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Staff Picks: Happy Hour in Steamboat

07/14/2021 11:24AM ● By Rachel Miller

Stop by Mambo for happy hour and try one of their delicious and flavorful pizzas.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Explore Latin flavors and the tastes of Italy in Steamboat Springs at sister restaurants Bésame and Mambo. Located on Lincoln Avenue, both restaurants are in the heart of the lively, vibrant restaurant scene in downtown Steamboat.

Bésame’s menu features seasonings from Cuba, Argentina, Portugal and Spain. Known for appetizing tapas and refreshing cocktails, Bésame is a go-to spot, especially for happy hour. Diverse dishes highlight traditional Latin foods and locally sourced ingredients. Creativity behind the bar is expressed through the unique and flavorful cocktail menu, rounding out the whole rich experience at Bésame.

Hop over to taste the flavors of Italy at sister restaurant Mambo, which offers a full range of menu selections, Italian classics, an extensive wine list and a happy hour favorite, pizza. Delicious pasta dishes – with daily home-made pasta – Italian entrees with a modern twist, traditional cocktails … it’s no wonder this place is the Italian hot spot in town.

Must-Try Tapas at Bésame

Salmon Ceviche with Plantain Chips: a wonderful balance of leche de tigre, mango, passion fruit, pomegranate, ginger, coconut milk, orange, vanilla oil and coriander.

Bruselas Fritas: crispy brussels sprouts with chorizo, fried shallots, manchego, pickled fresno, radish and a jalapeño vinaigrette. 

Peruvian Potatoes: fried Peruvian potatoes, yams, chili lime crema, fried garlic, shallots, peanuts and cilantro.

Soup Dumplings: Thai coconut soup, pork sausage and nahm jim.

Cocktails at Bésame

The Tipsy Carrot: Herradura Blanco tequila, carrot juice, lime, chili syrup, hellfire bitters, fresno chili and cilantro.

Kaffir Lime Drop: Absolut Elyx vodka, Absolut Citron vodka, lemon, kaffir lime, agave and fresno chilis.

Madrid in Manhattan: A Manhattan with a twist. Woodford Reserve Rye whiskey, Madeira, Licor 43 and angostura bitters.

Pizzas from Mambo


Margherita: Garlic, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. 

Steamboat Inferno: Marinara, mozzarella, hot Italian sausage, giardiniera, onion and jalapeño.

Montaliano: Marinara, mozzarella, hot Italian sausage, pepperoni, pancetta, “La Joya Dulce” meatballs, chicken and red onions. 

Visit their websites to see their full menus and to book a reservation:

pPhoto courtesy Mambo Italianop

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