Mark Antonation

Zocalito

Chef Micheal Beary moved his Aspen-based Mexican restaurant to Denver in the waning days of 2018, bringing with him the biggest selection of Oaxacan dishes the city has ever seen. The bold, smoky flavors of Oaxaca are bolstered by chiles and other ingredients that the chef imports from southern Mexico through his own company, which works with Mexican farmers to grow chiles rarely found outside the region.

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