10 best Mexican restaurants around the Colorado Springs area | Local News | Catch My Job


Start with chips and salsa, but don’t stop there. With many delicious dishes to choose from such as traditional chicken enchiladas to modern twists such as sweet potato nachos, you are sure to find what you enjoy.

Voted by Gazette readers for the magazine’s Best of the Springs 2022, these 10 Mexican restaurants around the city rank highest in taste, atmosphere and overall service. Visit them to see if you agree:

#10 Salsa on the Rock Fresh Mexican Grill: 802 Village Center Road

#9 Señor Manuel Mexican Cuisine: 4660 North Nevada Avenue

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Señor Manuel has been in business for 50 years in Colorado Springs, when Manuel and Lucy Hernandez started the restaurant on North Nevada Avenue in August 1970.

#8 Jose Muldoon: 222 North Tejon Street

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A braised beef burrito/relleno combo at east side Jose Muldoon’s in Colorado Springs.

#7 Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria: 9605 Obvious Point

#6 Pueblo Viejo Mexican Restaurant: 5598 North Academy Avenue

#5 Arlene’s Beans: 56 Highway 105, Palmer Lake

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A bowl of beans at Arlene’s Beans in Monument.

Reader comments:

“Great Mexican food. Worth the drive to Monument.”

“I love that Arlene’s Beans has a unique Tex-Mex menu and their food is so delicious.”

“Authentic New Mexican and margaritas!”

#4 Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill: 5925 Dublin Boulevard Unit A

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“The Carne Asada is Awesome! And ask for the pineapple habanero salsa!” – Gazette Reader

Reader comments:

“The best salsa in town!”

“The many different food platters I have ordered over the past year have been very good.”

#3 El Taco Rey: 330 Colorado Avenue (Permanently Closed)

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Flowers and a heart sign hang on the door of El Taco Rey in downtown Colorado Springs after the death of matriarch Rosemary Aguilar in September.

Reader comments:

“One of the best Mexican food restaurants I’ve ever eaten at!”

“Best tacos in town hands down.”

#2 Hacienda Colorado: 5246 North Nevada Avenue


Hacienda Colorado, which has six Front Range locations, including one in the University Village Colorado shopping center in Colorado Springs, has been acquired by Uncle Julio’s Mexicans from Scratch, a Texas restaurant chain. PICTURE OF COURSE

Reader comments:

“I have yet to eat something I don’t like here. The waiting staff are always pleasant and the service is very quick.”

“Very good Mexican food.”

#1 Crystal Park Cantina: 178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs

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“A neighborhood gem! Excellent service, fresh ingredients, and delicious on every visit. The Cantina Burger and the Navajo Taco are addicting!” – Gazette Reader

Reader comments:

“Chips and salsa and a margarita on their patio is my happy place!”

“Delicious Mexican food. It’s a family favorite!”

“Great place to meet friends for lunch.”


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