I am amazed at how people feel about their food, especially mexican (new mexican) style cuisine. Jack & family run the BEST restaurant in all of Colorado. I have been in the restaurant business for 15 years and I love going out to eat. We have many wonderful restaurants in Denver with great service & food. Jack N Grill is like home, but better. Fresh ingredients, made to order, family atmosphere--but more like your best friends house. I love green chili & have been to every mexican style restaurant in Colorado & many parts of California & New Mexico--Nothing compares! DO NOT compare their beans to anyone else's; these beans are so DAMN good, not refried, not hard or bland. My Favorite Dish is the Albuquerque Breakfast with Bacon (thick & crispy!). I charge someone with finding a better green chili or a better restaurant--it is not possible.
Best Green Chile Denver 2007 - Jack-n-Grill
Green chili is so subjective - what is great to one person may turn off another person. Try it and decide for yourself. Don't order the posole, though, if what you really want is the green chili. Also, it helps to know the difference between NM-style green chili and Colorado-style. Both styles have fans. Anyway, I wonder how many of these 'reviewers' are actually rival restauranteurs dissing this place to try and build business for their own establishment. Hmmmmm.
Great authentic NM food. I love the salsa and the green chili combined with the red chile is to die for on the enchiladas. Great huevos rancheros, too! Thank you for bringing the flavors of New Mexico to Colorado!:)
This place has always been a disappointment to me. My familia has been in NM for hundreds of years, and this ain't authentic. There is butter in places there shouldn't be, and meat in chile is FAR from authentic. I keep thinking I should just open my own NM joint, not just a place (like Jack-n-Grill) that panders to what Coloradans *think* New Mexican food must be like.
Wow. Someone complaining about broth with hominy in it. It's called POSOLE! Surprised she even knew what hominy was! Jack-n-Grill is authentic, great New Mexican food. Raised in NM, and transplanted to CO.......this is a great restaurant and the people very friendly.
"a broth with hominy", I guess you must be talking about the posole (which you can add their green chile into). Their bowl of green chile is very good with more actual chiles in it and it has a good "sting" to it (something most quasi-mex places lack). The style (New-Mex) is different than a Colorado style bowl though (posole or chile). A great typical Colo. bowl can be found at El Toro on Colorado Blvd just north of I-70 (Santiago's in Brighton or one of the other non-franchised family stores is also pretty good). No posole at either place although the menudo at El Toro is good.
Did I miss something? Jack n Grill is overpriced- who needs a burrito that big anyway and I would say that's the worst "green chilli" I've ever had. A broth with hominy- does anyone even like that? and a few pieces of chili and pork. Weak! If you want normal basic simple Mexican- how hard is it to put meat and beans into a shell and slop it on a plate- and the best chips and salsa (free!) go to La Cocinta, just down 29th almost to Sheridan.