Clean spot with great potential, loved the board games. I've been coming here for 20 years and it's by far the cafe in Denver hands down. You can make a meal by mixing and matching arepas, pandebono round, fluffy cheese buns , papas rellenos stuffed potato croquettes , fried plantains and empanadas.
Please enable it for full functionality. El Tazumal's pupusas have just the right balance of crisp and tender, with crunchy flakes adhered to the edges where the cheese has leaked out and caramelized on the grill. Just look for the bright yellow sign announcing "Pupusas" if you're driving north on Santa Fe from Alameda Avenue. Hinman's Bakery East 39th Avenue Hinman's Bakery opened a couple of years ago but added a retail counter and lunch hours last spring.
When the weather's nice, you'll find an outdoor grill turning out cheesesteaks, burgers and other hot sandwiches. But for a tasty bargain, stop at the indoor counter for savory hand pies and croissants.
Recent options have included butternut squash, green chile, and "biscuit and gravy" hand pies with all the good stuff pork sausage included on the inside.
Flavors change with the season, so regular visits are a must. La Chiva South Broadway Colombian cooking experienced a surge in Denver in , and nobody does it better than Jorge Aguirre, who opened La Chiva on South Broadway last summer after several years of serving empanadas, arepas and other specialties out of his food truck.
The Chiva Picada sampler plate is a great way to enjoy sausage, fried plantain, marble-sized potatoes and yucca fries, but don't miss the lomito sandwich bursting with shredded pork or a set of empanadas filled with cheese, chicken, beef, pork or a veggie blend.
Los Mangos South Federal Boulevard Dig into a Sonoran hot dog with a side of fries for lunch at Los Mangos and you won't need to eat again for the rest of the day. Piled high with bacon, beans, cheese, mayo, guacamole and a hot mess of other condiments, the border-style hot dog is as filling as it is delicious. Los Mangos does burgers with similarly outrageous fixings, and if for some reason your appetite isn't completely destroyed by either, shakes and colorful Mexican frozen concoctions are on order for dessert.
The pizzas are big enough for two, so order more than one for a little variety we dig the Lawnmower Boy on the white pie side of the menu and take the rest home for leftovers. TacoBlock South Lipan Street Overfilled tacos and Mexican burgers are served from a walk-up window on the side of a converted shipping container in the Athmar Park neighborhood.
With several meats and vegetarian toppings to choose from, you have to stop by on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the only days the taqueria is open to sample all of the options. Be sure to ask for your tacos served "mamalon" style — which includes mounds of grilled nopales, onions, pineapple and squash for a small up-charge.
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in! TRU Colotexmex Bar-B-Que West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton Brisket is not cheap; you have to pay for quality, whether you're indulging at a sit-down barbecue joint or a roadside trailer. James Diaz makes sure you get the best for your buck with his Austin-style Tex-mex smoked brisket, so be sure to bring a few extra dollars on days when the beefy cut is offered.
But on other days, mesquite-grilled fajitas served on housemade flour tortillas, sausage rolls, barbecue chicken thighs and other daily specials can be had for a bargain. The menu changes frequently, so check the TRU Facebook page to see what Diaz is smoking up before you swing by his setup in a Littleton liquor store parking lot.
Turtle Boat South Broadway Even with so much poke coming to Denver last year, Turtle Boat stood out for its quality, originality and service. With several seafood including Colorado striped bass and three vegetarian tofu, tempeh or a soy-free Turtle Boat original called "alma" made from an ancient-grain blend choices, and a big selection of mix-ins, toppings and sauces, poke at Turtle Boat doesn't have to be a rare indulgence.
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