Cathy, you should try Johnson’s Corner right off the 25 in Loveland. It’s an old truck stop, been there for years. I never miss it when I’m in Denver, and it’s a good 30 minute drive north. It’s worth it though. Lucky you for being right in Loveland, so don’t miss it. Best ham and cheese omlette breakfast I’ve ever et. Pies are good too.
Don’t forget that southern Colorado is just cross the border of Northern New Mexico. San Juan, Colorado claims to be the oldest town in Colorado and is really an extension of NM. The point being, its interesting to note that "Mexican" food in Colorado may be from "Mexico" of 1800, not 2000, since this area was Mexico 200 years ago. Colorado "Mexican" food may not be from what we usually call Mexico, but rather recipes from original Spanish families who still live in the area. There is a small difference in cuisines (like use of many chiles, posole, fresh rather than refried beans, use of corns and squash, sopapillas, etc.) Some of this may also extend to the Denver area. Just a note, but I always find this intriguing to remember.
Try birdwatching at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. It’s not near Loveland, but may be worth the trip;
There is an excellent family run Mexican restaurant out that way that I highly recommend. La Casa Del Ray, 7035 E. 72nd Ave, Commerce City. The "La Casa Favorite" is to die for. They’re open for breakfast through dinner.
Hope this is usefull,
I’m glad you asked this question, as the DH and I are likely to be in Loveland in (the gods help me) December. We will be visiting a piece of my artwork and looking for good food and places to go birdwatching. Any suggestions for either would be welcome, but if it’s about birds e-mail me.
Not far off I-70 on US 40 in Empire CO is JENNIE’s. It was/is a great little place for solid breakfasts, but my favorite is the Ribeye Steak Sandwich on the lunch menu. Not sure what the price is today, but it more than covered the plate and was as good as I have ever had elsewhere.
We time our trips to include a side-trip for lunch when heading West thru the mountains.[8D]
I dont know if this plac still exists–but if any of you are in the area—id love to know–LONG ago–i was staying in the mtns outside of Boulder-way up off Gold Hill Road and out there on that very small very quite road was a tiny house where a women sold simple meals and PIES! they were greaCant even remember the name of it-but i drove by it all the time so i got to sample a LOT of pies. There was also a place in Boulder proper–called "Mothers"—great breakfast–and Mother was cool—and a 6ft tall burly African American with w wonderful voice and a huge smile. Wish i could add more===but its been a long time since i ate in Colorado except in the home of friends.
If you find or know of places in Colorado not listed, why not mention them here? I have used the "search" function to find some good places that I would not have known about otherwise. I return the favor by posting about good places that I find. We all help.
thanks for your help
Welcome to road food. If you go to the category search and type in Colorado or Colorado road food or Denver food, I think you will find a lot more places of interest.
hi and nice to be here. well anyway i was just curious why there are so few listings for roadfood kinda joints in colorado. i recently visited my daughter in Denver and figured there must be some good places in the vicinity but there was nothing much to speak of on the site. anybody have any suggestions for places from denver to aspen for my next trip. thanks
how come there are so few colorado listings
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