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$10 - $30
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Southwestern, Bar
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3.1 miles from Vail Mountain Resort
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Reviewed November 25, 2023

Wow! Crazy good tacos in casual setting. We shared the queso fundido - super delicious and served with fresh tortillas. Highly recommend the Spicy Korean and the Crispy Cod tacos. YUMMMM! Our server was super nice and fast.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Colby Lefebvre, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2023

Thank you for the 5-star review!

Reviewed August 14, 2023

The strawberry margueritas and food were delicious. Outdoor seating has great views, and it's only steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, and Lionshead shopping near the Arabella.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Mike Dunlap, Agency / Consultant at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2023

Thank you for the 5-star review! We love to hear that you enjoyed the food and strawberry margaritas!!! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2023 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening with a group of 4 - not very crowded. Great views and service was very good. Ordered Sabor Chicken Tacos, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Rib Eye, and Chicken Fajitas + chips and salsa. All food was decently priced and decent quality....Enjoyed the Jalapeno Cilantro Marg, Tequila Mule, Paloma, and Coconut Marg. All drinks were tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Colby Lefebvre, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2023

Thank you for the 5-star review of our food, drinks and service! Our jalapeño cilantro margarita is a crowd pleaser and we love serving those handcrafted beverages that set us apart. We're happy to hear that your party enjoyed their chicken tacos, fish tacos, ribeye...More

Reviewed April 3, 2023

We have come here year after year for apres ski. Every year it is the same. Amazing house margaritas for a good apres ski deal, amazing taco apres ski special, amazing cheesy chorizo, amazing chips, amazing salsa, very slow service. We come here knowing that...they only have one bartender, one food runner, and two servers for the entire restaurant (including the outside) every time we are here. We feel so bad for the servers every time because we can see how busy they are. We have to order things well in advance of when we need them because we know it will take forever to get. Sometimes we see our margaritas sitting on the bar for 10-15 minutes at a time, before they get delivered to us. It's a shame because we love to come here but we set our expectation low and have patience. For example this last time, as soon as we sat down, we ordered the cheesy chorizo with some flour tortillas to dip in it. About 30 minutes later the cheesy chorizo came and we asked the food runner for the tortillas. The cheesy chorizo was almost gone and almost hardened at the point where our server stopped by again and we had to remind him about the flour tortillas. Then the food runner comes to clear our plates and we ask for the tortillas again, and another cheesy chorizo order to actually be able to dip them in this time. Finally the flour tortillas come with the second order. We eat a few of them and had them off to the side on the corner AWAY from the aisle and towards to window, and the food runner reached over to the back and took the basket away to clear them and she ran away so fast we couldn't stop her to say we weren't done. The tortillas did not come in a foil, just paper, so we wrapped the paper around them to keep warm and I guess they thought we were done? So there go the tortillas we waited about an hour for... sigh... Overall, we love the margaritas because they are very lime-y and we like the thin an salty chips to dip in the roasted salsa and cheesy chorizo. The tacos are yummy but you get 2 in the apres ski order so its a little pricey for what you get. When you come here just come with patience and enjoy the river views.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2023

We are happy to hear you enjoy our tacos, cheesy chorizo, margaritas, mountain and river views, and the apres atmosphere! We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the misunderstanding from one of our servers when they took your food away prematurely as well as the...More

Reviewed February 26, 2023 via mobile

There is nothing negative to say about this place. The food, service and host are great. Even the ambiance is fun. I highly recommend it for family or friends. All the tacos were delicious. Be careful because the kids meat tacos are also spicy.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Mike D, Agency / Consultant at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2023

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service! Come back anytime you are in the mood for some tacos! Thank you for the 5-star review.

Reviewed January 5, 2023

Not a bad place, nothing to write home about. The pork green chili is good, so is the Mexican pizza. One night I picked up some nachos from there because we're staying in the same building and it was good enough to carry us through...dinner. Last night, we stopped in to say hello to some friends who were having dinner there with their grandchildren, but we didn't eat. My wife, however, spotted something on the menu called "Impossible Flan Cake," and she ordered on - in Strawberry. When the waiter returned, he said they were out of Strawberry, only had Chocolate. She said she'd try it and it was pretty good. I asked the waiter to bring us one to go for our daughter. This time when the waiter arrived, he was carrying two "to go" boxes and said he found one in Strawberry and brought that as well. It seemed like a nice gesture, since he was unable to find it when it was ordered. HOWEVER... when I got the bill, it turned out that they charged me for the extra flan that I did not order. The people we were with said to complain, but I didn't want to make a fuss. As I was thinking about it this morning, it seemed like really bad form to me. The Strawberry Flan should have been comped, since that was what my wife originally ordered. In any case, you don't bring out two desserts when only one was ordered, acting like you're being gracious, and then charge for both of them. What do you think?More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2023

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We would like to get more information about your experience and have invited you to send us an email through the website where you left your other review. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed September 28, 2022

We visit Vail valley for 6 weeks in the summer to beat the Dallas heat. El Sabor is one of our favorite spots. You can't beat the patio, the view overlooking the river and the amazing service. We brought visiting friends and had great Margaritas...they...have an incredible variety of special ritas! We also LOVE their tequila flights. Seafood ceviche, chips, tacos...it is all great. We have always had fantastic service with servers who enjoy their work. We love El Sabor...we will be back for many summers to come.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2022

Thank you for the 5-star review of our patio by the river in Lionshead Village, friendly service, handcrafted margaritas, and tequila flights! We enjoy putting our passion for bold flavors into dishes like the ceviche and tacos, and you just can't go wrong with crispy...More

Reviewed July 30, 2022

This would be a great place to come for drinks. I don't suggest coming for food other than chips and salsa. Our dinner was mediocre at best. It arrived lukewarm, the cheese on the enchiladas not completely melted. And it wasn't as if the place...was packed at the time. Overpriced for what it is. Well located, though.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

We appreciate the compliment on our drinks! We're sorry that you weren't satisfied with your food and would like to learn more about your visit. Please email us at elsaborvail@gmail.com at your convenience and let us know what day and time you dined in our...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022

Sit out on the deck on a nice day and enjoy a fabulous view. They have a full bar and pleasant staff. The food is wonderful and as I said, BEST HAMBURGERS IN TOWN.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! We love bringing our traditional Latin flavors to the Vail Valley! We're happy to know that you loved our hamburger as well as the gorgeous view from our deck. We can't wait to...More

Reviewed July 23, 2022

Great location right on the Gore creek with good food and service. Always a favorite stop each time I'm in Vail.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Thanks for the 5-star review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and location! We truly value having a spot with such great views in Lionshead. We can't wait to see you again next time you're in Vail!

Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Went in for lunch, only 4 people in the place, they refused to let my wife who wasn’t real hungry order off the kids menu. Unbelievable!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, we apologize that your visit was unsatisfactory. We would like to learn more about your experience. Please reach out to us at elsaborvail@gmail.com

Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

I got the sabor tacos which were good, but not great (too much meat-to-everything-else ratio, based on my personal preference). The chips and salsa/queso were solid. My friend and I took our two 4-year-olds, and the restaurant was very family friendly. Service was very friendly...but slow - after waiting for our check for about 15-20 min we had to get up and go find our server (who was chatting with staff at the bar). One thing that was OUTSTANDING (the best I encountered during our trip) was the way they treated restrictions/allergies. My son has 7 anaphylactic allergies (on top of being vegetarian). I ordered the Impossible burger for him and the chef came out to talk to me about the allergies, their precautions in the kitchen, potential for cross-contamination, etc. I even forgot his epi-pens in the car and still felt safe because of their level of care. They took it seriously and that was appreciated so much.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2021 via mobile

Happy hour prices were good, 2 tacos for $5, margaritas $6. The food was nothing exceptional. Nice outdoor seating on the deck.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Colby L, General Manager at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2021

We appreciate the compliment on our great happy hour specials! We're sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your food and would like to learn more about your visit. Please email us at elsaborvail@gmail.com at your convenience and let us know what day and...More

Reviewed September 15, 2021

I liked the casual outdoor setting and the vibe was fun and outdoorsy - just what you want after a day of hiking. Servers were personable. Food was decent at a price that was very fair, especially for Vail. The Salsa was maybe the best...I've ever had. The El Sabor really should print a menu! Diners are to order by looking the online menu on their phones! I thought that was weird, and a challenge because I didn't bring my glasses. Even a photocopy would be helpful! Nonetheless, I would return and would recommend El Sabor to other visiorsMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Avid T, Owner at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! We love bringing our traditional Latin flavors to the Vail Valley! We pride ourselves in having affordable prices for the location we are in. We're happy to know that you loved our salsa...More

Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

After having only mediocre food during my trip in Vail, this place was an absolute treasure to find!!! Walking in, the deck and views had my attention but the strawberry Margarita had heart. The queso was fabulous and all the food was just as wonderful....Our waiter was super helpful and this restaurant is also very dog friendly. Not to mention they play some very rad music and the vibe is very chill. All and all, we will definitely be visiting this place again and I am so excited to eat the remainder of my food later tonight. Strongly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Colby L, Owner at El Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review, Monda! We love bringing our traditional Latin flavors to the Vail Valley! We're happy to know that you loved our strawberry margarita as well as the gorgeous view from our deck and our...More

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