Nevados is the classic Mammoth restaurant-- and if rumors are true, its days are numbered at its current location.
Why is Nevados closing soon (ish)? Because RePlay (formerly known as InterWest) is scraping it to build a condo-tel with a cluster of 'social spaces,' tiny condos and townhomes. The new development, Yotelpad, is aimed at youthful visitors and will command one of the busiest corners in town at 6042 Minaret St-- current site of Nevados. (Click any of the links to learn more about Yotelpad and how to reserve a pad of your own!) Read on to hear about how you can make the most of what will possibly be the last hurrah for Nevados.
Since you're reading on, congratulations! Great choice! In my opinion, Nevados offers some of the best food in town. That's high praise for a restaurant that has been in operation for over 30 year and hasn't fallen into the tourist-town tragedy of a fantastic place that nose-dives into poor quality food service over time. The ahi, which used to be a menu item, is now offered as a special and is a fantastic choice. Their lamb is cooked to perfection. My only complaint is fairly minor. I like a perfectly crafted plate, on which each element is carefully selected to compliment the main dish. Serving "steamed vegetables" of broccoli and carrots with both lamb and ahi just not right. Ain't right at all-- but there are plenty of restaurants who makes this error.
That said, I do love Nevados, and recommend it wholeheartedly. It is one of my favs for a night out with my honey.
If you go, here's what you need to know:
Mary Beth is the owner of Adventure Refined, where she offers true luxury Mammoth Lakes homes to guests. In her spare time she runs a ranch, loves a test pilot, and raises 4 boys & a 4 spoiled rotten dogs.