This place always has the best
Never lets me down
Will be back
Outstanding, homemade Mexican. The rojo is ridiculously good.
I agree, even with the new ownership and remodeling, it all looked and tasted worse. No wonder why they closed it down.
Bunch of cheats the department of wildlife. Rules apparently don't apply to them!
Cheap booze, nice staff. Usually close to empty though. This is great for a friendly social time but not a good place to looking for a new spouse.
Was dying to try this place. Finally did today and it was terrible. I'm not sure if it's normally this bad, but there was only one employee who was clearly high as shit. Took him over 15 minutes to make one drink. Didn't wash his hands before or wear gloves and touched all of the fruit and vegetables. Didn't wash hands after either and handed me my drink covered in gunk. Friendly guy but too friendly and made me feel uncomfortable. Was more interested in chatting than making a good drink. I had just finished the incline and was on my way home and just wanted to get in and out, not spend 20 minutes talking to some weirdo. I believe his name started with a K, could be wrong but he works at devil's pizza too. If the owner is reading this, please get rid of that guy. I am never going back solely because of my experience with that employee. And the drink I got "Garden of the Gods" went straight to the trash because of the lack of cleanliness on his part. Definitely a waste of $7.
Tong-Tong is my go-to Korean restaurant in Colorado Springs. The service has always been outstanding, with attentive, friendly servers that go out of their way to make you feel at home. They have always been ready with a smile and a suggestion of what I should try next. The food is likewise outstanding, with the wide assortment of soups being particularly good.
Everything from standards like bulgogi (thin sliced marinated beef) and japchae (a sweet potato noodle dish) to more unusual dishes like sundubu-jjigae (a spicy soft tofu soup) are served sizzling in their dishes and incredibly good. Unless you ask for it spicy, the level of hotness is under control, so this non-Korean can enjoy it without sweating the whole time.
I would suggest trying it at lunchtime, as their lunch menu has most of the standards at substantially reduced prices (around $6.99 for most). Even at lunch, you receive a wide assortment of traditional side dishes with your entre. The staff will gladly refill any of them if you ask for more.
The only knock on this place (and the only reason I didn't give it five stars) is that it could use a good remodel. The carpeting is worn in many places, the booths and tables have seen better days, and the restrooms, though clean, need some maintenance work.
Still, that shouldn't deter you from trying this place. Before you know it, you'll be a regular like me.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
MY WIFE IS AND HAS BEEN A MEMBER AT MARISOL FOR ALMOST A YEAR AND THINGS HAVE BEEN WELL TILL TODAY. WE HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE 4YR ANNIVERSARY SALE WITH MEMBER OZ AT $135. THIS DONT HAPPEN OFTEN SO MY WIFE DECIDED TO STOCK UP AND BUY WHAT SHE CAN DAILY AND PUT BACK SOME FOR NEXT DAY AS WE DIDNT ASK THEM TO DO IT, THEY OFFERED TO DO IT FOR US. TODAY WE WENT TO PICK UP OUR MEDICINE THAT WAS HELD FOR US AND WAS TOLD THAT THE MEDICINE WAS PLACED BACK ON THE SHELF AND WE COULD ONLY BUY A HALF OZ PER STRAIN. AGAIN MY WIFE IS A MEMBER AND HAS HER PLANT COUNT HANDED TO THEM FOR THEM TO TELL HER SHE IS LIMITED. WE THEN CALLED A FRIEND WHO TOLD US ABOUT THE STRAIN HE HAD PURCHASED THERE TODAY. HE SAID HE PURCHASED AN OZ OF ONE STRAIN. BUT YET MY WIFE IS LIMITED. MY FRIEND IS NOT EVEN A MEMBER AND HE WAS ABLE TO BUY AN OZ OF ONE STRAIN YET MY WIFE CANNOT AND SHE IS A MEMBER....SOMETHING WRONG HERE. I DONT THINK MY WIFE CAN ALL OF A SUDDEN TELL MARISOL THAT SHE DONT WANT THEM TO GROW ALL 6 OF HER PLANTS AT ONE TIME..MAYBE A FEW ONE WEEK AND A FEW ANOTHER. THATS WHAT THEY DID TO HER..PUT LIMITATION ON HER THAT WASNT PUT ON OTHERS. THATS BAD BUSINESS. IM A CAREGIVER, AND I KNOW A TON OF RED CARD HOLDERS WHO SHOP VARIOUS PLACES INCLUDING MARISOL. THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO ABOUT THIS IS TO HAVE MY WIFE'S CAREGIVERSHIP CHANGED OVER(WHICH WE ARE DOING ON MONDAY, FIRST THING) AND SPREAD THE WORD AS TO WHAT HAPPENED TO US AND OUR STORY WITH THIS COMPANY. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EV1 KNOWS ON EVERY WEED SITE, ON EVERY SITE I CAN FIND A PLACE TO PUT A REVIEW OR TYPE OUR STORY. WE WANT EV1 TO KNOW THAT WE WAS TOLD THAT MIKE STETLER THE OWNER CAME IN AND SEEN OUR WEED PUT BACK AND SAID NO THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND PUT ALL OF OUR PROMISED MEDICINE BACK ONTO THE SHELF AND DIDNT EVEN SAVE US AN OZ..A QUARTER...AN EIGHTH..OR A GRAM OR ANYTHING MY WIFE(THE MEMBER) HAD PLACED INTO HOLD THAT A EMPLOYEE/FAMILY MEMBER SAID COULD BE HELD BACK FOR US. MY WIFE AND I ALSO NOTICED THAT THE RAFFLE WASNT GOING TO WELL WITH ONLY LIKE 25 TICKETS IN THE RAFFLE JAR AT THE TIME OF DRAWING. MY WIFE AND I THOUGHT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A LOSE TAKEN BY MARISOL AS THEY HAD 300 BUCKS IN ITEMS IN A JAR AND ONLY 25 TICKETS SOLD. SO WE THOUGHT, WIN OR LOSE HOW ABOUT WE BUY 155 BUCKS WORTH WHICH IS 31 TICKETS AND SEE IF IT HELPS MARISOL BREAK EVEN A BIT AND GIVE US A LITTLE OVER A 50/50 CHANCE AT WINNING, SHE WON. MY WIFE HAS SPENT HUNDREDS IN THIS DISP OVER THE ENTIRE SALE, AND SHE AND I HAVE WORKED HARD TO GET THERE EARLY AND GET FIRST PICK OF MEDICINE JUST TO HAVE IT STRIPPED AWAY??? I THOUGHT THERE WAS A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SITUATION. MY WIFE DIDNT SIGN OVER HER PLANTS TO BE TREATED WORSE THEN A NON=MEMBER, AND MARISOL...YOU CAN BET, ILL MAKE SURE TO TELL EV1.
Very best of the best. Quality meds every time I go
Great shop love the smoothies !
Quaint "old victorian" shop with great people and a great vibe. Used to be Firehouse BBQ, located in a renovated turn of the century fire station on Colorado Blvd. just off of 8th street. Conveniently located just outside of downtown Colorado Springs; 2 blocks or so from I-25 just west of 8th Street.
Feels a lot like a neighborhood hang-out. Great place to watch the game, read a book, have a conversation, or just take some down time.
Jeff and Caryn Andrews are the owners and are usually there meeting people and making them feel like family. I highly recommend this place as a "must visit" for locals and guests.
I had an awesome experience here!!! If it weren't for the owner I never would have survived my first day stripping. She not only set me up with some great stuff but also gave me inc-readable advice that saved my life that day. TOTAL LIFE SAVER. I would recommend to every one. (Oh and she even let me use the bathroom!!!!) Maybe you were just rude? Eh its standard procedure to see anybody's ID when entering an adult store. (duh)
It's closed now. I saw the sign posted on the restaurant saying it had been seized.
BUSINESS CLOSED AND REOPENED AS A NEW BUSINESS PLEASE UPDATE WITH NEW INFORMATION THANK YOU
Front Range is sadly underrated for their wonderful marriage of very very good food and quality music. No words can describe their delectable meals. And whoever books their bands really know what they're doing because we've seen some great acts come through here, most of them traveling from afar. Not sure why they advertise it as "southern rock" because musicians have come from Philly, Boston, etc., and have a wise variety of soulful sounds. If you want excellent food from a restaurant that has great taste in music, this is the place to be.
Lived in the Springs for 30 years, but moved to Albuquerque about 10 years ago- was back to visit friends/family and started missing my chile fix, so thought I would visit what was one of my favorite 'mexican' restaurants. Kinda surprised at the change-over to this new place but 'what the heck, might as try it as long as i was there'. Loved the ambience and the wait staff was great. The food - not so much. Thought it was overpriced and so-so. Maybe I have gotten spoiled eating some really great southwestern/new mexican food in 'el Burque'.
As a former Palmer student and frequent down-towner, there is nothing bad about KC that isn't wrong with any other downtown breakfast place. My potatoes have never been burnt, and I have never heard the staff curse. I've been earing here for three years. It is a DINER, so the food is bound to be greasy, but nothing compared to a place like Taco Star, for instance. I've had everything on the menu. All the bad reviews must be from some really sophisticated eaters, because to a normal person who doesn't get fresh herbs for her food everynight, this place is good.
Very nicely surprised for a town that has many mediocre Mexican food choices. Locally owned, which is important for those who wish to patronize the mom and pop cafés, while avoiding the big box franchises. Great ambiance, nice wait staff, food exceeded our expectations. Will be back, and will tell our friends to try it out as well.
Great breakfast as well as one of the best burgers in town. The green chili is superb. A great local diner on the West side of town. Have been there numerous times, never been disappointed. Eager to try their BBQ.
Never will go back to Bambinos since the owners did not renew the lease on La Creperie, one of downtowns oldest remaining quality eateries. Will not patronize their hamburger joint effort, The Skirted Hiefer. Nothing like adding one more burger joint to an already saturated burger market in this town, but hey, good luck on your half thought out business plan. The pizzas and "Italian" food at Bambinos were always mediocre at best, much, much better choices in the town. Arrivederci!
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