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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to COVID 19, we are trying to help the local restaurants to stay in business. This was our first take-out order with Arlene's Beans. We ordered an enchilada dinner, 1 chicken & 1 beef. There was plenty of food for the next day. We...were happy with our order. Was still warm but the time we got it home.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Just when a Texas Transplant to Beautiful Colorado Springs was thinking it would cost us round trip Airline tickets back to Dallas to get our Mexican fix, we found our New spot. Tucked away in a nondescript strip center off the main path through town...in Monument, Colorado you'll find "Arlene's Beans." Having learned to not judge a book by its cover or a movie by its trailer, Arlene & Bobby's Family place is much the same. Online reviews were good, but we all know those can be manipulated, so a Saturday afternoon adventure would bring us here. The casual walk up counter where you place your order was steps away from an extensive menu that was filled with what sounded like great dishes. Options from Fountain drinks to cold bottled "Mexican Coke", "Jarritos" & bottled water, chocolate milk and honest kids drinks were all ice cold along with a great cold beer selections. Now, I am told the "Arlene's Mean Margarita" is a winner made from scratch with no mixes just good ole citrus and the good stuff, but that's for our next dinner out with friends. We ordered Chips & Salsa, a Chili Relleno& Tamale plate and a "Carne Asada" stuffed Chimichanga Plate, each served with pinto beans, mexican rice, a fresh lettuce & tomato side salad and Great sauces. Now, having eaten great Mexican food multiple times weekly for the past 5 decades and previously owning multiple restaurants myself, I know a thing or two about it. The food is all made to order and from scratch was delivered within a few minutes to our table and yes, it looked great, but know the real test shall now begin. My first bite was of my Chili Relleno and it did not disappoint and the tamale was the perfect ratio of masa to filling and steamed perfectly filled with a scrumptious filling. The beans were slow cooked and tender and the rice fluffy and a great compliment to the main attractions. I noticed no one at our table was talking, as we seldom take a breath, only to learn his Huge Chimichanga was a perfect crispy package filled with delicious carne asada, cheese, beans and delectable sauces. We both kept saying this is my last bite and then we'd take one more. Sad to say we filled up long before we got to enjoy all of our fresh handmade Chips and fresh salsa, which was incredible. We never made it to order dessert, but noticed they offered some fantastic selections like Tres Leches Cake, Churros & Fried Ice cream. I had to before leaving ask to speak with the Owner, who graciously & quickly came from the kitchen to tell him how wonderful the food was and learn that the friendly cashier who helped us along with other Family members all run this "Gem". I cannot say just how thrilled I am that Arlene, Bobby & their Family are now our new found Mexican spot. FYI - I also hear they offer catering and I will look forward to next time.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

The food! The staff! The owners! Not enough words can describe this incredible establishment. I love Arlene and her family, but her food might have my heart just a bit more.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

Top notch customer service and excellent food! The G-Ritto is one of my favorites along with the margaritas. I highly recommend Arlene’s Beans & Salsa to anyone looking for a wonderful meal.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

Delicious Mexican/New Mexican food and AMAZING service! Everything is reasonably priced and you sure get a lot of food for the money. We love Arlene’s Beans!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 May 2020 via mobile

This place is great the service and the food were excellent and I’m from Houston Texas so I know my Mexican tex mex

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 8 May 2020

Been there many times and got a to-go order on Cinco Do Mayo. Their food is always awesome and service and owners are tremendous. A great local business for our small town. And recently voted one of the best in the Colorado Springs area!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

The owners are their cooking everything fresh and helping customers. The food is fresh and very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

Love Arelenes since the first place they were in. Now the have moved/expanded and its hard to get in at lunch time~word has spread! Bobby and Arlene are fantastic friendly hosts and active community members. Try the street tacos, yo wont regret it!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

After years of living in the Trilakes area and wanting to try out this place, we finally managed to stop by during open hours (they are closed Sunday and Monday, which are often our eating out days). First, you order inside and pay before eating,...there is no table service, which is no problem, but the wait in line was a tad long, could be more effective/smoother for sure. The carne asada fries are delicious but as greasy as one might expect, smothered with cheese, yummy but likely to give one heartburn. Wish there would be a few lighter options on the menu. The burritos we had were a disappointment, very mushy inside, not that much flavor, no veggies, just somewhat flavorless rice, mushy beans and meat. It's not anything I'd call authentic Mexican food. We likely won't be back, a tad disappointed, I truly wanted to love this place.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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