For 65 years, one of Denver’s go-to spots for a hearty plate of Mexican was Tosh’s Hacienda. But five years ago, a combination of circumstances forced Ruben Mackintosh, son of the founder, to shut the Tech Center location and then its long-standing Five Points site.
Now, fans of Tosh’s are celebrating once again. In March, Tracy Mackintosh revived the legacy begun by his grandfather and father, and opened Tosh’s Cantina in Marina Square.
While the building is new and the name slightly changed, the menu is the same—mostly. Tosh’s standbys—burritos, enchiladas, fish tacos—are all available and made from original recipes. The light fish tacos I had last week (served open-faced on corn tortillas with crunchy cabbage, ripe avocado, and fresh pico de gallo) were exact replicas of the tacos I would crave almost weekly.
Some of the heartier specialties, such as chicken mole, carne adovada, and stuffed sopaipillas, are missing, but they will return when Tosh’s launches its expanded dinner menu within the next month. A new lunch menu focusing on $7-and-under plates is also in the works.
Tip: Get to Tosh’s while the weather is still warm. The patio fronts a landscaped courtyard and fountain, making for ideal alfresco dining.
8101 E. Belleview Ave., 303-586-5530