Aspen Welcomes a Mountainy Tex-Mex Restaurant

Tex-Mex cuisine with a high-end twist
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Photography by Matt Harrington

The owners of Aspen’s wildly popular Clark’s Oyster Bar recently opened their second restaurant, proving there is still ample room in the town’s dining scene for a newcomer. Enter Las Montañas, located past a teal-green door on the second floor of the South River Plaza, in the space formerly occupied by longtime establishment Jimmy’s. Serving traditional Tex-Mex cuisine—but with a high-end twist, such as snapper-and-shrimp ceviche, warm crab tostadas and grilled Spanish octopus—the rustic space is decorated with authentic Mexican art and tile, weathered wood and leather-wrapped chairs.

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The highlight, however, is the tabletop sizzling fajita platter ($85 for 2-4 guests), with tender, marinated ribeye steak and perfectly seasoned achiote chicken, along with garlic jalapeño butter, cumin rice and queso fundido. Plus, the views of the surrounding mountains are unbeatable. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Las Montañas, 205 South Mill Street, Aspen;

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