Las Delicias - Closed

439 E. 19th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203


  • Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • $, $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
It all started here, in the little storefront in Uptown Denver where Las Delicias opened its first location in the mid-'70s. Since then, the family-run operation has expanded both down 19th Avenue and across the metro area, where it now has five outposts. All serve the same big margaritas, crisp chips and salsa, thick and sweet green chile and tender, marinated meats. And long before pico de gallo made its appearance on haute menus everywhere, Las Delicias had its "special" salsa.

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  • An Uptown Surprise: Construction Resumes at Las Delicias
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:15 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    Las Delicias has been a Denver institution since the Torres family opened its first Mexican restaurant at 439 East 19th Avenue in 1976. But the place closed sooner than expected in September 2015, ahead of a scheduled remodel. Thing...

  • Las Delicias #1 Closes for Remodeling After Forty Years in Uptown Spot
    Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:39 a.m. by Westword Staff

    The original Las Delicias at 439 East 19th Avenue closed suddenly last week, locking the door to the space where this homegrown chain got its start. Robert and Norma Torres opened the little storefront Mexican eatery in 1976; i...

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    Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:53 a.m. by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Mouthing Off
    Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 4 a.m. by Kyle Wagner

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