The Best of Salida ~ some of our faves
When Hayden first arrived in the mountains of Colorado in 1990, he described Salida to a friend in New Zealand as the kind of town where he expected to bump into Andy Griffith wearing a sheriff’s uniform.
Little has changed to take the gloss off Salida’s small town charm. For a relatively small Colorado mountain town, Salida supports an incredibly vibrant and diverse community and economy. Award winning restaurants, renowned artists and galleries, specialty stores, outfitters and a local ski area make Salida the best little mountain community in Colorado.
For those seeking a home in the mountains of Colorado, Salida deserves a closer look. The following businesses represent what we feel is the Best of Salida and will give you a taste of all that our little Colorado mountain town has to offer.
Dining and Entertaining
124 F Street. Sweetie’s Bakery & Deli: In the heart of downtown. Fabulous sandwiches and breakfast burritos as well as luscious sweets, baguettes, bagels and croissants.
128 W 1st Street
Laughing Ladies: This is The One. Contemporary creative cuisine, rib eyes and salads, lovely wines and martinis. Local art adorns the walls in an intimate setting. Must have: Polenta salad for lunch. Crème Brule for a decadent dessert.
228 North F St.
BoatHouse Cantina: The perfect spot in the summer. Watch the kayakers, eat fish tacos and drink your favorite local brew -right on the Arkansas River.
Wood Oven Pizza, Microbrew, Wine, Salads
136 E 2nd Street
Amica’s: Award-winning micro-brewery and wood oven pizza. Great locals’ atmosphere.
Creative cuisine from around the world
8046 U.S. hwy 50
Twisted Cork Café: Creative cuisine with an Asian influence and home of local Mountain Spirit Winery and Gallery. Lovely Patio area and great service. Must try: Lettuce wraps and Pad Thai. Chocolate Mousse cake To Die For!
128 North F Street
Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden: Where the locals gather. Very welcoming and comfy outdoor patio…go for a drink, stay for dinner. Nice assortment of drafts and great pub food.
113 E. Sackett
The Fritz has a fabulous and varied tapas menu. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere congenial. Full bar and seating on the patio in summer months. Go for dinner! Brett and Grant will treat you well.
YOLO: You Only Live Once (YOLO) in downtown Salida offers a modern hip space for women’s and men’s fashions. From work-out wear to work clothes to funky accessories, bags and shoes, YOLO is where it’s at. Hayden knows that a gift certificate from YOLO is always a great gift!
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