Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Tia Maria Mexican Restaurant7260 Pecos St, Denver
2. La Loma2527 W 26th Ave, Denver
3. Bonnie Brae Tavern740 S University Blvd, Denver
4. North County94 Rampart Way, Denver
5. La Abeja508 E Colfax Ave, Denver
6. El Chingon4326 Tennyson St, Denver
7. Chubby's1231 W 38th Ave, Denver
8. Tamales by La Casita3545 Tejon St, Denver
9. Burrito Giant4501 W 38th Ave, Denver
10. Taquería El Trompito1540 W 70th Ave, Denver
11. Brewery Bar II150 Kalamath Street, Denver
12. El Taco De Mexico714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
This family-run establishment brings authentic Mexican cuisine and culture to patrons with home-style cooked dishes like the green chile plate and stuffed sopapillas.
La Loma is a quality spot if you're looking for quality Mexican food. Their expansive menu has featured original Mexi-options, including homemade tortillas, since they opened their doors in 1981.
Bonnie Brae Tavern features all the classics of your average American diner, but with some Mexican and Italian fare, which makes it a local favorite.
North County brings California to Colorado with a seafood-heavy menu and Mexican favorites including tacos. The restaurant also has an extensive wine and liquor list, because you need tequila with your fish tacos.
This Upper Colfax Mexican mainstay hosts $2 steak or carnitas tacos, plus a killer tomatillo salsa. While the spot itself may be a bit of a hole in the wall, what it lacks in decor, it makes up for in affordable, flavorful fare.
Having moved El Chingon from Aravada to Northwest Denver, executive chefs David Lopez and Gloria Nunez haven't skipped a beat. Delicious carnitas, green chili, and specialty cocktails come from a kitchen that buys ingredients locally, so you can enjoy both the food and having supported local business.
Chubby's is like your college fraternity best friend that you try to distance yourself from (because they're not the bestttt thing for you), but you are too weak to resist what they're throwing down. Head in for some delicious (and probably addicting) Mexican, and top it with some of their green chili.
This cafe in LoHi offers the best of Mexican cuisine, including chile you can trust to cure whatever ails you.
Burrito Giant offers up some of the best Mexican fare in Denver, with delicious things like breakfast burritos and top-notch green chile, plus cheap prices.
This authentic Mexican spot offers up strictly traditional dishes -- from tongue, cheeks, brains, to some of the best green chile Denver has to offer.
Located right near the Pepsi Center, Brewery Bar II is a great place to watch the game while simultaneously enjoying delicious Mexican food. Be sure to try the green chile -- the mild version has just the right kick that allows you to still appreciate its fruity-yet-vegetal, earthy-yet-meaty essence. (Note that there are branches in Lone Tree and Aurora, but this is the one to beat.)
This quintessential Mexican dive attracts everyone from local regulars, to out-of-town travelers to its diner-like space for the most authentic versions of all the Mexico City classics, like chilaquiles, tongue tacos, and smothered chile relleno burritos. There's not much more than few plastic booths indoors, but anything smothered in the fresh green chile is likely better enjoyed in the breezy outdoor patio.