Best of Denver

Denver's five best Central/South American restaurants

While Denver is filled Mexican food outlets, restaurants that delve into the vast gastronomic offerings of the rest of Central and South America are in short supply. Still, there are some worthy spots specializing in the cuisine of Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador and the islands of the Caribbean.

In anticipation of the Best of Denver 2012, which lands in this city March 29, here, in no particular order, are the five best Central or South American restaurants in the city.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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