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El Taco Veloz

5145 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
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  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Sunday 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
  • $
  • Order/delivery via Grubhub, Order/delivery via Postmates, Order/delivery via Uber Eats
  • Lot available, No Parking
  • Call restaurant to order/pay
  • Lunch, Dinner
Why is Federal Boulevard Denver's best stretch of asphalt for feeding your spare tire? Because of joints like El Taco Veloz, where a meager $1.75 gets you a steaming corn tortilla abundantly mounted with whatever animal flesh rocks your world, plus onions and cilantro and access to the bar of Mexican condiments, a startling reservoir of grilled or pickled jalapeños and incendiary salsas (including an absolutely amazing avocado and tomatillo version that's served in a molcajete the size of Texas), trays of pickled onions, carrots and chiles, and tubs of everything from cucumbers and radishes to slivered red onions and fat wedges of lime. Our favorite taco is the al pastor, spit-carved and topped with pineapple, and so popular that this particular meat has its own spindle in a special corner of the rollicking taqueria.

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  • El Taco Veloz Becomes Taqueria Pancho Villa
    Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    The taqueria at 400 Federal Boulevard that had displayed a grand-opening banner on the front of its building for several years is now closed. El Taco Veloz has been tidied up and now sports a new sign letting passersby know that Taq...

  • Flavor revolves around carne al pastor at El Taco Veloz
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-...

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