Photos: Margs Taco Bistro opens today in Cherry Creek

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Notoriously sleepy Cherry Creek, where most people tuck into a martini at 5 and turn to their feather pillow by 7, was pulsating Wednesday night, at least at Margs Taco Bistro, the Mexican taco bar that originated in downtown Denver before adding a second location in the heart of Cherry Creek in the former space of Einstein Bros Bagel at 200 Fillmore Street.

And judging from the crowds -- there were well over 200 revelers pounding margaritas and shoving tacos down their gullet at Wednesday night's friends and family gathering -- Cherry Creek might actually begin to breathe again, which is exactly what GM Bryan Brutsch is hoping for. "This is an awesome location, and I really think that Cherry Creek needs a cool, fun place to hang out that's also affordable," he says. Amen to that.

Margs opens to the general public at some point today, although Brutsch isn't entirely certain when. "We're definitely opening today, maybe for lunch, maybe for dinner, or maybe we'll get the party started with happy hour," he muses. In any case, if you go, call first; the number is 303-321-6274. In the meantime, We stopped by Wednesday night to check out the action -- and eat and drink -- and brought back a series of photos to get your stomach rumbling.

Korean tacos with pickled cucumbers, swipes of hoisin sauce, scallions and sriracha. Kiwi-jalapeno margarita: Infused Sauza blue reposado, fresh kiwis, muddled jalapenos, triple sec and fresh lime juice. Calle beef tacos with steak, cheddar and Jack cheeses, pico de gallo and guacamole. The booths, much larger than those at the downtown location, seat eight. Watermelon-mint margarita with fresh lime juice, Hornitas Plats and housemade simple syrup. Bánh mì chile-marinated pork tacos topped with pickled carrots and cucumbers and streaked with sriracha mayo. Portabello tacos mixed with slaw, cilantro, pico de gallo and guacamole and drizzled with a basil-cilantro emulsion. Tortilla press. Housemade flour tortillas. Shrimp tacos.

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