10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Colorado Springs, Colorado

mexican restaurants in colorado springs
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Colorado Springs, Colorado’s second largest city (located just an hour and a half away from Denver), sometimes qualified as one of the best large city to live in, has its fair share of great food, and that includes Mexican food. And whether you are missing Mexican cuisine from your home, or if you are looking to discover what it has to offer, Colorado Springs can give you that. From true and traditional to off-the-beaten-path with Tex Mex influences; from street food vibes to higher end spirit, we have a selection of some of the best Mexican restaurants in Colorado Springs!

1. El Taco Rey

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Conveniently located right in the center of Colorado Springs, this established and renowned restaurant has been standing since 1976! It has stood the test of time with positive reviews. According to a review although the place might look a little run down, the food you get served is absolutely delicious and is a perfect example of how Mexican cuisine can evolve in under any circumstance. And one of the biggest assets of this restaurant is that it is really affordable with some tacos under 3 USD and some burritos under 4 USD.

El Taco Rey

Address: 330 Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 15 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 10 AM - 7 PM, Fri 10 AM - 8 PM, closed on weekends

Website: El Taco Rey

2. Sonterra Grill

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.

This restaurant offers quite a different type of Mexican dining. If you want to explore a more refined side of Mexican cuisine, made with local and seasonal ingredients, this might very well be the place for it! Among other items on their menu, you’ll find some “blue corn shrimp and lobster” enchilada, or the “black sesame seared ahi salad”, but worry not for you can also easily find some more simple items such as some carne asada or some good old guacamole.

Sonterra Grill

Address: 28B S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 11 -30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 AM - 9 PM, Fri - Sat 11 AM - 10 PM, closed on Sunday

Website: Sonterra Grill

3. Azada Mexican Grill

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This restaurant, also located downtown, actually lets you make your own plate! You can place your order at the counter where you can choose from the ‘fillings’ menu and get your burrito or rice bowl or tacos customized according to your taste and preferences. Everything is fresh and made from scratch.

Azada Mexican Grill

Address: 16 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 8 AM - 8 PM, closed on Sunday

Website: Azada Mexican Grill

4. Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant

Mexican meal: Chilorio tacos, Frijoles Negros sabor Chipotle Rancheritos And vegetables 
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Located near Bear Creek Regional Park, this family-owned restaurant offers hearty plates, loaded with love and Mexican spirit. The plates are really big so you know you get your money’s worth! They have a wide selection on their menu, and most of it is affordable. The interior is cozy and rustic, while the exterior patio will let you enjoy your food in the sun during warmer days. This restaurant also offers takeout!

Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant

Address: 945 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 15 USD

Opening hours: Tue - Wed 6 AM - 3 PM, Thu - Fri 6 AM - 8 PM, Sat 7 AM - 8 PM, Sun 7 AM - 3 PM, closed on Monday

Website: Rudy’s Little Hideaway Restaurant

5. Fiesta Jalisco

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This restaurant prides itself on being an authentic Mexican cuisine, family restaurant, as they state that they not only provide traditional Mexican cuisine but also deliver fantastic service in a welcoming atmosphere. The ingredients are fresh, and the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. It also helps that the interior is decorated with taste in a classic and rustic style. With six different locations in Colorado, they seem to have a well-deserved success.

Fiesta Jalisco

Address: 6074 Stetson Hills Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 15 USD

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11 AM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 11 AM - 10 PM

Website: Fiesta Jalisco

6. Hacienda Colorado

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In this restaurant, they describe their style as “Moutain Mex”. The restaurant has basically used traditional recipes and quite smartly given it a clear-cut Rocky Mountain twist. With several locations in Colorado Springs and literally thousands of positive reviews as proof of their success, this restaurant is a great way to try a new twist on the beloved Mexican cuisine.

Hacienda Colorado

Address: 10500 Bierstadt Way, Englewood, CO 80112, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 20 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 10 AM - 7 PM, Fri 10 AM - 8 PM, closed on weekends

Website: Hacienda Colorado

7. El Padrino Mexicano

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Located north of Colorado Springs, El Padrino Mexicano prides itself on its fresh ingredients and its local spirit. The interior of the restaurant has a vibrant and unique feel, and they also have an outdoor patio for warmer days. The reviews for this restaurant boast the quality of the service, a lot of them state how competent and warm the staff is! Their food is also available for takeout, and they have lots of vegetarian options.

El Padrino Mexicano

Address: 13425 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 15 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 AM - 8:30 PM, Fri - Sun 11 AM - 9:30 PM

Website: El Padrino Mexicano

8. La'au's Taco Shop

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La'au’s Taco Shop, located just right next to Colorado College, blends Hawaiian cuisine with Latin American influences. They serve fresh, healthy food, and everything is homemade, down to the tortillas! La'au’s is also committed to protecting the environment, and a small part of their profit goes to environment-related charities. Some of their food is a “build-your-own” type of system, but they also serve some interesting signature tacos.

La'au's Taco Shop

Address: 830 N Tejon St #110, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 15 - 20 USD

Opening hours: 11 AM - 8 PM

Website: La'au’s Taco Shop

9. La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine

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La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine describes itself as “fine cuisine”, but also “authentic Mexican hacienda dining”, more specifically, cuisine from Sonora (Northern Mexico). This spirit manifests itself in intricate, original, but also hearty meals such as “Pescado Presidente: fish of the day, langostinos, scallops, mushroom sauce, crema”.

La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine

Address: 1755 S 8th St Suite D, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 40 - 50 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 4:30 PM - 9 PM

Website: La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine

10. Salsa Latina

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This restaurant too prides itself on being authentic Mexican cuisine, all made from scratch. The menu is simple, affordable and traditional: burritos, tamales, and of course, tacos! The guests praise the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of this family owned restaurant (and obviously, they also praise the quality and taste of the food).

Salsa Latina

Address: 28 E Rio Grande St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 20 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:30 AM - 6 PM

Website: Salsa Latina

Authenticity and renewal

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One thing that is for sure, is that most, if not all, of these restaurants take pride in the authenticity of their food: from the ingredients to the recipes. While authenticity is an important value in Mexican cuisine, some restaurants are trying to innovate and bring something new to the traditions. With this selection, you don’t have to settle down for mediocre, you can just choose what best fits your budget and your taste buds!

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