A Trip To Nederland – Part 2 – Tres Gringos

Today, I am taking you back to our Nederland adventure, A Trip To Nederland – Part 1 – The Carousel of Happiness, but this time I am going to talk about our fabulous lunch at Tres Gringos.

Tres Gringos is an untraditional Mexican eatery, adding a little spice to Nederland, Colorado’s little mountain food scene. Everything is made fresh and from scratch everyday. It’s all made in small batches to ensure the freshness in every bite. They are “known for their delicious, non-traditional Mexican-style vittles and hand pressed tortillas, small batch salsas, [and] mule-kick margaritas”.

The walls are creatively decorated in the Dios de las Muertos designs of a local artist. The food is every bit as creative and fun as are the walls and the decorations.

Tres Gringos offers a full bar, or cantina, but it is known for their homemade traditional styled, mule-kick margaritas.

Of course I had to try one, and it was very tasty and refreshing indeed. I enjoyed it with our lunch. We split a couple of dishes, as we normally do, especially when trying some place new. We started out with the loaded patas bravas, or loaded Spanish potatoes. There were quite a few options on how you wanted to load them up, and we chose to load them with carnitas.

The different variety of tacos are the house specialty of Tres Gringos, so of course we sampled a couple of different kinds and split them in half too. We followed the recommendations of our fabulously fun server, Stephanie. We had one pesacdo taco and one chicken adobo taco. Both were mui deliciosio! They went very well with the patatas bravas. It was a perfectly delicious lunch and we ordered just the right amount; not to much and not to little.

Our server Stephanie was an absolute delight. She was very friendly and very helpful and had a rockin’ personality. She is a treasure.

When you are up in the Nederland neighborhood, it is definitely worth a visit to stop in try some of the fabulous, fresh made foods at Tres Gringos. You can’t miss them. They are in the main part of town, with access from both up the stairs of the main parking lot in town, or from the front entrance from the street. Their address is 20 Lakeview Drive, #207, Nederland, Co 80466. You can reach them online at tresgringos2020@icloud.com or by phone at (303) 2583170. They are open Thursday-Monday from 12-8.

We are always up for new adventures. New adventures are what make life fun and interesting. Never settle for boring and the same old, same old. Break the molds every now and then and try something new.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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