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the Farm Bistro

34 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
+1 970-565-3834
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb meatballs” (25 reviews)
“yak burger” (18 reviews)
“salad” (52 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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34 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Best thing about the farm bistro is it uses local produce and meats, but make no bones about it this is a quick serve location. You order you food at one counter, fill your own drink at another then take your tray to the table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bkiitchen
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I think the kitchen had a bad day on our visit. Burger was medium rather than medium rare, fries were WAY overcooked, hard as a rock, inedible. But the martini and server were very nice. Glad to spend my money on local joints and I'd...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pearlsandsquirrels
Reviewed 29 October 2018

....she'd open Chez Panisse and call it The Farm Bistro. Many of the fine ideals of that Grande Dame of Locovores lives at the Ffarm Bistro, the passion to use what is provided from nearby sources, infusing it with so exceptional and innovative flavors, nourishing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank susan e
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We had a very nice dinner at the Farm Bistro in Cortez in early October 2018 while visiting Mesa Verde National Park during a memorable road trip through the U.S. Southwest. This comfortable farm-to-table restaurant is located on Main Street in the downtown Cortez shopping...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The buzz is farm to table, and we laud that. But the flavors were nothing special and the prices a bit steep, we thought, for what you get. But the staff is super friendly. You probably will have to wait for a table unless you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We came here for lunch while waiting to do our guided tour at Mesa Verde. Only about 20 minutes from Visitor Center. Had to park around corner as this place is right on the Main Street. You order at the counter and then they bring...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Johnplatinum
Reviewed 19 October 2018

While traveling in Cortez, we had a lovely dinner at Farm Bistro and liked it so much we came back for takeout the next day. All of our food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the tapas and appetizers and the many vegetarian choices. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeatherfromDC
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a wonderful little restaurant in the 'downtown' part of Cortez. Service was perfect. Ambiance top notch. Food was perfect as well. The Yak burger was very good....and a new experience....would do again. And, if you like blue cheese, their dressing is quite good....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is a lovely eatery. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I really enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. I will absolutely return on my next journey through Cortez.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dessertinthedesert
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Two days in a row. The first day we had steal fingers and a black bean burger. The second day we shared the special pizza and the special salad. Excellent food! Carefully crafted with locally sourced ingredients. The salad had REAL local produce. The pizza...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Maureen F
21 September 2018|
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Response from Chrys M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do. We ate at this establishment and ordered pizzas to take home for later and they were more than happy to accommodate us.
14 July 2018|
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Response from 1234texas | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating or service--it is right off the highway. You may be able to "sweet talk your pet inside if he/she is well behaved." The food is incredible for such a small town--perhaps the pet can stay in the car....
22 April 2017|
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Response from sevenmeadows | Property representative |
sorry we missed you but no... weekends are when we farm!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-3834
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Farm to table lunch and dinner. Steaks, sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta, pizza. Featuring local and organic ingredients. Farm stand, art gallery, books, locally made products.
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