mexican restaurants glenwood springs

Mexican Restaurants in Glenwood Springs Serve It Fresh and Spicy

Mexican restaurants in Glenwood Springs dish out south-of-the-border specialties that have kept customers coming back for decades.

Bright, fresh, highly flavored dishes are the hallmark of genuine Mexican food. Both Taqueria El Nopal and Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant in Glenwood Springs are two eateries that excel at delivering fare worthy of a fiesta!

Taqueria El Nopal. Located at 2902 S. Glen Avenue, in a mini mall just past the Frontier Lodge, this little restaurant is named after the prickly pear cactus or el Nopal in Spanish. It has been serving delicious Mexican food to locals and visitors for more than 20 years. The lively space is filled with bright colors associated with the culture of Mexico – sun-soaked hues of yellow, orange and pink and jungle infused shades of green.

The portion sizes are generous and the dishes are prepared with high quality, fresh ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, notable specialties include fish tacos, menudo, pozole, fresh stuffed oysters, tripita and carne asada. Pair your food with an expertly-made margarita or your favorite Mexican beer.

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant. Another long-standing favorite is located at 132 W. 6th Avenue. Tequila’s is close to many of Glenwood Springs’ accommodations and major attractions. Known for their fishbowl-sized margaritas, the cantina-style restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining options is the perfect place to go for lunch, dinner and happy hour gatherings.

For starters, whet your appetite with Tequila’s famous cabbage salsa which is so popular that you can even order a carton of it to go! The large menu features a broad selection of items including traditional Mexican favorites like carne asada, enchiladas and chili rellenos, as well as more Tex-Mex style dishes like fajitas and chimichangas.

For more south-of-the-border flavors, try these other Glenwood Springs restaurants:

  • El Viejo Horizonte
  • Fiesta Guadalajara
  • Jilbertitos Mexican Food
  • Las Margaritas
  • Las Palmas
  • Thor’s Grill
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill

¡Buen provecho!

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