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)
Grimos – Italian, cozy romantic decor, 3 course meals reasonably priced. Favorite with locals Reservations recommended. Closed Sun/Mon. (719) 539-2903.

The Hunger Junction– Where Hwy 285 meets Hwy 50: 1) A bright green food truck trailer and
2) A hamburger and Ice Cream stand. Great comfort food, lots of Cajun, and excellent BBQ. 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.

Wallbanger's Sports Bar- Fun atmosphere – with TV featuring sporting events viewed from every chair. Kids game room. Good filling food. Try the chicken fried steak! (719) 539-9544

Quincy's – ONE fixed menu each night – Starts at $ 10.00 for filet mignon on Sun-Thur and prime rib on Fri-Sat, very good for the price. Excellent Margaritas! (719) 539-4351

Los Girasoles –quick service but there are other places with better Mexican Food.

Fiesta Mexicana – cute decor but food not as good as the other Mexican restaurants. (719) 539-5203

Dominos – Actually quite good! Will deliver to the Mountain Goat Lodge.719-539-1999

De Pasquales – Excellent pizza and calzones– good for takeout. (719) 539-1188

Fast Food Places: Sonic, McDonalds, Subway

The Firefly – very good, innovative, reasonable, not much atmosphere. Closed Mon/Tue 719-221-6170

The Lost Cajun – Very good Cajun/creole style food. 719-239-2020 Closed on Wednesdays during slow season. Open daily in the busy season.
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 Victoria Tavern – fun tavern with live music on the weekends.

The Boathouse Cantina –On the river, good place to drink and watch the boaters, food is on the upswing! (719) 539-5004

Mama D's – this diner has hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers. (719) 539-2228

Shallots – Upscale-casual eatery with rotating American & global eats in cozy surrounds, plus craft cocktails. Inconsistent reviews - try it and see! Open Wed-Sun (719) 539-4759

Moonlight Pizza – excellent pizza, has their own brewery and homemade sodas. (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

Little Cambodia – Recently re-opened in a new location on Sackett near the Steamplant. At this moment is getting very inconsistent reviews. Let's hope it keeps improving because we really need some good Asian food in this town.
IN BUENA VISTA (20 miles to the north of us)
Asian Palate (closed on Tuesdays) – Delicious Pan Asian food, on Main Street.

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 APR 2019