South Denver Enjoys Good Seafood!

From our opening on October 20, 2017 through December 31, 2017 we have served a lot of delicious seafood. Take a look at these numbers!

Jumbo Sea Scallops: 216 lbs or, 2,688 Scallops; an average of 42 per day

Fresh Oysters: 9,112; an average of 140 per day

Fresh Fish: 640 lbs; an average of 9.85 lbs per day

Shrimp: 456 lbs; an average of 7.02 lbs per day

Fresh Clams: 2,500; an average of 38 per day

Fresh Mussels: 2,160; an average of 33 per day

Meet Our Pastry Chef!

Trestles is one of the few restaurants in Castle Rock that has a full-time Pastry Chef as a vital part of the culinary team. She is extremely talented and creative and uses our high-end ingredients with great finesse. Here is a snapshot of who she is…

“My name is Adrianna Wooden and I am Trestles’ Pastry Chef. I am 21 years old, and I have been in the baking/pastry industry for 3 years. I attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs to become a Pastry chef. I am a Colorado native who was born in Colorado Springs, and raised in the small military town of Widefield. In my free time I like to knit, read, go to concerts, sing karaoke, and watch college football. I am also in the process of learning Swedish. One thing that everyone knows about me is that I love what I do at work. I couldn’t ask for a better career.”

Come on by and try her fresh creations or order some to-go.

See You Soon & Often!

Open New Years Eve!

We will be open on Sunday, December 31st, New Years Eve from 4pm – 10pm!  Reservations are already filling up.

Our featured specials will include: 1/2 lb Lobster Tail poached in champagne and clarified butter & 7oz USDA choice center cut Filet Mignon with our Dijon Cognac sauce (served separately or as an amazing Surf & Turf),  also, Scottish Salmon with a Crab Buerre Blanc.  The Oyster Bar will feature some favorites; Kumamoto and Malpeque oysters.

Call 303-663-3622 or visit our web page for reservations.

Oyster Bar HAPPY HOUR!

Trestles Oyster bar and happy hour come together for a great time! Our Blue Point Oysters are only $1.50 each or try our Fanny Bay and Kumamoto Oysters only $2 each.

Happy Hour Monday—Saturday 3-6pm

$6 House Wine

$1 off Draft Beer

$5 Well Drinks

$1.50 House Oysters & Oyster Shooter

$2 off our Tapas Style Plates


Fresh Hawaiian Ono

Featuring this Friday & Saturday, November 10th & 11th.  Fresh Hawaiian Ono, seared and served with our fresh Mango, Strawberry and Basil Salsa.  Come enjoy a taste of summer in the middle of winter!

Grand Opening!

Our Grand Opening weekend is here.  Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st, we will be open for lunch from 11am – 2pm and dinner from 4pm – 10pm.  we will be serving a limited menu from our website and will continue to add chef inspired selection as we perfect our training.

Call 303.663.3622 for reservations .. seats are filling up fast.

looking forward to serving you.

Jose and Mimi Espinoza

A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in our soft open last night!!!!

Over all, it was a smashing success!  You gave our new staff the opportunity to run all systems for the very first time.  We were delighted to hear your high praises, for both our well prepared dishes and our wonderful staff.  We are blessed to have selected such high energy, kind and helpful people to run the show in all arenas.  Dishes coming out of the kitchen, run by Chef Jose and Sous Chef, Mike McIntyre, prompted repeated responses of, “Some of the most delicious seafood I’ve ever tasted!”

At the tail end of the night, things got a little rough and ragged.  ‘New’ everything got the best of us.  We apologize to those who had to wait longer than expected but, this is exactly why soft opens are done prior to beginning business.  Thanks again for helping our staff train to run what we hope will be your favorite restaurant in Castle Rock!  Our public opening will be this Friday, October 20th serving lunch from 11-2 and dinner from 4-10.  We will be serving a limited selection as we build up to the full menu as seen here.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you again and meeting those of you who have yet to try us.

About Trestles

TRESTLES is a family owned and operated restaurant where excellent quality in Character, Food and Service is lived out.

OUR VISION is to create a growing community of regular guests who experience excellent quality in Character, Food & Service every time they visit us!

Mimi jose wedWe, Jose and Mimi Espinoza, met 30 years ago working for Maria Xanthakis in Huntington Beach, California’s favorite restaurant, Pero’s Spicery.  There were heat lamps between us and the rest is history.  We raised four great sons and currently have three daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren living in Colorado and California.

We love Jesus (1 John 4:19), we love people and we love food.

Jose was head chef at Pero’s, producing delectable, daily dishes as well as seasonal multi-course wine tasting dinners in union with some of California’s great vineyards.  He has worked for Duke’s Restaurant, of Hawaii and served as General Manager for Zubie’s Dry Dock of Huntington Beach and as Leadership Development General Manager for Sweet Tomatoes in the Denver market.  Jose also served in Christian ministry for over 12 years Mimi worked as a waitress, bartender and manager for various restaurants including The Family Fish House, Hamburger Hamlet and Dominique’s in Washington, DC before moving to California to study accounting at CSULB and meet Jose.  As an accountant, she worked for KPMG, Hennessy Accounting Services and managed the books for our church in HB while home schooling our younger boys.

The name, Trestles Coastal Cuisine, was selected to evoke thoughts of perfection; the perfect day, the perfect wave, the perfect meal.  Between San Diego and Orange counties lies a special stretch of shoreline.  Dubbed ‘Trestles’ by the world’s best surfers (you have to walk under the railroad tracks to get to the beach) this stretch offers great waves which break in both directions.  So, if you are regular or goofy footed you love this place!

We are so excited to finally own our own place and develop the kind of atmosphere where you feel it is ‘your restaurant’, the place you proudly bring your out of town guests and are given the welcome and recognition that make you feel special every time.  We look forward to getting to know you and your friends and family!!

Taste of Douglas County and Vino in the Village

We participated in two great events in the last two weeks: the Taste of Douglas County at the Fairgrounds in Castle Rock and the Vino in the Village in Castle Pines.  It was a pleasure to meet and chat with so many of you!  Like everyone else who attended these events, we had a great time!

We gave away the following prizes at each event and the winners were:

4 seats at one of our Soft Openings – 1 each to Marta C. of Aurora & 1 gentleman of Castle Pines!
$100 Gift Certificate – 1 each to Dawn C. of Castle Rock & George W. of Castle Pines!

A Soft Opening, if you’ve never heard the term, happens prior to opening to the public.  If invited, you will dine with us for free, allowing us to put our staff and systems through their paces: then you get to critique, for us, various aspects of the experience.  This process will help us tighten up whatever needs adjustment and become your very favorite restaurant.

Excitement in the community is growing!  Finally, seafood in Castle Rock!  We can’t wait to serve you and get to know you better!


Keys to our new adventure…

Wow, we have dreamed of having our own restaurant forever and today we took possession of a space in the Village at Castle Pines. This is our first ‘before’ shot. We have beautiful renovation plans thanks to Meg Dworak of Cherry Creek Interiors and Mike Call of Complete Construction Services. Wait until you see the transformation! We will be updating you on the progress as it rolls out.