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Chili Verde (MOVED) - Closed

3700 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211


  • Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Temporarily closed: Pueblan food is rare in Denver, which is strange, since this city boasts a fair number of Mexican immigrants who've come up from the nearly legendary hotbed of line cooks and chefs in Southern Mexico. Fortunately, now we have Chili Verde, which offers this engaging and multicultural cuisine in all its weirdly Latino-French splendor, and in an environment that's much more upscale bistro than a neighborhood taqueria. Brothers Eder and Hanzel Yanez-Mota opened their restaurant with the idea of easing people into the notion of Mexican food without refritos, without globs of bright-yellow cheese product and massive burritos, and they've been winning converts to the concept that the best Mexican food can include a beautiful French crepe filled with Poblano rajas and topped with a silky cream sauce.

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  • Chili Verde closes, looking for a new location
    Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:03 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Brothers Hanzel and Eder Yáñez won fans quickly with the authentic Pueblan fare they served at Chili Verde, the restaurant they opened in LoHi in the summer of 2009. But running the place turned out to be bumpier than ...

  • Chili Verde will reopen tomorrow -- finally -- after a kitchen fire
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:34 p.m. by Kyle Garratt

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  • Chili Verde hopes to reopen Thursday after a kitchen fire
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:07 p.m. by Kyle Garratt

    Last Wednesday, there was a lot more cooking in Chili Verde's kitchen than the traditional Pueblan fare. Thanks to a fryer that caught flames, the entire kitchen almost ended up well done. Luckily, the fire didn't spread, and Eder Y...

  • Chili Verde serves nearly perfect Pueblan food
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

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