Offering chips may be an "American" thing, yet mexican restaurants (ALSO run by REAL mexicans right here in Denver CO America) have offered them for years--as in the past 40 years AT LEAST. This place is just too cheap to offer chips, since they want you to order more food and thus, spend more dinero.
Best Salsa Denver 2008 - Los Carboncitos
At Los Carboncitos, salsa is an elemental part of the meal, and every table is supplied with a caddy full of different varieties. No chips, though: That chips-and-salsa thing is an American invention, and Los Carboncitos is about as far as you can get from an American restaurant without updating your passport. This bright spot operates like a cool, urban Mexico City diner, offering comfort foods, tacos, huaraches and messy breakfast plates — all begging to be slathered with any one of the house's four custom salsas, ranging in heat and flavor from smoothly savory to napalm death.