Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Durango

James Ranch

A must for those roadtripping the San Juan Skyway, the family-run James Ranch, 10 miles out of Durango, features a market and outstanding farmstand grill featuring the farm's own organic grass-fed beef and fresh pro…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Durango

Cream Bean Berry

Handmade, organic and local, the artful frozen treats created here taste like happiness. It's also inventive – with flavors, some seasonal, like salted caramel, beet poppyseed and peach cardamom. It's the creation o…
Top Choice Gastropub in Durango

El Moro

There's two reasons to come here: drinking damn good custom cocktails at the bar or dining on some innovative small plates like Korean fried cauliflower, cheeses, house-made sausages and fresh salads. It's ground ze…
Fusion in Durango

East by Southwest

Low-lit but vibrant, this place is packed with locals on date night. Skip the standards for goosebump-good sashimi with jalapeño or rolls with mango and wasabi honey. Fish is fresh and endangered species are off the…
American in Durango

Kennebec Café

This romantic countryside cafe flaunts Euro style with American overtones. Think tasty and creative – chef Miguel Carrillo serves up Duck Two Ways (seared with a pomegranate glaze) and poblano chilies stuffed with s…
Steak in Durango

Ore House

The best steakhouse in town, with food served in casual and rustic environs. Order a hand-cut aged steak, or try the steak, crab leg and lobster combo known as the Ore House Grubsteak, easily serving two people. The…
Mediterranean in Durango

Cyprus Cafe

Nothing says summer like live jazz on the patio at this little Mediterranean cafe, a favorite of the foodie press. With a farm-to-table philosophy, it offers locally raised vegetables, wild seafood and natural meats…
Breakfast in Durango

Doughworks

For mammoth breakfasts or diner-style lunch, this busy hub by the high school has your back. A brisk takeout business offers bagels and donuts, with about a dozen self-serve coffee stations to keep you caffeinated. …
Diner in Durango

Durango Diner

To watch Gary work the grill in this lovable greasy spoon is to be in the presence of greatness. Backed by a staff of button-cute waitresses, Gary’s fluid, graceful wielding of a Samurai spatula turns out downright …
French in Durango

Jean Pierre Bakery

A charming patisserie serving mouthwatering delicacies made from scratch. Breakfasts are all-out while dinner is a much more formal affair. Prices are dear, but the soup-and-sandwich lunch special with a sumptuous F…