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“What a nice surprise!”
Review of Shallots

Shallots
Ranked #11 of 63 Restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“What a nice surprise!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have a vacation home in Salida Colorado and like to dine out often when we are in town. The old "First Street Cafe" was a favorite breakfast spot for many years but the owners had to close shop due to health concerns. Shallots opened In the same building last year. Having heard many fine reports from locals, we decided to try it ourselves for dinner tonight. Our expectations were high, and we were not disappointed.

To start we has the pot stickers (served with a yummy soy/ginger sauce). The dinner salad was good but the dressing (tomato, shallot, vinaigrette) was fantastic. The Stuffed Chicken Marsala was out of this world (stuffed with goat cheese and served with pasta, marinara sauce and asparagus).

My husband had the ribs and they were also very good. A little heavy on the sauces for his particular taste but cooked right and served with great sides.

When you visit Salida, add Shallots to your A list. They are open for breakfast (in season), lunch and dinner. We have heard that the cocktail menu is extensive as well.

  • Visited April 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good brunch”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Enjoyed the variety on the chile rellano plate. The french toast was good but could have been better with better (real?) syrup.

Visited April 2014
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Vail, CO
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“YUM!!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Traveling in business and stumbled upon this place for lunch. Wonderful ambiance inside and delicious food. I had the rueben and it was great. Wonderful service too.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Marigold183
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Salida, Colorado
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful appetizer”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We recently had dinner at Shallots, and especially enjoyed one of the appetizers offered as a special. It was the Shrimp Barcelona and was just delicious. Four of us shared this dish, and we all wished that we had ordered our own plate. It was wonderfully flavored. And I hope it becomes part of their regular menu!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Kathy B
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great people, great food”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Here's where you can get some really good food for quite a reasonable price. Most likely one of the owners will be serving you or their son and some evenings there will be music.

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Thank Robert B
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