Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe in South Lake Tahoe, CA has been recognized as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant since 2017!

Evans American Gourmet Cafe is nestled in a vintage Tahoe cabin, surrounded by towering pine trees. Acclaimed as South Lake Tahoe’s finest restaurant, Evan’s features a blend of cuisine styles from around the world. Top Zagat rated Restaurant in the Sierras!

Evan and Candice have lived in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California for 40 years. Between the two of them, they have a combined total of 75 years in the restaurant business. Evan has been a wine buyer since 1978, a professional wine judge since the late eighties (credentialed by UC Davis) and has judged the California State Fair since 2001. In the early days of the restaurant, he even worked as the Chef! Candice was by his side in the kitchen daily, preparing many of our signature desserts from scratch. A true family operation!

They enjoy skiing, sailing, golf, cooking, reading, and sampling fine wines. A recent addition to the family, a puppy named Maggie, has stolen their hearts and also keeps them quite busy with walks and cleaning up dog toys!

Chef Oscar Herrera

Since 2009, Chef Oscar has been providing our guests with outstanding food from every position in the kitchen. He started his employment with us working in the pantry but quickly moved up through the ranks to Sous Chef, a position he held for 4 years.

We are now proud to have him as the Head Chef here at Evan’s. Oscar’s talent for creating flavorful and beautifully presented dishes is unmatched!