Denver Restaurant Guide

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Restaurateur Bryan Dayton closed Acorn at The Source in the summer of 2020, but quickly reopened the space as Bellota, Spanish for "Acorn," which opened in October that year with a menu of Mexican cuisine overseen by executive chef Manny Barella. Bellota's opening team marks somewhat of a reunion for Dayton, Steve Redzikowski and Bill Espiricueta, with Barella as the newest member. Dayton and Redzikowski opened their first restaurant, Oak at Fourteenth, in Boulder in 2011; Espiricueta, who now owns Smok Barbecue (next door in the Source Hotel & Market), also worked there. Barella hails from Monterrey, Mexico, and has worked in fine-dining restaurants in Colorado and California before bringing a taste of his home town to Bellota.
Mark Antonation
  • Price: $, $$
  • Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Garage available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Private-group dining
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