Even Californians who eat Mexican food on a regular basis tend to agree on the quality of the fare at Roberto’s Mexican Café (271 Old Mammoth Rd., 760/934-3667). This casual spot serves classic California-Mexican food (chiles rellenos, enchiladas, burritos, and so on) in great quantities (check out the huge three-combo platter) perfect for skiers and boarders famished after a long day on the slopes.
For a quiet meal, stay downstairs in the main dining room. To join in with a lively younger crowd, head upstairs to the bar, which has tables and serves the full restaurant menu. Wherever you sit, even the stoutest of drinkers should beware Roberto’s lethal margaritas.