance. This restaurant may likely be the best Mexican restaurant in the surrounding counties...super yummy and super fun!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited evening hours off season, very attractive in and outside. Service and food top shelf. Local craft beers. I know little about tequila so cannot comment. A big shout out to the floor manager who shoveled her drive way early morning to retrieve a lost...More

Thank chubmasterp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been visiting the Buen Tiempo for at least 25 years. We love the margaritas, enchiladas, and steak fajitas. The pork tamales with green chili sauce are good as are the blue corn enchiladas. They don't take reservations.

Thank M R N
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This place has great food period. Always consistent too. Great drinks as well. Their homemade salsa is addicting

Thank alaskagirl19
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The ambiance in this restaurant is very nice, but the food is bland. I ordered the crab and spinach enchiladas and the beans tasted under-salted and the enchiladas themselves were bland. It seemed they stuffed them with canned crab and frozen spinach, then zapped it...More

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Pomegranate margarita is excellent. Pinot Grigio goes very well with Mexican food. Pork tamales with green chili salsa were excellent. Blue corn cheese enchiladas were good but the cheese could've been melted better and Ty would've preferred the onions be sautéed first. Service was excellent...More

Thank LWLinCO
Reviewed 28 January 2017

More a bar than restaurant it seems. Heard they make good margaritas. Went for the food and would not be in a rush to go again. Food (fajitas) was lack luster and we were rushed along (had taken my last bite off the main plate...More

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Enjoyed lobster/spinach enchiladas with shrimp sauce that were fantastic. Along with blue corn taquitos and unlimited chips and great salsa, this was a very nice meal that my wife and I could piece together and share. Very acceptable prices, too!

Thank kmreeves7
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Eating at Buen Tiempo has been a tradition for us during ice fest for over a decade; but not any more. Half of our party felt "off" today, and yes, we all had a couple of margs (except one who I'll come back to) but...More

Thank Warren M
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Are there big screens in the restaurant to watch sporting events? If so, where are they located?
4 February 2016|
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Response from dagoat | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there were tv. Is not a sports bar set up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
  • Phone Number: +1 970-325-4544
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