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“Amazing food, expensive prices”
Review of Cima - CLOSED

Cima
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Inside the Westin Riverfront Resort
Transit: Avon Transportation Center
Reviewed 10 April 2012

If you are willing to accept that your bill is going to be on the higher end, this restaurant is a must. The food is amazing, which always makes me turn a blind eye to the bill. The buffets (when offered) are the best I've been to. Small, perfectly sized portions, that allow you to try some of everything. Yum. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank MTNKRISTIN
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We had a wonderful meal at Cima (Cima, Contemporary Latin Kitchen by Chef Richard Sandoval, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek, Avon, CO, tel. 970-790-5500, web: www.richardsandoval.com). Our server, Brian, was excellent and brought the level of experience up from very good to excellent. The room in the Westin is decorated in the “trendy mode.” We sat at a table by the windows instead of a booth and the chairs were very comfortable (although the tables are too close together). The booths looked like they were for bigger people than we are. When we arrived the bar in the restaurant was full and the area that is called “Redondo” was also full and very loud, with inconsiderate drinkers. The noise level of the bar folk and the music was pretty unpleasant. We asked that the music be turned down and softened and that was done. Finally the bar folk left and our enjoyment went up exponentially. The view of Beaver Creek (and the snow cats working) was good, as was the view of the fire in the pit dancing on the deck outside. The food was innovative and exciting. We shared everything as usual and had one appetizer, one main and one dessert. We opted not to have wine. For our starter we ordered the “Corn Cachapas” (sweet corn crepes/duck confit/pickled poblano chili/queso fresco/tomato jam) $12. It was a difficult decision because there were other starters that sounded equally interesting. This one was very good. With the starter, we were brought a bowl of bread and crackers. This was worth coming to the restaurant to try all by itself! There were tiny cornbreads with “Mexican truffle” called huitlacoche inside. They were exceptional morsels, made especially so with the cheese and olive oil concoction that was also served. This dish was a light and fluffy mixture of requeson and goat cheese with epezote added. Epezote is evidently a leaf commonly used for flavor in Mexican cuisine. We practically inhaled it. Along with the cornbreads were tiny balls of pan de queso. They truly tasted of cheese which is unusual in our experience and they were good! For our main we chose the “Seafood Mariscada” (lobster/scallop/shrimp/mussels /octopus/ mushrooms/snap peas/coconut-ginger broth/aji Amarillo) $38. An excellent and tasty dish. We wanted a starch and chose to have paperdelle as a side ($5) which we stirred into the broth. It was a perfect addition. By this time, we were totally stuffed and having a great time with the tastes in our mouths. Then we asked our server about huitlacoche and he described the fungus-like substance and then offered to bring us some huitlacoche sauce that is made for the short rib dish. It was yummy. We can’t wait to get to Mexico to find huitlachoche there. Even though we were stuffed, we couldn’t miss having freshly made Churros served with dulce del leche, chocolate sauce and cinnamon-cayenne gelato ($9). They were made exactly the right way—crispy but light as feathers. The cinnamon-cayenne gelato was fabulous—it was cinnamon with a kick! What a great meal! We spent $68.29 plus tip and were very happy.

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Thank aledm
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

The decor of the restaurant is nice with a nice ambience, but the food was just average, didn't really care for it, there are better restaurants in the other than this one regarding food quality

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Thank Dalia F
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The cocktail menu is still as creative and tasty as ever (loved their cocktails when it was Avondale). There was a group of us at the bar (8); the bartenders were both very friendly, but did not ask us if we would like another drink as our glasses emptied. We did have to flag them down. Also, our bill was messed up, and one person ended up paying for the entire evening, but was so tired and a tad annoyed that they just left.

I didn't try the food, but the drinks were good. I reccomend not going with a large group to the bar, find another place if that's what you would like to do. This bar scene would be better with a small group or just 2.

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Thank VailErika
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We were lucky to get table in Cima because although we'd made a reservation through the concierge the restaurant had no record of it.
However, despite it being a very busy Friday night they had us seated in no time. We don't usually go for hotel restaurants but we decided to come here on our last night as we didn't want to go out, and to be honest it was a pleasant surprise. There were some very different choices on the menu so it was quite difficult, for all the right reasons, deciding what to get. I started with the oyster shooter which was just amazing, every mouthful tasting completely different to the one before. Then I had the Colorado lamb shank which was incredibly tender and came with a great selection of veggies. My wife had beetroot salad to start followed by the mushroom crepe which she said was one of the best things she had ever eaten.

Everything about the restaurant, the service, the atmosphere, and the food, was great, and even the price wasn't so bad especially given the high quality and originality of the food and service.

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Thank SLKmaniac
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