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2616 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 | Northwest Denver | 303-455-4389

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Patzcuaro's has held down its address in Highland since 1978, although it's made some changes over the past thirty years, adding a secluded patio to the side of the dark dining room and also 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 tacos stuffed with pork stomach and beef cheeks. The green chile is some of the best in town, too.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Features: Catering, Order Online, Takeout

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