Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Tamayo1400 Larimer St, Denver
2. ViewHouse2015 Market St, Denver
3. Illegal Pete's270 South Broadway, Denver
4. Ace501 E 17th Ave, Denver
5. Hi^Jax650 S Colorado Blvd, Denver
6. Agave Taco Bar2217 E Mississippi Ave, Denver
7. Vert Kitchen704 S Pearl St, Denver
8. The Matchbox2625 Larimer St, Denver
9. Fourteen Seventy-Two1472, South Pearl Street, Denver
10. Linger2030 W 30th Ave, Denver
11. Denver Beer Co.1695 Platte St, Denver
This Larimer Square spot is a culinary canvas on which Chef Richard Sandoval blends earthy flavors of his native Mexico with creative cooking techniques to craft Tamayo’s modern Mexican cuisine. The substantial menu consists of starters, soups and salads, tacos, enchiladas, chef specials like chicken mole poblano and grilled striped bass wrapped in corn husk, and guacamoles, including traditional, bacon, tuna tartare, and spicy crab varieties. Equally extensive is the tequila collection (there are over 100 options); opt for homemade serrano- or prickly pear-infused tequila, or, if you’re like us and can’t choose just one, order a flight like the Casamigos, a trio of blanco, reposado, and añejo.
ViewHouse's roof deck overlooks Coors Field so you can take it 360 degree views of Denver, while taking down pub food like burgers or chicken and waffles, then wash it down with the craft beers on tap.
Coming correct with the tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, Illegal Pete's on South Broadway also brings it with a huge patio and tons of space to enjoy your eats outside.
The eclectic Asian cuisine here -- think Korean BBQ ribs, steamed bao buns, and dim sum -- might be good, but the ping-pong and huge outdoor patio is really what draws crowds. Tables can be rented by the hour, and you're encouraged to try one of the house-made sodas, or local and Asian beers (Asahi, Tiger, Singha) while waiting for your table.
A menu filled with the freshest seafood in CO, mountain views, and brews all separate the rooftop resto Hi^Jax from its downstairs sister restaurant Jax Glendale.
Agave Taco Bar is offering up a ton of new, eclectic taco options (squid ink taco! veggie options!), as well as an impressive list of daily aguas frescas.
Vert is a new-wave American- /French-inspired hub that's doling out delicious soups and sandwiches. This is not your average deli joint.
Inside The Matchbox you'll find a cozy-yet-still-industrial vibe, complemented by a retracting garage door in the front that provides an opening to indoor/outdoor drinking when the weather's right. There're cheap drinks, a back patio, and a bocce court for your enjoyment!
Enjoy a seafood-saturated menu full of Cajun/ Caribbean/ African flavors at this South Carolina-inspired "low country" grub spot and watering hole.
If you think an ex-mortuary can't serve up some killer apothecary-esque cocktails, you're dead wrong. Ok, ok, but seriously, the views at Root Down's fancy sister spot are spectacular, and with a rooftop patio and dinner menu featuring gourmet dishes from around the world, you will definitely be tempted to linger.
The Graceland of craft brews and premium ales and lagers. And for the love of beer, stop by their biergarten as featured in USA Today. You'll come for the beer but stick around for the awesome events. Check their site for the weekly schedule of rotating foodtrucks parked right outside this Highland temple of tap.