Colorado Springs welcomes Mexican eatery

October 11, 2018 by  

Earlier this year, Jason Wallenta, the co-owner and operator of Dos Santos Taqueria de Mexico, said he planned a new location in Colorado Springs. The doors have just opened, welcoming the first customers on October 2.

The restaurants are based in Denver, with Jason’s brother Kris acting as co-owner and chef. Their Colorado Springs operation has taken over the premises previously occupied by Southside Johnny’s, which is next door to Atomic Cowboy Provisions.

Dos Santos had a soft opening for friends and families during the weekend preceding the official opening. The operation went smoothly, leading Jason to say he was excited to open officially. New businesses such as this can benefit by distributing promotional products to their first customers to help build brand recognition.

The menu in the Colorado Springs eatery will be almost identical to the food they served in Denver, though one dish is being added: tuna poke nachos. The selection of beer is limited to three taps, including a local brew – It Takes a Tribe red ale – brewed by the Goat Patch Brewing Company. Another option is Dos Santos Mexican lager, brewed in Denver by Station 26 Brewing Company.

For non-beer drinkers, a full bar, featuring tequila drinks, is available. Jason says their margaritas feature fresh juices and other ingredients, which he believes make them the best in Colorado Springs.