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Ruben's New Mexican

$$ - $$$Mexican,
127 Elk Avenue, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224
+1 970-349-5003
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (4 reviews)
“bar next door” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
127 Elk Avenue, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good New Mexican restaurant, but the owner has closed it. It is no longer in business. There was difficulty in getting staff this year and Allan could not stay open Good Luck with future ventures!

Thank billw85
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Twelve adults (6 couples) arrived for dinner on a non-holiday weeknight. We sat at 2 adjacent tables. One other table in the restaurant had 4 customers. Rest of the place was empty. Chips and salsa good. Service so slow we kept getting refills of the...More

Thank Meryl E
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We were lured here by the New Mexican flag and we left Rubens satisfied (and a bit drunk from the margaritas). The owner, Al, socialized with us and the other customers telling us the varied history of the restaurant and bar next door. The place...More

2  Thank elizabeth b
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Ruben's is a great choice in the town of Crested Butte. The owner really cares about food quality and fair prices. We always have a wonderful meal there. I wish we could eat at Ruben's every week.

1  Thank skaterbabie
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was a crowded night in CB and other places looked busy or were outside...it was rainy. The service was abrupt and impersonal. The interior of the restaurant could use some sprucing up. A little music might be nice. That...More

2  Thank Fran A
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I stopped at Ruben's my first night in Crested Butte as I am from Albuquerque, NM and was intrigued by the New Mexico flag hanging out front! The chile relleno's were very good, a bit slow in delivery, but was told the rellenos are hand...More

4  Thank CBDB60933
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It is impossible to relate just how bad this restaurant is. I ordered a chicken enchilada. It came layered like a lasagna but the layers were all watery and melted and it was just a gloppy mess. The sauce was supposed to be on the...More

2  Thank DebbieInDenver
Reviewed 15 July 2017

very nice stay in Crested Butte wonderful hiking biking and ambiance would return during the summer months beautiful part of the country

Thank dcarlowrn
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

And that's at best. Server was hassled, slow. Food barely warm, portions small, very salty. My burrito had about one tablespoon of green chili. Another of us got a burger and some wings; the wings came for dessert. Definitely would not go back. Some in...More

2  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Really surprised at this little place and the best chili rellenos ever. Hand rolled and served with homemade green chili. A must for people who appreciate authentic New Mexican food.

1  Thank esperanzapasos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Elk Avenue, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • 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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