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Ruben's New Mexican- MOVED

207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
+1 970-349-5003
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
30 Jun 2016
“Amazing New Mexican Food!!!”
27 Jun 2016
“Best Mexican food in Crested Butte!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Southwestern, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

While out "leaf-peeping" in the Crested Butte area, my husband & I came across this wonderful restaurant which features NEW MEXICAN food...which is a bit different from traditional Hispanic fare (& MUCH different from Tex-Mex, which simply can't compete with the other 2). I had...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I've been visiting CB for years. Ruben's is always a stop while we are here :) We always look forward to a beer and cheese dip after a day of hiking.

Thank Clucas25
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Crested Butte has a couple options for food with a south-of-the-border flair, and we often head to Rueben's in CB South. It's consistent, yummy and has great margaritas! You can always taste the tequila! Cuz if you can't taste the tequila, why bother? Servers are...More

Thank ps970
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Found this little restaurant while on vacation!! What a find!! From the atmosphere to the food it was a great experience!!! And the margaritas were really good too!! Thanks Adrienne

Thank Iamqueenie1
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Reubens is amazing. Al runs an authentic New Mexican restaurant located in this old log building with something special for everyone. We eat here 15 times a year with family and friends. Chili Rellenos are my favorite. The Chicken Nachos are perfect. Enchiladas with red...More

Thank MAMosley
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Rubens is south of Crested Butte in CB South. It's worth the drive if you are staying in CB or Mt CB! The food was great! I recommend the Big Al's margarita and the Chile Rellenos. The green chili is #dabomb! Atmosphere is open and...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 27 May 2014

In Crested Butte South there is a great New Mexican restaurant called Rubens. The food is excellent and the margaritas are too! We were in Denver all weekend and this was the best meal we had all weekend! Ya got to check it out!!

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The staff needs to improve their customer service. The wait to be seated was short but the wait for water took forever then it took even longer for the food to be served, easily over an hour. The staff was rude and the food wasn't...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 December 2013

we chose Ruben's to give it a first try, and were looking forward, based on previous reviews...we were sorely disappointed. The Margs were bitter, & we had to suggest how to sweeten, after being told by the waitress that customers had complained about that all...More

1  Thank BPBMD
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Wow! Great food. The green chile on my wife's chimichanga was really hot and YUMMY! They use "Red Bird" chicken. My Chile Rellano was fantastic with a red chile sauce. They cooked it in an iron skillet and then finished it in the oven. My...More

Thank SherwoodBryan
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Elcho Ave, Downtown Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9616
  • 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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