La Fiesta

2340 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205
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La Fiesta +

Mark Antonation Mexican hamburger.


  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Ravenous crowds from all over town flock to La Fiesta for their midday meals. They're drawn by the convivial vibe of the huge dining room (this was once a Safeway), the friendly family that runs the joint and the huge portions of delectably cheesy, greasy, addictive Colorado-style Mexican food, including great chiles rellenos and a hot -- very hot -- green chile packed with pork, tomatoes and peppers. The space is only open for dinner on Friday night, though, so plan to get your La Fiesta fix at lunchtime. Just don't fall asleep back at the office.

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    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:58 a.m. by Patricia Calhoun

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