Top Choice Cafe in Trinidad

The Cafe

This cafe, set in the Danielson Dry Goods building, is a terrific find. In the morning it does gourmet egg wraps, such as the Santa Fe (eggs, bacon, spicy corn salsa, Anaheim chili, cheese and crème fraîche) or the …
Top Choice Pub Food in La Veta

Dog Bar & Grill

With its wood bar, wide inviting patio, pool table, live music on weekends and damn good pizzas, the Dog Bar is a Cuchara institution.
Mexican in Pueblo

Papa Jose’s

Here’s a dirty little Colorado secret: the Mexican food is very often underwhelming. But this town, called Pueblo and down south of the Arkansas River, was part of Mexico until relatively recently. Translation: feel…
Burgers in Pueblo

Bingo Burger

A locally owned downtown burger joint – conveniently right across from the History Museum – Bingo only uses grass-fed lamb and beef produced in the region, and it does chicken and portobello burgers, too. Cheese opt…
Bistro in Pueblo

dc's on b street

This cute B St bistro (located in the old Coors Building) offers some of the best eats in town. It does a terrific Reuben on marbled rye and a Poulet Pueblo with tomato chutney for lunch, and fancier fare for dinner…
Italian in Trinidad

Nana & Nano’s

Given the historical connection of Italian miners to the area, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are several Italian restaurants in town. This deli is a Trinidad institution, with fine meats, specialty cheeses a…
Bakery in Pueblo

Hopscotch Bakery

If you are just passing through long enough to see a few sights and grab a bite to eat, make that bite happen here. Hopscotch does fresh pastries and quiche of the day, cookies and tarts, and some terrific gourmet s…
Italian in Trinidad


Situated in an antiquated stone church, Rino's is where Las Vegas meets Little Italy, and your chicken parmigiana is served by a singing waiter. No joke. Hey Frankie, keep the wine coming.
Bistro in Pueblo

Franco's Bistro

Locals love Franco's at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center for its hearty renditions of Italian favorites served in a fun, family-friendly environment and at seriously low prices.
Pizza in Trinidad

Bella Luna

Wood-fired pizza in an antiquated dark-wood Main St dining room with exposed brick walls, high ceilings and good beer on tap. Locals rave.