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Metate Room

1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4422
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
“trout” (33 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Native American, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Had three recommended dishes - Quail, Cinnamon Pork tenderloin, and the Turkey Napoleon - all were full of lavor and delicious. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting the park.

1  Thank Lhlabas
Reviewed 14 July 2011

I've been to this wonderful restaurant twice and this is not your ordinary but overpriced restaurant as always seen in national parks. Chef Brian Puett's all dishes are very original and everything from appetizer to desserts all outstanding. For starter, I tried Nanescatha Pizza containing...More

5  Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed 10 July 2011

The place is amazing. The wall overlooking the park is all glass with wonderful views of the sunset in the evening. The service was extemely good, you could not ask for a better staff. The food was outstanding. My wife had a white chili with...More

5  Thank bayouself
Reviewed 26 June 2011

Excellent menu. Very nice. Excellent service. Beautiful view. It was certainly our surprise meal of a 16 day RV trip with our family. If you want nice, you will NOT be disappointed. It's the best way to end a wonderful day at Mesa Verde. There...More

3  Thank CrossRoads43
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Coming from the Grand Canyon we were prepared for inedible food with lousy presentation (not including El Tovar but you pay for it). We were delighted to find a restaurant that didn't feature the ubiquitous southwest menu with interesting choices-quail, game-and good food. Recommend it.

4  Thank cocofoodSanJoseCaUsa
Reviewed 17 June 2011

Okay, we wound up not actually eating in the Metate Room itself, but in the lounge upstairs but the food came from there. After reading their menu and looking into the lovely dining area, we felt too travel-stained and grungy to be up for the...More

2  Thank OkBeachlover
Reviewed 13 June 2011

The food was fabulous, the prices were very reasonable. I only wish we could have stayed another day to eat here again. I loved their commitment to regionally produced food and the views from the restaurant were grand, even though it snowed :-)

1  Thank Richard A
Reviewed 7 June 2011

We ate there for the 2 days we stayed at the park. Our first night we had appetizers at the bar & were overwhelmed at how delicious they were. The next night we ate at the Metate Room where the food was extraordinary and creative....More

Thank amadeusny
Reviewed 17 October 2010

Creative dishes beautifully presented--in a national park? Yes. Ate there two nights because we wanted to try as much as we could. Now the service can be uneven, it is mostly young people who sometimes fail to appear for work, and there is always a...More

2  Thank TravelMike1
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Had dinner here one night during our stay at Far View. The server was friendly and helpful and food was appealing and interesting. Lovely salads with southwestern flair, relaxing surroundings with outstanding view out he large windows. My husband had the trout which he said...More

Thank Chinana
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9 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GTGal |
So we ended up taking our kids there, and it was great. Kids menu was good. For well behaved kids, it’s fine to have them there.
7 July 2015|
Response from victoria s |
Yes...the front desk takes the reservation
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-529-4422
Mesa Verde Metate Room Restaurant received "Award of Culinary Excellence" from the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association in the area of sustainable cuisine. Colorful Native American artwork surrounds you as you enjoy our award winning, contemporary menu inspired by regional heritage foods and flavorings. We do take reservations within 24 hours of your stay. Walk-ins are welcome based on business, however reservations are strongly recommended.
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