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Bocadillo - Closed

4044 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
Critics' Pick


  • Sun - Mon: Closed Tues - Sat: 12pm-10pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
Derek Dietz, the one-man-show behind Bocadillo, has a fine-dining background, but you wouldn’t know it from the decor at his restaurant in northwest Denver, which is decorated like an artist’s bachelor pad. “We don’t have too stuck-up of an ambience,” says Dietz. “If you’ve got a baby crying or you’re not dressed up, that’s okay.” But while Bocadillo may not look formal, Dietz’s experience shows in both the professional service and the kitchen’s absolute dedication to seasonal, local ingredients. Dietz originally opened Bocadillo in 2012 as a sandwich shop; after a year’s hiatus, it reopened in summer 2013 as a more ambitious restaurant, with dinner service and a liquor license. The menu is ever-changing, with dishes hearty enough to satisfy the neighborhood regulars who come for the Philly bocadillo at lunch, the pinxtos -- dollar-a-piece bar snacks – at happy hour, and the more complex fare at dinner, when entrees may range from lamb vindaloo to Mexican pork soup.

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