Whether you are in the middle of a busy week of work, on vacation, enjoying a night out on the town, or looking to enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one, eating out is a big part of life. Colorado Springs has an amazing variety of excellent restaurants, with a diverse and good sampling of Mexican restaurants, Continental cuisine, and steak joints.

Also, note that Colorado Springs has many restaurants that focus on wholesome, natural, and allergy-safe ingredients so that you can eat out and also be your healthiest and fittest self! And the one thing all of these restaurants have in common is that they are more affordable than you might think.

So, whether you are a Colorado Springs resident or visiting the city for the first time, you will be surprised and impressed by these excellent finds.

Caspian Cafe

You will like Caspian Café as it brings a touch of the sunny Mediterranean to the city with an amazing menu of Turkish and Greek cuisine accompanied by professional belly dancers. Yes, you read that right! Chef Daniel White helms the casually elegant eatery and prepares brilliant dishes with rich flavors and exquisite tastes from Greece, France, and the Middle East. Some of these cuisines include Steak Niçoise, shish taouk, and falafel.

With Turkish, African, and Greek-style dishes influencing the menu, Caspian Café is home to many well-known and popular Mediterranean favorites, such as baklava, gyros, and hummus moussaka. Belly dancers offer evening entertainment, and you will also find a private dining area for special celebrations, like banquets.

One of the best ways to describe Mountain Shadows Restaurant is homey, assuming that you enjoy and feel comfortable at your home. This is because walking into this restaurant is like walking into a nice and cozy living room full of happy and cheerful people ready to serve you high-class comfort food.

Mountain Shadows Restaurant

You can go to Mountain Shadows for a sumptuous breakfast. You will love the hash browns with green chili and a big cinnamon roll.

The Old Colorado City restaurant is also open for dinner and lunch. However, they are best known for their amazing breakfast and brunch. This is because everything comes in big portions and is also made with fresh homemade ingredients.

Famous Steak House

The Famous Steak House is located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs and is one of Colorado Springs’ best dining establishments.

You will be happy to know that this elegantly furnished and chic restaurant serves a sumptuous and award-winning menu of remarkable cuisine, such as prime steaks, handmade sauces and pasta, fresh seafood, and fish, and fresh salads.

And that is not all; the restaurant’s superb wine and piano bar serves an extensive list of premium wines, signature cocktails, craft beers from all around the globe, and more than thirty Colorado spirits.

Mackenzie’s Chop House

The restaurant opened in 1997 and has now become one of the staple steakhouses in Colorado Springs. The steakhouse is locally-owned and run and features fare typical of a high-class, upscale steakhouse. Note that two standouts on the restaurant’s menu are the filet mignon and the sea bass, cooked to perfection by Mackenzie’s expert chefs. So, the next time you are hankering for a delicious plate full of top-class steak, do not pass by Mackenzie’s Chop House.

The Green Line Grill

There is no doubt that every city needs its own top-class burger joint. And Colorado Springs has it in the form of the Green Line Grill, where the cheese, beef, and several bread goods are carefully stacked to almost gravity-defying heights.

And Chef Bobby Couch is an expert and makes Green Line’s menu very simple to navigate. This is because there are only 3 main menu items: a veggie burger, an onion-fried burger, and the 2 stacked on top of each other.

Carlos’ Bistro

While Carlos’ Bistro might appear unassuming from the outside, note that once you step inside, owners, Carlos and Marcia, will personally greet you, and you will enter into a wonderful and upscale dining experience. You can indulge in the elegant and warm atmosphere, as well as the amazing bistro dishes with innovative gourmet twists that you will like.  

The chef at Carlos’ Bistro offers many fine-dining menu items, such as caviar and Filet Mignon. However, there are many signature dishes on their menu, too, like Paella, that will likely surprise and delight. The spot is well-known by many restaurant critics, as it has been rated #1 since 2013 in Colorado by Zagat. The restaurant continues to impress both locals and travelers alike.

Famous for their eclectic seafood dishes, the restaurant owners personally decide each day what items to showcase depending on the freshness of the ingredients.  

So, if you are looking for a beautiful, cozy, and classy spot, Carlos’ Bistro is ideal almost any night of the week. Their cocktails are wonderful too so that you can try a Vail Old Fashioned or the Creamsicle Cocktail.