There are a few sure bets at this downtown Mexican eatery: The joint will always be packed; the green chile will always be rich, hearty and satisfying; and dinner is the best time to show up. Let's start with the chile: D'Corazon makes it the way God intended, at least here in Colorado — brownish-orange, thick like gravy, and hot enough to grab your attention. Newcomers to Denver are likely to be confused, and New Mexicans will be outraged, but after a spoonful or two, all will be converted. The pork-laden original gets top billing, but vegetarians won't be disappointed by the meatless version. And showing up after 4 p.m. really is the best way to visit; the business deals with a furious lunch rush, so wait times are shorter in the evening, and you'll be able to take advantage of $5.77 margs.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Parking: Metered, On-street
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup