La Calle Taqueria y Carnitas

1565 W. Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
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  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If you're in search of the city's most transcendent taqueria -- the one that makes you raise your fist to the heavens, having just discovered enlightenment on a plate -- then the entrance to La Calle Taqueria y Carnitas is our pearly gate. Taquerias are an omnipresent fixture on Denver's food landscape, and a religious experience for many of us. Especially this one, where the tacos (more than twenty versions) come in both common and unexpected forms. You can wrap your jaws around tacos al pastor pelted with charred pineapple; steamed tacos stuffed with tongue; tacos de cazuela slapped with slow-roasted pork; and fried tacos filled with cheek meat and thrust in a cazo pan. A smashing salsa bar is the ultimate benediction.

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