Veggie Girl: Mezcal brunch

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

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

Either it's the best kept secret in town, or other Denver-ites just don't appreciate the restorative qualities of a good soyrizo-and-egg burrito and an icy cold Chelada after a night of too many indulgences as much as my husband and I do.

When we first stumbled upon the abundance of vegetarian options at Mezcal, we were definitely surprised. Even though adding a vegetarian meat substitute to a menu seems like a relatively easy thing for restaurants to do, most of them don't make the effort, which makes the many soyrizo-and-egg combos here so enticing. They also promise that their red chile is 100 percent veggie-friendly, so I couldn't resist the soyrizo-and-egg burrito smothered in the mildly spicy but still nicely flavored red. The burrito wasn't huge, and it wasn't the cheapest in town, but when we are looking for a change of pace from our regular weekend breakfast burrito spot, Mezcal hit the spot.

They also serve strong and fresh coffee from Pablo's and, if you're feeling brave, my husband swears by the Chelada -- a riff on red beer with a combo of spicy chile sauce and lime. (Full disclosure -- they do include a dash of Worcestershire sauce in the drink, so you should ask them to omit this if you want to stay diligently vegetarian.)-- Aubrey Shoe

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.