Cascade Restaurants: Find The Finest Mexican Food

The best and most authentic Mexican restaurants are actually located just outside of Cascade, Colorado. Therefore, while you are staying at a Cascade Bed and Breakfast, you should check out some of the excellent Cascade Restaurants, as well as the ones in the surrounding areas.

Mission Bell Inn
178 Crystal Park Road
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
(719) 685-9089
www.missionbellinn.com

The Mission Bell Inn has been around for almost 40 years. It was opened by the Masias family and continues to be run by them even today. This is why the recipes and foods are so authentic and delicious. The Masias family uses only fresh, high quality ingredients in their dishes, and everything is made with love and attention to detail. Specialties of the Mission Bell Inn include chalupas, which are pieces of fried bread stuffed with refried beans, pork, green chile and cheese; carnitas, or flour tortillas with pork, guacamole, cheese and green chile; and nortenos, green chiles stuffed with onions, meat, green chile and a sauce made from cheese. The sopapillas, or fried bread, are made with care and are offered during the meal and for dessert topped with honey and ice cream. The prices are reasonable and it's a great alternative to traditional Cascade Restaurants.

Amanda's Fonda
3625 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 227-1975

Amanda's Fonda is another authentic Mexican restaurant outside of Cascade. Restaurants in the area tend to be chain restaurants, so it's really a treat to find a place like Amanda's Fonda that has been owned and operated by six generations of family members. The food is fresh and of a very high quality, and the service is friendly. Prices range from $6 to $14 depending on the dish. Some of the specialties of the house are the burritos, the enchiladas, the chile Colorado with red pepper and steak, and the green chile, stuffed with pork and spices. If you love Mexican food, you and your family or loved one should not miss this fantastic, family owned restaurant while on vacation in a Cascade Inn. Out of all the Cascade Restaurants, this is one of the best in the area.

The Loop
965 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
(719) 685-9344
www.theloopatmanitou.com

The Loop is quite a historic restaurant. Constructed in 1903, it wasn't always a Mexican restaurant. Originally, only wild game meats were served there, and illegal gambling was promoted on the second floor. Today it's an excellent Mexican restaurant, voted as having both the best margaritas and the best chips and salsa. It's not as authentic as some of the other restaurants, but it still has great variety and quality. Non-Mexican food is on the menu as well, which is perfect if you have kids that are picky about what they'll eat. Prices range from $5 to $15. Their specialties are quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitias and carnitas. The tilapia is a nice choice as well. The Loop is open from 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday.