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Shallots

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137 East 1st Street, Salida, CO 81201
719 539 4759
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Shallots is a modern American cafe that focuses on quality food and...
Shallots is a modern American cafe that focuses on quality food and cocktails at a great price. We strive to keep our food and cocktails fresh and interesting, with an emphasis on quality service.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

Wonderful dining experience. You will be pleased with the quality and elegant presentation of your meal. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. There is a wide selection of drink options. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Adrienne W
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Salida
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Salida
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174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful dining experience. You will be pleased with the quality and elegant presentation of your meal. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. There is a wide selection of drink options. Highly recommend!

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Thank Adrienne W
Beaumont, Texas
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to give Shallots another try after several prior disappointing experiences from years past. We were pleasantly surprised. The menu offerings featuring french influenced dishes providing great choices. The wine by the glass offerings were varied and reasonably priced. Our server was pleasant and we received our food in a timely manner. We look forward to a return visit... More 

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Thank Traveler1948_10
Salida, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised how expensive this place was. I don't mind if the experience is worth it but this one wasn't. The service was very slow even though it was not crowded at all. I got the feeling the staff was not concerned at all--they thought we were lucky to be there. My steak was ok, but the side vegetable... More 

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Thank Kris E
Taos, New Mexico, Usa
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food choices here are excellent: the duck with raspberry sauce was simply amazing. There were no vegetarian choices on offer, but the chef did take a side of mushroom ravioli and increase the portion to meal size. So the problems weren't with the kitchen. The service, on the other hand, was very weak. One waitress seemed to be working... More 

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Thank AlpacaMama
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

During our stay in Salida, we had dinner at Shallots based on a recommendation from a local. The restaurant was easy to find, had good service and a liquor license, and the food was very good.

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Thank Ed R
Salida, Co. USA
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199 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

killer what you can do with Google translate... Seriously, the new menu at Shallots is very good, and the food as well. Fun to have another nice place to eat here, we deserve it. These guys have been open for a long time, they are finally getting their due... Cocktails, like Old Fashions are hip here, good beers on tap.... More 

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Thank Salida1048
Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Been here twice now - both times, really good quality food, and really slow waitress servcie. That a people and process problem, but yum on the quality of the food. The know how to prepare dishes. Don't get the shrimp though - my daughter barely got any, and she actually looked at me with a huge grin and started laughing... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Quite a small place, but that added to the appeal. Nice dinner menu ranging from soup, salad, to full entree. The Grilled Avacado Salad was amazing. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in town.

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Thank Jdmay29
Jefferson, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was a GREAT stop in town. Lots of great tequilas, but also made great coffee and food. We enjoyed talking to the owner about the history of the building and enjoyed the architecture.

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Thank Camphen
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A small quaint venue and the food was pretty good, but I would not go back. The service was extremely slow. The waitress would run by our table and make comments like, "food is almost ready," but it did not come out for quite awhile. I think we ended up staying 2 hours - no appetizers or desserts. The waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 East 1st Street, Salida, CO 81201
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: 719 539 4759

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Shallots is a modern American cafe that focuses on quality food and cocktails at a great price. We strive to keep our food and cocktails fresh and interesting, with an emphasis on quality service.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?