Every year, thousands of tourists – both American and International, head down to Copper Mountain for some Rocky Mountain Skiing. This Colorado Ski Resort is known as a great place for family skiing – and dining! When you take off your ski boots and head down to the resort, you will want to find some great food! That is why we have made a list of the 10 best restaurants in Copper Mountain.
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Mahi's Street Tacos Restaurant in Copper Mountain
When you need to warm up from the inside out, Mexican food will do it for you, and this is the place to go for your Mexican fix. You can find all the famous names of Mexican grub and have it alongside a nice margarita. The outlet is cozy and casual, ideal for any time you want to get a street taco. You can find the likes of shrimp tacos, grilled chicken, grilled steak and undoubtedly the famous Mahi taco. Apart from serving delicious, warm and filling tacos and quesadillas, Mahi’s Street Tacos also ensures to source their fish from sustainably grown fisheries.
The Eagle BBQ
An award-winning BBQ restaurant seems almost too good to be true when you’re off the slopes and in need of a good meat fix. From meats to burgers, however you like your meat, they will do it well. You can find meat by the pound, marinated and grilled to perfection, accompanied by your favorite side, ideal for family dining, or choose a platter, comprising a mouthwatering, glistening choice of meat, served with a side dish of your choice. For those with hunger pangs add odd hours, the suggestion is a hearty burger or sandwich, meats resting on bouncy buns, covered in cheese, lettuce and onions.
Ten Mile Tavern Copper Mountain Restaurant
Classic American dishes are hearty, both to the eyes and the palate, and the Ten Mile Tavern serves up wholesome dishes ranging from delectable soups and starters to hearty fries with all sorts of toppings and mouthwatering, double layered burgers. Indulge in “The Hogback Sandwich”, hearty nachos topped with anything you can imagine, and some unique dishes such as the “potato and leek beer cheese soup”, “the quinoa and kale soup “or the “Peak One Pie”, full of cheese, pepperoni and rosemary. Vegetarians can find bites such as the “beer battered cauliflower”, or a range of soft, pillowy pies to choose from.
C.B. Grille Copper Mountain Restaurant
A sweet spot for when you need a stylish night out and fancier meals. C.B. Grille is ideal for a date, a nice celebration or anytime you just need to break away from the casual eats. You can find eye catching prepared dishes ranging from Halibut to amazing lamb chops, and even the salads will be sophisticated. They also serve a range of pastas, from fresh seafood to creamy sauces and delectable desserts with crunchy toppings, soft souffles and fresh ice creams. The atmosphere consists of soft lights and well-designed interiors.
El Zacatecano Mexican Restaurant in Copper Mountain
Their vast menu makes them ideal for groups and anyone wanting to try something new or needing some inspiration. El Zacatecano Mexican Restaurant serves tasty dishes consisting of sweet and sour sauces and crunchy mains served in friendly and colorful plates. You will find everything from the typical creamy Guacamole, cheese dips with peppers, all kinds of burgers, enchiladas, burritos, Fajitas, and food style tacos. They even have special kids’ menus, lunch menus, nachos, family packs, vegetable menus and seafood menus. Some house specialties include Chimichangas, El Gordo Platter, Tacos al carbon and Enchiladas mix.
Incline Bar and Grill
Casual, American in all its heartiness, and ready to serve their meals with a nice cold brew. For a sneak peak, these are some starter favorites: Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Toasted Raviolis, Pork Carnitas, the famous Incline’s Incredible Wings and Hot Honey Calamari Fingers. If you can resist ordering a second round of starters and pick a main, you can find delectable salads such as the Grilled Sirloin and Spinach Salad, Mandarin Tuna Salad and classic Chicken Caesar Salad. Heavier options consist of Oven Roasted Goat Cheese and Vegetable Lasagna, Stuffed Bone-in Pork Chop and Lobster Mac and Cheese.
Mamma's Italiano Copper Mountain Restaurant
Italian food feels good and is desired almost any day, whether you are craving it or simply don’t know what you’re craving. This homey place serves crunchy, luscious pizzas with colorful and various toppings, pastas that look like your Italian friend’s grandma made them, and little vegetable dishes that would look appetizing even to vegetable hating children. You can enjoy your meal outdoors or inside, and you will also find a couple of arcade games and pool tables to enjoy while you wait.
Gustino's Lakeside Pizzeria
Perfect for a quick bite in a casual eatery. You will find starters such as crispy, battered, thick cut fries, the famous ‘Gustino’s chicken wings’, juicy wings marinated in ginger teriyaki, bbq sauce and served with vegetables, typical country style chicken tenders and different kinds of salads, but their main attractions are the New York style pizzas. You can have it by the slice or order a full one and enjoy it with a beer. The staff is friendly and welcoming.
Downhill Dukes Copper Mountain Restaurant
Enjoy the view of skiers coming down the slopes with some nice tunes by the live DJ with great food and drinks. It is ideally located near the slopes so you can stop over whenever the cravings hit or when in need of a break. The outdoor seating is casual but trendy and you can find everything from delicious burgers, fresh salads to creamy chowders. Perfect for a bit of a splurge between the slopes.
On The Rockies Whiskey and Wine Bar
Whiskey and wine make you feel happy and fine. You will find over 50 types of whiskeys from all over the world, Canada, Japan, American and Scotland and even Taiwan to accompany with your cheese and fruit platter, or fresh meats and olives platter. You can also do fun things like build your own Old Fashion, or try their famous, foamy “Tedder”. Their cheese plates are nothing short of fancy, and their flat bread plate is customizable with a choice of gourmet toppings such as Genoa Salami, Parmesan, blue cheese, Prosciutto, olives, basil, and jalapenos. They also serve salads, different kinds of sandwiches and paninis and a choice of appetizers. The atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming, and the cocktails are always fresh and beautiful.
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!