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Laughing Ladies Restaurant

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Southwestern, Seafood, International, Californian
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128 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2002
719-539-6209
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a local, farm to table restaurant specializing in seafood dishes...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Fresh Ingredients and Food!

Had a great dinner at Laughing Ladies - Outstanding (the best ever had) Spinach Salad with a Butter Poached Egg on top. Mmmmmm, the mingled flavors were wonderful and decadent. They have wonderful fish specials and wine too. Had the Gulf Shrimp Linguine and Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken Breast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
MommaGoddess
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colorado
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner at Laughing Ladies - Outstanding (the best ever had) Spinach Salad with a Butter Poached Egg on top. Mmmmmm, the mingled flavors were wonderful and decadent. They have wonderful fish specials and wine too. Had the Gulf Shrimp Linguine and Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken Breast. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was wonderful and had great... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were a little nervous about returning to Laughing Ladies after the sale of the restaurant. Our fears were diminished after being warmly received by the same waitstaff we have known and enjoyed for years. The true test was the food and it passed with flying colors. Our favorite Nutty Goat Cheese Salad was still on the menu and delicious.... More 

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Salida, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Laughing Ladies Restaurant recently changed ownership and they are off to a really bad start. The new owners have kept the previous owners sorry way of taking reservations onto an answering machine. If you don't hear back from them the assumption is you have the requested reservation. However, in our case, we didn't hear from them regarding our Valentine's Day... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends for Valentine's Day. The tables were extra nice with black cloths and fresh flowers. It was good to see someone cared. Service was excellent. Wine selections were perfect. How nice to have Gruet by the glass. And the food! Lovely presentation, delicious in all regards. We felt cared for and very welcome. Great... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is one of the things that keeps us coming back to Salida. My husband is a chef and his comment says it all "someone in the kitchen knows what they are doing" We had such a delicious dinner Saturday evening that we came back for brunch Sunday. Red Chili enchiladas with scrambled eggs- yum.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Our friends had told us about this restaurant. They had been several times, getting something different each time and said the food was superb every time. We agree; our meals were awesome! Three of us had the special that night, the lamb shank, which was delectable. My husband had the hamburger which he couldn't even finish, but it was so... More 

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are looking for the best restaurant food in Salida you have to go here. Its as good as any restaurant in Colorado. Margie rocks in the kitchen with her sauces. And its not a big plate with 2 tiny pieces of meat and a bunch of drizzle. Very generous portions of top quality food.

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Arvada, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had dinner at this Restaurant. We visit Salida every two months or so and had wanted to try this restaurant. We had heard the food was great but the service was poor; this is true. My husband loved his dinner and mine also was good. But, our service was poor. From what we observed you had to be a... More 

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Oklahoma
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were very impressed with Laughing Ladies on our first vacation in Salida. The ingredients used there are fresh and often seasonal and local and the preparation is creative. However, on our second stay I had problems with a cut of meat. I've been a resort sous-chef and know that even the most careful of chefs can sometimes draw a... More 

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Illinois
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610 reviews 610 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent a night in Salida during our week long road trip. We had dinner at Laughing Ladies and it definitely ranks up there in the top 10% of dining experiences. Try it and you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: 719-539-6209

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Seafood, International, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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