Seriously good Mexican food in Colorado Springs | Pikes Pick


I’ve had this ongoing joke with some of my friends: Amanda’s Fonda must be worth going to because it shares a name with yours truly. Recently, we stopped by to test the theory. My take? Amanda’s Fonda on Colorado Avenue serves, as its tagline goes, “serious Mexican food” and seriously good Mexican food. Its house margaritas are solid and its food menu is stacked with options, including delicious queso and steak fajitas.

It all comes with a cozy log cabin feel. There’s also a patio for warmer days. Don’t forget about its sister location on North Academy. More:

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Colorado Springs food and drink picks

When our staff discovers something they love—they share it. On this list of Gazette staff ‘Pikes Picks,’ you’ll find  Colorado Springs-area eateries that have impressed and surprised the staff’s palates. 

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