Cornice Cantina is one of those restaurants with multiple personas. In the daytime Cantina (as it is known by locals) is a family affair, with views of the lower ski lifts, cheap lunch specials and quick access to the tubing center. In the evening the Cantina becomes the place for employees working at Squaw to let go of some of the stress of the day with the $1 Shifters offered by the bar. This begins the lively atmosphere that extends often into the late night hours (especially on weekends) that is accompanied by live DJs and a wooden dance floor. If visiting and hungry it is highly suggested to try the fish tacos — considered to be the best in the Tahoe Basin by many a local. Set up in the pyramid building in the middle of the Squaw Valley parking lot, the location is a little set apart from everything else. This gives it the benefit of being host to many tailgate parties in the spring. If you are feeling the vibe at Cantina, the establishment is available for rent for parties.
The Village at Squaw Valley
1725 Squaw Loop Road, Olympic Valley, CA