Margs Taco Bistro, which opened last Friday at 1519 Wynkoop Street, is small and sleek, with a kitchen that specializes in "world tacos" -- offering Caprese, Asian and Moroccan variations on the Mexican staple.
"We think there was a real need for something like this on this end of the mall, and we think we fill it," says co-owner Kevin Sloane. "Especially with the garage, bistro, open-air feel."
That open-air feel comes from the garage door-style window in front of the bar, which opens to the small patio during warmer weather and should prove a popular place to drink classic margaritas and new cocktail creations that give a slight twist to tradition.
Margs features two happy hours daily, from 3 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close, both with beer, margarita and wine specials. The late-night happy hour also features $1 Calle (street) tacos. Those tacos -- steak, chicken or pork, with pico de gallo, cheese and avocado -- come closest to the kind of tacos you find in upscale bars around town. But then there are the more eclectic versions. The Caprese features chicken, asiago, mozzarella, bruschetta and a citrus basil spread. The Moroccan is made with chicken, curry yogurt, slaw blend, jicama and pineapple habanero salsa.
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Margs' tortillas are homemade, and guacamole, quesadillas and enchiladas fill out the rest of the menu.
As Sloane sums it up, Margs has an "upscale feel with a really value-lined, upscale flavor profile."
For more information, call 303-534-6274.