Dinner at Cantina – Aspen, Colorado

Dinner time in Aspen! For our first meal of the trip, we headed to Cantina – Aspen for some good’ole Mexican food. My sister and parents had eaten at this same restaurant a few days before Matt and I arrived to Colorado. They said it was great, and were game to try it again.
We were still all on Dallas time, and even though it was only 5:30, we were all starving! I think high-altitude makes me hungry, in addition to the fact that it was 6:30 PM back at home.
What did I think of Cantina? I thought it was very good. The chips and salsa were very fresh. I could see freshly diced fire-roasted tomatoes, chopped onions and sliced green onions in the salsa.
Cantina – Aspen from the street
Cantina menu
Chips and Salsa

Matt and I split the Mexican Street Tacos which consisted of chicken, diced onion, cilantro, and spicy sauce, all rolled in corn tortillas. The corn tortillas were a little tough… probably because they coated them in oil so they would not break. Other than that, it was very good. (P.S. Matt is a “double-beans guy, so no rice on our plate!)

Street Tacos Mexican – soft corn tortillas filled with grilled chicken and topped with diced onions, cilantro, and a spicy salsa

My sister ordered the chicken fajitas. The chicken was very tender, the seasoning not over-powering, and the pico de gallo was fresh and one of her favorites.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas served with grilled onions and peppers, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa fresca, and warm corn tortillas.
My dad ordered the salmon, which had a bold, spicy sauce that really added to the flavor of the dish. I loved his! (Sorry, no picture…it was blurry). My mom ordered the chicken tortilla lime soup with shredded chicken and cheese, tortillas strips, and avocado. No complaints there!
Overall, we would return to Cantina – Aspen. However, since I’m from Texas, I’ve had better Mexican food. My all-time favorites include Mi Cocina and Anamias in Dallas, and Escalantes in Houston.  For Colorado, though, I thought this was pretty good food.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.