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Laughing Ladies Restaurant

128 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2002
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Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern, Seafood, International, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a local, farm to table restaurant specializing in seafood dishes. We feature the freshest, made to order cuisine highlighting Colorado meats and produce. The chefs have great passion for satisfying every guest with the best ingredients available.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Have a Bloody Mary and the Crispy Chicken Sandwich! Awesome service and nice patio 😎 This place is a gem. The floating fireplace is so cool.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ok first off this isn't a fish restaurant but that is what I had and it was terrific. We were in Salida for a destination wedding for my niece, and were looking for a nice restaurant to eat at before the festivities started the next day. Salida is a bit of a touristy area. Walking around downtown we saw 2... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Price is important for when I choose a restaurant. I lived for over 20 years in New York (Manhattan) where good food is the norm and often price doesn’t follow quality. We were happy to find Laughing Ladies a restaurant that delivered on its menu (and prices). We started with the Poblano Relleno and Hearts of Romaine. My wife ate... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently dined here while on vacation in Salida. So good! Very slow to receive food, but that didn't bother us too much since the environment was laid back and comfortable while we waited. Chile rellenos were not our favorite but their burger and enchiladas were great.

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Corrales, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It takes a lot to impress my husband, he usually is not into "restaurant food" at all. He had the chicken sandwich, and honestly declared it was the best he'd ever eaten. It was not greasy or overly full of dressings, just lots of interesting ingredients and very very fresh tasting. Likewise, I really liked their polenta salad. The polenta... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I went to Salida for the annual art festival, which coincided with the summer brew fest. We had made reservations days earlier for a Saturday evening dinner at Laughing Ladies. The restaurant setting is comfortable, yet refined. Menu items from appetizers to salads to main dishes all have a creative signature. Although the menu is not lengthy,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Laughing Ladies is a culinary gem tucked away in Salida, Colorado. The level of care and creativity put into every dish is way above the norm compared to foodie establishments in a metropolitan area. It's such a delight to find food of this caliber in a small town. My husband and I shared the duck and mushroom egg rolls for... More

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Amarillo, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not my Husbands favorite.. but I loved the boutique type menu.. fun to see everything and just a relaxing lunch place

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food here was incredible. I live in Austin and have access to some pretty amazing restaurants but this might have been the best meal I've ever had. The chili stuffed with grits was hearty, gooey, tasty, with a nice kick. The goat cheese salad had a refreshing lemony dressing and great texture with the nuts and roasted red peppers.... More

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Salida, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Top quality seafood, steaks, lamb, chicken. All items are prepared to perfection. Seasonal local produce is treated with respect and love. We have been dining at LL for 10 years. The best restaurant in Salida & you won't find much argument about that--even other restaurant owners agree with LL's status.

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