"Stop here for the wonderful Rino's restaurant!!" Trinidad by XenoHumph

Trinidad Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 28 photos

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We were on our way back to Houston (Texas) from our vacations in Utah, when we picked Trinidad, in Southeast Colorado as a convenient stop along I25 Freeway. We got a room at a motel (Trinidad Inn) and went on reconnaissance for something to eat in town. At first, it looked really bleak. Although downtown Trinidad, a small town, has beautiful century old buildings and cobbled streets, most are empty and for sale (the reason for this was obvious when we drove off the next day: there is a Wallmart in Trinidad). One nice stone building on Main street, however, looked well kept and there was a sign saying "restaurant, open". So we went in. What a wonderful surprise!! Rino's is a fantastic restaurant which is worth stopping at even if you have nothing to do in this little town along the freeway. If at least, you need an overnight stay on your travels along I25, pick Trinidad just for a great diner at a bargain price.

Here is a website on what's to see in Trinidad:
http://www.santafetrailscenicandhistoricbyway.org/trinbb.html

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rino's restaurant, nice "Victorian" buildings, cobbled streets
  • Cons:A Wallmart killed the town
  • In a nutshell:Stop here for Rino's (do I repeat myself here?)!!!
  • Last visit to Trinidad: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2004
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  • Aug 10, 2005 at 7:18 PM

    Absolutely! Rino's is the best! Spectacular meal, plus singing waiters at night! Most fun and delicious dining experience we've had in a while. A shame we're in MD, and that's in CO. Everyone should try and check it out if you can! Well worth the trip!

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    Apr 13, 2005 at 7:33 AM

    Y a pas un village voisin qui s'appellerait Tobago, des fois ? ;-D

  • Rhondaj's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 2:25 PM

    those stinkin' Walmarts!!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2004 at 1:34 PM

    Just the place to load up after a day on Culebra Peak or in the Great Sand Dunes! ;-\

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2004 at 9:57 AM

    C'a l'air d'etre bien tranquille...

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2004 at 11:10 AM

    That restaurant tip sounds tempting!!!

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