3 of the Best New Restaurants to Go Try Now

Here’s an inside peek at three of the Springs hottest new eateries. Make your plans to get there now.

If you’re looking for the hottest new dining destinations in Colorado Springs, we have the scoop on three fresh spots on the food and beverage scene. These diversified establishments all bring a new wave of quality — and with it some welcome cultural fusion cuisine that ranges across town from the Academy corridor to Cheyenne Mountain. Here are the Springs’ tastiest newbies — three of the best new restaurants that rightfully have everybody buzzing for bites.

Tokki

Colorado Springs new Korean bar and eatery gives off über-hip lounge vibes paired with delicious Asian-fusion tapas, fanciful craft cocktails and live music. The swanky space boasts a robust cocktail program featuring classic libations with a twist, like their yuzu sake margarita, Thai Spiced Old Fashioned, Broadmoor whiskey sour and garnish heavy Bloody (Kimchi) Mary. Do opt into the more theatrical offerings too with the wildly popular Grogu, a glowing, green bevie that looks like Baby Yoda but drinks a bit stronger.

Tokki’s small plates make it an optimal destination for shareable eats: Gogi lettuce wraps shine in a garlic-soy sauce. Other standouts include Say, “Whoo!” Tempura and Mandu, Korean-style deep-fried meat and veggie dumplings. Fulfill your sushi cravings with the Nine-Tails Tataki, slightly seared slices of pepper-crusted tuna in a refreshing citrus-soy sauce. Or find a discerning presentation with the bento boxes or entree bowls and just add sake or soju to complete the full K-Pop experience.

182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.

@tokki_co

Milagro’s Cocina Mexicana

street tacos and margarita at Milagro's Cocina in Colorado Springs
Traditional Mexican meets Colorado Flare at Milagro’s Cocina. Photo by Red Creativ, courtesy of Milagro’s.

Milagro’s Cocina is Colorado Springs’ newest import that combines traditional Mexican cooking with a contemporary, Colorado flare. The gorgeous ambiance and thoughtful menu invite patrons to experience the diversity of Mexico by highlighting the art, music and regional delicacies that showcase coastal fare and an assortment of moles. Milagro’s carries an impressive collection of tequila and mezcal with delicious margaritas. Must-try appetizers abound with salsa flights, queso fundido for epic cheese pulls, and a list of pickled fruits and veggies to begin the meal.

The main menu features well-plated portions of tacos, enchiladas and burritos. It expounds upon what you know about Mexican food with Salmon al Pastor, Cochinita Pibil, a braised pork shank wrapped in banana leaves, and Costillas de Puerco, tamarind glazed ribs. Executive chef Roberto Reyes, who is of Michoacán descent, relocated to the Springs from Chicago and hopes his multifaceted cooking techniques add growth to the local gastronomic scene.

7455 N. Academy Blvd.

milagroscocinamex.com

Trainwreck

Woman gets a drink at Trainwreck Colorado Springs with big screen in the background.
Games to play. People to see. Trainwreck is hopping. Photo courtesy of Trainwreck.

Trainwreck is the new downtown hot spot to eat, drink and play. The massive indoor space, adjacent to Weidner Field, holds a large-scale dining room, giant U-shaped bar and golf simulator. The outdoor areas host sand volleyball courts, two ample patios with fire pits and a plethora of games. The drink list overflows with a lengthy selection of Colorado craft beers on tap, with a focus on hyperlocal offerings, plus refreshing craft cocktails and mocktails.

The food menu leans into well-executed gastropub fare. Patrons can find plenty of bar-centric appetizers and entrees to choose from, including burgers, pizza, Trainwreck Twinkies (mini chimichangas loaded with cheese, bacon and shrimp) and our personal favorite, the Steak Frites. Whether you’re hanging with friends, cheers-ing and bopping along with the live DJ inside, or spending family time outside playing ping pong, cornhole or bocce, there is something and somewhere for everyone at this upscale multiplex. Just take note: Trainwreck is 18+ after 8 p.m. daily and 21+ after 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

812 S. Sierra Madre St.

trainwreckco.com


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