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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mexican Restaurant
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“Amazing tacos and the best steak in town on Friday nights. Great local atmosphere ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Riff Raff has two locations, one downtown and one on the river past downtown towards Wolf Creek Pass. Both locations are great, however, I am partial the the main location on the river. The menu is bigger and of course, there is the view. Especially in the summer, check out the main location. Plus, some people say they have the best beer! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is a great option during peak season because you can make reservations! My favorite meal is the salmon fish and chips! Pairs perfectly with their Chili Verde Beer! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Walk out the back door and up the hill. You will see the Baking Company across Hwy 160. On Wednesdays they serve Thai food and the Spring Rolls are great. I also love the chocolate chip, cranberry cookies! From Muffins to pies they have the best and a full breakfast/lunch menu.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“DINNER ONLY Great for a special dining experience - from Pizza to Filet. Best atmosphere inside and out, when weather permits. About as fancy as we get around these here parts.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“The World's deepest mineral hot springs! They have pools for everyone and adult only pools as well. They recently added a poolside restaurant too. It is pricey but worth the visit...especially at night during the holidays. The lights and steam set a perfect tone. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“So much better than Starbucks! Great selection of coffees, espressos and teas. Then a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch items. Today I had a Lox Bagel, I chose the Everything bagel. Great selection of coffee mugs for purchase.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best Thai places we have every eaten in the U.S.! Gets busy. Great lunch special. Probably not best for large groups, as the place is small.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great for breakfast and lunch. I enjoy omelets with hashbrowns, pancakes and the fresh coffee. Lunch I enjoy choices of enchiladas with red or green chili. There is something for every taste.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This local favorite is always busy. Plan to wait in line. But, the breakfast is good and the bakery items are wonderful. With a bottomless cup of coffee, what could be better? ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great plays run all year. Some local actors but many are pursuing acting careers and do a stint at our little theatre. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Large selection of clothing for the whole family. Goodman's has been part of Pagosa for over a hundred years. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Walk across the river bridges and head up to Rez Hill! It is a great hike, bike ride, snow shoe or sledding hill. Once you get to the top there is a pavilion and a nice view of Pagosa. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“If you come to Pagosa, you have to go to the Hot Springs! There's 23 different pools, and it's billed as the world's deepest GeoThermal Hot Spring. Check it out at www.pagosahotsprings.com”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“good Mexican food where the locals like to go! Affordable Happy Hour serving awesome margaritas.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Sister eatery to Riff Raff, located at the edge of town right on the river. Great eats and drinks.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Amazing tacos and the best steak in town on Friday nights. Great local atmosphere ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
“Riff Raff has two locations, one downtown and one on the river past downtown towards Wolf Creek Pass. Both locations are great, however, I am partial the the main location on the river. The menu is bigger and of course, there is the view. Especially in the summer, check out the main location. Plus, some people say they have the best beer! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
“This is a great option during peak season because you can make reservations! My favorite meal is the salmon fish and chips! Pairs perfectly with their Chili Verde Beer! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“DINNER ONLY Great for a special dining experience - from Pizza to Filet. Best atmosphere inside and out, when weather permits. About as fancy as we get around these here parts.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best Thai places we have every eaten in the U.S.! Gets busy. Great lunch special. Probably not best for large groups, as the place is small.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great for breakfast and lunch. I enjoy omelets with hashbrowns, pancakes and the fresh coffee. Lunch I enjoy choices of enchiladas with red or green chili. There is something for every taste.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Sister eatery to Riff Raff, located at the edge of town right on the river. Great eats and drinks.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“good Mexican food where the locals like to go! Affordable Happy Hour serving awesome margaritas.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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