Photos: El Olvido

For this week's review, I visited El Olvido, a five-month-old restaurant on South Broadway that owner Jorge Pingarron calls "Mexican, but not Mexican." By that he means not Colorado Mexican, because his place specializes in dishes from regions of Mexico not widely represented in Denver, including Jalisco's carne en su jugo.

To go with the review, here are some pictures of what you'll find on this "not Mexican" menu. For more photos of El Olvido, check out our slide show.

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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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