Denver Restaurant Guide

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Latin eatery Lucina had hopes of celebrating Christmas 2021 by opening its doors to customers, but construction issues made it a blue Christmas for the owners. Instead, Lucina stayed shuttered until March 2022, when the occupancy permit for the totally empty space (with "dust still falling and settling," says co-owner Erasmo Casiano) was issued unexpectedly. Just four days later, Lucina's dining room was furnished and its kitchen up and running, turning out standouts like pollo alla brasa, which is marinated in Peruvian spices, and a vegan squash dish with mole. Paella is available on Fridays and Saturdays, and there are plans to add brunch service, too.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Metered