Often we get requests from our readers, clients and customers for a list of our favorite businesses in the Pagosa Springs community. Our complete list is a long one, so in this article I will start with the most important stuff: food, by sharing a good handful of our favorites eating spots within our community.
We like The Elkhorn Restaurant, right in the middle of downtown Pagosa Springs at 438 Pagosa Street. Try their Huevos Rancheros. All their food is good and the service is excellent. It has been run by the same family for many years and you will see many locals and tourists when you visit.
We also like Victoria’s at 274 Pagosa Street, (across from our office). The owners, Pat and Gordon and all of their staff take good care of you and Cindy cooks great fresh foods including omelets, quiches, Belgian waffles and more.
If you are looking for good espresso, we like Higher Grounds out in Pagosa Lakes at 189 Talisman Drive, just north of McDonalds and Citizens Bank. Pagosa Baking Company, located at 238 Pagosa Street, (right across the street from our office). Great owners that truly care about the community. They prepare great espresso drinks and exceptional fresh baked goods; they make works of art of their pastries. Great place to meet for coffee and a fresh muffin.
Try Farrago Market Café 175 Pagosa Street, owners Todd and Kelley are excellent folks and they employ a friendly and efficient staff. They have fresh made salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more.
We like Victoria’s for their homemade soups and daily specials. As well as Kips at 121 Pagosa Street for great Fish Tacos. The Rose at 408 Pagosa Street serves good burgers and sandwiches, and they get their food out fast. You might try the Elkhorn for their Green Chile Cheeseburger. Ask for the extra hot green chili– if you dare-excellent!
Our favorite dinner restaurants are Alley House Grille at 214 Pagosa Street, owned by Farrago’s owners Kelly and Todd, great steaks, sea food and gourmet pizza. A newer restaurant we like is Eddie’s Uptown Grill at 20 Village Drive, just behind the City Market Shopping Center. Eddie’s has a great menu that includes Lamb Steak with Garlic Mashers, Marinated Land and Chicken Shish Kabobs, Grilled Chimi-Churi Flank Steak, Rib Eye Steaks, Grecian Style Trout, Pork Loin Chops and Vegetarian Lasagna.
Try the Choke Cherry Tree at 4760 West Highway 160. Connie and her crew make fabulous caramels, truffles, toffee and fudge. They also make jams, jellies, syrups, honey and fruit butter. These folks have always been generous supporters of all non-profit groups in Pagosa Springs, and you will be treated like family when you visit their store.
We hope this gives you a road map to some of the best eateries in the community of Pagosa Springs. If you visit any of these, please be sure to tell them we sent you.