Pete's Kitchen

1962 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Best Of


  • Monday through Sunday 24 hours
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, ATM, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Open 24 Hours
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Of all Pete Contos's places, Pete's Kitchen has the most character, the best insomniac street-theater vibe. While this Colfax institution is open 24/7, it's at its best just after 1 a.m. -- because by 2 a.m., there's often a line stretching out the door and down the block. No matter what time you go, though, dining at Pete's is never dull. The avgolemono is good, the burritos legendary for their curative powers and the crowds as hinky as it gets.

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