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. Micro-brew pints are $4.50 and their standard, full-pint margarita on the rocks is only $6.00. PBR is $2.50 at Happy Hour. This joint is popular with the locals.
The shady side patio attracts a crowd in the warmer months. There are only 10-12 tables inside, so Kip’s can be very busy at peak times. Coming early or late is not a bad idea during the peak tourist seasons. If you’re looking for refreshment after a day on the slopes, Happy Hour is from 3-6. Open till 10 pm, later than most places in Pagosa.