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230 Country Center Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-8957
11:00 - 22:00
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The salsa is soooo hot, but I love it! The entrees are huge meals and the food is really good. As a Texan that eats Mexican food at least twice a week, this place serves up a great meal. I love the crispy cheezy which I have not found anywhere else.

Thank BoscoHouston
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

To begin, the mater dee would rather talk on the phone than seat us. Once we were seated, the waitress came and took our drink order. She brought the drinks and never came back. We had to hunt her down to order. Once the food came, mine was cold and my wife's fajitas were so tough they could not be... More 

Thank tracer58
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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139 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Late evening, we were seeking a restaurant that was still open. We came upon Chatos. The manager said they were open 10 more minutes, but he assured us we could have what we wanted and to take our time. A splendid meal of chicken enchiladas ranks very high in the hundreds of Mexican meals I have had. The manager himself... More 

Thank Lou C
San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went with friends and staff was very accommodating getting us a comfortable table. We rate Mexican food by how good the Chile Relleno is, and this was as good as it gets. Great combination plates so you can sample everything. Potent margaritas!

Thank Lulu5100
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this because it looked so festive. First, they were very slow to bring water and eventually, chips and salsa. Then the waiter wouldn't honor the 10% off on The Pagosa tourism app (which somebody there would have had to approve). He said he would only take paper coupons. We were considering leaving when he finally said he... More 

Thank timeawaynow
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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311 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant on recommendation from some folks in town here. The food was very tasty, a bit overpriced for what we got, our waiter was impatient, but the ambiance was pleasant.

Thank craigkordic
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after visiting Santa Fe, this was the best Mexican food we've had all week. Great environment, service, and large portions at a reasonable price.

Thank Kim J
Denver, Colorado
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204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Chato's is a nice convenient stop in Pagosa Springs. The food is tasty, reasonably priced in a very bright and cheery atmosphere. We were hungry from traveling and stopped for a late lunch. It hit the spot. Guacamole is really good.

Thank LAJ7
Apache Junction, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Our large group (12 diners) was seated quickly, drinks and chips came out immediately. Our server was excellent, kept all glasses full, and got all our orders correct :) Food was delicious!

Thank Carrie B
Kapolei, Hawaii
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214 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Other reviews have paned Chato's, but on our visit (Memorial Day weekend) we were more than pleased with the service, the taste, and the quality of the food. My wife had the special Chicken Enchiladas, and the flavor was superb and the quantity was enough that she took one "whole enchilada" home for lunch. My 4 item combo plate was... More 

Thank Richard J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Country Center Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-8957
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pagosa Springs
  • Phone Number: 9707313545

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?