Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar
Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar

Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/vengavenga/index.htm
  • Phone: 9709237777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Business Hours

    Monday & Tuesday | Closed
    Wednesday | 3PM - 9PM
    Thursday | 12PM - 9PM
    Friday | 12PM, - 10PM
    Saturday | 11AM - 10PM
    Sunday | 11AM - 9PM

    Apres Ski
    Daily | 3-6PM
    Reverse Happy Hour
    Friday & Saturday | 9-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Cantinita offers diners a private table with great views of the mountain. Set off to the corner of the restaurant the Cantinita is an excellent location for a holiday family gathering, business meeting or romantic celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph Norton 9709237777x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Snowmass Mountain
  • Public Transit: Snowmass Village Mall bus stop.
  • Parking: No
A word from Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar
Venga Venga is a modern Mexican Cantina and Tequila bar. A new restaurant by world-renowned restaurateur Richard Sandoval, Venga Venga offers a casual dining experience with exquisite Mexican flavors right in the heart of Snowmass Village, minutes from famed Aspen, Colorado.

While reservations are welcome in our stunning, slopeside dining room, we unfortunately cannot accept reservations for our patio.
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Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great food
    foodsnob
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were surprised at the family atmosphere inside the restaurant, but pleasantly surprised by the food and atmosphere outside. Excellent salsa, entrees and margaritas!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming.
    ColoradoChick
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for my boyfriend's birthday this past weekend. The atmosphere was fine, nothing special considering the views at their disposal. Our warier was unfriendly but attentive. The cocktails were gross and overly sweet. Food was extremely over cooked (pork and shrimp were hatless rubber) and my corn tortillas had obviously been microwaved. Such a disappointment as the restaurant came highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    For being a Richard Sandoval restaurant, I found it to be very average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar reviews archive.
  • great happy hour, texting waiter?
    Jennifer
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Hi, LOVED the margs! Delish table-side guac! But, our waiter who texted while he was at our table? what? crazy! even by Aspen's too-cool-to-care-too-much-server standards, the texting was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican on the mountain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great Mexican food, awesome steak fajitas and great guacamole. Margaritas good too. Quick service, nice staff mall that you want in a Mexican restaurant after a long day of skiing! Great deck too if you can grab a spot in the afternoon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great apre ski
    SLdinersVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    food is good. nice views of the mountain. kitchen seems a little challenged
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chow
    Filling
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great place to chow down after a long day of skiing. Very satisfying! Had the guacamole and asked to make it spicy but it didn't quite hit the mark!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Chowdog
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We have enjoyed Happy Hour at Venga in the past. We enjoy a beer and guacamole by the fire pits but decided to eat inside this time. LOUD! We could not hear one another talk! I get the whole bar scene thing but sometimes it's nice to talk to the people you are with. The Happy Hour nachos were a great disappointment; small, little cheese, few pieces of dry chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food in Snowmass!
    Mason
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Best food of the entire trip. Very, very good service from Whitney, not the usual "I'm here to ski and get my 20% when you leave which will, hopefully, be soon!" attitude. Be sure to make reservations well in advance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food great for apres
    Beth
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Not a bad meal for apres at Snowmass. Tables are a bit tightly placed. Our table was wobbly and we had to put napkins under the leg to stabilize. Food was good, but not entirely memorable. Enjoy a margarita.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sandoval should be embarrassed
    Fong
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The atmosphere of a cafeteria, mediocre food and service and weak drinks. The bartenders were at their limits serving a beer. You would think at a Sandoval restaurant they could ateast make a decent margarita. The bartender didn't know what a Caiprihinia was, let alone how to make one. Having been to Zengo, Tamayo and others, I didn't expect such an afterthought.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hostess didn't have our reservation
    FanoffoodVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Hostess didn't have our reservation, I had to find my confirmation, which was annoying considering I haven't had any problems with Open Table in Snowmass or Aspen yet, I think it was the restaurants's fault. The service was a little slow at first, but improved. Food was very tasty and I would go back for the food alone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a huge fan of Richard
    Mary
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    I'm a huge fan of Richard Sandoval's restaurants. I've been to several of his other restaurants and they're all fabulous, authentic mexican cuisine, this was no exception.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sub par
    Danceg1187
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I dine here fairly frequently. Especially during the winter months. Most of the time the service is ok considering how busy it is. This time I felt the service was incredibly slow, especially because the restaurant wasn't very busy. I will probably continue to dine here, just not as frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed Venga Venga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Great overall experience at Venga Venga with my husband and two teenage boys. Food was delicious, something for everyone. Service was very attentive and prompt. Place is cool looking with great view of the mountains through walls of windows. Waitress cheerfully made accommodations for my younger son who is a picky eater and brought him the wings plain with no sauce and they were still plump and delicious! Looking forward to going back on our next trip to Snowmass.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Food and service was good. Very loud pumping music. More of a bar atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is very mild. OK for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Food is very mild. OK for Snowmass, but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Guacamole prepared at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    Guacamole prepared at the table is a must. Prompt service. Good opion if you don't want to trek to Aspen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our secind time to Venga Venga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Our secind time to Venga Venga was as good as our first. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was at our table immediately and our food came out quickly. The guacamole is made at tableside and is a must. The fish tacos, burritos, tostadas, and chile relleno are all good. The only complaint was the extremely loud music during happy hour. Half way through our dinner, happy hour ended and the music was turned down to a level more compatible with life.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food in Snowmass Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Easily the best food in Snowmass Village. We'll eat there more often next time out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very good meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We had a very good meal and good margaritas. Great chips and salsa on the house to start - pulled pork and carne asada as mains - with great black beans. A very satisfying meal with good service. We will certainly go again when in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, margarita's, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Good food, margarita's, and excellent Guacamole! The staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slope side Mexican goodness
    JamonfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We had dinner at Venga Venga after a long day of skiing. Atmosphere was good, service was great and the food was tasty. Nothing spectacular just a family friendly Mexican restaurant located slope side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fall Fiesta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Excellent high end Mexican food. Lovely presentation, masterfully prepared. Beautiful view of the mountain in its finest fall foliage (Sept. 21st). Very pleasant staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My only critique is that some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    My only critique is that some of the food portions tend to be too large for my taste, and on this occasion, there was no draft beer available because of a problem with the tap. During the summer when business can be slow, there has been a tendency to run out of items. This is understandable to me. This can also cause service to be a bit slow as they seem to have a slim crew probably due to unpredictable business levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican in Snowmass/Aspen area
    mtbchik
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Some of the freshest Mexican fare I have had in some time. Service was prompt and courteous, though not out of the park. That's ok, our water glass was full and with all the appetizers that we ordered, we were plenty busy with trying different items. The margaritas are outstanding! A definite must try even if you are staying in Aspen. Better than any other Mexican restaurant in the near vicinity.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food....great menu.
    bklay
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Great food....great menu. My family ate there for lunch and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made a reservation for 8:30,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Made a reservation for 8:30, showed up at 8:15, didn't get seated until 9:05, even though there were plenty of tables available that just needed to be bussed. Got our drink order wrong and it took 4 different attempts to get it fixed. Finally, the tortilla soup was actually a cream based soup instead of what you would normally expect. That said, the food was actually extremely good. I just wish the service had been better.
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  • Venga Venga is Average at Best
    CPReviewsVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    The place was crawling with out of control kids and huge parties. It made for a very stressful dinner. The staff was completely overwhelmed and it seemed that we were a total burden. The food is edible but not great. You don't have many choices for Mexican food in Snowmass Village so if you’re in the mood then Venga Venga is what you’ll get. Family time seems to be 5:30-7:30pm so if you are looking to avoid that scene then go later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Mexican food. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Excellent Mexican food. Great presentation. Fresh and well prepared. None of that sloppy, cheesy, greasy stuff found at most so-called Mexican restaurants. Nice chips and salsa, delicious Margaritas! One of our favorite dining spots at Snowmass.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican food in the area.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    Best Mexican food in the area. Great tableside guac
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat indoors for dinner. Very
    ES10021VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Sat indoors for dinner. Very sparse decor. The worst margarita I've ever had , all lime juice. One would expect a Mexican restaurant to have good margaritas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Mountain of Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Hit Venga Venga twice in one week while staying in Snowmass because it was that good. Surprisingly impressive food with unique flavors. Great margaritas and tortilla chips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were surprised how much
    RicardoVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    We were surprised how much the Cantina has improved in the past year. All items were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican Food in Colorado
    MtnBikingLesa
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Best Restaurant at the Snowmass Village Mall and Best Mexican Food I've had in Colorado. Would suggest they put a house margarita on the menu because the Margarita's are way too pricey for what they were.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great tableside guacamole.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Great tableside guacamole. Tasty fajitas. Don't miss the churros for dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Scenic view of Slopes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    Very Scenic view of Slopes at Snowmass, Good food. Service depended on Server. Management was excellent, couple of the other servers were distracted and not focussed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good margaritas but that's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Good margaritas but that's about it. Our server was a little out of it and after he dropped off our drinks he asked us if we needed anything else... "like more drinks?". We didn't know what to say at that point as we didn't even take a sip of the ones he just placed in front of us. The menu was the same as La Sandia in Denver which we really like but the food here at Venga Venga was absolutely awful - everything was dry and tough
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  • Second time going to Venga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Second time going to Venga Venga. Went in 2010 the day after it first opened and everything was great. This past visit was still a lot of fun, but the service has gone down a bit. We were disappointed that they had run out of certain items and were unable to make certain margaritas on their menu. Other than that it is in a perfect location and the food is worth while.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Mexican food, at decent
    BillCambridgeVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Awesome Mexican food, at decent prices considering this place is right on the mountain at the Snowmass base lodge. The steak fajitas are delicious, with real steak, perfectly seasoned. My wife got the carnitas tacos, which also were terrific. Also the list of Margaritas and different Tequilas is impressive. Highly recommend, especially since they are so friendly too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate