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Stop In At These Local Alamosa Restaurants

By on March 21, 2012
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Alamosa in Colorado’s San Luis Valley offers you the chance to escape to the rugged west. Here you can board a historic train for trip through the foothills, explore the Great Sand Dunes on a dune buggy, or play a round of golf with the mountains as your backdrop. When you are ready to relax, hot springs pools await, or you can take a short hike to the Zapata Falls to revel in the beauty of a waterfall while enjoying panoramic views of the dunes.

Zapata Falls

Hike to Zapata Falls near Alamosa, Colorado.

Alamosa is truly a remote vacation destination, yet it offers plenty to see and do to make it worthy of a full week trip. Whether you are visiting for a few days or a few weeks, you will find a myriad of things to do while you explore this historic western town. Consider Alamosa as you plan your next Colorado travel experience.

Tasty Places to Visit in Alamosa, Colorado

While visiting Alamosa, you are going to need to find a few places to eat. Any Colorado travel guide will tell you that this community is known for its tasty authentic Mexican dishes.

There are several other options as well for your consideration, from local breweries to Asian cuisine. As you plan your Alamosa, Colorado vacation, consider these local favorite dining spots.

Fresh Tortilla Company

The Fresh Tortilla Company offers something that many other Mexican restaurants in Alamosa do not offer – breakfast. They also make their own tortillas fresh in the store every day, as well as fresh guacamole and salsa. The authentic flavors in this restaurant almost make up for the simple basket serving dishes and café-like atmosphere.

El Charro Cafe

The El Charro Cafe in Alamosa

May-Wa Chinese Restaurant

If you are in the mood for something with an Asian flair, head to May-Wa Chinese restaurant. They serve family style dinners with all of your favorite Chinese specialties, including fried rice, egg fu yung, and moo shu. They also serve Vietnamese dishes. Do not plan a trip to May-Wa on Sunday, as they are not open.

El Charro Café

While not impressive in size, the El Charro Café is going to impress with its tasty Mexican treats. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, this restaurant serves authentic Mexican food that you will love.

St. Ives Pub and Eatery

This classic American grill and pub offers burgers and sandwiches along with a full bar. Many locals find this a great place for happy hour. Consider visiting on the weekend to enjoy live entertainment from local groups.

San Luis Valley Brewing Co

Visit the San Luis Valley Brewing Co for good beer and good food.

A club attached to the restaurant makes an excellent party location. St. Ives is open daily for lunch and dinner, with later hours on Thursday through Saturday.

San Luis Valley Brewing Co.

Dining in Colorado is not complete without experiencing a traditional brewery, and that is what San Luis Valley Brewing Co. offers. Combining excellent home-brewed beer with tasty brewery style food, this is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.

The restaurant specializes in using locally grown ingredients whenever possible, and is particularly famous for its tasty gosar sausages.

If You Go

If you decide to visit Alamosa, Colorado, take the time to explore the Alamosa Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.alamosa.org to learn all of the things there are to experience in this vibrant western community.

El Charro Café
421 6th St.
719-589-2262

May-Wa Chinese Restaurant
620 Main St.
719-992-0709
may-wachinese.com

Fresh Tortilla Company
924 Main St.
719-587-5508
www.freshtortillacompany.com

St. Ives Pub and Eatery
719 Main St.
719-589-0711

San Luis Valley Brewing Co.
631 Main St.
www.slvbrewco.com

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, and as an experienced travel writer, her work has been featured on USA Today as well as here on Go Colorado!

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