Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar 301 East 7th Avenue 303-894-0788 bennysrestaurant.com
This Denver classic serves up Colorado-style Mexican food, from its thick green chile to its fat burritos, and is the perfect place to start a Friday night or nurse a Saturday morning hangover.
Patio hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Seats: The side deck holds people, front; the front has room for 100 to 120
Patio specials: None
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Patio perks: Covered and heated
Busiest time: Saturdays and Sundays; evenings from from 5 to 8 p.m.
Slowest time: Daily from 3 to 5 p.m.
Most memorable moment: none