Posole from Tarasco's
Posole from Tarasco's
Photo by Lori Midson

100 Favorite Dishes: Posole from Tarasco's New Latino Cuisine

As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.

Number 74: Posole from Tarasco's New Latin Cuisine

Tarasco's (470 South Federal Boulevard) awesome posole, the traditional Mexican soup that even gringos slurp for breakfast after a night of corruption and immorality, is ladled into a big white bowl with tender pork and pork bones and enough hominy to fill a gumball machine. It's accompanied, as it should be, with steaming corn tortillas, plenty of quartered lime wedges, a heap of diced white onions and shredded raw cabbage. If you want to dust the posole with Mexican oregano, or give it fire with diced jalapenos, the server will bring those, too, although the fiery tableside salsa -- it's more like a chile paste -- is absolutely delicious. Once you've doctored it with all your garnishes, it's like eating Christmas in a bowl.

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