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137 E 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2110
+1 719-539-4759
08:00 - 13:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Diversity of menu and friendly place. Good special lunch items, and dinner atmosphere is cozy. Wine and cocktails at the bar fun for a solo dinner.

Thank Judy S
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to go to eat breakfast. Enjoy yourself and have excellent meal. The owner and chef is from a big hotel chain and has come here to spread good food to this valley

Thank Robert B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Motorcycling through CO, staying in Salida. We look for good food everywhere we go. Shallots fit the bill for us. Small cafe owned by an energetic couple. Menu is diverse and they have marvelous evening specials. Highly recommended!

Thank Bella2Max1
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service. Fresh food. Creative combinations and classic fare. Hard to find quality like this in a small town but here it is.

Thank Terri888HHH
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We almost waited for a table at Fritz's and should have. Nothing was particularly good -- for instance, the lamb was fairly fatty, overcooked for medium rare, and pretty bland. A garden salad almost seemed like a cafeteria salad. The service was slow -- about 35 minutes maybe after we ordered? The owner/chef (I'm assuming) came by and asked how... More 

Thank whsy82seattle
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were going through town and decided to look at the historic downtown for somewhere to eat when we spotted Shallots. It looked like where the locals came to eat, relax and converse. The food was great! We all ate from the specials menu and couldn't have been more pleased. Not a place to go if you're looking for something... More 

Thank Robert H
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The food was good. The mimosas were good. The bartender was a hoot. I would recommend this place. If we are ever back in Salida, we will eat here again.

Thank SHCH4
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Ambiance of a decent local bar that provides good, well sourced/cooked food. Excellent ingredients for both plates were marred by cold plate and at best, lukewarm food, Waitress was advised but didn't care or offer to re-heat or replace. A really good NY strip steak ordered medium came out medium well which spoiled, rather than ruined a fabulous piece of... More 

Thank Clive L
Las Animas, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped in to what we thought was a nice establishment and had dinner. It was a very busy Saturday night. Got seated at the bar and we decided to eat there instead of waiting for a table which was fine. Had a nice cocktail and received our food. My steak was suppose to be medium but had no color... More 

Thank mikester
Evergreen, Colorado
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were there for my husbands birthday and it was excellent. Robert was our server and went above and beyond so that we had a special night, as well the owner who was very personable. My husband had the curry Marlin and I had the Lamb chops both of the dishes were EXCELLENT. As well as my husband enjoyed a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 E 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2110
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-4759
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?