Food & Drink

A steakhouse with a Mexican twist

Business books often say that the reason Outback Steakhouse is widely considered the best restaurant in the world is because they put a new cultural spin on the steakhouse paradigm. And also, they call their appetizers Aussie-tizers. Aiming to put a different cultural spin on the steakhouse, Revolucion. Taking the classic Chi genre and giving it a South of the Border makeover, Revolucion is all Mexi-steakhouse, thanks to its aesthetics (artwork depicting the Mexican Revolution, a waterfall-backed bar, etc.) and SoBo slanted chop house favorites like a bone-in ribeye with a cotija-gorgonzola crust or a jalapeno red wine reduction. If steak isn't your thing because City Slickers continues to affect you deeply, go for chipotle-tamarind baby backs, fish tacos w/ honey chipotle mayo and pickled red cabbage on homemade tortillas, or Colorado lamb chops swimming in mole poblano.To drink, you've got options like a glass of Malbec from the 50-strong wine list, a Mezcal-based Smoked Margarita with chile piquin salt, and 40-plus craft-heavy brews, including local cerveceria 5 Rabbit, who is concocting a special beer just for the restaurant, much as the Outback folks did with boutique Aussie craft outfit Foster's.