Area Restaurants

For such a small town we are blessed with many good and even great places to dine out, Opinions expressed below are compiled from both our guests and our staff's personal experiences and thus are intentionally biased. ENJOY!
PS. IF it is not on this list, we do not recommend it.
In Poncha Springs – (Little town at junction of Hwy 285 and Hwy 50)
Poncha Pub - great little pub with hot submarine type sandwiches - very good! 

The Hunger Shack– Where Hwy 285 meets Hwy 50: A hamburger and Ice Cream stand. Great comfort food. Open until 8pm daily.

VINO SALIDA - Our local winery has wine tastings and some food, live music on FRI/SAT from 5-7pm.

ELEVATION Brewery - Most Coloradans swear by the brews, plus they have a dandy food truck out front.
In Salida – Restaurants out on Highway 50
Hwy 50 Burger - Excellent food & beer, not just burgers. Look for a building that used to be a Burger King.
Quincy's – ONE fixed menu each night – Starts at $ 11.95 for filet mignon on Sun-Thur and prime rib on Fri-Sat, very good for the price. Excellent Margaritas! (719) 539-4351
Los Girasoles –Excellent Mexican Food with quick service.
Fiesta Mexicana – Very nice, outdoor patio. (719) 539-5203
Dominos – Actually quite good! Will deliver to the Mountain Goat Lodge. 719-539-1999
Fast Food Places: Sonic, McDonalds, Subway
The Firefly – very good, innovative, reasonable, not much atmosphere. Closed Mon/Tue 719-221-6170

Mo Burrito - Can't go wrong with whatever you order. Very quick and friendly service. Has a pet-friendly patio.
Currents – Delicious fresh seafood, steaks, specials each night, salads, Friendly help, reasonably priced. (719) 539-9514
Las Camelinas – Best Mexican restaurant in town – our favorite of the Mexican Restaurants ! 719-530-0405
The Fritz – Gastro Pub across from the River Park, excellent Tapas style menu and bar (719) 539-0364
The Biker and the Baker – Great appetizers and cocktails – open Thu-Sun only.
Bensons – Local bar with live music and good bar food. (719) 539-9391
The Boathouse Cantina –On the river, good place to drink and watch the boaters, food is on the upswing! (719) 539-5004
Moonlight Pizza – excellent pizza, has their own brewery and homemade sodas. WILL DELIVER TO OUR LODGE yeah !! (719) 539-4277
Amica's Pizza – excellent, thin crust artisan style pizzas, Italian food and brewpub. 719-539-5219
Sweetie's Bakery and Deli – excellent, great sandwiches (719) 539-4248
Tacos El Tapatio - 136 E 2nd Street - Newly opened, gets really good reviews. 
IN BUENA VISTA (20 miles to the north of us)
Quincy's – just like the one in Salida

Simple Eatery – nice and earthy - comfort food. Ice cream in the back.

Eddyline Brewpub – pizza, burgers, brewpub (2 locations)

House Rock Kitchen – Healthy choices, delicious large portions.

Lariat Tavern – This bar has good food and live music.

Updated Jan 2020