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Taco de Mexico

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Food & Wine magazine singles out Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl's chili as one of the best in the country

    Love it, or loathe it, green chile is a Denver table staple, and while we all have our undisputed favorite places to get our green fix (El Taco de Mexico is mine), the restaurant squad from Food & Wine magazine just unleashed their own picks for the "Best Chili in the US" -- and one Denver joint sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Ben Davison of Bistro Vendome: "I don't want snot in my tea"

    Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part one of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's good -- really good -- to be back home again," says Ben Davison, pausing after a long s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Don't have your DISH ticket yet? Have we got a deal for you!

    DISH, Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, takes place this Sunday, September 22 in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with food and drink from some of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants, as well as Best of Denver readers' choices. Close to fifty restaurants, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Dining at Spuntino and a Denver chef who despises cupcakes: A second helping of Cafe Society, September 9-13

    This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Spuntino, where owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening recently renovated the space, which was previously owned by Simone Parisi, who had originally conceptualized a casual "snack" environment. The couple decided to change direction and make the spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Denver's fifty most essential restaurants, No. 48: El Taco de Mexico

    What defines an essential restaurant? Several opinionated friends and I were recently discussing that topic during dinner at a trendy newcomer that's amassed a flurry of flattery since opening its doors. It's a restaurant-of-the-moment, but will it still be relevant in six months? Will the crowds co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern says Den-Mex defines Denver

    Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, just published his list of the "Best Ethnic Food in the U.S." on the Food & Wine website, and Denver rates high for its "Den-Mex" -- a term coined, as far as we can tell, by Gustavo Arellano, the Ask a Mexican columnist who praised this city's Mexican food in T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Reader: I can make better green chile than Boone's on the hood of my car

    The Best of Denver 2013 is out, with more than a hundred categories in our Food & Drink section. One of the most hotly contested categories is always Best Green Chile. This year, the readers voted for El Taco de Mexico, a many-time winner. Cafe Society's pick for Best Green Chile was a far more surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern eats his way through Denver - and Parallel Seventeen chef Mary Nguyen's fantastical menu

    I learned several things at last night's Denver Adventurous Eaters Club dinner at Parallel Seventeen: 1) Pig uterus is absolutely lovely and should appear on menus everywhere. 2) Parallel Seventeen chef/owner Mary Nguyen is one badass chef, who has the ability to cook just about anything, "bizarre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Photos: The food of Westword's Dish 2012

    Last night Westword's annual food party turned eighteen, and more three dozen local restaurants and food trucks stopped by to help celebrate the food fete. Held in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Dish 2012 celebrated the city's culinary culture by serving up samples from so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Win tickets to Westword's Dish tonight! #dishword

    The table is set for Dish -- Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink festival that will fill the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with great entertainment, great drinks and great food tonight. If you don't have tickets, you can still purchase them here...or you can enter this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Win VIP tickets to Westword's Dish! #dishword

    It's almost here: Tomorrow night, Westword's annual food fest arrives in Sculpture Park, but for a few lucky Cafe Society readers, there's still time to snag last-minute tickets. If you haven't yet bought your ticket to Dish -- or you bought a general admission ticket -- no need to eat your heart ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    What dishes would you like to see at Dish? Nominate your favorites now!

    Here's the latest dish on Dish: Westword's annual eating orgy is set for Thursday evening, September 6, and it will once again be held in the great outdoors -- but this time we're bringing great food, great drink and great entertainment to the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Here's the dish on Dish!

    Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 6. That's the date for Dish, Westword's eighteenth annual event dedicated to eating and imbibing. We're staying outside this year, but moving the festivities to a new venue: the Sculpture Park outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where attendees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Round two with Pete Marczyk, chef-owner of Marczyk Fine Foods

    Pete Marczyk Marczyk Fine Foods 770 East 17th Avenue, 303-894-9499 5100 East Colfax Avenue, 303-243-3355 www.marczykfinefoods.com This is part two of my interview with Pete Marczyk; read part one of Pete Marczyk's interview Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Show up; try hard; think; keep making it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Round two with Brandon Foster, exec chef of Vesta Dipping Grill: The cheeseburger Big Bite from 7-Eleven rules

    Lori Midson​ Brandon Foster Vesta Dipping Grill 1822 Blake Street 303-296-1970 www.vestagrill.com This is part two of my interview with Brandon Foster, executive chef of Vesta Dipping Grill. Part one of my interview with Foster ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Chez Panisse. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Readers: There's a hell of a lot of talk about El Diablo

    Mark Manger​El Diablo, which won our Best New Bar award in the Best of Denver 2011 and is reviewed this week in Cafe, turns one this month. It's been busy from the start -- and that's both good and bad news, according to Angel Hernandez. as good as this place may be, it saddens me that it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Calling all sinners: Five Denver restaurants where you must eat before the world ends tomorrow

    ​Even if you haven't come up for air this week, we assume you've still heard the farcical prediction by crazy Christian radio host Harold Camping -- namely that tomorrow is doomsday (some call if heaven) for at least 200 million of us. God forbid, it could be you! Or worse, me (although I'm in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Some like it hot! Diego's and El Taco de Mexico win the Cinco de Mayo green chile contest

    El Taco de Mexico, still a winner.​Some like it hot! The festivities at this past weekend's Cinco de Mayo festival in Civic Center Park included the fourth annual green chile contest. And the winner's are: Judges' awards: First place: El Taco de Mexico Second place: La Noria Carneceria Thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating...green chile?

    Lori Midson​ Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September and October, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating...green chile?

    Lori Midson​Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September and October, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating...green chile?

    Lori Midson​Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September and October, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Caf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating...green chile?

    Lori Midson​Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Cafe Society wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating...green chile?

    Lori Midson​Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Cafe Society wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Chef Dylan Moore on fish sauce, the Taco Nazis and effing up snapper Veracruz

    Lori Midson Dylan Moore, executive chef of Deluxe, Delite, Deluxe Burger and food slinger of the Little Orange Rocket​ Dylan Moore Deluxe 30 South Broadway 303-722-1550 Delite 32 South Broadway 303-722-1278 Deluxe Burger 5325 East Colfax Avenue 303-333-5683 This is part one of Lori Midson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson ​ Yesterday, to celebrate Mother's Day, I inhaled a green chile-cloaked breakfast burrito from El Taco de Mexico and then spent the afternoon sunning myself on another restaurant patio with a margarita, chips and salsa, guacamole and a plate of blue corn-fried oysters that go for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Who has the best green chile in Denver? El Taco de Mexico

    ​Green chile could well be this state's major contribution to the culinary canon. Unlike the stew of green chiles, and sometimes just green chiles, served in New Mexico, Denver's various green chiles can feature pork, tomatoes, even beans. We thought we'd tried them all (and loved most of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill

    Lori MidsonBrian Laird, executive chef of Barolo Grill​This is part two of my interview with Brian Laird, exec chef of Barolo Grill. You can read part one of my interview with Laird here. Best food city in America: San Francisco. It's all about what I love most: fresh ingredients, seafood, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Chef and Tell with Brian Laird of Barolo Grill

    Lori MidsonAll fired up: executive chef Brian Laird of Barolo Grill ​"It was a step off the cliff for sure, but at the same time, I just knew that I was a good fit for the job," says Brian Laird of Barolo Grill, the Northern Italian restaurant whose kitchen Laird has cooked in for the past twe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    What you might have missed this week while chowing on some Nut Poppers...Green chile mania!  Jason ranked the top ten green chile joints in Denver, and even got some input on the best vegetarian versions.  We pitted El Taco de Mexico's chile against Santiago's and found a surprise victor.W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​It's only Tuesday, and already we've seen a green chile smackdown between El Taco de Mexico and Santiago's and a shout-out to all you vegheads for meatless verde recommendations that won't make the PETA terrorists people pissed. And now, strictly by coincidence, comes the above photo o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Green Chile Smackdown! El Taco de Mexico v. Santiago's

    The green chile at Santiago's is unmistakably orange.​Since listing our top-ten green chile places last week, we've been swimming in the stuff, comparing this taste to that, defending our picks, revisiting our favorites and finally conducting a green chile smackdown. And it kills me to admi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    The List: Denver's top ten green chile spots

    ​One of my first columns was about the way green chile changes on the way from southern New Mexico to Denver -- from the pure verde kick in Hatch to the thin, soupy sauce of Albuquerque, and the steady thickening as you travel north along the green chile trail until you reach the gelatinous go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 14 edition

    Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. In the flesh. Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pi ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2009
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    April 10, 2009

    The List: Mexican on my mind

      This week's review of D'Corazon marks something of a return to reality -- to a restaurant where I can dependably guess what my food is going to look and taste like when I order it, a place where I don't have to worry about anyone trying to sneak pomegranate into my tacos. I had a good ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Culinary memo to IACP conference-goers: Eat ethnic

    El Taco de MexicoBetween April 1 and 4, more than 700 professional foodniks -- writers, editors, columnists and critics, culinary directors, cookbook authors, food stylists, recipe developers, nutrition experts and food and restaurant PR flacks -- are expected to share in a little culinary cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    2005 Best of Denver Winners

    How does a city change in four years? A look at Westword's twenty-second Best Of Denver awards, bestowed in 2005, give a sense. We called Devil's Food Bakery the Best Waffle joint, "a dangerous place firmly dedicated to helping those with a weakness for the venal wrongs of gluttony to pave their way ... More >>

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005

    Best Hangover Breakfast

    El Taco de México

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005

    Best Burrito

    El Taco de México

  • Food & Drink

    March 25, 2004

    Best Menudo

    El Taco de México

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Bite Me

    Brain Drain

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Mexican Mexican

    El Taco de México

  • Dining

    September 26, 2002

    Small Bites

    Pico de Gallo

  • Dining

    September 26, 2002

    The Brains of the Operation

    El Taco de México goes to the head of the class.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Original Big Burrito

    El Taco de Mexico

  • Dining

    January 20, 2000

    Check, Please!

    Give our food critic something to chew on.

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