A Brief History and
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.
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 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.
Rodney is a long time local and is the General Manager of Los Amigos. 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.
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.
Chance is the bar manager and you can always find something new and delicious behind the bar. Chance is originally from Alaska and has been in Vail since 2004. Chance is a football officionato and Sundays are a sacred day for him. Chance also loves to take advantage of the beauty of the Vail Valley.
John has been in Vail since 2008 and 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.
Miss KK (Left) with Unknown (Right) - Miss KK has worked with Los Amigos since 1982.
Ron Riley, Ann Riley and Friends At Los Amigos Reopening After Remodel (1995)