Kip’s Grill & Cantina
Kip’s Grill & Cantina is located at 121 Pagosa St.. (Main Street), Pagosa Springs, CO.
Open from 11am to 10pm daily
970-264-3663 : Visit their website
Kips is in a quaint little old house on Pagosa’s main street. The place has a cool and funky ski-bum atmosphere – it’s owned by some ski-patrol and river-rafter types.
They serve $7 burgers (or buffalo or elk for $9), plus a green chili (very hot), 10 different soft flour tacos ($8-$11), and other munchies like chips, salsa, roasted green chiles, and some great hot dogs. Try the Spicy Shrimp Tacos or the Tacos Barbacoa (tasty pulled pork) and maybe add a splash of their house-made, thermo-nuclear habanero sauce. Very friendly service.
Kip’s has small-but-comfortable bar that’s always busy. They have several micro-brew pints, and PBR is $2.50 at Happy Hour. Kip’s may have the best margarita in town, and it’s a big one. This joint is popular with the locals and stays busy all day.
The shady side patio attracts a crowd in the warmer months. Coming early or late is not a bad idea during the peak seasons. If you’re looking for refreshment after a day on the slopes, Happy Hour is 3-6, weekdays. Open till 10 pm.