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Ten Latin American Restaurants in Denver You Won't Want to Miss

King crab with avocado, pickled shallot, serrano chiles, puffed rice and coconut-chile broth.
Danielle Lirette
King crab with avocado, pickled shallot, serrano chiles, puffed rice and coconut-chile broth.
Latin American cuisine is big business in Denver right now, from regional Mexican dishes that are new to town to the tastes of Peru, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond. Even Tex-Mex and Southwestern cooking are making a comeback. Here are our ten most recent stories about restaurants serving up Latin American flavors, along with links to our original coverage.

click to enlarge Chef Jesse Vega — and the "Hot" sign behind him — will still be there when Central Bistro reopens as Candela Latin Kitchen. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Chef Jesse Vega — and the "Hot" sign behind him — will still be there when Central Bistro reopens as Candela Latin Kitchen.
Danielle Lirette
Central Bistro Will Close This Weekend, Reopen as Candela Latin Kitchen

click to enlarge La Chupaflor will open next door to Palenque and share a patio; the finished mural will depict hummingbirds and agave plants. - MARK ANTONATION
La Chupaflor will open next door to Palenque and share a patio; the finished mural will depict hummingbirds and agave plants.
Mark Antonation
La Chupaflor Will Soon Join Adelitas and Palenque at Broadway and Louisiana

click to enlarge Combo plates are a big part of Tex-Mex dining at Chuy's. - CHUY'S
Combo plates are a big part of Tex-Mex dining at Chuy's.
Chuy's
The Austin Invasion Continues: Chuy's Hits Westminster Tonight

click to enlarge Tostada de hoja santa with shrimp escabeche and Argentinian chorizo at Señor Bear. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Tostada de hoja santa with shrimp escabeche and Argentinian chorizo at Señor Bear.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Señor Bear Readies for Friday Opening in LoHi

Fry-bread tacos at Kachina. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Fry-bread tacos at Kachina.
Danielle Lirette
Jeff Bolton on Food Reverence, the Spirit of the Southwest, and Kachina

click to enlarge Los Chingones will soon be able to sell even more tacos. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Los Chingones will soon be able to sell even more tacos.
Danielle Lirette
Restaurateur Troy Guard Closes Sugarmill to Expand Los Chingones

click to enlarge Corn-tortilla quesadillas called suegras (or mothers-in-law) at Villagran. - MARK ANTONATION
Corn-tortilla quesadillas called suegras (or mothers-in-law) at Villagran.
Mark Antonation
Villagran Restaurante Is Finally Open on West Alameda Avenue

click to enlarge This is a chalupa, according to Siete Leguas. - MARK ANTONATION
This is a chalupa, according to Siete Leguas.
Mark Antonation
Step Aboard a Massive Chalupa at Siete Leguas Mexican Grille

Crunchy pastelitos are similar to Mexican empanadas at Honduras Breeze. - MARK ANTONATION
Crunchy pastelitos are similar to Mexican empanadas at Honduras Breeze.
Mark Antonation
Not So Mean Streets: The Relaxed Pace of Restaurant Life Just Off Colfax

click to enlarge Carne asada fries are big at Tacos Los Compas. - MARK ANTONATION
Carne asada fries are big at Tacos Los Compas.
Mark Antonation
Carne Asada Fries Fill a Late-Night Void in Denver's Dining Scene