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100 Favorite Dishes: Salsas from Tacos Y Salsas

Salsa bar from Tacos Y Salsas
Salsa bar from Tacos Y Salsas
Lori Midson

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 81: Salsa bar from Tacos Y Salsas

The salsa and accouterments bar at Tacos Y Salsas could conceivably count as several dishes, especially if you're like me and shoot those salsas just like a shot of whiskey. It doesn't matter which Tacos Y Salsas location you hit: They each have the same disheveled set-up, but that's the fault of the "drippers" -- the messy people who shovel the salsas onto their plates, while somehow managing to create a river of red between the onions and the cilantro on their way from bin to bin. Then again, who can blame them for their slovenly ways? This is a salsa bar that's worth raiding, a jumble of rojas and verdes that zigzag from ferociously hot to hellish hot to devilishly blazing -- all of them excellent. Toss a few lime wedges on your plate, some cilantro and hacked onions, maybe a few diced radishes, obviously a couple of pickled jalapenos and a spoonful of pico, and you've got a one-dish dinner.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100 Chicken-fried steak from Lola

No. 99 Alaskan reindeer sausage from Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

No. 98 Mac-and-cheese fries from Jonesy's EatBar

No. 97 Soft egg ravioli from Prima

No. 96 Pho - any pho -- from Pho 95

No. 95 Assiette de charcuterie maison from Z Cuisine À Côté

No. 94: Cheeseburger from Larkburger

No. 93: BBQ Masher from Cabin Creek Smokehouse

No. 92: Apple pancake from the Original Pancake House

No. 91: Burrata from Osteria Marco

No. 90: Eggs Benedict from Devil's Food Bakery

No. 89: Chile Relleno from La Fiesta

No. 88: Deviled eggs from Steuben's

No. 87: Corn-in-a-cup from Jack-n- Grill

No. 86: Enchiladas from Taco House

No. 85: Pupusas from Pupusas Sabor Hispano

No. 84: Baklava from Ali Baba Grill

No. 83: Masa-fried oyster shooters from Deluxe

No. 82: Tacos al pastor from Los Carboncitos


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