Lori MidsonThere's no such thing as too many taquerias, which is exactly what Mario and Gricelda Valles thought when they opened Tacos El Fogon last month at 1145 South Federal Boulevard, along a strip of asphalt that already lays claim to more taquerias than you can fling a tortilla at. "My ... More >>
Tim Connors, co-owner of Mezcal, the rollicking cantina on East Colfax Avenue whose kitchen is overseen by Roberto Diaz, wants people to know that he's absolutely, unequivocally not trying to pull a fast one on Denver Restaurant Week, the two-week eating orgy in which nearly 300 Front Range f ... More >>
Lori MidsonGive a guy a Las Tortugas franchise, and what does he do? If you're JuanCarlos Wong, you keep it for a few months before concluding that you can do your own thing -- and do it better. Wong, who opened a Las Tortugas outlet earlier this year in June at 810 East 88th Avenue, in Th ... More >>
Lori Midson Roberto Diaz Mezcal 3230 East Colfax Avenue 303-322-5219 www.mezcalcolorado.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Q&A with Roberto Diaz, executive chef of Mezcal. To read part one of that interview, click here. What you'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint ... More >>
After fifteen years working in management at Pizza Huts across the country, Ted Huss was done -- done with the corporate bullshit, done with inferior ingredients and done with chains. "I was frustrated and really discouraged with the way the business was going. It was all about profit, when ... More >>
Lori Midson Jesse Morreale takes me by the hand and leads me down a narrow passageway, past the rustic wooden tequila lockers and kaleidoscopic altar littered with white candles, and into the lantern-lit dining room of El Diablo, the new Mexican restaurant at First and Broadway that he and e ... More >>
Yes, we're bringing it back...my name is Amber (but friends call me Ambs), and I'll be your new Veggie Girl. Some background: I've been vegetarian -- not vegan; that's just plain crazy -- on and off for eight of my 29 years. I love food, despite the fact that I've voluntarily chosen to opt o ... More >>
I just stopped by La Fiesta for lunch, as people have been stopping by the Mexican restaurant at 2340 Champa Street since 1964, when the Herrera family turned an old Safeway into a Denver institution. (That's the original menu above.) Which got me wondering: Is there a Mexican restaurant in ... More >>
Lori MidsonFresko is Mexican casual cuisine, a unique place, an experience, and a taste only known in Mexico. Fresko is honored to be in Colorado. Fresko is genuine, culture, quality, passion, freshness, ambiance, with a staff that loves to share. Experience metropolitan Mexican dining for a fast ... More >>
While Jason Sheehan is taking readers' questions, I have one for readers: Is there a place in Colorado that serves cheese crisps? These thin, grilled quesadillas covered with melted cheese are staples at Mexican restaurants in Arizona. (I just had one at El Charro, a Tucson institution since 1922, a ... More >>
When I was growing up, my dad would make dozens and dozens of pork tamales and big vats of rich, beefy red chile and pork posole for Christmas. We'd feast on these New Mexican staples at our family Christmas party and then continue eating everything while it lasted, sometimes through New Year's. N ... More >>
Fresh, salty chips, burning hot salsa and maybe the best vegetarian red chile in Denver -- these are just a few of the reasons that I frequent Taqueria Patzcuaro at 2616 West 32nd Avenue. An even bigger draw, though, is the chile relleno burrito, an absolute genius invention that starts with a torti ... More >>
The Mexican wraps up the great tortilla debate.
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
How many ways can you say cheese?
When style eats substance.
The truck stops here.
El Centro Su Teatro starts a new holiday tradition.
When is a Mexican beer not a Mexican beer?
I had to be dragged to dinner at Guadalajara. Hours later, I had to be dragged away.
Milagro Taco Bar is far from the talk of the town.
Tin Star breaks all the rules and comes out shining.
Tosh's Hacienda was once the taco the town. But no more.
Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe
The sky's got limits at Cielo.
Let Jalapeño Mexican Grill transport you to Juárez.
There's a lot to love at Juanita's.
La Cocina de Marcos
Any way you slice it, Lime is a cut above.
Go directly to Jack-n-Grill for true New Mexican chile.
Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.
Two new restaurants -- one Mexican, one New Mexican -- give an authentic spin to the color wheel.
Why do these restaurants serve Mexican food? It's Greek to me.
A tasty tour of Sante Fe.
Northwest Denver says adios to Chavez Mexican Foods.
El Ranchito's meaty marvels prove that appearances can be deceiving.
You could get burned by the wrong El Señor Sol.