La Cantina doesn’t exactly feel like a restaurant. Sandwiched into a public foyer and hallway, next to a locker room and below Vail’s West Lionshead Plaza bus stop, it feels like the guys piecing together your massive burrito and plate of nachos are squatters, ready to pack up their grill at a moment’s notice when security comes around. But in Vail -- a place that’s all-frills -- this comforting, satisfying grub complemented by free chips and salsa is a refreshing change of pace. You’ll also find sandwiches, salads, entrees, combination dinners and assorted Mexican items a la carte, with selections for vegetarian eaters as well as seafood, chicken, pork carnitas and carne asada -- and a full bar serving up strong margaritas if you’re dying for a post-slope cocktail to pair with your meal. Plus, if you were willing to shell out the cash it costs to park in the garage all day, you can conveniently drop off your gear and change out of your boots before chowing down.
While tourists in Oakleys and Prada jumpsuits sip champagne cocktails on the cutesy sidewalk cafes of Vail Village, locals -- and Denver day skiers -- head to the parking garage après ski. La Cantina isn't exactly a restaurant. Sandwiched into a public foyer and hallway, next to a locker room and below the bus stop, it feels like the guys piecing together your massive burrito and plate of nachos are squatters, ready to pack up their grill at a moment's notice when security... More »
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