Best of Vail: Best Mexican Restaurant |

Best of Vail: Best Mexican Restaurant

Rocky Mountain Taco’s Mexican food isn’t just good, it’s inexpensive, too. (Photo by Rachael Zimmerman)

1. Rocky Mountain Taco

2. Taqueria No Se Hagan Bolas

3. Fiestas Cafe & Cantina

When Rocky Mountain Taco co-owner Dan Purtell found out his food was a finalist in the Best of Vail Mexican Food category, he was actually in Mexico.

“I try to get down there once per year to make sure we are on par with what’s hot,” he said.

Locals south of the border have lots of opinions on which ingredients are the best, but they all agree on the main ingredient necessary to make quality Mexican food: Time.

“We never cut a corner, no matter how long it takes,” Purtell said. “Every little thing we do is from scratch.”

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