Best Dinner Under $5 - 2001
Readers' Choice: Chipotle
You'll be bowled over by the bargain that is Kokoro. Since the Colorado Boulevard location opened in 1985, Kokoro has been serving healthy food for a very slim price, and the deal is the same at the newer site in Arvada. The regular-sized rice bowls and noodle bowls all come in at under $4 and are plenty for a meal, filled with such heart-happy ingredients as lean beef, skinless chicken breast, fresh snow peas, broccoli, bamboo shoots, Asian cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots. If you're really hungry, a "super" version still costs less than $6, tax included. Sit at the counter and get to know your neighbor, or grab your dinner to go -- either way, the food is fast, cheap and delicious.