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Salida Colorado Restaurants and Dining


Eco-friendly, Organic Foods

Ploughboy, Inc.
311 H Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5292

Winner of the 2013 Nature’s Plate Award from the Nature Conservancy! The Market offers foods from Colorado -- pasture-raised beef, pork, yak and chicken; seasonal vegetables ranging from juicy fruits in the fall to beautiful organic vegetables in the summer; and of course, Colorado-based milk and cheese products. Handcrafted, from-scratch deli serves soups, sandwiches, main dishes, sides and desserts. All deli foods are made fresh daily from ingredients in the Market. Tasting Room has all-Colorado cider and wines.

Fine Dining

Laughing Ladies Restaurant
128 W First Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6209

Focuses on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, foods made from scratch. Serves lunch and dinner; Sunday brunch; Caterer. Voted Best Restaurant in Salida by Boston Globe. Gourmet creations.

122 North F Street 
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-9514

Steaks and seafood, full bar, large wine selection. Fish-n-chips, fried chicken, sandwiches. Restaurant was opened by two local Salida residents, prides itself in friendly service, inviting atmosphere. Supports local artists, community events. Daily Happy Hour from 3 PM to 5:30 PM.

QuincysQuincys, Inc.
710 Milford Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3059  

Elegant yet affordable, great steak values. Open in evenings, winter hours 5-9 PM. Extended summer hours 4:30-9:30 PM. Filet mignon, prime rib specials; dinners include salad, baked potato, bread. Desserts such as chocolate mousse or cheesecake.

American Cuisine

Buffalo Smokehouse Barbecue
4710 E Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-8508 

New restaurant on the east side of town along Highway 50 featuring barbecue in a converted garage that houses antiques and other unique items. Pulled pork, ribs, chicken with great tasting sauce.

Patio Pancake PlacePatio Pancake Place
640 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-9905

Family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, serves breakfast anytime. Voted as The Best Breakfast in Salida. Breakfast, lunch only.

Country Bounty RestaurantCountry Bounty Restaurant
413 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-3546

Family-style restaurant, outdoor patio; large menu; fresh baked pastries, pies, and cobblers; beer, wine, expresso drinks; catering service; gift shop. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The FritzThe Fritz
113 E Sackett Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-0364

Neighborhood bistro, serves lunch, dinner; inside or patio seating; salads, burgers, tapas, other menu items.

The EateryThe Eatery
1110 E Hwy 50
Salida , CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 530-9525

Family dining, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pancakes, Mexican favorites, grilled sandwiches, burgers, soup, salads, rib eye and more!

Backroads Grill Backroads Grill
1015 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-0405 

Family-style restaurant serving burgers, hand-cut fries, steaks, salads, sandwiches. Mexican food, Kids Menu, microbrewery, mixed drinks. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Rivers Edge
300 W Sackett Ave
 Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 207-4267

Breakfast, Baked Goods, Coffees, Teas, Morning Bar (liquor), all-day Appetizers, Small Plates, Salads and Sandwiches. Kids Menu. Specialties served after 5 PM.


Shallots Restaurant and The Alley Bar
137 E First Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4759

Longtime Salida residents own and operate this restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch served on Sundays. Full bar, live music, karaoke and parties on the weekends. Happy Hour daily 5 to 8 PM. Located in historic downtown Salida.

The Firefly Restaurant
142 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 221-6170

Opened in 2013, serves lunch and dinner. Food prepared fresh daily. Homemade breads and homemade butter; soups, sandwiches, dinner specials. American, Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Locally produced foods and beverages served, including beer, wine and honey. Take-out available.


AmicasAmicas Pizza, Microbrews, and More
136 E 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-5219

Amicas supports a number of community services and causes and it is a company that 'thinks green' – its 'to-go' containers are eco-friendly, grain used in their beer-making process is used to feed local cows while the local chickens feed on kitchen scraps from the restaurant; and, local produce is purchased for the menu items whenever possible. Amicas serves Wood-fired Oven Pizza, Calzones and other Italian foods, and Salads. The restaurant/pub has a Microbrewery from which they serve award-winning, hand-crafted Beers; Wine is available as is their homemade Root Beer. Gluten-free options and Vegetarian choices are also served.

216 North F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-9463 (WINE) or

Specializes in Italian foods/pastas, Chicken, Steaks, Veal, Fish, House-made Desserts.

Grimo's Italian RestaurantGrimo's Italian Restaurant
146 Main Street
Poncha Springs, CO 81242 
Phone: (719) 539-2903

Pasta, steaks, seafood, wine list, banquet facilities.

Bar and Grill
Wallbangers Sports BarWallbangers Sports Bar
720 E Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-9544

Salida's only true Sports Bar, has 14 TVs for best sports viewing in town, a full service bar, over 150 seats. Lunch menu features over 17 burgers, chicken, other sandwiches; Appetizers such as Green Chili. Dinner 5 PM till 9 PM. Wallbangers also features an arcade for all ages to enjoy!

 ImageBenson's Tavern & Beer Garden
128 North F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-9391

Restaurant, appetizers, tavern, martini bar, outdoor patio.

Salida Golf Club Bar & GrillSalida Golf Club Bar & Grill
404 Grant Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6373

Open seasonally, April through October; serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in rustic club house with some of the best views in the Valley. Local favorites including Chili Cheese Fries. Caterer, event site.


Moonlight PizzaMoonlight Pizza
242 F Street
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-4277

Handmade pizza, appetizers, fresh salads, beer, wine, margaritas, dine-in, take-out, delivery.

150 E Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-1999

Limited sit-down eating area for walk-ins, drive-through for customer convenience; delivery service.

Mexican Cuisine
Los GirasolesLos Girasoles
10035 US Hwy 50
Poncha Springs, CO 81242 
Phone: (719) 539-3990

Family-owned and operated, authentic food "as close to Mexico as one can get without buying a plane ticket." Also serves burgers and fries, grilled cheese and chicken fingers for children. Home-made salsa, chips; Margaritas. Take-out available.

Fiesta MexicanaFiesta Mexicana
1220 Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5203

Family restaurant with quick and friendly service. Extensive menu, authentic Mexican food, great décor, large outdoor patio.

La Casa Del ReyLa Casa Del Rey 
248 E Rainbow Blvd 
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-7300

Long-time residents, community-minded owners whose recipes come from "Grandma Garcia," known for her "best green chili in the world." Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tony's Restaurant Tony's Restaurant 
11346 Hwy 50 
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-5301 or (719) 221-1583

Specializes in enchiladas and chili rellenos. House-made Mexican food.


Little Cambodia
135 North F Street 
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6599

Reasonably-priced, healthy Asian meals. Fast service, clean environment, delicious food. Chef grew up in Cambodia, cuisine is unique blend of Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian food.

Thai Mini CafeThai Mini Cafe`
11150 W Hwy 50
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-0779

Thai cuisine, cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, serves lunch and dinner, Asian grocery items, eat in or carry out. Authentic Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, Po-Pia Sod, Satay Chicken, Shrimp Rangoon. Also serves American food, Ice cream, Malts, Milk Shakes.

The Great WallThe Great Wall 
139 W 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-8531

Authentic Chinese food available for take-out or dining in, lunch specials daily from 11 AM to 3 PM. Selections are made-to-order. Banquet hall available, catering, and party trays

Sandwiches, Subs and Hot Dogs

Mama D's
140 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2228

Chicago dogs, sandwiches, subs.

Fast Food

Burger King
445 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201 
Phone: (719) 539-9234

910 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4900

McDonalds of Salida
840 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2288

Pizza Hut
1070 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2537

Sonic Drive-in
7820 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2580

1112 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, CO 81201

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