Danielle Lirette

Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

The original Adelitas on South Broadway won the hearts of Platt Park neighbors with its raucous Taco Tuesdays and potent house margaritas that far surpassed the typical premixed standard. But owner Brian Rossi wasn't content to rest on his tortillas; instead, he continued to present alluring dishes representing regional Mexican cuisine while building a jaw-dropping selection of tequila and mezcal bottles behind the bar. And with a second cantina that opened in downtown Littleton in August 2018, Adelitas stands as proof that Denver diners are hungry for far more than just smothered burritos and ground-beef tacos.