Bubba Chinos #10

8807 1/2 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-954-0938
Best Of

Details

  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Leonard Cordova inherited many things from Stella Cordova, his grandmother who cooked at the legendary Chubby's for more than forty years. Most important, he got her green chile recipe. And although he lost the right to use the Chubby's name after a cousin registered the trademark, when he changed the name of his first restaurant on Federal Boulevard to Bubba Chinos, he didn't give up hawking the green chile he makes off her legendary formula. He pours that gravy-thick sauce over almost everything on a menu of what he describes as "authentic Chicano cuisine": burritos with refried beans, chile-cheese fries with Velveeta-like processed dairy, the Mexican hamburger that seems to be native to Denver. Non-smothered items are available, too, wrapped in foil for to-go patrons -- but even when you eat in, your food arrives in a square Styrofoam box. And even without the Chubby's name, Leonard has had no problem building his own following: His spot on Federal is almost always full of people sitting in the bright-yellow dining room covered with sports paraphernalia and graffiti tags, socializing with each other, buying pirated DVDs, occasionally even eating. Leonard's following is so strong, in fact, that there are now a handful of Bubba Chinos around town, with more opening all the time.

Related Stories (1)

  • Bubba Chinos expands into downtown
    Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. by Patrick Langlois

    Bubba Chinos, the burrito chain started by Leonard Cordova, grandson of Stella Cordova, the late and legendary Chubby's founder, will open a new franchise location at 1361 Court Place next month. "We're excited to cater to the downt...

View All

More Mexican Restaurants in West Denver Suburbs

  • Casa Bonita
    Best Of

    You do not go to Casa Bonita for the food: dated Tex-Mex, though the meal-ending unlimited sopaip...

    Mexican
  • El Senor Sol
    Best Of

    This native Colorado Mexican chain restaurant, which boasts eight locations, six of them along th...

    American
  • This small, family-friendly neighborhood cafe is warm and crowded during the day and loud and cro...

    Mexican
View All

More Mexican Restaurants in Denver

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >