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ZEST: Vaqueros

Chris McGaw

Fiesta Jalisco's authentic Mexican food and atmosphere is now also available downtown at Vaqueros Restaurant and Taqueria at 730 Lincoln Ave.

The restaurant enjoys Fiesta Jalisco's same original family recipes, combined with great service and atmosphere.

"We brought the same theme downtown," says owner Mario Rodriguez.

Vaqueros adds new items such as meat- and cheese-stuffed empanadas topped with sour cream and tomatillo sauce; shrimp ceviche; and tacos made from tripe and beef tongue.

Everything is made fresh daily from scratch, from enchilada plates and rellenos to homemade specialty soups and chicken and carne asada offerings, which you can wash down with original margaritas that you can refill yourself from an over-sized pourer.

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Vaqueros also offers homemade salads, children's meals, daily specials and more.

Inside you'll find an authentic Mexican vaquero, or cowboy, atmosphere, making you feel right at home in Steamboat. Mexican cowboy artwork adorns the walls, as do lariats and other ranch items.

"It brings the feel of Fiesta Jalisco downtown," Rodriguez says.

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