Colorado Springs can enjoy a new Mexican restaurant in Palmer Lake | Culture & Leisure


Bryan Vazquez and Delbher Carrera, opened Sasquatch and Yeti Taqueria, 292 Colorado 105, Palmer Lake.

The small place has limited indoor dining, but outside there’s a large patio and a few tables in the front yard. Take-out meals are recommended, depending on the weather.

The menu is small and offers street tacos, a taco salad, six tortas, nachos and burritos, all served in generous portions.

Nachos ($10) are a large plate of freshly baked fries topped with a choice of nine taco meats, topped with queso, jalapeños, pico de gallo and a scoop of guacamole.

The burritos are huge. The Sasquatch burrito ($10) comes with a choice of taco meats, beans and rice topped with lettuce and tomatoes. Are you very hungry? Go for the Abominable Burrito ($26). It’s three times the size of a regular burrito. Complete it within the time limit, currently 20 minutes, and the meal is courtesy of the house, plus you get your picture on the wall. Liquor license pending.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Details: 719-375-3874,

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Dinner and show in trolley

The Flying W Ranch, 3330 Chuckwagon Road, Colorado Springs, dinners will open at 5 p.m. daily beginning May 26 and continuing through October 2.

Ticket holders enjoy the three-course family meal with a choice of smoked beef brisket, turkey breast or sausage served with baked potatoes, beans, cookies, applesauce, cake spicy, lemonade or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

The Western Stage Show follows dinner presented by the world famous Flying W Wranglers.

Ticket is $65 general admission, $60 for military or seniors 65 and over, $30 for children 12 and under, children on laps are free. Details: 598-4000,

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Eat out to help

Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, is offering Passport to Pizzolato wines at 6 p.m. May 10. For $79 (plus tax and tip), you get a five-course dinner paired with wine. The nonprofit that will benefit this month is Westside Cares. Reservations taken through Coaltrain Fine Wines, Craft Beers, and Spirits, 719-475-9700.

Dinners on the terrace

Paella on the Patio is back on Sundays at Tapateria, 2607 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. For $39 you get an all-you-can-eat house paella, glass of sangria, house wine, or beer. There are three seats for each event: noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets at

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Rose Race

Head to the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St., Denver, for Derby Day action, 2-6 p.m. May 7. The party will take place in the hotel lobby, where there will be indulgent culinary creations from Executive Chef Kim Moyle. . Dance to the tunes of Hazel Miller & Band 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $100. For $250, get a VIP ticket, which includes all general admission offers, plus unlimited signature cocktails, beer and wine and exclusive access to the Speakeasy Pegasus Club (Brown Palace Club transformed) where the show of Jennifer Lane will be live at 5:30-9 p.m. Visit for tickets.

Contact the writer: 719-636-0271

contact the author: 636-0271.


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