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CHICA Aspen, Aspen, CO

CHICA Aspen

2.8
2.8
147 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Award-winning 50 Eggs Hospitality Group brings Miami’s Latin flair to Aspen with CHICA. Serving an array of show stopping dishes created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia, CHICA offers a playfully, vibrant atmosphere located right off the ski lift at the renowned Residents at The Little Nell. The restaurant boasts indoor and outdoor dining with an expansive patio space, outdoor bar and breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain. This hotspot serves as a gathering place for Aspen’s stylish visitors and locals.

Latin Fusion cuisine is Chef Garcia’s forte. Appetizers, main courses, desserts, and even cocktails are crafted with an infusion of cultural heritage allowing diners to explore multiple cuisines all at once. CHICA’s menu presents a dynamic take on classic Latin dishes, from the tastes of Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.

CHICA is open year-round where guests can enjoy daily brunch, dinner as well as Après-Ski.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 900-6780
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Cross street
    E. Dean St. and Galena St.<br />Aspen Parking Garage: 427 Rio Grande Pl.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Ruby Park Bus Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

2.8
2.8 based on recent ratings
  • 2.9Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 2.6Value

NoiseModerate

147 Reviews
  1. Carlenet

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the besg experience at Chica yesterday. The food was delicious, quick and friendly service, with a great atmosphere and ambiance. The music was vibey, and the location is perfect. The staff is so friendly and helpful, and their burger and chicken sandwich is a 11/10! Will definitely be returning asap

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  2. Radik

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at CHICA Aspen was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with warmth and hospitality, and every aspect of the dining experience exceeded my expectations. If you're looking for an unforgettable culinary journey in the heart of Aspen, look no further than CHICA Aspen. Highly recommended!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chica really impressed me, great bar service and the bartenders and bar back are really good company. The food is world class, can’t wait to come again !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, even better service, can’t go wrong with the yummy cocktails and colorful decor. We’ll be back, 6pm is great for families and 8pm is perfect date night, thank you Chica Aspen!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a perfect spot for both date nights and family dinners! It’s heartwarming to see families come together here, both on and off the slopes. In these busy times, the opportunity to share moments with loved ones is truly a blessing! The menu, crafted by Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia, is not to be missed. Chica offers a special experience in Aspen, blending great meals with the beauty of gathering together!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fave when in Aspen. Visited last night and had a blast! The food and service were amazing. Definitely bringing the kids next time - there were a bunch of cute families there and the staff couldn’t have been nicer.

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  7. Aspenvound

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but overpriced but what else is expected in Aspen. Service was good. There was a group of parents there with their bratty children letting them run around and scream throughout the restaurant and the tables. It was not appreciated. If I wanted to dine at a playground I would have. We mentioned it to the waiter but management did nothing to tell the parents to control their children. This was on 2-20-24 so you know who you are. The parents are to blame. When I told the kids as they ran past our table screaming to slow down and stop screaming, the parents proceeded to give us dirty looks. It was over the top. I never would have let my children behave that way in a restaurant,

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came in for an afternoon drink, ended staying for an amazing filet mignon and good vibes on the dance floor with an excellent DJ and atmosphere

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I never write restaurant reviews, but I have to write this. I thought I was going back to the same restaurant I went to in past years, but this place has nothing to do with it. Sat down and realized the menu is much resized (mostly bar food)… ok, let’s give it a try anyway. After having ordered (and opened) a $120 bottle of wine, we find out that 2 out of the 7 main or sandwich options are not available. Would have been nice to know that before ordering that expensive bottle! Then the food. The $35 cheviche was inexistent: a handful of nachos with some chopped tomatoes but 3 or 4 pieces of seafood in there. Meatballs were served cold. Ordered waffle fries but got a lukewarm serving of regular fries. I won’t talk about the service just because by reading reviews now I realize that the servers are probably dealing with a situation out of their control, but I was not impresssed. Very bad. Nothing else to say.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Since last year when we ate there practically everything had changed- very small menu , not great atmosphere, servers very disorganised, kept having to ask for things & the food took 45 minutes to come . Quite disappointed in our visit

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  11. Patrick

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Used to have such a great dinner menu in 2023, now it's just the lunch menu with 2 entrees which is laughable. Get your chef back and bring back the old menu if you want to be busy during dinner.

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  12. GWilly

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    the food is dramatically overpriced and the service was inept.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were excited to go back to Chica as we had been to it several times in Aspen in years past and even to the one in Miami. About an hour before our reservation I received a text saying our table will be ready soon. And then about 5 minutes later I received another text that said my reservation was canceled. I was shocked so called the restaurant and they confirmed my reservation was cancelled and didn’t really explain why. I then had to a scramble to get another reservation which I couldn’t find anywhere suitable at that time and ended up going to the hotel bar. Sad. Needless to say an overall horrible experience with Chica and will certainly make me think twice on ever visiting and of their restaurants in any town again.

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  14. patriciag

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not actually chica, name was kept for business reasons but it has zero relation to CHICA LV

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I went there two years ago and absolutely loved it!! It was such a wonderful dinner place!! But then I went back and it was a horrible experience!!! Definitely never going back

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  16. SpencerS

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has courteous staff and a nice ambience, but the menu was extremely limited and the food was good but not worth the price tag. Our server informed us that there are major overhauls in the works to the menu, so that may be the cause. The drinks were good.

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  17. GavinM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The servers completely ignored us and we had to ask repeatedly to place an order. The food was great but overpriced. They were also pirating the NFL feed on all their TVs. They had four TVs showing an NFL playoff game and they were all out of sync with each other

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible food. Service very slow and poor. Nothing to do with their restaurant in Miami

    1 person found this helpful

  19. CrystalA

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not good and overpriced. I do not recommend going here for dinner. Maybe a drink or apres.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fatal!! La comida muy mala el restaurant está bien !

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the first ones to arrive at the restaurant and the last ones to be served. The service was abysmal; all the dishes came out incorrectly and there was a complete lack of management.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. ArlettA

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu only offered sandwiches on New Year’s Eve. The service was terrible. Took 20 mins for someone to greet us after being seated. Many tables left because of this. Overall worst news years eve decision we made, glad that’s last year.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. GeorgeD

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    To be honest the food was not very good and the service was bad overall. The bartenders were great but once we had a table it was downhill. Probably better to have a drink here and eat elsewhere.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. AJAJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I don't want to say the food is bad, it's not, the menu is bad. They for some reason changed the menu to be apps a d sandwiches, no entrees but kept the same name and added TVs, service was not great either though

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were shocked that the menu was replaced by bar food. Was expecting a nice dinner and instead stuck with fries and sandwiches. If such a huge rebrand was in the works I’d expect a name change. The doors were open until I asked several times for them to close so I was FREEZING the majority of the meal. Waitress was nice but they were clearly understaffed so service took forever. Overall a disappointment. Hope they bring back a better menu at a minimum.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. JimM

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Everything from the drinks to the food was below average. There is probably a reason it was the only open table available.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. LaraM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun Mexican spot with decent food and good margaritas. Fun for a group

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  28. GregoryN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    While it may be fun for apres ski, the establishment lacks a full menu for dinner. You’re left with soups, salads, and sandwiches. The wagu bugler wash dry and the tuna melt is better on the slopes. The trance music is way too much and too loud for a dinner.

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  29. Kristinac

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Last year the food was amazing. This year they changed their entire menu and the bar food is not worth the visit. Burgers, wings, sandwiches and fries are great for a boozy lunch but definitely not something you want to eat for dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    What a disappointment. Arrived last night expecting the same high end food and experience as last year. Unfortunately, the great food is gone and has been replaced with a sport’s bar menu with sandwiches, etc.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service food not that great high noise level

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  32. Jimmy

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a group of 10. 4 left after 20 minutes of being ignored. Rest of us suffered through the bad service. When going to pay we had another 20 minutes to get someone to take our card. Disappointed as I have had great experiences here in the past, but this was awful.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was poor. The food was terrible. The burgers tasted and smelled bad. They need to get a better chef and better training for the servers.

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  34. CindyP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Yardbird menu did not disappoint. The service was outstanding. It was great chatting with Sara. I wish her and the entire team the best of luck with the new Denver location.

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  35. ObjectiveReviewer

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Believe the bad reviews. I read them and thought, “how bad could it be”?. I was wrong. The service kept coming up as poor. I called the restaurant before I went to make sure they were aware before I brought my family there for dinner. They said they have fixed the issues, but after going there they had not at all. Worst service ever - server didn’t tell my dad they were out of what he ordered and brought him something else without asking him if that was what he wanted. Then when we could finally get the servers attention, it took another 35 mins for him to get undercooked salmon. The menu was a restaurant take over from “Yard Bird”. The menu that was online was nothing like what they were at Chica. The prices on that menu were ridiculously high - $61 for a fried chicken dinner. They served us a different bottle of wine ($185) vs. the one we ordered ($85). I doubt this place will be there (with current management) in 18 month. Save your money and time - eat elsewhere.

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  36. CrabbyYGuy

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Don't waste your time or money. Totally over-priced for a meal that could be had at Denny's. Our wait staff were polite, but clearly had little experience. But they are NOT the reason for the 2 star review. I'd give the server and staff 5 stars for effort, and 3 stars for experience, for overall 4 stars. But the food is simply disappointing. It's especially disappointing when considering price. Yes, the restaurant is next to the mountain, so the rent must be ridiculous. But try and make the plate generous. Include sides (a $45 fried chicken came à la carte!). Have more sharable appetizers. I was with good friends, so the banter and camraederie made the night. We could have been anywhere else. Wish we had.

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  37. Steve

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and really nice location at the bottom of Ajax mountain but way overpriced in my opinion.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fried chicken was dry and tasteless - far below what was expected for a special menu/pop-up. No way this is the best Yardbirds can do. Something went wrong. Bun for chicken sandwich was stale. Seemed like all the food had been sitting out for the day. Just not good at all.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was fine, the yardbird menu was kinda medium. And $21 for truffle fries (we were told the frier was acting up so they were just. Regular fries) is kinda absurd.

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  40. DevinS

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yardbird pop up was cool! But wish we would've gotten the real chica while in Aspen!!! It was great though!

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FAQs

CHICA Aspen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 900-6780.

CHICA Aspen is rated 2.8 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CHICA Aspen

501 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

Additional information

  • Cross street
    E. Dean St. and Galena St.<br />Aspen Parking Garage: 427 Rio Grande Pl.
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Ruby Park Bus Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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