Los Cabos II

1525 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202
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Los Cabos II +

Eric Gruneisen


  • Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
Peruvian food is some of the strangest, most delicious stuff in the world, a mish-mash of centuries of cultural influences thrown together onto one plate. Spanish conquistadors, Arabs and Moors, explorers bringing spices from India, Italian cartographers, historic Creoles, African slaves and Asian immigrants - they've all added a little to the rich history of Peruvian cookery, and you can taste all of that (or most of it, anyway) at Francesca Ruiz's friendly, unassuming Los Cabos. You can occasionally catch soccer on the three televisions, and the display of native art (don't missed the stuffed llama) might make you feel as though you're imbibing in some sort of museum or cultural center instead of a treasure trove tucked behind an unassuming LoDo storefront.

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    Llamas are to Peru what longhorn cattle are to Texas (except that Peruvians don't drive around with llama skulls mounted on the front of their Cadillacs). When you see a llama, whether in a painting of the animals grazing in the hig...

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    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    Steakhouses, burger joints, places serving safe, recognizably Betty Crocker, ham-and-pineapple-slices American grub close all the time and for all sorts of reasons, so just imagine how tough it must be for a place like Los Cabos II ...

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    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    They asked if I spoke Spanish when I first walked into Los Cabos II, the beautiful Peruvian restaurant-slash-social club hidden behind the ugly facade at 15th and Champa streets. And I do, sort of. Mostly kitchen Spanish, which -- i...

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