Cafe de Luna comes to Avon |

Cafe de Luna comes to Avon

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVAIL CO, Colorado
HL Cafe de Luna KA 3-15-12

AVON – Debbie Marquez, the former co-owner and proprietor of Fiestas! Cafe & Cantina in Edwards, has opened a new restaurant called Cafe de Luna in Avon. Cafe de Luna showcases Marquez’s signature New Mexico style cuisine, combining other Mexican favorites in what she likes to call “High Country Mex” fare.Marquez has opened up her new venture in the Christie Lodge, formerly occupied by the Blue Plate Bistro. The restaurant is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Cafe de Luna makes nearly everything on the menu in-house, using fresh ingredients from reliable and socially conscious companies. A stand out on the menu is the different chile sauces incorporated into the dishes. All of Cafe de Luna’s chile sauces are prepared from scratch with four primary from-the-farm chiles. The farms have been supplying the Marquez and Luna families for generations.There are familiar favorites on the menu, as well as additional New Mexico style dishes, like blue corn tortilla chicken enchiladas, chile rellenos and fajitas. The dinner and lunch menus both have similar dishes but in different proportions to suit the time of day. Breakfast is a special affair at Cafe de Luna, with numerous options such as breakfast burritos, Santa Fe style eggs and huevos rancheros. Marquez is excited about her new venture. “I wanted to bring my signature family dishes to the community of Avon and its visitors,” she said. “I am passionate about my recipes, some of which have been in the family for generations.” Cafe de Luna has a full bar, including signature margaritas. During warmer months the patio will provide a sun-drenched haven for meeting friends and family over a plate of “High Country Mex” food.

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