About Chimayo

Our Story


Chimayo Grill is locally-owned and operated and has been slinging tacos and burritos since 1998 when the doors first opened in Dillon, Colorado. Not a chain, although there have been a couple of other locations in Summit and Eagle Counties that have since been sold and operating under new concepts before new ownership came into play in 2008.

In 2008, Chimayo Grill was aquired by a long-time Summit County local couple. The duo kept up with Chimayo's scratch-kitchen mission that every meat, bean, salsa, batch of guacamole (just to name a few) does not arrive frozen or in bags ready serve, heat or cook. For example, our popular Baja Fish and Shrimp is handbreaded to order, THUS, frozen pre-battered doesn't exist here like in what most other restaurtants serve. Every customer sees their meal made from start to finish. The Chimayo crew knows how to cook, chop and dice and that they do from raw to finish.


Chimayo continues to be Summit's favorite go-to for 'on-the-fly' Epic Fish and Shrimp Tacos, signature Chili Rellenos, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, nachos and more. 

For a little more information...

Chimayo is a rare, native chili grown in CHIMAYO, New Mexico (approx. a five hour drive from Summit County) and has been for over 400 years.

In a nut shell, a Chimayo pepper is only considered a Chimayo pepper when it’s grown in the dirt in Chimayo, NM. The dirt purportedly holds healing powers. Chimayo, NM is the location of El Santurario de Chimayo, a catholic church, that contains a room where hundreds of thousands of individuals visit every year. This room consists of a hole in the ground where civilians can scoop up Chimayo dirt for their healing of ailments. People believe, with the holy Chimayo dirt, that it can cure anything. It was built in the 1500’s. Google it!


The ristras that are currently hanging on either end of the menuboard in this restaurant are Chimayo peppers from Chimayo, NM.

All of our best seller recipes contain Chimayo peppers. 

Hours: 11am - 8pm | Mon - Sun

Est. 1998

Locally-Owned & Operated


Gluten & Vegan Options

Celiac Disease/Sensitivity Awareness

Build-to-Order Entrees

Dine-In or Take-Out