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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
Corrales, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Delightful! Divine! Scrumptious! Fun! What a creative, well thought out menu! Who would expect such perfection in a small Colorado town? We were fortunate to sit on the patio with a beautiful fire pit. Our server, Jen, was truly the BEST server I have ever encountered! She was welcoming and attentive. Not only did she answer any questions we had... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is in an historic Victorian setting downtown. The ceiling is very old tin and pretty Victorian lamps hang from it. The couple that owns it went to culinary school together and worked in well-known reputable restaurants in Napa before opening their own in this small Colorado town. Though not in-expensive, the menu is varied and creative. I had... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great service (thank you Rosa), delicious and innovative comfort food; good wine list. Friendly owner/chef.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went there for lunch and they had only two waitresses and no bartender. People began to pour in and they kept seating them. Service slowed to a crawl. At some point, staff has to exercise some self-discipline and make people wait for seating. Otherwise existing customers are excessively delayed. Food was about average. I had a crispy salmon sandwich... More

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