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!
In Poncha Springs – (at 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– Intersection of Hwy 285 and Hwy 50, a bright green trailer and hamburger stand. Great comfort food, lots of Cajun, and excellent BBQ. Open until 8pm daily.
In Salida – Restaurants on Highway 50
Hwy 50 Burger - Excellent food, not just burgers. Look for a building that used to be a Burger King.

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

Quincy's – Only ONE fixed menu each night – Starts at $ 10.00 steak or prime rib dinner depending on the night – very good for the price. (719) 539-4351

Country Bounty – nice gift shop, food is like a Denny's. (719) 539-3546

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

Pizza Hut – hmmmmm....well, we are not fans!

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

Patio Pancake – local favorite for breakfast only.

The Lost Cajun – Very good Cajun/creole style food.
Mo's Burritos ; Excellent, closed on Sundays. Has a pet-friendly patio.

Gnar Tacos: New innovative taco joint – Excellent. James Beard Award winning chef!

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

Seasons: Organic lunch and breakfast spot – a bit inconsistent.

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 – Very good! Open every day lunch/dinner (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

Cafe Dawn – little coffee shop downtown. Wi-fi. (719) 539-5105

Gathering Grounds – new coffee shop with excellent coffee, snacks.

The Great Wall – Really good American style old school Chinese food. Try the walnut shrimp! (719) 539-8531

Sweetie's Bakery and Deli – excellent, great sandwiches (719) 539-4248
IN BUENA VISTA (20 miles to the north of us)
Asian Palate (closed on Tuesdays) – excellent, on Main Street.

Quincy's – just like the one in Salida

Simple Eatery – excellent

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

House Rock Kitchen – EXCELLENT! Our Favorite!

Lariat Tavern – Excellent food and music venue.

Updated Sep 2018