Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Colorado Springs

Blue Star

One of Colorado Springs’ most popular gourmet eateries, the Blue Star is in the gentrifying Ivywild neighborhood just south of downtown. The menu at this landmark spot changes regularly, but always involves fresh fi…
Top Choice Modern American in Manitou Springs

Adam’s Mountain Cafe

This slow-food cafe makes for a lovely stop. Breakfast includes orange-almond French toast and huevos rancheros. Lunch and dinner are more eclectic, with offerings such as Moroccan chicken, pasta gremolata and grill…
Top Choice French in Colorado Springs

Marigold

Way out by the Garden of the Gods is this buzzy French bistro and bakery that's easy on both the palate and the wallet. Feast on delicacies such as snapper Marseillaise, garlic-and-rosemary rotisserie chicken, and g…
Top Choice Pizza in Colorado Springs

Pizzeria Rustica

Wood-fired pizzas, locally sourced ingredients and a historic Old Colorado City locale make this bustling pizza joint the place to make a beeline for when you have a craving for pie. Its popularity means that it's a…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Colorado Springs

Uchenna

Chef Maya learned her recipes from her mother before she moved to America, and you'll love the homey cooking and family-friendly vibe at this authentic Ethiopian restaurant. Go for well-spiced meat or veg options an…
Cafe in Colorado Springs

Shuga's

If you thought Colorado Springs couldn't be hip, stroll to Shuga's, a Southern-style cafe with a knack for knockout espresso drinks and hot cocktails. Cuter than a button, this little white house is decked out in pa…
Mexican in Cañon City

El Caporal

This funky, family-owned diner serves up decent Mexican fare. Tuck into carne asada, grilled chicken dinners with refried beans, rice and guacamole, tasty chicken tacos al carbon, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas …
Middle Eastern in Manitou Springs

Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

This fabulous Middle Eastern greasy-spoon haunt is exactly the kind of place you wouldn’t expect to find in Manitou Springs. It does savory shawarma and falafel sandwiches, as well as tasty kebab plates. There's als…
Greek in Colorado Springs

Jake & Telly’s

One of the best choices in Old Colorado City, this Greek eatery looks and sounds slightly touristy – lots of Greek monument murals on the walls and themed music on the stereo – but the food is absolutely delicious. …
Pub Food in Colorado Springs

Thunder and Buttons

One of the coolest spots in Old Colorado City, this richly atmospheric divey bar and grill has old dark-wood furnishings, exposed brick walls and a local following. The menu offers the usual pub grub, but the award-…