La Palapa, located above Zane’s Tavern in Aspen, this is the best place in Aspen for authentic Mexican Food. Adorned with bright colors and festive Mexican décor, La Palapa serves huge portions of food in true Mexican fashion and they have all the traditional favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more but they also have some special dishes that aren’t found in every Mexican menu. One of the favorites is the Molcajete de Mariscos. It comes out in a sizzling hot lava-bowl that is overflowing with seafood like shrimp, octopus, calamari, scallops, clams, mussels and crab legs in a bubbling special sauce. It is a vivacious environment with affordable pricing, especially for lunch.