Set aside all the arguments — and we've heard plenty over the last few days — about the best green chile being in New Mexico, or in Pueblo. Because Denver definitely has plenty of spots where you can find great green chile, and in advance of choosing the Best Green Chile for the Best of Denver 2016, we listed ten of them last week in our list of the Ten Best Places for Green Chile. And readers quickly offered many, many more — all in metro Denver. Suggests Gary:
Sorry, these are not true original green chile. June Garcia has been serving her green chile for over 25 years, first at the Bamboo Hut, and then at Phil's Place Mexican Restaurant on 35th & Larimer. She's won numerous awards with the Denver Post and Westword. Full of flavor and hot.
Los Dos Potrillos in Littleton is great. El Noa Noa on Santa Fe is up there also. And just because a sauce is green doesn't make it a green chile.
Honorable Mention: Wheat Ridge Lanes (yeah, the bowling alley). So good.
This list is whack. Casa Del Rey in Commerce City has the best green chili! and chimichangas! Go check them out.
Emilio's almost famous. The best pork green chili. Hot , extra hot, or mild. You can get red and vegetarian. All made from scratch in Westminster.
Hasn't anyone ever tried De Corazon on Blake!!??? Good God, this place is amazing and I'm always disappointed it's not on this list. It should be. Replace that New Mexico nonsense. This is Colorado, hello!!
That the Cherry Cricket is not on this list is blasphemous.
Benny's Restaurant & Tequila Bar because it's tasted the same 35 years.
And finally, Bonnie asks:
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Where's La Loma?
Good question. La Loma has appeared on many of our Best Green Chile lists over the past 33 years, and since the 43-year-old restaurant will soon be moving downtown from Jefferson Park, and also building a new spot in the Platte Valley, we're guessing we'll be eating that green chile for many more years. And where will Grandma Mendoza's green be served downtown? We'll reveal La Loma's new location later today.
Remember to vote for the Best Green Chile — and many, many more favorites — in the Best of Denver 2016 Readers' Poll.