The Fritz is easily the best restaurant in Salida. I absolutely love Salida, but pizza and burger joints (that all serve up great brews!) primarily dominate the food scene. The Fritz sets itself apart by offering up delectable tapas and inventive food. It’s the perfect place to relax after an adventure-filled day of hiking, skiing, biking, running, and – okay – you get the point. Salida is the perfect outdoors town, and The Fritz is the cultural yin to Salida’s outdoorsy yang.
“The Fritz is a Gastro-Pub/American Bistro inspired by French, Spanish and local cuisine, specializing in tapas, tasty sandwiches, truffle fries, local beers, creative house cocktails and world-class wine and whiskey.” – The Fritz
As far as atmosphere is concerned, the restaurant is quaint and casual. The service is always spot on. I’ve visited a number of times, weeknights and weekends alike, and it is always bustling with people. There’s a small patio that provides comfortable summer seating.
The menu is chock full of tasty items, such as grilled asparagus, truffle fries, beet salad, and a number of different big plates. The seared ahi wontons and Brussels sprouts are out of this world. Last time we were at The Fritz, we – without regret – stuffed ourselves with the wontons alone. Our little daughter, Z, scarfed down the macaroni and cheese.
Any great Colorado restaurant has to have a beer and wine list to rival the food. The beer and wine selection at The Fritz is very good, with many local options for the beer. Definitely get something from the local brewery, Elevation Beer Co.