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Best Chips and Salsa — Traditional Denver 2008 - Reiver's

Reiver\'s

Reiver's

1085 S. Gaylord St.

Denver, CO 80209

303-733-8856

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Reiver's, which got its start with the sniffles-and-Steely Dan crowd, became an entirely new restaurant last year with a top-to-toes remodel of everything from the menu to the interior by owner Dan Shipp. It's still a neighborhood hangout, but now it's a comfortable place where anyone would want to hang out. And you could hang out for a long time over an order of the best chips and salsa in town. The chips are thick, multi-colored and delicious, the salsa a savory, chunky and wet mess that ideally balances sweetness, spice and a razor blade of late-hitting heat. It's the perfect accompaniment for a couple of cold beers at the bar, or a good appetite-whetter before your chicken-fried steak arrives.
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Skyler
Skyler

My girlfriend and I went here because of this "best traditional salsa" award. We were very disappointed, the salsa is not homemade and quite bland. My recommendation is to go to a place with real homemade salsa such as Mezcal. Who at Westword thought their salsa was anything noteworthy, and what other recommendations did they make?

vg
vg

Chips were great, the salsa was canned. The guacamole had iceberg lettuce in it. The tomato & basil and soup had parmesan cheese overkill. If this is the best Denver has to offer, I'm going back to South Florida.

vg
vg

Chips were great, the salsa was canned. The guacamole had iceberg lettuce in it. The tomato & basil and soup had parmesan cheese overkill. If this is the best Denver has to offer, I'm going back to South Florida.

Jeff M
Jeff M

I love this restaurant. I took my wife to this place for our five year anniversary. I thought this place was going to be expensive since it's located in a nice neighborhood but it compared to a dinner for two (appetizers, drinks, and our meal) to places like T.G.I. Friday's or Chlli's. Love it

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