"So you have about 25 taps there?" I asked.
My drinking buddy for the evening turned out to be a cook for the place who had the day off. Free drinks would attract me to work as well.
"About that. They are planning on expanding it to about 40," he replied.
"Where do you have Pabst?"
"No Pabst, Coors, Bud, or MGD - this is kind of a players hangout."
But the food is good and the atmosphere is nice. College kids, old timers, average Joes all were here. You really do have a selection of 25 beers on tap and at least another 75 in bottles. I didn't try them all.
Favorite Dish: I tried the Fish tacos. With the fish tacos it's all about the white sauce. I don't know exactly what it is but when done right (and they did) it is damn good.
Address: 640 Main Ave.
Directions: right downtown on 7th and Main Ave. Walking distance from the train depot.
Phone: (970) 382-9664
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You can probably already tell that I don't like to sleep in. So walking around the town of Durango at 7 am trying to find a cup of coffee was not a successful venture. Durango is not a town that rises early. I suppose you have to be a larger city full of workaholics like me. So I came back to this place at 8 am and they were open. The coffee was good and only a dollar for a large cup. Danishes, scones, and fancier French style pastries that looked sooooo good.
Favorite Dish: the Breakfast sandwiches - I came back for this when I saw another customer behind me get one of them. Salsa!
Address: 519 1/2 Main Ave.
Directions: half a block North of the train depot on Main Ave.
Phone: (970) 259-5907
This is one of Durango's older establishments. You can't exactly imagine a cowboy entering this place with real Italian food on his mind and a revolver in his hand. We are about 5 generations removed from that. They do more than Italian food but that is what they are most famous for. You can get a little Mexican food or American food as well. The decor is old. It's obviuos that it's not the manufactured look so I'm guessing that it's around 80 to 100 years old from looking at the inside.
Address: 725 Main Ave.
Phone: (970) 247-5440Add to your Trip Planner
Seafood, beef, pasta, and Southwestern specialties such as chili, burrito's.... in a beautiful authentic place. The restaurant is very cosy and the service is excellent.
Favorite Dish: Though on the picture our youngest son is enjoying his chili red burger with fries, I can recommend the "Blackened Salmon Salad".
There is no place like the States for an excellent lunch or dinner!
Address: 619 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: Phone: 970.247.4098
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Excellent !!! New mexican cuisine . Very close to Mexican with a slight twist . Casual with a nice atmosphere. Don't miss it !!!! ,family -like place with reasonable high- quality food . I highly recommend
Favorite Dish: Try the blue corn dishes!!!
Address: Second Ave.
Directions: In downtown areaRelated to:
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Northern New Mexican food is wonderful. It is a combination of traditional Mexican fare with the heavy Native American influence (which means its a lot hotter than Mexican food). The food ranges from your traditional Mexican, to Northern New Mexican. The green chile here is the best I've ever had outside of Santa Fe, NM. If you like your food hot and spicy, this is a great place to go. It beats any of the other "Mexican" places in town. They also serve wonderful 'ritas that pack a mean punch.
Favorite Dish: Stuffed sopapilla's (also known as indian/Navajo taco's) with chicken smothered with the hot green chile. It is amazing. The chicken is so tender and tasty. The green chile is nice and hot, but not too overpowering. Goes very well with a house margarita or Ska True Blonde.
Price is nice, about $12-15 if you are getting one alcoholic beverage.
Address: 431 East Second Ave
Directions: It is a few blocks east of Main Street (from train station).
Website: http://www.gazpachorestaurant.com/Related to:
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I was concerned when the person at the sunglass store recommended a good restaurant by the name of Gazpacho. I speak a little Spanish, so a place named after cold soup had me worried. Luckily for us, the oven was working properly. I decided on the mixed fajitas with green and red chile, which is known as "a side of Christmas".
This was definitely my favorite dinner location for the incorporation of the green chile up to this point, as it was delicious and warm. My wife also added a little green chile onto her quesadilla.
I would definitely say Anna had the most fun with her dinner, as they were very accommodating and brought her some grated cheese to go with my extra tortilla. I wish I was not on a low carb diet, so I could have tasted those!
Favorite Dish: The fajitas were delicious!
Address: 431 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO
Phone: (970) 259-9494
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This restaurant is part of the national Applebees chain. The service here was good. Nice bar section as well. It was very convient from our hotel room at the Holiday Inn Durango as well. This hotel serves breakfast too.
Favorite Dish: Buttermilk Shrimp and Blackened Chicken
Address: 800 Camino del Rio (US Route 550)
Directions: At the Holiday Inn near downtown Durango
Phone: (970) 259-5850
Website: http://www.applebees.comAdd to your Trip Planner
We had some great and usual food here . I had a japanesse roll with a southwestern twist. It was excellent . My husband dish also was excellent . If you like Japanesse food or pan asian .....go here.
Favorite Dish: Japanesse roll with a southwestern twist (a little spicy)
Address: E college drive
Directions: DowntownRelated to:
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This is the restaurant I deliver for (free delivery!) Farquart's has a really comfortable atmosphere (it's been around a long time), and at night they keep the light soft but warm so it is really nice in there. We also have a bar. The people that work here are nice, as long as you are friendly to begin with, and service is fairly quick (depending on how busy it is). If you order a delivery, rest assured that it will be delivered fast (we usually deliver pizzas in under 1/2 hour, no gaurantees though)
Favorite Dish: Our pizzas are our specialties (they are quite good actually), but we serve sandwiches and burgers, and mexican food, too. I haven't decided what my favorite pizza is yet, but if you want a lot of toppings, it can get expensive.
Address: 725 Main Ave
Directions: Main Avenue, half a block from the Strater Hotel
Phone: 970-247-5440Add to your Trip Planner
Yes, Durango is under the impression that nobody eats after 10pm. Even the local pizza delivery joint will not deliver past this time (in a college town even). There is one exception to this and it is Denny's. Of course, the food there is enedible, so that doesn't count.
Favorite Dish: The only restaurant that ever was any good was Lori's, which has now been purchased by some clueless *** who renamed it Dalaney's. The food has gone from great to god-awful. Stay clear of it if you value your digestional health.
Upon hearing to try this place from a friend, I decided I had to try this place. Located in the heart of Downtown Durango, this place was booming for a Thursday evening! Each night of the week hosts something different, and this night was "Pint Night". Locals and visitors alike cram the bar and groups of people having a good time at the tables. It was especially crowded since March Madness was going on when I visited. The staff were chill and the food was the bomb! Although in a food coma afterwards. This is a great place to people watch as well. Like Durango itself, best to visit during the off season, it's a bit more intimate and a great place to grab one of their fine selections of beers.
Favorite Dish: I had a 'Rico Burger' and a Lizard Head Ale and I was set for the evening! The menu selection is quite big. Entrees are a bit expensive, but the sandwiches are reasonably priced and very good.
Address: 801 E. 2nd Ave, Durango, Colorado
Directions: Downtown Durango, a couple blocks west from the Strater Hotel and one street up north
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Rather cheap : 34$ for 3
An atmosphere of English pub.
Favorite Dish: Ceasar salad, smoked trut, chicken wings.
A huge range of beers.
Address: 640 Main Avenue Durango CO