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Sherpa Cafe

$$ - $$$
Nepalese, Asian, Tibetan, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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313 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
+1 970-349-0443
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York, NY
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nepalese and Indian food was very good and we really enjoyed it. We'll be back on our next trip out to Crested Butte

Thank dendawg
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small family run establishment just off Main Street in Crested Butte offers guest a chance to sample deliciously prepared traditional food from worlds highest mountains. Influence by its culture and position at along the silk/spice road the food of the sherpas is wonderful blend of Tibetan, Nepalese, Mongolian and Chinese cuisines with some additioinal south asian influence. Truly a... More 

Thank circanyc
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting CB for well over a decade and this was our first visit. In spite of all of the other wonderful CB restaurants this one is also worth a visit. The Tibetan soups my wife and I had hit the spot on a chilly night. The chai tea is also yummy. The article in 2016-17 winter visitors guide was... More 

Thank jmb_co
Larkspur, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's hard to find the perfect place (for me) in Crested Butte. Usually it's a choice of (a) the "order-from-the-counter" and find a table in a crowded restaurant, (b) bar-scene, or (c) too-high-priced "fine dining." The Sherpa Cafe is just the perfect blend of great food, great service, and great prices for a relaxed, sit-down meal with friends.

Thank Bob C
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The café is a simple and intimate atmosphere. It is a small place, and at the time we visited it was not too crowded. We made small talk with other patrons sitting near by, as the seating is pretty close. The chai tea is perfection! The meals we enjoyed were top notch. It's not easy to avoid gluten and/or dairy... More 

Thank LvelyRita
Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Simple nepalese recipes but not a cosy place to be for a long lunch. Not the best experience for a group.

Thank natoB
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Indian cuisine is a dining-out staple for my family, and this restaurant has emerged as a new favorite. The food was excellent. From the appetizers to the Indian and Napalese main courses, everything was flavorful, fresh, and perfectly seasoned. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the service was friendly and attentive. (My son said he'd give it six stars... More 

Montrose, Colorado
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

After a wonderful day of skiing, it's time for a hot cup of Chi Tea. We recognize that this restaurant is under the leadership of new owners but we have been very pleased with the new owners. The restaurant is a wonderful place to eat. We like Saag with chicken. Their soup is also very good. Top it off with... More 

Thank Jeff G
Crested Butte, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Sherpa Cafe is a wonderful Family Restaurant and is a gift from Nepal to Crested Buttians and visitors. Pemba Sherpa and his family offer the best international taste of Nepal right off Elk Avenue at 3rd. Pemba is one of the Sherpas who have climbed to the top of Mt Everest - and more than one time. The Sherpa Cafe... More 

Thank james g
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As a group of 5, we each ordered something different and ended up sharing because it was all so good! Very reasonably priced, for Crested Butte.

Thank laurakZ6830WU

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Nepalese, Asian, Tibetan, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-0443

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