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Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Denver, D'Corazon serves up highly palatable Mexican food. From the savory enchiladas to the mouthwatering-ly tender carnitas, this Lodo restaurant keeps customers coming back for dependably scrumptious offerings from south of the border. Before or after your hearty meal, the margaritas are hard to resist. D'Corazon's decor is bright — a luminous cascade of colors to complement the colorful arrangements coming from the kitchen. Groups and families frequent this establishment for the friendly service, lively atmosphere and unbeatable Mexican dishes.
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.
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.
A New Mexican fare, Tamales by La Casita is famous for its tamales (Mexican dish) which is a traditional offering at the restaurant. Their meat and cheese filled tamales have been winning hearts since the 1970s. The place has a clean cafeteria vibe where all their recipes incorporate fresh ingredients. For them making great Mexican food is no accident but actually requires caution in every step of the recipe. Besides their tamales, the burritos are equally delicious here. It is a great spot to grab a quick Mexican bite.
Developed for those who love being fed and inspired by family recipes, this restaurant has been a favorite here in Denver. It's historic home setting makes dining indoors very appealing and the food remains excellent. A traditional serving of chips and homemade salsa start off each meal. The main course includes Mexican standards of enchiladas, tacos and rellenos. They even share some of the secrets with recipes for green chili guacamole are written inside the menu. Hearty food, steady beverage flow and happy servers made this a great choice when dining out with family or friends.
Charlie Brown's is one of Denver's most diverse establishments. The bar has been a sanctuary for the Capitol Hill area for more than 35 years. Paul "Paulie" Lopez pounds out tunes on the piano, making it one of the only places in the city where young urban hipsters nestle up to the Sinatra crowd, sharing beer and bourbon over song. This is quite possibly the largest menu in the city. It covers everything: Greek, American, Mexican, Italian and more. The gyros are favorites, and the steak and lobster are the best deals in the city. The expansive patio is a definite hotspot on summer evenings.
Chef Kevin Morisson offers the best tacos in all of Denver at Tacos Tequila Whiskey. This place uses regular ingredients like beef, pork and fish, and spices them perfectly with crispy tacos. The pork belly agridulce taco, the pescado taco, the beef tongue and the shrimp and scallop xnic-pec are unique dishes that are sure to leave you wanting more. Visitors define this place as 'taco heaven', which offers its food at very reasonable prices. The tequila served here is also a favorite among customers. Bringing delicious street food to a restaurant and offering it at regular prices has ensured Tacos Tequila Whiskey a mention in Colorado food history.
For all things Mexican, come dine at the La Sandia Candia. The restaurant is located in the shopping center, The Shops at Northfield Stapleton. The fish tacos, tamales and guacamole are all exceptionally good. Besides happy hours, the restaurant also has several other specials, so check before you order. Don't miss out on the tequila, sangria or martini!