4

Empanada Grill makes it a trifecta with its newest location on East Colfax

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

I never went to the joint on East Colfax simply called "Mexican Grill," but when Ramon Campos, who runs the original Empanada Express Grill in Golden, as well as a second outpost in the Berkeley Park neighborhood, opens his third Venezuelan restaurant -- another Empanada Grill -- in early October at 4122 East Colfax, I'll likely be first in line for his empanadas, fried plantains, cachapas and arepas.

The space, currently undergoing a mini makeover and new paint job, will seat fifty -- far more than either the Golden or Berkeley Park quarters -- and push the same menu, along with a few new plates, says Campos. "Everything will be pretty much the same, but I think we may try and add a couple more dishes, especially since we have a bit more room here," he says.

Campos notes, too, that he'll think about applying for a liquor license in the future, although neither the Golden nor Berkeley locations pour alcohol, which doesn't seem to deter his loyalists. "We'll see what happens, but getting this place open is our first priority, and the other locations seem to do fine without a liquor license," he says.

Campos, who takes his time with opening projects, hopes to start feeding the East Colfax fray by the second week in October; he'll be open lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.