Aspen: Venga Venga Slopeside in Snowmass

The latest Richard Sandoval modern Mexican restaurant (click here for a HuffPo article on Sandoval), Venga Venga fills the slopeside void in Snowmass. Literally the slope-iest a restaurant could get, it sits right at the old mall, beckoning you with the promise of margaritas, which somehow sound delicious even when it’s -14 degrees outside. Trust me, I know, because we went there when this was the case.

Blueberry prickly pear margarita at Venga Venga SnowmassSpicy serrano orange margarita at Venga Venga in Snowmass

These are margaritas made with Sauza infused with things. The red one is infused with prickly pear, then served with blueberries. The orange one is infused with serrano peppers and made with lots of orange. It is not sweet, which is just the way I like it!

Naturally, the mojito didn’t get photographed again. What can I say? The same fella, however, reported that it was nearly as good as Pacifica’s, which means it’s pretty dang good.

Nachos at Venga Venga in Snowmass

These are delicious nachos. I don’t normally eat nachos, not for any particular reason, they just don’t usually call my name. They did, however, and they were worth the caloric splurge (isn’t that what skiing/snowboarding is for?). The chips stayed crisp under the weight of the toppings, which were generous without being overwhelming.

Add in a little of the Venga Venga salsa, which is absolutely delicious and very fresh, and these nachos were divine. And I ate my weight in chips.

After a day of skiing or snowboarding, Venga Venga in Snowmass slopeside on the Old Mall is the perfect spot to stop. It’s not cheap, but it’s good.

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