El Toro

4957 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303-393-7809
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  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
No bull here, just beans and rice -- good beans and rice, courtesy of Ed Garcia, whose family founded the beloved Mexico City Lounge. The decor boasts velvet paintings, paneling and an enormous TV in the corner; the menu is slightly less elaborate, featuring basics like tacos, beef and bean burritos, and menudo seven days a week. But they're famous for -- and proud of -- their greasy tacos. Be prepared: This little joint is cash only.

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