1231 W. 38th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Best Of


  • Sun-Thu 6am-2am, Fri-Sat 6am-3am
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
No booze, no tables, no servers, no menu other than what's taped to the wall beside the register. But despite that lack -- maybe because of it -- Chubby's, the original Chubby's, is an institution in Denver, particularly beloved by those who have overindulged on a Friday night. The Mexican food here is heavy, salty, occasionally greasy and comes with a green chile unlike any other green chile in the state -- a gelatinous orangey-brown goop hot enough to strip paint and powerful enough to burn off the worst effects of even the most over-enthusiastic immoderation.

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