2616 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
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  • Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Patzcuaro's has held down its address in Highland since 1978, although it's made some changes over the past thirty years, adding a shady, secluded patio to the side of the dining room and securing a liquor license (which allows for those jumbo margaritas). The restaurant is named for a mountain town in Michoacán, a Mexican region whose cooking is dominated by indigenous Aztecan influence. But save for a couple of dishes, like the Michoacán carnitas, the fare at Patzcuaro's is a blend of modern Mexican standards, with Tex Mex-style enchiladas and nachos alongside the tripe stew and taco stuffed with beef cheek. Don't miss the delicious green chile.

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