A sampling from the taco side of the menu at Mas Kaos.EXPAND
A sampling from the taco side of the menu at Mas Kaos.
Danielle Lirette

First Look: Mas Kaos Brings Pizza and Tacos to Tennyson Street

Patrick Mangold-White operates the charming Kaos Pizzeria in a Victorian house on South Pearl Street and the newer Uno Mas Taqueria just a couple of blocks south of that. Along with his Gaia Bistro in between the two, he's got quite a lock on the Platt Park neighborhood dining scene. So when the restaurateur decided to hop to a new neighborhood and put a new eatery in the John's Garage redevelopment project at 4526 Tennyson Street, what better way to bring familiar menus to a new audience than by combining two restaurants into one bold new space? And so Mas Kaos was born.

The dual pizzeria-taqueria opened yesterday in the Berkeley neighborhood with a menu divided between street tacos in fourteen configurations, sixteen wood-fired pizzas — and a few surprises menu that take advantage of the big outdoor oven's cooking capacity. There are also a handful of oven-baked pasta dishes and appetizers in both Italian and Mexican themes, so you can enjoy toasty garlic bread alongside chips and guacamole. And sandwich lovers will be delighted by between-the-bread offerings, with three tortas and three Italian-style grinders.

This meeting of tacos and pizza takes place in a spacious, double-decker dining room with towering ceilings and a mezzanine level looking down onto the bar. The space takes advantage of Colorado's sunny climate, with big garage doors that open onto a wide patio and an indoor/outdoor bar with a window that slides closed to keep out chilly weather.

Mas Kaos is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The back half of the renovated John's Garage houses Call to Arms Brewing, which opened last July. For more photos of Mas Kaos, see our complete slideshow.

Outdoor bar seating for summertime.EXPAND
Outdoor bar seating for summertime.
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More traditional tacos.EXPAND
More traditional tacos.
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Inside the spacious dual pizzeria-taqueria.EXPAND
Inside the spacious dual pizzeria-taqueria.
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Indoor/outdoor space connects guests to the Berkeley neighborhood.EXPAND
Indoor/outdoor space connects guests to the Berkeley neighborhood.
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A view from the mezzanine above the main dining room.EXPAND
A view from the mezzanine above the main dining room.
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The bar at Mas Kaos.EXPAND
The bar at Mas Kaos.
Danielle Lirette

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