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.
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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