Maya BC: Traditionally Mexican in a Modern Way


Maya BC: Traditionally Mexican in a Modern Way

Photo Credit: Westin Riverfront

Mexican food in a mountain town is not an uncommon occurrence. The idea of comfort food like many of your favorite Mexican recipes offer does a body good after a day of shredding. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever went skiing many years ago I ate a delicious Mexican dinner at the old Pancho’s Wreck in Wilmington, Vermont (since wiped out by Hurricane Irene). Since then, food from our neighbor south of the border has dotted my ski weekend menus rather frequently. So when the opportunity to eat at well know chef Richard Sandoval’s Maya BC came my way, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity.

A Modern Take on Traditionally Mexican Dishes

Located inside the Westin Riverfront Resort with inviting views of Beaver Creek, Maya BC is serving up a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine that is sure to have your mouth watering. Fresh ingredients, creative techniques and bold flavors all make Maya worthwhile. Order up the house made guacamole prepared table side and be sure to add a generous garnish of bacon. Sample sides that I’ve never seen, like the plantain hash and definitely, definitely, definitely indulge in the Coriander Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna. It is arguably one of the best dishes that I have ever eaten.

A Tequila Bar Inspired by Tequilerias

Of course, you will need to wash all this food down and if tequila lifts your spirits during après-ski more than say a craft beer then Maya BC is a must. Inspired by Tequilerias in Mexico, their list boasts over 100 agave based spirits. Sip them straight while you hang by the fire pit during happy hour or have the bartender craft a creative cocktail like the spicy, sour, yet refreshing Pepino above.

Rich Stoner

Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. @allaboutapres