UPDATE: We have a winner of our Top Taco contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many Stella's pork carnitas tacos did Comida Cantina at the Source sell during the month of May? Congratulations to lydianew204, who came the closest with a guess of 3,200; the actu ... More >>
On Thursday, June 26, 24 local restaurants will battle it out for taco supremacy in the inaugural Top Taco Denver showdown, a benefit for the Colorado Restaurant Association's Education Foundation ProStart scholarship program. The event, which unfolds in Sculpture Park, located just behind the Denve ... More >>
Chef Shellie Kark is teaching a two-part class at the Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, titled "Rooted: Heirloom Recipes as Family History." The first session is today, and will focus on converting word-of-mouth family recipes into actual formulas that anyone can follow; the follow ... More >>
Grab your turkey legs: The Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park on Labor Day weekend. This is the thirtieth incarnation of the festival, but the tradition stretches back much, much further. After the Silver Crash of the 1890s, the city introduced the Festival of Mountain and Plain as a ... More >>
Rosa Linda's reopened today after electrical problems caused the restaurant to close last Friday. Here's the word from Oscar Aquirre on Facebook: Wooohhoo! We are open! The city of Denver and Xcel energy, as well as our contractor came together and got us open! Contrary to any rumors, Rosa Linda's ... More >>
I live in the belly of the beast, Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhood last year: Lower Highland, or LoHi, as developer Paul Tamburello dubbed it when he started work on the Olinger project. (In response, I refer to my particular block as SoLola -- south of Lola, which moved into the corner of t ... More >>
Over a year after Wanda James and Scott Durrah closed 8 Rivers in LoDo and returned to Highland, home of Denver's original 8 Rivers and also the couple's own home, they're finally ready to open Jezebel's in the corner space at 3301 Tejon Street. Those who enter that space will find it expanded from ... More >>
There were sighs of relief across the country when the polls closed yesterday (followed, in some quarters, by cries of anguish). But nowhere were the sighs more heartfelt than at Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, which had landed in the center of the storm after word went out that the family-run restaurant ... More >>
If Mitt Romney comes back to Colorado before election day on November 6 -- and he will, since this state is still in play -- he has an invitation for a "family meal" with the Aguirres at Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe. But if he accepts this invitation, he can leave the cameras, and the campaign, at th ... More >>
I stopped by Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe last night, and the place was packed. Packed full of TV cameras, full of people who'd heard about the controversy that erupted after Cafe Society first reported that the family that owns the restaurant had declined to let Romney supporters use their place as a ... More >>
In the crazed build-up to the presidential debate, I stopped by one of my favorite neighborhood spots for food and fellowship: Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe. Turns out, I missed the news right under my nose. Back at the office, we were reporting that Mitt Romney had lunched at Chipotle -- but at one po ... More >>
An artist who lived in northwest Denver clued me in to the little storefront burrito joint that had just opened in his neighborhood in northwest Denver, a spot decades away from being tagged with the nickname "LoHi" or labeled a "hippest hipster neighborhood" by Forbes. I've been eating at Rosa Lind ... More >>
Campaigning in Colorado yesterday in advance of his appearance at tonight's debate at the University of Denver, Mitt Romney stopped at the Chipotle in Stapleton -- where he ordered extra guac with his burrito. He also got a side of sarcasm from our readers. - See also: Photo: Mitt Romney at Stapl ... More >>
Y'all, Mitt Romney ate at Chipotle earlier today. According to hungry and expert sources, the GOP's main man stopped by the Stapleton location of the Colorado staple and chowed down on a burrito with black beans, pork and pico de gallo. He even added guac -- which, as you know, costs extra. But, hey ... More >>
Jezebel's should finally open next month in the original location of the Squeaky Bean, at 3301 Tejon Street, right next to Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe. In fact, Jezebel's is taking over 900 square feet from Rosa Linda's, so that they could put in the "real restaurant kitchen, complete with hood" tha ... More >>
Highland isn't the only neighborhood going through an identity crisis. While the debate over the changes in Highland continues, the name game has spread south, to the area northwest of Washington Park, where Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill will soon open. What, exactly, should this area be called? ... More >>
Happy National Margarita Day!It's National Margarita Day, and although that's not an official holiday, several local restaurants are getting into the celebration with specials today. Among the party places:
Twenty-seven years ago today, Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe opened its doors at 2005 West 33rd Avenue. The area has changed a lot since then -- this part of Highland is now the best restaurant neighborhood in the city -- but the Aguirre family still runs Rosa Linda's. Here's an e-mail from oldes ... More >>
The news that Wanda James and Scott Durrah, the owners of the just-shuttered 8 Rivers, will be opening Jezebel's, a new Southern restaurant, in the former home of the Squeaky Bean at 3301 Tejon Street, next to Rosa Linda's Mexican Restaurant, did not inspire the roll-out of the welcome wagon. ... More >>
When the Squeaky Bean abruptly left its spot at 3301 Tejon Street in June, it left a hole in fans' hearts -- and also in the hot, hot restaurant neighborhood of Highland. But now the corner space next to Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe has a new tenant: Jezebel's, the next venture by Scott Durrah and Wand ... More >>
It's patio weather at Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe.Back in 1985, when the Aguirre family opened Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe at 33rd and Tejon, the neighborhood was looking a little run-down (to be kind). But just as the restaurant has grown, and the Aguirre kids have grown up, so has the neighborh ... More >>
Little Man always looks cool.Two nearby spots in northwest Denver are offering diametrically opposed cold-weather deals. At Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, 2005 West 33rd Avenue, Rosa Linda Aguirre has decided to fight the cold by making homemade chicken soup -- and the rest of the family is volu ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The Cafe Society blog will be closed tomorrow -- but the following restaurants will be open and serving turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and all the other traditional Thanksgiving favorites:
The Taste of Colorado, which opens at 11:30 a.m. today in Civic Center Park, serves up much more than turkey legs, snowcones, kettle corn and roasted nuts -- although those classic snacks are available, too. But there are also restaurants, gourmet carts and other culinary companies with bo ... More >>
No, these aren't strips of cactus from Rosa Linda's vegetarian menu for Lent. They're slices of green chile, flash-fried and served hot. Very, very hot. Can you guess where I'm eating?
Lori MidsonWhat you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were weighing in on twelve's Jeff Osaka, the restaurant's exec chef and owner who's at the center of this week's Chef and Tell interview -- and some controversy surrounding his comment regarding his most critical customer ... More >>
The Aguirre family, in a rare moment of rest.One day back in 1985, one of the Westword artists who lived at the edge of Highland -- we called it Barbaria then -- called with a tip about a great storefront burrito at this new place, Rosa Linda's. He was right, and we quickly became lifetime fa ... More >>
Look overwhelming? Check out the places in Denver to get your feast on -- without having to cook.As always, our online Food & Drink listings contain dozens of culinary events across Colorado, including where to eat Thanksgiving dinner if you don't feel like cooking but still want to feast. A ... More >>
The long-delayed Squeaky Bean finally made its debut Monday -- and no one was happier to see the open doors than the folks at Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, right next door at at 2005 West 33rd Avenue. "It has been a rough road for all involved, but it's now open and it looks great," says Oscar Aguirre ... More >>
Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, and some people party by helping others. Westword will run a list of places offering meals for the needy on our Café Society blog. If you know of others, leave a comment below or send us an email. Bar Louie Restaurants is partnering with shelters aroun ... More >>
A little competition never hurt anyone.
From the week of November 17, 2005
Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe
Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe
Films highlight human rights
New Backbeat editor throws his first punch.
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Rosa Linda Mexican Cafe
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Drive-through dining takes on a new meaning.
Pioneering pizza men make up the upper crust.
AT BETO AGUIRRE'S NEWSPAPER, ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE.PRESS FOR SUCCESS THE AGUIRRE FAMILY RUNS A NEWSPAPER AND A RESTAURANT. BUT THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY.