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$10 - $30
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Latin, Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.7 miles from Vail Mountain Resort
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Lionshead village, at the bottom of the mountain right on the gondola. Good variety of Mexican comfort food.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed the traditional flavors of our Mexican food dishes! It's all about great flavors at great prices in Lionshead Village. Come see us next time you're hitting the mountain!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Lion Square Lodge and had dinner at this restaurant twice. The first time I tried the roasted brussels sprouts and could not believe how delicious they were! I wanted to go back to this restaurant a second time just for...that, they were that good! I also had the mahi mahi tacos which were also delicious. The service was great and our family really enjoyed it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful 5-star review! It's our pleasure to serve up delicious dishes, like our highly regarded brussels sprouts and mahi mahi tacos, at really great prices for a resort town. Come see us again for more great service and food next time...More

Reviewed January 26, 2021 via mobile

Food was good. Our server was amazing, he made sure that we were happy with the service. Will be returning again during our stay.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2021

Thanks for the kind words and 5-star rating! Customer service and great flavor are both important to us, so we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your server and our food! We look forward to serving you again next time you're in our corner of...More

Reviewed January 25, 2021

We went in to order take out but the host said we would have to place the order online (we were standing already in the restaurant!?). So we went home and ordered online - had to put in contact info including name, cell number, etc....Gave me a time to pick it up (90 min later) Went to pick it up at that time and the same host tells me that the food has been sitting there about 30 minutes. I told her this is the exact time the on-line system gave me and she said "yeah, this happens a lot - if the clock on the computer is still at your old time the online system gives you the pick-up time based on that time zone, not Mountain Time". Why would it not automatically give you your pick up time in the local time zone?? Why would they ask for my phone number then not call or text me to let me know the food is ready?? If this happens a lot and food is sitting there, why not at least call the customer and let them know the food is ready and has been sitting a few minutes?? Or better yet, if it happens often, then why not fix the online ordering system pick up time to local time?? Why not offer to comp an item for the inconvenience? The food was tasty but cold - and they forgot lettuce on the taco and Oreos with kids meal. Overall highly disappointingMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2021

We understand your frustration, but there is no way for our online ordering program to actually address this as it is unable to know how each person’s clock is set on their laptop. We're also operating on a skeleton crew due to COVID, so unfortunately,...More

Reviewed September 5, 2020

We had a great experience with Holly our bartender last night! She was very personable, friendly, and took great care of us! The Diablo burger was fantastic and the margaritas were great! Will definitely be back and hope Holly will be working that night!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

This is a Mexican restaurant. A hotel is attached on the other side, but it doesn't interfere with customers. I've been here a few times. I love the food and drinks. It is pet friendly. It's right along the river and mountain side, so the...views are pretty. you can also get a good view of the Lionshead.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020

What a great experience. - Awesome Margaritas with FRESH LEMON JUICE even for happy hour...! - Tasty Tacos - Friendly relaxed service - Beautiful deck. Will be back for sure !

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 13, 2020

As soon as I walked up the deck stairs wearing a facemask - this is during the re-opening after coronavirus - I told the hostess that I wanted to look at the tables on the deck since this was my first time at the restaurant...and wanted to see if I liked before I sat on a table. She looked at me angrily and said: "We are not doing that." This is not the way you welcome a customer into your empty restaurant. So I politely told her, "OK, so you can seat me on a table and if I don't like it I will leave" and that's exactly what I did. I didn't stay for lunch because she was so rude to me and my friends. I will never go back. You just lost a lot of customers! The location is great and beautiful, but I am not going to give my hard-earned money to a restaurant that has rude staff, she should be happy I am even walking in after been closed for 2 months. Tip to the manager of this restaurant: Train your staff better!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

Came for late lunch / happy hour. Was immediately sat, as we had beat the rush. Service was prompt and good. Gave the waiter the heads up that we wanted to take advantage of the happy hour drinks, so he brought us out some waters...and chips and allowed us to wait the 10 minutes. As soon as 3p struck, he came right over and started taking orders. Tacos were great, chips were great and the salsas were also on point. There was the right amount of spice to everything. BTW, there's not just drink specials, there's also taco specials during happy hour, although I didn't see those publicized anywhere. Had a very good experience here and found the food to be very reasonably priced considering the location of the restaurant. Kudos to them for keeping prices down even though they could probably jack them up a little and still have a heavy flow of clientele. Next time I'm here, I'll definitely be stopping in.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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vailcolby, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are glad to hear that our friendly and attentive service exceeded your expectations. We are sorry to hear that you had a hard time finding out about our happy hour specials, as they are all listed...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020

We really enjoyed our experience at El Sabor. Good service and the food was very delicious.The avocado tacos were great and the breakfast burritos before skiing were easy and convenient.

Date of visit: February 2020
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vailcolby, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Thanks for visiting us for dinner and breakfast! Our grab 'n go breakfast burritos are perfect for a ride up the mountain, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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Frequently Asked Questions about El Sabor

  • Yes, El Sabor offers takeout services.

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  • El Sabor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4