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Jun 1, 2011 04:05 AM

Visiting Greeley, CO

I'll be visiting Greeley, CO for three days next week, and need some recommendations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I won't be going out for any big occasions, just looking for favorite local places that are in the reasonable price range. Things to do and visit are welcome as well. Thanks.

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  1. Greeley has a lot of authentic hole-in-the-wall, family-owned Mexican restaurants, none of which I can name because I hardly ever have reason to go there. I think there is a Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. It's a small local chain with a gringo-ized place menu (i.e., no tongue, no menudo) and powerful, tasty margaritas (limit is 3 per customer). If you like thin-crust, NY-style pizza, there is an Abo's. This small local chain is a lot better than, say, the likes of Blackjack's or Papa John's. There's a pub called Cables. I've never been to the original in Greeley, but I recently ate at the newer one in Fort Morgan. Just had a small OK individual pizza and a crisp but otherwise undistinguished salad. Acceptable food and at least just a two-location operation in a city otherwise home to a lot of national chains.

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      1. re: ClaireWalter

        There are times when you have little or nothing to offer, it's best not to post. This is one of those times Claire.

      2. Farmer's Inn used to be pretty good, but it's been many, many years since I've eaten there. It's typical Colorado mexican food.

        Farmer's Inn
        109 3rd Ave, La Salle, CO 80645

        1. Always will have a soft spot in my heart for Alberto's and their great green chile. Friendly place for Colo-Mex cuisine.

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          1. re: e_bone

            Thanks everyone! Flying out tonight.

          2. Just wondering if there were any updated recs? Accompanying my husband on a business trip for my first visit to CO (for Boulder, Frasca reservation made and hope to have time for Salts and Bitter Bar; Tatamagouche has me covered for Denver). We'll be in Greeley also, but just need lunch options.

            Looking for good Mexican and green chili, so I've come across Alberto's, Cazadores, El Pueblito or Rio Grande. Thoughts? Thanks so much.

            El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant
            2435 W 10th St, Greeley, CO 80634

            2605 W 11th Street Rd, Greeley, CO 80634

            Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
            825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

            2140 35th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634

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            1. re: Rubee

              There is a great taco wagon at 4st and 8th ave, only there Fri, Sat, Sun, great tougue tacos $1

              Patrick's Pub at 9st and 8ave has 32 beers on tap

              Crabtree Brewery at 6Ave and 3st just won 2 medals at the GABF

              and the LC at 26th Ave and 11st has real authentic shanghi style food you have to ask for the special menu

              that about taps Greeley out

              1. re: grinnell

                Thanks for the reply. Good to know if we have to get up there again. I could go for lengua tacos right now. We ended up with a nice late lunch at El Pueblito.

                We shared coctel de camaron to start:

                And then beef milanesa for my husband, and green chili for me.

                Solid fare, homemade flour tortillas, generous portions, friendly owners.