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Leadville Grill Bar & Cafe

715 Elm St, 1 block in from hwy 24 up from the Forest Service & College, Leadville, CO 80461-3917
+1 719-486-9930
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“sopapillas” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
715 Elm St, 1 block in from hwy 24 up from the Forest Service & College, Leadville, CO 80461-3917
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Time was when Jack Nicholson brought his entourage to the Grill. Since that time the quality has diminished. The founder died and the prices went up while the cuisine went downhill. For example, the Mexican rice is made from Minute Rice or something like it.More

Thank William R
James M, Owner at Leadville Grill Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am the son of the founder,and I am so sorry to hear we were not up to your expectations. We have continued the legacy with home made foods with no shortcuts. Allow me to offer you a meal on the house to entice you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mountain time is like Island time! “The Grill” is a Leadville Icon and tradition. Don’t be in a hurry! The absolute best green Chile ( Homemade roasted fresh green Chile) hot!!🔥 Go after a long hike and just enjoy the local ambiance! The Best!!

1  Thank cobeachluv
James M, Owner at Leadville Grill Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such an awesome review! We've been working hard to make our customers happy for a long time and love to hear that we're doing just that.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We are frequent visitors to The Grille. This is our favorite place to dine in Leadville. The food is awesome and the servers are very polite. When visiting Leadville, this is a must try place.

2  Thank Rhone P
James M, Owner at Leadville Grill Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for dining with us. I'm so happy to hear our staff is treating you right! Come again soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We dropped into "The Grill Bar & Cafe" for an early dinner arriving around 5PM. We were seated quickly and our order turned in to the very pleasant wait staff. We sat for about 30 minutes before our meal arrived. The Grill opens at 4PM...More

1  Thank BigL49
Reviewed 12 August 2017

After a week in Leadville, trying out the restaurants on main street and just off, we stumbled upon this Mexican restaurant, down in the heart of a neighborhood. When we arrived, the rush hadn't arrived yet, so seating was easy to find. It's an obvious...More

1  Thank daischop
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very good salsa-better than average Mexican food-very good house margarita. The prices are a bit high but worth the price. Above average wait staff. Remodeled rest rooms. Also out side eating.

2  Thank Clint S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The food here was just okay. The meat lacked in flavor, the green chili sauce was very bland, and the red chili sauce on my enchilada tasted burnt. When our bill arrived we saw that we were charged for the wrong 1/2 liter margarita and...More

Thank SCT5150
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The Mexican food at this restaurant was disappointing. We had heard the food was good but it did not meet our expectations. The stuffed sopapias were bland and would not have had any flavor had I not added the green chili. Speaking of the green...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Been going to this place since 1989. Always great food. It is all made from scratch and it shows in the quality. It takes a while to get the food so just sit back, relax and enjoy a margarita!

2  Thank 223hd
Reviewed 23 June 2017

GREAT food. Very attentive wait staff. Margaritas are REALLY good. 6 dinners ordered and were served promptly. Shrimp tacos, Chicken Sopapillas, burritos. Hot plates, tasty food! And for dessert there were cinnamon and sugar sopapillsa and cinnamon ice cream! You will want to come early,...More

3  Thank JLSnaffle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Elm St, 1 block in from hwy 24 up from the Forest Service & College, Leadville, CO 80461-3917 (Formerly Grill Bar & Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville
  • Phone Number: +1 719-486-9930
Since 1965 The Grill has been proudly serving authentic New Mexican style foods. Originally established in 1936 as a Louisiana style cafe, this location has kept it's name ~ with minor changes, serving food and drink for over 80 years. The walls have absorbed the energies of dance hall, dining, mining men, family & all ~ ~ ~ you can't make this stuff up! Come & feel it for yourself!
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