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 winners are:
People's choice award
First place: Diego's Mexican Food and Cantina Second place: La Noria Third place: El Taco de Mexico
Also competing: La Fiesta (the first time this almost fifty-year-old restaurant has participated), La Fuentes, Bubba Chino's, Fritangas and Mucino's Catering. (Two restaurants were no-shows, reports Andrea Barela of NEWSED, which put on the Cinco de Mayo festival.)
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Diego's win was the big surprise;the restaurant just opened a few months ago in a space at 1600 Champa Street, right off the mall, where it will soon be joined by Cafe Berlin. El Taco de Mexico's win was no surprise; it took Best Green Chile in our Best of Denver 2010.
Find 2011's "Denver's Five Best Green Chile Fixes" here.