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Teocalli Tamale

311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
+1 970-349-2005
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (79 reviews)
“burrito” (83 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is small but mighty. Very good tacos, tamales and other tex mex food are offered in a laid back style. Very good cheap eats in this Colorado ski town. Great for lunch, snack or inexpensive dinner.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being from So. Texas, tamales are a tradition. Teocali Tamale is comfort food perfection. If you're a light-your-lips-up spicy foodie then go for the green chile! Not overwhelming but delivered the good heat! They offered mild pork tamales that any self-respected Texican would scarf down...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of four ate here for lunch. We had tamales, tacos, and a burrito. Everything was very tasty. Place is small so not very many tables available. Saw lots of locals taking food out with them.

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here when we were in Crested Butte in early March. It's a pretty decent restaurant. Not the best Mexican I've ever had, but ok for Colorado. The tamales were decent. I had the green chili and cheese tamales and my husband had the red...More

Thank Bronwen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up a dozen tamales for munching on Sun. While in Crested Butte. Easily should have grabbed 2 doz. the mix of pork medium heat & green chili which had spice but by no means hot were super tasty. We had pork green chili...More

Thank momof2wildchilds
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Teo is always reliable. Food is fresh and cheap. Margaritas are good, too. Been there lots of times over the years.

Thank Eileendelaware
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to Teocalli several times and my most recent visit was this past weekend. The food is fresh and awesome! I had the tacos on both visits and you get a huge serving. The margaritas are also very tasty. The atmosphere is cozy. All...More

Thank Melody N
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Teo is always great. Just don't show up on a powder day...you won't find the doors open. Also, ask about the gap-tooth discount.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

If you're not paying attention, you could literally walk right by Teocalli Tamale. It's humble facade may fool you, but the delicious food will not. They have outstanding tamales, both spicy and regular varieties. Their proportions of masa dough and meat is balanced well and...More

Thank Darthharvey
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a great find! A little place that is popular with the locals that serves a limited menu but has wonderful homemade tamales. This is not easy to do and unlike so many tamales, these had the right ratio of masa to filling. Just perfect!

Thank Michael W
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Ruth H
30 May 2017|
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Response from rancetshields | Reviewed this property |
No. Teo doesn't take reservations. It is a walk in only place where you stand in line to get the amazing food. In fact Teo works best when busy when everyone orders and then looks for a seat. Nothing makes me more cranky... More
Mary Jane G
2 March 2017|
Response from bluegrassburke | Property representative |
23 January 2017|
Response from bluegrassburke | Property representative |
We do offer gift cards and can process them in the shop or over the phone. Let us know if we can help you out. the shops phone number is 970.349.2005
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-2005
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