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Restaurants in Buena Vista

Mother Daughters Bistro & Bar



Mothers, a neighborhood bistro is a family owned and operated restaurant. We are located in the heart of Buena Vista’s historic district. With a focus on wholesome, comfort foods and healthy fare, we utilize the best of Chaffee County’s bounty of locally produced meats and produce.

Evergreen Cafe



We are proud to be serving local ingredients, delicious all natural breads, using local seasonal produce all natural hormone and antibiotic free meats, premium oil-non hydrogenated, tff, locally roasted organic coffee.

Bongo Billy’s Cafe



Bongo Billy’s has been a consistent gathering place and a place for community for over a decade. We strive to provide the best coffee, food and service. We offer daily, fresh-roasted Bongo Billy’s Coffee, homemade pastries, soups, sandwiches, and more. Bongo Billy’s, Buena Vista Cafe, also offers Bongo Billy’s bulk coffee for sale.




People come from all around for our hand-breaded chicken strips and smoked BBQ pork and beef sandwiches, and fresh grilled burgers and chicken. Or maybe a hand crafted wrap or sub is more to your liking. And don’t miss our 16 flavors of ice cream, along with our homemade cheesecake-on-a-stick and delicious fruit smoothies. So whether you’ve been rafting the Arkansas, skiing or riding our crazy fresh powder, or just hanging out in our great valley, we’ve got something for you here at Punky’s to help make a great day even better.

The Asian Palate



Eddie Sandoval is proud to share his passion for food and a vision of an Asian Bistro to Buena Vista. His aim is to work closely with community outreach efforts and avidly supports the arts. He has a deep connection to the Arkansas River and the surrounding 14,000 ft Collegiate Peak mountains.

The Lariat Bar & Grill



Located on the edge of the Continental Divide in historic downtown Buena Vista, Colorado, we offer cold beer, hot food and warm smiles. It’s like traveling back to the mining days of the late 19th century. Built in 1885, the Lariat Bar features hardwood floors, tin ceilings and extensive exposed brick walls.


Whether you are looking for a quick breakfast before heading to the mountain or want to enjoy a nice dinner with friends, Copper has many cafes and restaurants to meet your hunger needs. Options range from standard American fare to Mexican, Irish, barbeque and more.

CB Grille


Situated on the edge of Center Village, the Covered Bridge Grille serves American cuisine in a casual dining setting. Stop in for happy hour starting at 5 or enjoy dinner with friends or family and choose from steaks, pastas and artisan pizzas prepared on their wood-fired grill.

JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern


Located at the base of the Super Bee lift in the East Village and open for lunch and dinner daily, JJ’s offers a variety of flavors from pizza and pasta to steaks and seafood. They also have happy hour with live music starting at 3 pm.

Incline Bar and Grill


Incline offers a wide range of options from burgers and sandwiches to steak and seafood. Additionally, they more than 20 beers on tap. Open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner, the restaurant is located in the heart of Center Village just steps from the lifts.

Salsa Mountain Cantina

(970) 968-6300

Salsa Mountain Cantina is the place to go for Mexican food while at Copper Mountain. With great happy hour specials, big screen TV’s for sports and a festive décor, Salsa Mountain offers a great option for families, groups and more.

Endo’s Adrenaline Cafe


Conveniently located in the heart of Center Village, Endo’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fare ranges from nachos and burgers, to salads and sandwiches. It’s the perfect place to refuel after a long day on the slopes.



Perched on the shore of West Lake in Center Village, Chubs is the perfect stop for lunch or a quick afternoon treat. In addition to delicious, freshly made, sweet and savory crepes, Chubs has ice cream, soups, salads and sandwiches. Fill up, then rent a pair of ice skates and head out onto the lake!