When I was living in New York, I constantly craved Mexican food — which, aside from upscale Tex-Mex, was about as easy to find on the East Coast as a pro-choicer at a Tea Party convention. Real Mexican food isn't all that common in Denver, either; despite the abundance of "Mexican" restaurants, most serve up an Americanized — even Denverized — version of Mexican cuisine. But at least you can find it in a few spots. And on one of my trips back home, a friend picked me up at the airport and drove me straight to Los Carboncitos, a true taqueria that occupies a fiery orange building on an equally colorful stretch of... More >>>
Paxia is the more restrained – and duller -- sibling of the Los Carboncitos crew.