If you are a Colorado native, you probably know a thing or two about green chili, the (unofficial) state food. Seriously, what’s not to love about this popular dish? It’s spicy, there’s chunks of pork in it and it goes with pretty much everything (including cereal and cookies)! If you are a Coloradoan who loves their green chili, you will want to check out these 12 restaurants:
1. Santiago's (Multiple Colorado Locations)
Got a hankering for some delicious green chili? I know the feeling... and lucky for us, Santiago's has dozens of Colorado locations, all serving their famous chili. Even better? You can now buy this Colorado favorite at a grocery store near you!
2. King Chef Diner (Colorado Springs)
Are you the kind of person who craves green chili morning, noon, and night? If so, you're in luck, as the King's Chef Diner (E. Bijou Street location) serves it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a midnight snack on Fridays and Saturdays!
3. Fiesta's Cafe and Cantina (Edwards)
Let's just say there's a reason this Vail Valley hot spot has been in business since 1989. (Hint: It's the freshness of their made-from-scratch chili and other dishes!)
4. Senor Burritos (Westminster)
I would seriously smother my ice cream in Senior Burritos green chili... it really is THAT good!
5. WW Peppers (Grand Junction)
There is nothing more satisfying on a cold Western Slope day than a bowl of WW Peppers' perfectly seasoned chili. (Do you prefer your chili smothered all over a thick burrito? They offer that, too!)
6. Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery (Salida)
I'm about to blow your mind with just three words: Green. Chile. Ale.
7. Pobre Pancho's (Fort Collins)
There's a reason Pobre Panchos is one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in Fort Collins; their authentic green chili and various Mexican foods are both a local and visitor favorite!
8. Mission at the Bell (Trinidad)
Is it your mission to find the best green chili in Southern Colorado? Mission accomplished at Mission at the Bell, which serves up outstanding food in a fun atmosphere!
9. Blake Street Tavern (Denver)
Are you ready to ruin all other fries for the rest of your life? Try BST's famous Green Chili Cheese Fries, made with their award-winning green chili. Yum!
10. Durango Diner (Durango)
Hello! Let me be the first to welcome you to the Durango Diner (AKA green chili heaven), where not only can you get your meal swimming in their tasty chili, but also purchase a jar to take home!
11. Maverick's Grille (Granby)
Are you ready for the BEST day ever? Here's what you do: Go skiing in Winter Park and then head to Maverick's in Granby for a beer and bowl of creamy green chili.
12. Jack-n-Grill (Westminster)
Last but certainly not least is the Sandmeier family favorite, Jack-n-Grill. My husband always orders the ground beef burrito with green chili and I get my Huevos Rancheros (scrambled) with green chili. Soooo good!!!
Where is your favorite place to go for outstanding green chili? Let us know in the comments so we can check it out!