Spending time in Old Colorado City? Get to know this Colorado Springs neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Salvadoran restaurant to a breakfast and brunch spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Old Colorado City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Monse Pupuseria
Salvadoran restaurant and breakfast and brunch spot Monse Pupuseria is popular with locals. Yelpers give the business, located at 115 S. 25th St., five stars out of 157 reviews.
The restaurant specializes in pupusas, a cornmeal flatbread with a savory filling, and other Salvadoran homemade foods. Pupusa choices include pork and cheese, pinto and green chile and potato and mushroom.
2. Mountain Shadows Restaurant
Mountain Shadows Restaurant, a traditional American and breakfast and brunch spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 579 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2223 W. Colorado Ave. to see for yourself.
Menu staples include omelets, biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak and eggs and chile relleno.
Check out Uchenna, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 289 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Ethiopian spot at 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105.
This restaurant features Ethiopian, Mediterranean and Israeli food, including organic Iamb marinated with spices, olive oil, ginger and garlic, alongside a dish of crushed fava beans, garlic, onion, spices, jalapeno and fresh lemon.
4. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
And then there's Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, a local favorite with four stars out of 772 reviews. Stop by 315 S. 31st St. to hit up the spot to score barbecue and more next time you're in the neighborhood.
Brisket, pork spare ribs, baby back ribs, sausage and chicken are on offer at Rudy's, as well as sides like corn on the cob, cole slaw and beans.