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Best Diners in Denver

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Sam's No. 3 - Downtown

Once upon a time, there was a restaurant in Denver. Started by an entrepreneur in the 1920s, it was called Coney Island, third in a chain of five, and it served good old comfort food. Over 70 years later, the restaurant reopened a few doors down under the management of the original restaurateur's grandsons. Sam's No. 3 still serves the same comforting food “with an attitude.” Plunge into the Kitchen Sink Skillet for breakfast, while enjoying the simple, nostalgia-inducing interior. American, Greek, and Mexican fare await you at servings that exceed the prices nicely.

Denver, CO, United States
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Tamayo

Tamayo is a snappy restaurant which has done an outstanding job of carving a look-at-me type niche by offering highbrow Mexican fare in a highbrow setting. It might possibly be the only Mexican restaurant that does not boast of award-winning margaritas. It instead offers an outstanding wine list. The massive tile mural behind the bar immediately indicates that this place is special. The menu adds to this feel by offering dishes such as Halibut with Spicy Chipolte and Filet Mignon with Guacamole. This rates high as a good place to impress. The Rooftop Lounge and the Bar & Lounge are open all days of the week from 5p onwards.

Denver, CO, United States
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LoLa

Specializing in Coastal Mexican fare, Lola offers an array of traditionally prepared dishes - from Ceviches and Smoked Duck Gorditas, to Whole Grilled Fish and Carne Asada smothered in dark molé. You can call the guacamole cart over to your table and get a whiff of the fresh tortillas, rich sauces and fiery chilies. Tequilas glow in the candlelight as margaritas are shaken to perfection. Check the website for opening hours.

Denver, CO, United States
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Bastiens Restaurant

Truly a hidden gem in the city, Bastiens has been serving delicious fare since 1937! They have even bagged a couple of awards for their excellent service and mouth-watering food. Delicacies and mouth-watering dishes abound. Try their Pecan Crusted Salmon, New York Strip Steak and Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon. Other must-try dishes include their Sugar Steak, Sugar Burger and Apple Pie. They are well-known for their desserts, so finish your meal with one of their signature desserts. And they have a share of red and white wines too. Check website for more.

Denver, CO, United States
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Café Brazil

Café Brazil, located in the Highland neighborhood in a bright pink brick building, specializes in flavors of old Brazil. So if you are headed here, prepare your mouth for some of the best black bean soup in the West. The décor is nothing special and the place is tiny, but this makes for a cozy setting perfect for a romantic escapade. The Peixe de Angola, a mixture of shrimp and bacalau in a coconut cream sauce, sprinkled with cashews and herbs, is definitely a flavorful menu highlight. A nice, sometimes exotic variety of South American wines are available.

Denver, CO, United States
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Little India

For the best flavors of India, visit Little India. When you walk into the restaurant, the spice-filled aroma gets your mouthwatering. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and this comes across in the flavor itself. The freshly prepared Indian breads complement the main course with every morsel. A word of caution, If you don't like your mouth on fire, stay clear of the chicken Madras!

Denver, CO, United States
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The Black Hat Cattle Co.

If you are planning a visit to The Black Hat Cattle Co., then ensure you call and reserve a patio seat. No point in reaching over there and brooding that you missed out on some gorgeous seating! This place has excellent food and service. You can very well expect a personal greeting from the owner himself, who will come by to check on your meal!

Kittredge, CO, United States
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