About The Margarita At Pine Creek

The Margarita at Pine Creek, named for The Margarita Daisy, has been an independently-owned local restaurant for over 35 years. Known for our Comfortably Contemporary Cuisine, we feature daily changing menus emphasizing on seasonal ingredients with local products being used whenever possible. Complementing the food, we offer a full bar with specialty margarita and martini menus, our Wine List features over 75 bottles of traditional and obscure varietals. The Kitchen's eclectic approach to cooking as well as warm service and relaxing atmosphere has earned awards from both critics and the community.

7350 Pine Creek Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Woodmen

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 598-8667

Website:
http://www.margaritaatpinecreek.com/

Entertainment:
Winter Schedule: October-May; Live Music In The Lounge On Friday Evenings Starting at 7pm and Live Baroque Music In The Main Dining Room on Saturday Evenings.
Summer Schedule: June-September; Dinner & A Movie Series on Friday Evenings on The Patio at Dark, Come Early To Get a Seat! (Pairing Classic Movies with Food, Weather Permitting) Live Music On the Sunset Patio Thursdays, 6:30 pm. Saturday Farmers Market with Live Music 9am-1pm. Live Baroque Music in the Main Dining Room Saturday Evenings

Executive Chef:
Eric Viedt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Margarita At Pine Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (8)
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Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Day after Valentine’s Day celebration with my wife. The ambiance was quiet and intimate on a night with light snow. The service was exceptional and our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and the food preparation. Kinda different from ordering al la cart as the offering was for 3,4 or 5 courses from a fixed selection. Selections were good but limited in scope. Small menu, but well prepared and tasty food. Good wine list. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service! We had an unexpected 6 coarse meal but were pleasantly surprised with each coarse.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a very special place, and the scene of many special occasions for my wife and me. We hope it will continue to thrive. It is so nice to find a unique restaurant with exceptional cuisine and service that is neither snooty nor pretentious...just comfortable and attentive!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Creative menu. Well presented. Very good service. Pleasant surroundings. Chamber music on weekends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Exceptional food! And two of us could get multi-course meals for a good price. We have dined in is the area with much more ambiance before. This last meal was in a more open back room which did not have the same ambiance.. but the food was still great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I hadn't been to Margarita at Pine Creek in a long time. That's won't happen again! The food is excellent and the service matches. The atmosphere is always excellent. With all of the extras, the meal is an excellent value. I HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Used to love this restaurant, but the food, ambiance and the staff have become outdated. I doubt I will dine there again but may enjoy the outdoor venue next summer.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Busy night, not enough help, bar was way to slow. Took over 30 minutes to get first drink , which they did comp. Food was great, and the server did the best he could due to the delay in bar service. Go yourself, as we have had a much more enjoyable experience in the past. Thanks for the round of drinks!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fantastic, quaint and charming, delicious and amazing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lunch with our daughter. Lovely!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent as always! First time for brunch, and the Eggs Pardou were decadent, and perfect. I love Margarita at Pine Creek as the food is always fantastic, the menu is unique, and it is a quiet atmosphere. Can't wait for Summer as their patio is heavenly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

the best restaurant in southern colorado does it again. try one of the special occasion 7 course dinners BUT pace yourself ! they is the only restaurant in colorado springs we go to now - ha! sad BUT true. try this restaurant

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Lovely evening for us. Enjoyed greatly.
Ambiance and food outstanding.
Special occasion spot for us due to the cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Been going to the Margarita at Pine Creek for over 30 years. Patty a wonderful friendly host and her chef Erik knows just the right spices to put together to ‘create’ perfect meals. Whenever family comes to town or girlfriends want a great lunch place this is where I take them. The weekday soup and salad with the sesame dressing is WONDERFUL.
This place is also me and my husband’s favorite place to go for our anniversary for romantic aumbience and a meal cooked to perfection. Not loud so you can hear each other talk is also a plus. You feel special and pampered to be there

Linda

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I recently made a reservation for our 10 year anniversary. I was hoping to be seated at one of their romantic, more intimate tables. Instead, we were seated in the group dining area. We were not thrilled with our table and we were sitting very closely to two groups who were close enough that we could hear their entire conversation. I would have preferred a more romantic table for our anniversary. Some of the wait staff were fantastic and some were not so great. My main entree was cold when it arrived, it still had good flavor, but I'm not a fan of cold food. Overall, the experience was ok and not worth the price. I am disappointed, since my previous experiences were great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Melissa is outstanding!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

WE HAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL LOVED OUR WAIT STAFF. IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE FOR US.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always enjoy going to the Margarita. This time, service seemed a bit slow. Ordered soup & salad. Server asked if we would like our soup with the salad which we did, but soup came about 15min later. After delivering the salads, we didn't see our server until she brought the soup.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very good food. Jan, the bartender, is humorous and good at her job.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our meal was absolutely fantastic! I had an entree that I probably would never have tried anywhere else. The restaurant was very quiet- our evening was just wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

a.We had reservation for 6:00 and it showed the reservation booked for 7:00. So it showed we came in early for our reservation so they seated us by the kitchen area instead of the other side of the dining area. It's like a punishment. The last time we made reservations on OpenTable the same thing happen to us. We got seated by the kitchen because they didn't have record of us having a reservations...so another punishment by seating us by the kitchen area instead of the other side of the dining are.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant with seriously excellent food and wine. Four of us had the three-course meal and we all loved each course. The shrimp and grit appetizer was perfect. My husband loved his venison snitzel. Great soups and salads. And the entrees were superb...snapper, homemade pasta, and steak. Yum! Perfect amount of food and reasonably priced for the quality. You could go to Ruth's Chris and also get a delicious meal, but you would walk out paying twice as much. Two of us enjoyed a nice bottle of wine $30 - excellent price for a bottle at a restaurant and two had the wine pairing, which was a perfect match with dinner.
MUST DINE here. A wonderful hideaway that's not a franchise and the best dinner you will find. Excellent service and ambiance! I would eat here every day if I could.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Margarita has a very creative menu that is continually updated as fresh foods become available.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The BEST NY Strip I've ever had. Juicy, tender and full of flavor. Superb atmosphere and excellent service...unlike the Till where you're "herded" in and out.
We will be back often!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was kind of a disappointment. We went for restaurant week... nothing new or innovative about the menu which is the same few limited items. The night before we had been to a great restaurant and had so much better experience there than my old favorite the Margarita. It's become a bit stale and overpriced. The salad with apples and goat cheese was not flavorful. My steak was overcooked and a thin cut New York strip that was tough. The pumpkin tiramisu was not very good. I'm not in a hurry to go back. It's been hit or miss lately. Sorry for the bad news but it was not at all the elevated experience I was expecting and sorry I spent the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Once again a lovely dining evening at Margarita at Pine Creek. Our waiter, Austin, was exceptional in his care for us. Our appetizers were delicious (mussels) and the salad was average. My entree, the steak, was difficult to cut and chewy. When our waiter checked on us, I told him the problem. He apologized and offered a different entree, snapper, and I accepted. That dish came quickly to our table, was beautifully presented and delicious! As we were finishing our wine, two complimentary desserts arrived at our table as an offering to offset my not so good steak entree. Also initially we ordered the chacuterie which was delicious and bountiful. We did not begin to finish it. Austin wrapped it for us to take home. The next day I opened it and each different kind of meat and condiments were carefully wrapped individually.We will continue to enjoy outings to this restaurant! Bravo!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Continue to love this place! Great food and excellent service. Menu is constantly changing and love the variety. Portions are just perfect. Will keep coming back for more.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food is usually superb however on this occasion the food was disastrous. The chicken salad was tasteless. I changed the order to the sandwich also a disaster. Did Margarita at Pine Creek loose their chef? Food has never been this bad.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous meal. Fabulous atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love this place

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great location & food. Server was brusque, unapologetic when crab bisque was replaced w mushroom bisque. Noise levels made conversation a challenge - but salads, entrees & dessert were good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had brunch for my birthday. The food was amazing and we had a great time. The atmosphere is relaxed. Just a lovely place to dine. My son had his wedding at Margarita at Pine Creek in June and it was truly magical.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This is a hidden gem on the north side of Colorado Springs close to I-25. We asked for a private table to quietly celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. We were quickly seated upon arrival; our server provided information about the evening's menu and gave us a moment to ponder the choices. She returned with hot bread and took our order. We chose a three wine pairing for our five course meal. The appetizers (fried cheese curds and mussels) were well presented and delicious. Both soups and salads were excellent. The main courses (New York strip steak and swordfish) were excellent, as were the accompanying sides. Wine choices were well-matched to our differing menu choices and of very good quality. A porporri of desserts was presented in celebration of our anniversary. Our server was attentive, but happy to allow us to proceed through the meal at our pace. The price is very reasonable considering the overall experience. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Wonderful experience .Live jazz and indoor and outdoor dining. One option is a 3 or 5 course prix fix dinner.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our first time at the Margarita, we were seating promptly by the hostess, and greeted by our server. Everyone was courteous and friendly. Our appetizers were served promptly, followed by the salad. Entrée came faster than we had anticipated which was a pleasant surprise compared to other restaurants we have frequented. We will visit again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions. The food is absolutely delicious, the service impeccable, and the ambiance cannot be beat. Try to go when you can have dinner on the outdoor patio. Simply beautiful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our server Jeff was phenomenal. The food offerings were exquisite. Lamb Chops and NY Strip were scrumptious. Palisade peach appetizer was excellent, a merging of yummy tastes. Desserts are all calorie free. Only kidding, but they are worth every bite.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Celebrated a friend's birthday. Sat outside in the garden. Enjoyed the salmon fish cake salad. Got pound cake with our coffee order. No dessert menu for lunch.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Everything from sesame salad to eggplant Parmesan & fish to desserts were incredible & artfully prepared. Always a great experience! We always take our out of town guests here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had a beautiful lunch on the outside patio. Felt very much like Santa Fe dining. Relaxing and delicious. A very enjoyable experience for all! I would definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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