Mexican

Bonfire Burritos

This tiny Mexican spot is a staple in Golden, serving burritos, street tacos, and "Colorado's finest green chili."

Los Pastes

The "paste," a cousin of the empanada, is a small English savory pie. Try a variety of fillings such as potato, onion, and beef or chicken mole. 

El Chingon

Serving traditional Mexican dishes, this bistro emphasizes fresh ingredients and house-made chiles.

Lime (Denver Pavilions)

This American cantina offers fresh Mexican food and a wide variety of tequilas. Don't miss the dollar tacos and $5 margaritas every Tuesday. 

Los Chingones

An extension of chef-owner Troy Guard's TAG family, Los Chingones is shareable Mexican cuisine with distinctive style. The 90-seat rooftop bar overlooks RiNo. Find a menu marked by ceviches, funditos, and tacos.  

Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina

This taqueria bolsters classic street tacos with contemporary ingredients. The key: smoked whole, locally raised animals, including goat and lamb. Try them with one of the many tequilas.

Comida

Find creative tacos and lounge on the large patio at this Mexican-inspired cantina. Try the Sirloin Situation taco: slow-cooked sirloin steak, roasted onions, gouda sweet potato mash, and house crema.

Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar

This Seattle-based Tex-Mex eatery focuses on fresh produce and housemade marinades, rubs, and sauces. The signature picante sauce pleases heat seekers without overpowering the flavors.

Agave Taco Bar

This street-style taqueria tops house-made corn tortillas—including a squid-ink variety—with anything from quinoa to ceviche to poblano peppers. For maximum effect, head to the patio to sip on a margarita or one of the fresh, authentic agua fresca juices.

Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

Cuisine originating from the Michoacan area of southwestern Mexico served amid fanciful murals. Most of the family recipes are gluten-free or can be prepared gluten-free. To start, try the prickly pear margarita.  

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