Dining

Dining Reviews

By
June 2000

1. No Burritos About It
By Lori Midson
La Fabula
(out of 4 stars)
2637 W. 26th Ave. 303-480-9443
The Draw
Authentic flavors of Mexico.
The Drawback
Culinary hyperactivity.
Don't Miss
Shrimp cocktail, goat-cheese-and-onion enchiladas, vegetarian enchiladas, pork chop, pork green chili.
Vegetarian Options
Vegetarian enchiladas, goat-cheese-and-onion enchiladas, avocado soup, three salads.

2. Joy at Roy's
By Lori Midson
Roy's Cherry Creek
(out of 4 stars)
3000 E. First Ave., Cherry Creek Shopping Center 303-333-9300
The Draw
Dishes and service to practically crow over.
The Drawback
You’ll need a full wallet and solid decision-making skills.
Don't Miss
Yama Mama meatloaf, blackened rare ahi tuna, barbecued ribs, lemon-grass-crusted shutome.
Vegetarian Options
Cassoulet of polenta and shiitake mushrooms, poached D’Anjou pear salad, warm onion-and-tomato salad, and daily special items.

3. Nacho Typical Mexican
By Lori Midson
Senorita's Cantina
(out of 4 stars)
1700 Wynkoop St. 303-298-7181
The Draw
Spiffy decor, adventurous menu, and powerful margaritas.
The Drawback
Snail’s-pace service.
Don't Miss
Quail, seafood enchiladas, roasted-corn-and-poblano soup.
Vegetarian Options
Quesadilla, queso, cheese enchiladas, chili rellenos, and roasted-corn-and-poblano soup.

4. The Rooster Crows
By Maureen Harrington
Le Chantecler
(out of 4 stars)
210 Franklin St., Niwot 303-652-0777
The Draw
Food and decor are memorable, harking back to the past without getting sentimental.
The Drawback
It’s a hike – especially during rush hour.
Don't Miss
Portobello-mushroom appetizer and seared-scallops dinner entrée.
Vegetarian Options
Pastas and stuffed vegetables in basmati rice.

5. Unpolished Jewel
By Maureen Harrington
Restaurant Rue Cler
(out of 4 stars)
5575 E. Third Ave. 303-355-3775
The Draw
Location, location, location.
The Drawback
Service in need of polishing.
Don't Miss
The macaroni and cheese off the kid’s menu.
Vegetarian Options
Just ask and they’ll create a vegetarian plate.

6. Fish Hook
By Michael McNulty
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
(out of 4 stars)
7520 E. Progress Place, Greenwood Village 303-740-9449
The Draw
Incredibly fresh fish, great spices, and a gigantic selection.
The Drawback
A tremendously long wait – even for lunch.
Don't Miss
Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and Pontchartrain fillet.
Vegetarian Options
Not much.

7. Pizza, Pizza
By Michael McNulty
Boston's, The Gourmet Pizza
(out of 4 stars)
53 W. Centennial Blvd., Highlands Ranch 720-344-1531
The Draw
Good pizzas at reasonable prices, something for everyone.
The Drawback
Loud, boring location.
Don't Miss
The Popeye, the meat lovers, the ribber, and Boston cream pie.
Vegetarian Options
Plenty of pasta dishes and veggie pizzas.