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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.

945 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
9th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 259-5555

Website:
http://www.elmorotavern.com/

Executive Chef:
Sean Clark

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
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Casual (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had an impromptu breakfast gathering of 3 cousins. One of them was in town for the morning only. It worked out really perfectly!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere was far too noisy and food was mediocre. Will not return.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, drinks and ambiance. We had a great meal after riding the train. Take something for your children to do as they don't generally cater to children, but they have a decent kids menu. We had brought a puzzle and chose a cranberry spritzer and mac n cheese for the boy. It was a very nice experience for everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent and interesting apps like BONE MARROW lamb burgers n charcuterie. Needed more condiment choices. Like pickled onions.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 10, 2017

El Moro (under same ownership as Steamworks in Durango) in a higher end "bar & grill" restaurant. Complete bar, good food collection. Located in the 900 block of Main, it's convenient, walkable. If parking is tight, just walk an extra block or two.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

the ambiance was great. Our waiter was wonderful. Food was the best we had in a very long time. Inventive offerings of both the food & cocktails. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Go to place in Durango...

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Multiple visits to El Moro. Really great atmosphere, good variety on the menu, and great service. Don’t miss the Scotch Egg or the Duck Confit!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service and creative food choices. The fried cheese curd and cauliflower appetizers were fantastic. Party of 6 and everyone liked their food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was my best experience with El Moro to date. I went with my husband for dinner. The servers were very friendly, and the food was very good (toast appetizer, lamb burger, hamburger). The cocktails were well made and not too sweet. The ambiance is very cool and unique as it's always been. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had the special of the night! It was amazing!! The Brussels sprouts in duck fat were awesome. The orzo with the Durango local mushroom was to die for! I will be coming back for sure ☺️

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very nice place: great decoration, creative menu, well prepared dishes and friendly service; one of the best choice in Durango!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service and tasty food. Great place to have a brunch celebrating a friend. Would eat here again!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent brunch. Extensive Benedict options, including gluten-free. I requested the hash brown cake in place of the English muffin, but they also offer one with a masa cake. Delicious food. Extensive brunch drink menu. Very delicious. Knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyable; excellent attentive service. My wife thinks it's the best restaurant in Durango!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was very good, lots of dining options. Great drinks selections with cocktails, beer and wine. was pretty loud. not a good place if you want a more quite dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great if just coming through town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our experience. The food, drinks and service were excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Walter the waiter was great! He was sensitive to our tables need to have time to talk and visit before we ordered

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Creative menu; volume level was uncomfortably loud, especially considering that it wasn't completely full. Sandwiches are big enough to share with a friend. Loved the hanging lights. Great ambiance.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Delicious food and fantastic, friendly service. Please consider bringing back the mussels in green curry sauce. As our waiter said, I would eat shoelaces with that sauce. I appreciate changing up the menu, but that sauce needs to be a permanent fixture.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very lovely restaurant, great food snd great service. Really enjoyed the ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the fried Wisconsin cheese curds on the caprese salad with the wonderful heirloom tomatoes 🍅! The mint sauce with the perfectly cooked salmon atop the couscous was great as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Terrific place with great, creative, and interesting food. Highly recommended!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Server and chef's were willing to accommodate 2 individuals dietary restrictions; adjustments to our meals were made.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We always enjoy El Moro, whether it's a family gathering, girls get-together for drinks and appetizers. We wouldn't hesitate for a second to refer friends, new-comers to Durango, tourists or anyone at all! It's always a special time and experience!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Our favorite go to place for luch dinner or just an afternoon cocktail and snacks. Good for locals and tourists alike. Good kids menu. . Excellent bartender, Kurt makes great seasonal cocktails.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Killer meal and service as always, and a special thank you for reserving the specific table requested! Love you guys!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Organic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The best bar and cocktails in town, as well as a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Best food I had on my trip to Durango, wish it was closer because I would go back regularly!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Server was great, went above and beyond for us. Much appreciated.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a fine time. Food was good and our waiter Steve is excellent. We wish the little sausages were on the menu but understand they are seasonal

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing meal...per the usual! Love, love El Moro, the service, the drinks, the food and the atmosphere. Fortunate to be a local so it's a guarantee we'll be back!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Service and food are excellent. Reasonably priced menus with good selections. Don't miss the Scotch Egg!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive
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