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About El Moro Spirits & Tavern
Capitalizing on Durango, Colorado’s “old West” and Victorian heritage, as well as contemporary culinary trends and techniques, El Moro Spirits and Tavern joined Durango’s family of unique and independently-owned restaurants in mid-July 2013. Dining in Durango Colorado just got more exciting. With no known comparison, El Moro is capitalizing on the region’s growth of entrepreneurial ranches and farms, many of which are organic. We utilize a majority of locally grown and raised ingredients in our menu items. Our menu changes seasonally, and includes specials based on available fresh ingredients.
Durango, CO 81301
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Moro Spirits & Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Very creative cocktails, small plates, and bar food. Excellent selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Some very exotic beer selects. Service is good, but servers aren't always familiar with the menu. With the larger plates, the aspirations seem to exceed the kitchen's ability to execute.
We have been here many times and the food is consistently good. This past time was different however. The waiter barely spoke with us and the food was not great. The salmon was not cooked all the way through, though it would have been wonderful if it was. The pasta was underflavored and unexciting. We ordered the cheese and meat sampler for appetizers, which was the saving grace of the meal. We decided not to order dessert based on the average quality of the cooking this time. We would still recommend this restaurant to others due to our spectacular experiences during previous visits. The atmosphere is nice, though it can be a bit loud at times.
Server was grumpy and inattentive, which was unfortunate, because other servers were great! Usually a fun place for Sunday brunch with our friends. Our reservation was for high top, which we didn't get. Usually a much better experience. Our server was talking with other employees to much and not servicing tables well. Drinks ran out, she was only pleasant at the very end, when we were done.
We had dinner to celebrate a graduation. Food was wonderful: lollipops & Caulliflower apps were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entree...Salmon, scallops, shrimp & grits and egg roll salad. Dessert was to die for...chocolate Zinfandel pate! Cocktails were also wonderful. We look forward to eating here again
Every time I go to El Moro I like it a little better. It is definitely evolving and changing and I like that. I think the menu is pretty solid right now - I used to have a hard time finding something to eat in between a snack or a big ol' steak. Breakfast is fantastic but I'd like to see more sweet options. Cocktails are great. We always sit at a high top. While we love the ambiance of El Moro but there's something about the tables in back that seem like they are positioned wrong - I always feel in the way when sitting at the low tables. It is a funky hipster place i.e young. I think they are learning and growing as they go along and their young staff reflects that so have patience - the staff is good but I've never seen them even try to rush. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. I always enjoy my meal and the overall experience at El Moro.
Authentic local tavern with a fantastic range - from lollipop drumsticks (Way better than wings!) with an amazing green curry/coconut craime fraishe' dipping sauce - to house made andouille and satay style sausage. The cheese and meat platter choices are unusual and delicious. Stunning flavors, bar and service - Thank You!
We we were told upon arrival that our table wasn't ready . Waited at a bar like table. A lady came over, apologized for having given our table to someone else. Husband had both knees replaced and had requested a regular table rather than high-top Dave, our server did a good job. Had to wait far too long for our drinks. Food was good but much too stingy with the scallops. Only four medium served. Not Zen!
We chose this restaurant for valentines day dinner because of the flank stake with sweet potato mash and Verde sauce. It was our favorite meal in town. We went there often just for that dish. It was very sad that they took it off the menu. The other two dishes we ordered were small and were not as good. Chances are, we will not return unless they better their menu. The server was bad. she was very snobby and was not very attentive. When we sat down, it took her around ten minutes to get us water. At one point I had to holler at her in order to get her attention.
El Moro was fantastic. Our server was attentive, the drinks from the bar were excellent. Recent changes to their menu gave us a chance to try new foods. All of our dinners were delicious and well prepared. The Korean waygu skirt steak with ginger lime risotto and kimchi on the side was great. I would highly recommend El Moro.
Super busy for Brunch on Snowdown weekend. (Local festival) We came in for a friends birthday a party of 8 so super thankful for my OpenTable reservation we were seated right away because the table was ready! Sadly our food took at least an hour to get to our table from the time of ordering- not when we sat down. Food tasted great when we got it but we were also starving by that point. Ryan did a great job serving us and found another bottle of champagne after we were told they were sold out!
my wife and I got finally got to go out on a date night without our kids and my boss suggested i take her to El Moro. had no problem getting the
reservations the staff was very friendly and we were seated imediatly opon getting there even tho they were very busy. The place is great. Wife loved it. Thanks for helping me make it a fantastic night.
What a pleasant surprise! The decor was eclectic but tastefully done. My pasta with bacon and chard was superb and my husband's shrimp and grits was unique but also quite good. S'mores for dessert made a top notch experience. Wait staff were perfectly attentive without hovering. Great evening.
We took our son and his girlfriend to this restaurant for our last night in Durango. They live in Durango, and his girlfriend had been there for lunch, but our son had never been there. We were all happy with our dinners. They had a fairly good selection of vegetarian and vegan choices, as well. The next time we are in Durango to visit our son, we will return to El Moro. The burger looked delicious, made with local beef, and I will definitely try that next time. Our son said it was better than the burgers at another favorite spot of theirs.
I love this restaurant BUT on this night I had out of town guest and wanted to impress....no chance ...lousy table with staff going back and forth between table and pony wall, 2 feet, the person sitting there had to move her seat, no room at all view of kitchen, just terrible. The waiter was completely over seated and unable to pay attention to detail..I was embarrassed...
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