Friday, August 24, 2007

A pilgrimage to the chile city

In Go! today, I reviewed Romero's Cafe, a great green chili joint that I called "a true Pueblo gem."
So what are the other Pueblo gems? Well, first let me say that I have a love for old-school, somewhat shabby family establishments in this category. There are other perfectly nice restaurants that, as someone who lives in Colorado Springs, I don't consider Pueblo gems because they are not Pueblo-y enough.

So, with that in mind:

Rita's: Get the red chili over cheese enchiladas.
302 North Grand Ave

The Mill Stop: I like the flauta smothered in green chili.
17 Bay State Ave

Pass Key: an old-school Italian lunch counter with a unique sausage sandwich and great banana peppers.
518 E Abriendo Ave,

By the way, notice in the 1940's Pueblo postcard, above, all the sights are actually in C. Springs. Go figure.
Places I also hear are good:

El Valle Restaurant & Lounge - possibly the oldest Mexican Restaurant in town.
Rojas
The Grand Prix

Post your other suggestions

2 Comments:

Anonymous ccat said...

Hey did everyone at the gazette forget about the Rockledge Rondezvous? What a fun way to spend a Saturday! Fiddles, Vittles, and Vino will hopefully stick around for many years, you missed out on some great bites if you didn't make it, mark your calendars for next year. Come on staff and readers, we need to rally behind these local events and support Colorado talent at its best.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Pueblo this weekend for the Chile Festival. We stopped at Rojas. It may be an old Village Inn turned somewhat Mexican (but you can still tell); however, that doesn't matter. The food was excellent, the prices very reasonable, and the all you can eat salsa bar .. yum. And there was live music (not Mexican) but good none the less.

1:40 PM  

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