1 Su Casa
This is not your standard rice-and-beans Mexican joint. The restaurant--which is also part of the mulit-bar complex including Eric's and Cigar Bar--serves classic fare with a Latin twist. An array of tacos, from mango to grilled skirt steak, complement specialties like the rellenos frescas. Pair the fresh food with a homemade margarita and everyone leaves a happy customer.
2 La Palapa
For authentic Mexican dishes, head to La Palapa above Zane's Tavern. With a ceviche-only part of the menu, guests can start with lime-cooked fish and move onto traditional meals like seafood mocajete. In between, nosh on homemade salsa and chips and put back a fresh citrus margarita or homemade sangria to round out the meal right.
3 Venga Venga
Richard Sandoval's slopeside restaurant in Snowmass has put the Mexican in apres-ski and tequila in firepit drinking. From the table-side prepared guacamole to filling shrimp and avocado salad, the menu is creative and diverse. For something heartier, the chicken zarape should do it. The cantina also has more than 75 tequilas and mezcals, so if it's Mexican spirits that you're searching for, look no further than Venga Venga.
4 Woody Creek Tavern
Hunter S. Thompson's old stomping grounds in Woody Creek may be an unsuspecting place for Mexican, but the cheese enchiladas here rival the best in the Roaring Fork Valley. Plus, the margaritas are so lethal that you can only order them by the glass. If you opt to travel to the Tavern via the 8-mile bike ride, just make sure you've got a transport back.
5 La Cantina
Chimichangas, burritos and tamales, oh my! La Cantina, on Main Street in Aspen, occupies a huge corner spot with a lovely dining patio, and its multi-page menu is equally as welcoming. This place has got it all, from blackened shrimp quesadillas to sopapillas. Come during happy hour for $6 nachos and $7 steak and onion mulitas.