Let me know if you want more detailed recipes for this stuff. What have YOU been eating lately?
We went to Jose Muldoon’s last night with some friends and it was super fun. We sat on the patio and I had a veggie taco salad along with (several?!) margaritas. They have a bunch of different kinds of margaritas, unlike some other so -called swanky Mexican restaurants in town. I’ve only ever had their appetizers before, which are fine, but the salad was really good. And of course the chips are totally addictive.
Anyhow, here’s a Living Social coupon for $30 worth of food and drinks. It’s good at the downtown location or the Powers Corridor location. I haven’t been to the Powers Corridor one but I heard it’s good. If you go to the downtown one be sure to sit on the patio, it’s really pretty.
Another coincidental Groupon is this one for paint supplies. We have a couple of painting projects going on in our lives this week, so this will come in handy.
These are both really good deals and as always with these deals, you have to buy these coupons today!
I’ve been on a serious quest for some good Mexican food here in Colorado Springs. I’m sad to say I’ve been having kind of a hard time. Cafe El Paso is really cute from the outside and it got good reviews elsewhere so we went the other night.
Cafe El Paso is “Tex-Mex” which usually doesn’t mean much outside of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. But I think the owners are from Texas, so they know what they’re doing.
They have a really interesting menu that includes all the usual tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. But they also have huevos rancheros all day long, not just for breakfast, which is awesome. They also have some other interesting dinners that I’ve never seen before.
The decor inside is not that great, I’m sad to say, because the outside is really inviting. Oh well. The food is really good.
We started with some free chips and salsa.
So, anyhow, Cafe El Paso has lame decor, decent margaritas (if you order the right one- get the fancy tequila), and really good food!
I’ve been on a Mexican kick lately. I’ve been dying for some tasty crispy tacos like at Alice’s. But better, and with better decor, and more reasonable hours, and where I won’t be charged for chips.
Last weekend after our shoot, Janel and Jessika and I wanted to go to dinner. I wanted a cheapo taqueria cuz I only had about 5 bucks. I guess I forgot for a minute that I wasn’t in L.A. or Phoenix and that this kind of thing actually existed and was open.
We wanted to go to Salsa Latina but they’re not open on weekends. Of course they’re not. Why would they be!? I mean, no one wants to go out to eat on weekends or anything. This sucks because their menu looks exactly like what I wanted. Then we went past El Taco Rey which I knew wouldn’t be open and of course wasn’t. I’ve only been there a few times and I know Mike doesn’t like it that much, but I wanted tacos, dammit! Anyhow, what’s with these people being closed on weekends? The owner of Salsa Latina is the son of the owner of El Taco Rey, so I guess not liking money is genetic.
So, since these places weren’t open on a Saturday night at dinner time, we went over to Vallejo’s at 111 South Corona Street. Just a few blocks east of El Taco Rey.
It was terrible.
The service was OK — the waitress was very nice. But that’s where the goodness ended.
First of all, this charging for chips thing is ridiculous. Why be so damn cheap? These chips were so clearly store bought, it wasn’t even funny. Seriously, I think they’re Tostitos or something. Four bucks for this? I was insulted. And I wasn’t even paying for dinner.
You’d think since it was so expensive they’d take credit or debit cards. You’d be wrong. But they do take personal checks. Personal checks? Is this 1950?
Janel had some bean combination thing that was like a million dollars and equally forgettable. Look at that lamely small portion of rice and beans, which cost extra.
I do love to eat tacos on weekends, so please tell me some good places (preferably taqueria style, not restaurants) that are open on weekends.
Ever have a pupusa? They’re really popular in L.A. They’re delicious! I haven’t given them much thought since being here but recently we were driving down Circle and saw a big sign that said “pupusas” in front of a restaurant called El Poblano at 908 N. Circle Dr. Then I started thinking about them again.
The first time we tried to go they looked open but were actually closed. The handwritten sign on the door said they were at the “banko.” No kidding. Banko.
But the second time we had good luck.
We started with some tasty chips and salsa.
And now for the pupusas. They were great! And since they’re the only people in Colorado Springs who make them, that’s even better.
So, anyway, El Poblano is highly recommended. The burrito was good, at least as good as any other place like this in town, and they have pupusas! Oh yea, and they also have Mexican Coke in a bottle.
Please let us know if we’re missing any other pupusa places in Colorado Springs.