There's a new breakfast burrito purveyor in Denver — but it's not yet another Federal Boulevard green chile slinger. Instead, these breakfast items come from a name familiar to those who love good Italian cuisine: Americatus. The Larimer Street pasta shop and deli launched Colorado Taco Co. earlier this week, serving chubby burritos, sugared doughnuts and, yes, even a little green chile.
Colorado Taco Co. (don't let the name fool you; there are no tacos — at least not for now) is primarily a pick-up and delivery operation running out of the kitchen at Americatus. To order, open the eatery's ChowNow web page and follow the instructions to select an order for now or later and either pickup or delivery (for anything over $20) for breakfast between 8 and 11 a.m. weekdays. The lineup includes five burrito options — bacon, Hatch chile-chicken sausage, chorizo, carnitas or avocado — all of which come stuffed with crisped potatoes, scrambled eggs, vegetarian green chile and shredded cheese. Customers can order burritos for $5 each, as a flight with all five, or in a baker's dozen — with thirteen burritos for $60. To get the ball rolling, first-time orders will receive 50 percent off.
Doughnuts are also available, but in only one style: an old-fashioned, raised buttermilk beauty sparkling with cane sugar for $2 each (or 13 for $24). Sides of chocolate or vanilla cream-cheese glaze can be purchased for a buck. Add-ons for the burritos include green chile, hot or mild red sauce, sour cream and cheese. And everything on the menu adheres to the same level of quality that has earned Americatus a reputation for top-notch housemade products.
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Americatus general manager Paul Bahr says that if you're close enough, your order will be delivered by bicycle. And if you're picking up your burritos and doughnuts, you're welcome to hang out and eat in the dining room, where he hopes to add coffee service soon.