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A Brief History and

management team

Los Amigos was started by Judy and Shirkie Evans in November of 1972. Los Amigos has always been a local favorite and must visit for apres ski (Picture Below Circa 1989). Los Amigos was purchased by Ron Riley in 1985 and has continued to embody the original vision behind Los Amigos. Judy Evans continues to own a portion of Los Amigos and always checks in when she is in Vail. Los Amigos is historically known for its deck and watching people come down the unusually steep Pepi's Face. If someone slides down Pepi's Face there will be an accompanying roar from the deck. There is no better way to recuperate energy after a long day of skiing or other outdoor activities than eating some nachos and enjoying a margarita with good friends.

Los Amigos Deck With Best Apres In Vail
​Ron RileY

Ron Riley (With Harley Davidson Hat Circa 1984) has been in Vail since 1978 and helped transform Vail into what it is today. Ron is extremely passionate about skiing (why else would he move to Vail) and even started the employee ski race series in 198. Like other locals, Ron came for the winters and stayed for the summers.

Ron has a always been an entrepreneur and businessman. A few years after he arrived in Vail, he started other restaurants and bars such as: The Slope, Baxters and Nicks. Ron also started Russell's in 1989. Long time locals probably remember the animated short: "Thank You Masked Man" which aired on the big screen in The Slope. Ron has recently retired and now his son Drew Riley is operating Los Amigos and Russell's.

Drew Riley

Drew has grown up in Vail and graduated from Vail Mountain School. Drew remembers the original Vail vision and brings his degrees in engineering to the operation of the restaurant. Drew loves to ski and used to race for Ski Club Vail. You can find Drew ripping groomers during the winter and at the Vail Golf Club during the summer. Drew also loves renewable energy and Teslas.

Management Team
John Mckenzie

John is the General Manager and has been in Vail since 2008. He has managed a select few restaurants during his tenure in Vail. Originally from South Carolina, John is looking to get back into having a healthy work life balance. He loves to ski and if he gets less than 80 days in a year he is disappointed.

Alfredo Ramos

Bola has been with Los Amigos since 1995. When he was growing up he learned all the nuances to crafting delicious Mexican cuisine. Although Los Amigos is technically Tex Mex, the food still has authentic Mexican traditions. Bola loves to spend time with his family either in Vail or back home in Mexico.

Tyler Jamison

Tyler is the bar manager and makes sure you can find something new and delicious behind the bar. Tyler is originally from Maryland and has been in Vail since 2005. Tyler loves the outdoors and enjoys snowboarding in the winters and kayaking in the summers. Tyler also studied business in school and wants to bring his education to improve the bar.

Rodney Johnson

Rodney is a long time local and likes to say hi to at least 10 people he knows while walking through Vail Village. Rodney has worked in many restaurants throughout the valley and has been with Los Amigos since 1998. Rodney does not ski much but loves to play golf during the summer. If you meet him you will always remember him.

Ron Riley - Owner Of Los Amigos
Historic Photos Of Los Amigos

Miss KK (Left) with Unknown (Right) - Miss KK has worked with Los Amigos since 1982.

Best Mexican Food In Vail

Ron Riley, Ann Riley and Friends At Los Amigos Reopening After Remodel (1995)

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