Travel Back in Time at Denver's Ten Oldest Mexican Restaurants

Travel Back in Time at Denver's Ten Oldest Mexican Restaurants

With the Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe turning fifty years old this month as inspiration, we set out on a mission to visit Denver's oldest Mexican restaurants. We found nine other cantinas that have been serving green chile, tacos, enchiladas and burritos in the Mile High for at least five decades, building a solid foundation of Den-Mex staples that have rippled through the rest of the city — and kept bellies full for more than half a century. Join us on a tour of La Fiesta (1963), La Popular (1951), Mexico City Restaurant & Lounge (1967), Chubby's (1967), Rosita's (1963), Pete's Satire Restaurant & Lounge (1963), Taco House (1958), Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe (1968), Lucero's (1962), and Brewery Bar II (1954). It's Colorado history wrapped in a tortilla!


With the Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe turning fifty years old this month as inspiration, we set out on a mission to visit Denver's oldest Mexican restaurants. We found nine other cantinas that have been serving green chile, tacos, enchiladas and burritos in the Mile High for at least five decades, building a solid foundation of Den-Mex staples that have rippled through the rest of the city — and kept bellies full for more than half a century. Join us on a tour of La Fiesta (1963), La Popular (1951), Mexico City Restaurant & Lounge (1967), Chubby's (1967), Rosita's (1963), Pete's Satire Restaurant & Lounge (1963), Taco House (1958), Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe (1968), Lucero's (1962), and Brewery Bar II (1954). It's Colorado history wrapped in a tortilla!
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La Fiesta

2340 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-292-2800

www.lafiestadenver.com

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La Popular

2033 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-296-1687

www.lapopulartamales.com

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Mexico City Restaurant & Lounge
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Chubby's
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Rosita's

8454 Federal Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80031-3818

303-429-0904

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Pete's Satire Restaurant and Lounge

1920 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

303-322-2227

www.petesrestaurants.com

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Taco House

581 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

303-936-3633

www.tacohouse.org

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Blue Bonnet Mexican Café
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Lucero's Mexican Food

3657 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-322-1662

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