Amicas (uh’-mee-cuz) Our Italian for Friends


Located in the heart of downtown Salida, Colorado, Amicas is a community tap-house and scratch kitchen full of good energy and great flavors. Order what you like at the front counter then let the friendly staff take it from there. Amicas focuses on keeping the ingredients as clean and locally sourced as possible, we love our farmers!
Amicas has had the extreme privilege of having great customer and employee loyalty for over a decade and counting. This has allowed ongoing benefits and proud sponsorships for cultural, environmental, educational and athletic programs within our own community and elsewhere. We take great pride in our summer and school lunch programs through the Boys and Girls club as well.

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At Amicas, we believe in minimizing our negative impact on the world around us and on maximizing the difference we make.

We minimize waste wherever possible and use eco-friendly “to-go” containers – you’ll never see styrofoam at Amicas. In addition, our kitchen scraps feed local chickens, and we buy as much as possible from local farmers. In the summer, we buy the best of the area’s organic produce.

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At Amicas we strive to provide outstanding experiences to our customers with our attention to detail, food preparation in our scratch kitchen and our fun, family friendly, energetic atmosphere.
We make every effort to keep our food as clean and locally sourced as possible.
We believe in having a positive work environment that promotes growth, open communication, above average wage compensation and benefits. Our employees are thought of as “The Amicas Family” and all employees work as a team to create and maintain memorable experiences for each other and customers.
We are committed to giving back to our local community through sponsoring Salida’s many cultural, environmental, athletic and educational programs. We continue to contribute to the global community as well.


Community Involvement

Amicas sponsored the 12th annual Crest Crank for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse. This one-day mountain biking event raised funds for AADA and is always a GREAT time for an important cause! After a 20+ mile ride, riders delight in a BBQ with delicious food and the chance to win many terrific prizes.  more info

We’ve helped nurture Salida families and kids through our support of the Family Youth Initiative (FYI), the Boys and Girls clubs, new playground equipment, the SteamPlant, and the Alliance Against Domestic Violence. We’ve also supported children and the arts by funding a Calliope scholarship and by sponsoring the Salida Circus. more info

Community radio KHEN 106.9fm, helps keep our community informed and engaged and our support helps keep them on the air. When we each do a little, it adds up to a lot. more info

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas (LTUA) understands how little bits combine to make impressive changes. We participate in their “Common Cents for Conservation” program which collects pennies to protect the places that make our valley special. LTUA advances the conservation and stewardship of agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic beauty and other diminishing natural and historical resources. And when you eat at Amicas, you’re helping; penny by penny. more info

We were founding sponsors of the South Central Bike Racing team – now Salida Cycling Club. Why we do it… we like helping bring bike racing and lots of fresh faces to our community! And we always support fibark –a celebration of the river that runs through our town. more info

We also support Friendship Bridge –an organization providing micro credit to Guatemalan women. After living in Guatemala, Amicas’ owner Kathie Younghans has a special place in her heart for Guatemala and she wholeheartedly supports Friendship Bridge because it’s a hand up, not a hand out. And it makes an immediate and tangible difference in the lives of the women it reaches. more info

Amicas also sponsors Salida’s 3P event–Pole, Paddle and Pedal. The Salida Pole, Pedal Paddle began in 1999 and is a unique, multi-sport event. Following the path of the spring runoff, competitors start at the Continental Divide with a backcountry ski leg, mountain bikes carry competitors in the shadow of Mt. Shavano to the banks of the Arkansas River where whitewater kayaks take paddlers into downtown Salida for an exciting finish. Participants can compete as a team or individually. more info

Colorado Proud! Better for you. Better for Colorado. Amicas is Colorado Proud! By buying locally grown, raised and processed food and agricultural products, we serve high quality fresh products and help Colorado’s economy, local farmers, ranchers, and greenhouses. more info

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