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Metate Room

1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4422
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“trout” (26 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location with a stunning view. We were well looked after by the staff; very attentive and responsive to questions including our need for one of our party's gluten free requirements. Our main choices were steak and lamb. All very well cooked and well presented....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Metate room after a full day in the park that began at 5:30 waiting for the sunrise. We were not planning on eating here, as we felt pretty grimy after hiking over 8 miles and spending all day...More

Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metate restaurant offers great views of the surrounding countryside, and the menu has gourmet offerings like elk Wellington and nut-encrusted child rellenos. But my meals would suggest the cooks aren't always up to the task of such demanding fare. For instance, the smoked chicken...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would rate this restaurant as between average and pretty good. When you stay in the Farview Lodge you're pretty much a captive audience since the drive out to a restaurant outside the park, and then back, is inconvenient. The Metate Room tries hard, but,...More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the salmon, my husband had the chicken and green chile mash potatoes. I got the recipe. delish

Thank S S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here during our stay. The food was delicious! The service was outstanding! It was hard to believe we were in a National Park! It truly was a hidden gem! The menu had wild game to chicken to choose!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guests at the Far View are advised to make a reservation to eat at the Metate Room. Even though we were seated promptly, the kitchen was backed up with other orders. However, the food, once it arrived was very good. I had the petite fillet...More

Thank expat326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Metate Room is at the Far View Lodge. We had two very good dinners; very fresh food, well prepared in a lovely setting. The wait staff was great.

Thank SundanceinHawaii
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Cold smoked lamb chops and cornmeal dusted trout. A beautiful meal on our first day in the park was a great kick off. Every seat has a view of the surrounding mesas. I also like to watch other people's food come out and there were...More

Thank JP_Phx
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We only had dinner one night of 3 while we were in Mesa Verde. The restaurant was busy and our waiter seemed overwhelmed. The wait to order our food was long. The menu promised some truly appetizing dishes, but the reality was really just ordinary...More

Thank Sc00terUte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Navajo Rd, Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-529-4422
Mesa Verde Metate Room Restaurant received "Award of Culinary Excellence" from the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association in the area of sustainable cuisine. Colorful Native American artwork surrounds you as you enjoy our award winning, contemporary menu inspired by regional heritage foods and flavorings. We do take reservations within 24 hours of your stay. Walk-ins are welcome based on business, however reservations are strongly recommended.
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