Dining March 29, 2017
10 Scrumptious Restaurants In Colorado You Never Even Knew Existed
Colorado is truly a culinary delight! While many may not realize it, the Centennial State is chock-full of several award-winning restaurants both upscale and casual, as well as other various cuisine from several different countries. However, for every well known Colorado restaurant, there is a delicious place you never knew existed, including:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar (Denver)
For the richest and most flavorful Italian food outside of... well, Italy, you will want to visit this little-known Denver restaurant, which offers daily specials that you would hate to miss!
2. Nana's Kitchen (Peyton)
Remember the epic baked goods your Nana used to make? Yeah, they have nothing on the homemade food you'll find at THIS Nana's Kitchen! (Sorry, Nana...)
3. Papa Jose's Union Cafe (Pueblo)
Switching gears from Nana to Papa, Papa Jose's Union Cafe is an unexpected diamond in the rough that has been serving some of the best homemade Mexican dishes to Pueblo residents since 1998.
4. Ting's Place (Lafayette)
Chinese, Mandarin, AND Szechuan? The gang is all here at Ting's Place (and it all tastes WONDERFUL)!
5. Blisties (Holyoke)
It may not look like much on the outside, but hiding within this industrial-grade building lies some of the best made-to-order burgers in not just northeast Colorado, but the entire state.
6. Eddyline Restaurant at South Main (Buena Vista)
Dedicated to "providing our customers with delicious local whole foods and an exceptional dining experience along the Arkansas River in the beautiful South Main neighborhood," Eddyline is a true Centennial State institution that has to be tasted to be truly appreciated.
7. Essential Foods (Burlington)
Located near the Colorado/Kansas border, Essential Foods is just that; an essential restaurant and bar that believes in using fresh, farm-to-table ingredients for their incredible menu.
8. Sandy's Restaurant (Colorado Springs)
They don't say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for nothing, so treat yourself with one that is home-cooked (and the size of a small child) at Colorado Springs's favorite mom and pop cafe.
9. The Cashmere Slippers Gourmet & Comfortable Food (Grand Junction)
Ladies and gentlemen: I have discovered homemade dessert heaven... and it is called The Cashmere Slippers Gourmet & Comfortable Food. (I mean, you're seeing this picture, right?)
10. Calvillo's Mexican Restaurant (Alamosa)
If you thought you loved green chile before, wait until you try Calvillo's perfectly seasoned recipe over a huge Aztec burrito... (Psst, your tastebuds will be ruined for life!)
For other often overlooked Colorado dining options, check out these
12 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Colorado That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For.