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Tacos D.F.

2020 S. Parker Road
Denver, CO 80231
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  • Sun, Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The menu at this strip-mall operation is a greatest-hits list of everything there is to love about street-level Mexican food, plus a few surprises (Mexican consomme?). But the best item is the torta: messy, dripping, delicious and offered in several variations, including the D.F., served "combinaciĆ³n que usted quiera" and jamon -- sliced ham stacked on a grilled and lardy Mexican sandwich roll with chopped lettuce, avocado and a wet slurry of a sauce involving smoky-hot chipotles and mayonnaise.

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