A friend and I decided to give them a shot during their breakfast hours since that was when I noticed the bigger crowds. We walk in and
the place is packed, there's even about a fifteen minute wait. No big deal. I decided to walk to the front of the restaurant, which was not
an open seating section. This was the side with big glass windows and beautiful views of the Colorado Springs mountain range. I was a
bit surprised that they were not taking advantage of the views - it seems to me that people would not only come for the food but also the gorgeous views.
After about fifteen minutes they showed us to our table. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. We requested some chips and salsa - I know
we were there to have breakfast but I just had to see, especially after my experience at
Estela's. Both were excellent - the chips
were delicious and even hot. The salsa, a spicy green salsa, served cold, was excellent. I ordered the Mexican Omelette with potatoes and an
English Muffin. Everything was really good....and how many times have you ever found yourself saying that an English
Muffin was 'really good'?...but this one was. I also ordered a side of sausage and the patty was superb. My buddy decided to go the lunch route
and ordered the rack of tacos. These were four hardshell ground beef tacos served on a taco rack. They had all the normal fixings plus I believe
some of them had refried beans on them as well. He loved them and has ordered them again and again on later trips. I almost thought twice about
revealing this last part about Rudy's Little Hideaway because I didn't want any increased popularity to go to their heads....or pockets. But the
prices here are great. A meal that included all the items mentioned above, plus cokes and coffee cost around $16.00!!!! Where in the hell are
you going to find that anymore. It's breakfast for the recession.
Since our first trip, we have almost made Rudy's Little Hideaway a part of our Sunday routine. I have tried their pancakes, french toast,
hash browns, burritos, enchiladas and everything is awesome. I recommend doing breakfast instead of dinner, where prices didn't seem quite as
friendly. Whether you are visiting or you are a resident, make sure you give Rudy's Little Hideaway a shot.
Rudy's Little Hideaway
945 South 8th Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
View Larger Map