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Old 01-29-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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That's anywhere. People like food that is consitent, cheap, and quick.
Yes, and not to mention FRESH and REAL, and that pre-prepared factory food strikes me as neither, even if it is "safe" to eat.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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My husband and I lived in New Mexico for a long time and although the food is quite different than Mexican, we really like Arceo's. It's a family-run restaurant in CoS, only 2 in town. We go to the one off of Garden of the Gods Rd. & I-25. They are authentic and their salsa is incredible!! Always great service, never too busy.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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the only thing worth paying for is steak!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier......

There is good Mexican food in COS. If I had to pick a favorite I'd have to say the Bean Bandit on Circle Drive. It may not be the fanciest place, but they have great food. reasonable prices, good service and have been in operation in the same location for something like 40 years.

The owner, Marge Vasquez is a genuinely nice lady. She and the rest of the staff there do a great job of making you feel welcome and wanting to come back.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Well, I don't want to read 18 pages about the Mexican food scene here. Aside from my own kitchen, where I make amazing Mexican food (if I do say so myself), has anyone mentioned the pork and avocado tacos at that place downtown on Pikes Peak Ave.? The name escapes me.

But back to my kitchen. If you really love specific ethnic cuisines, it's worth it to learn to make a few dishes you find yourself longing for. I buy fresh masa at Carniceria Leonela (at 3736 East Pikes Peak) to make my own corn tortillas, and it was so worth learning how to make them. Sprinkled with the fresh queso fresco cheese you can buy there in bulk, they're delicious.

But the other reason I mention them, is that they also have a little restuarant too. Now, I haven't tried it yet (because, as I said, I like my own cooking), but have heard good things about it. I just found this, too - so maybe you all want to check this place out:


Good Mexican Eats at Carniceria Leonela - YouTube
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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But back to my kitchen. If you really love specific ethnic cuisines, it's worth it to learn to make a few dishes you find yourself longing for. I buy fresh masa at Carniceria Leonela (at 3736 East Pikes Peak) to make my own corn tortillas, and it was so worth learning how to make them. Sprinkled with the fresh queso fresco cheese you can buy there in bulk, they're delicious.

But the other reason I mention them, is that they also have a little restuarant too. Now, I haven't tried it yet (because, as I said, I like my own cooking), but have heard good things about it. I just found this, too - so maybe you all want to check this place out:

i like the grocery side as they have a butcher and pretty good fresh vegetables. i ate there once, and i thought it was meh.

the best mexican i have had here is la perla tapatia, but have not tried the new location as it moved to academy from w. 30th. it still does not compare or come close to mexican i've had in denver or tucson, az. if you are looking for a delicious treat, head up and try las tortugas in denver for a torta. they have multiple locations as well. i've also heard really good things about tacos rapidos in denver and la toluca up in westminister.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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...has anyone mentioned the pork and avocado tacos at that place downtown on Pikes Peak Ave.? The name escapes me.
El Taco Rey?

It's tiny, but pretty good.

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the best mexican i have had here is la perla tapatia, but have not tried the new location as it moved to academy
I've heard good things about it, but haven't tried it yet (and the new Academy and Flintridge location is VERY close to Casa Maynerd). They don't yet have a liquor license at the new location. I've been waiting until I can enjoy a Margarita with dinner.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Ditto what Maynerd said about El Taco Rey, went there a few years ago and found it very good. Tiny place, nice people.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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El Taco Rey?

It's tiny, but pretty good.

I've heard good things about it, but haven't tried it yet (and the new Academy and Flintridge location is VERY close to Casa Maynerd). They don't yet have a liquor license at the new location. I've been waiting until I can enjoy a Margarita with dinner.
That's the one.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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I second Arceo's, can't beat the $6.00 lunch menu.
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