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El Taco Veloz

400 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
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  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
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 jalapenos 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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    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...

  • Champurrado: The Right Choice to Go With Your Tamales
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    The sidewalks are slick outside and the windows are covered with steam inside, where pots of soup and mole simmer and the smell of chiles, tortillas and carnitas waft through the air. At this time of year, a plate of tamales robed i...

  • The twelve days of Christmas on Federal Boulevard
    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 5:03 p.m. by Mark Antonation

    This week marks a year since I started my trek up Federal Boulevard for the weekly A Federal Case series. I've hit 53 eateries in just under six miles -- a distance I could easily cover in less than twenty minutes, depending on traf...

  • Reader: Snout to lunch? Try El Taco Veloz
    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6:58 a.m. by Patricia Calhoun

    Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard, and this week reached El Taco Velez, where he spotted an offering rarely found at Denver's many and varied taquerias: pork tongue. "The tender and mild lengua -- rich wit...

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