In the heart of the Yampa Valley, lies a true taste of Italy. But Mambo’s—sister to Steamboat’s hottest new restaurant, Bésame—features Italian with a twist: modern interpretations of Italian classics. Ours are dishes you may recognize, but our recipes elevate each one to an extraordinary experience. Mambo’s is located in the vibrant downtown of Steamboat Springs, a true Western ranching town that just happens to have a world-class ski hill in its midst. We also have world-class dining, and Mambo’s—a local favorite and institution—is a must-visit for guests with its array of hand-crafted dishes that utilize locally sourced, seasonally relevant ingredients. Come in for dinner seven nights a week.
The utmost care, exacting standards, and just the right amount of imagination go into every dish served at Mambo’s. And it all starts with the magic of the Yampa Valley. Between the mountains are sprawling valleys home to the ranches and farms that provide the beef, lamb and pork that complement our fresh, house-made pastas. And our menu changes seasonally to ensure we are using only the freshest, most flavorful ingredients. Come in for small plates, artisan pizzas, antipasta and hearty entrees. Then indulge in decadent desserts like tiramisu, gelato and cheesecake. At Mambo’s, there’s something for everyone.
Before moving to Steamboat, Hannah Hopkins spent 15 years in the NYC metro area where she opened her first restaurant, Dish Bistro and Wine Bar as well as Hopkins Catering Company. Write-ups in the New York Times and an appearance on Food Network’s Chopped proved Hannah’s mettle as a go-getter with exceptional culinary skills. Here, in the Yampa Valley, Hannah served as Executive Chef at Mambo, ultimately rising to co-partner and Operations Manager. She also initiated, and oversaw, the redesign of Mambo’s interior as well as its menu offerings. Hannah is truly passionate about food, always trying to further educate herself, and her travels through Europe and South America informed how she sees the connection between restaurants, travel, wine, music and art. Now, she’s setting her sights on Bésame, an inspired collection of regional Latin flavors located in the heart of Steamboat Springs.
Hannah lives in Steamboat with her husband and three children where she enjoys hiking, the outdoors, traveling, cooking, drinking wine, and spending time with her family and their dog.
Mambo’s manager, Nicci Curd, is a true Steamboat local, and restaurants are in her blood. A member of a long-standing industry family, she started as a dishwasher and worked her way up to head bartender for a busy Denver martini bar. She considers her extensive history in restaurants to have been the best education and training she could have ever asked for, and her fine dining experience spans Asian, American, Italian, Latin and French cuisines. Nicci is also a dancer and singer and she’s looking forward to delivering Mambo’s guests a singular warm and authentic Italian experience.