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“We Loved Rubens”

Ruben's New Mexican
Ranked #46 of 71 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Description: 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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Description: 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!
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The New Mexico style food at Rubens is first rate. My daughter and I loved our chicken enchiladas. My spouse found his tacos a bit spicy for his taste. The place is funky, and service is a bit attitudinal, but overlook all that. I was able to get a margarita just the way I like it without syrup. Food prices a little high, but drink prices very fair.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our evening started out ok, with good margaritas, but they only had one waitress serving a full room. The menus had red sauce all over the inside of them. (All four menus were dirty). We asked for clean menus. The food was ok but not great. When we got home we looked at the bill again and they gave us a detailed bill with one price on it, but the receipt had another price, over $10 higher. Went back on three different occasions to get the charge corrected but each time we were told to come back as the owners were not there. It was only $10, but sloppy on their part. Would not go back.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A recent dining experience at Ruben's was a good experience, just not great. The service was good, but if it had been crowded, it would have been a problem. If you stick to the menu items they make in house, it is good. However, 1 person in my party had the chicken fajitas - and they were below average. This is a good restaurant for a quick, easy, cheap alternative to some of the more expensive restaurants in Crested Butte, but just remember that you get what you pay for.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

As a Mexican food connoisseur, I have only ever enjoyed this style of "New Mexican" food in New Mexico, and I was happily pleased to find Ruben's here in Crested Butte with stacked enchiladas (among other New Mexican favorites) done amazingly! And, yes, you get the choice of red or green sauce, AND you can have a fried egg on top! The house marg was great too.

Great food, friendly staff, and full bar.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Ruben's is a small, homey New Mexican restaurant in the heart of Crested Butte. We are locals and eat here once a week. Everything is fresh and authentic, from the salsa (no cilantro!) and homemade chips to their entrees. Try the stacked enchiladas with green chile, you won't be disappointed! The best margarita's in town, 2 for 1 during happy hour. Not yet discovered by tourists, so there is never a wait, YET!!!

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