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Customize your own fajita experience at this eatery, where there are more than 30 vegetable and 15 protein options available.


Inspired by chef Ignacio Leon's rich heritage, this restaurant mixes traditional Mexican fare with modern touches. Try the shrimp ceviche.

Mister Tuna

Troy Guard's chic new RiNo spot offers modern, eclectic cooking inspired by his Hawaiian upbringing. Go for rotisserie-roasted meats and smart small plates, like the carrot agnolotti with Thai herb salad or the oak-grilled shiitake mushrooms.

Bamboo Sushi

You'll find this Portland-born sushi spot (the world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant) located inside Avanti. Feel good about each bite of nigiri, sashimi, or roll you take. To start, we recommend the Japanese blanched spinach salad with sesame-soy dressing.

Homegrown Tap & Dough (Arvada)

Head here for Italian food with some Colorado charm. Pick from salad, pasta, and—of course—pizza options. Try the burgers, which feature Harris Ranch beef on Grateful Bread buns. Also try the Washington Park location. 

Cowboys Saloon American Bar & Grill

You'll find live country music, a mechanical bull, and specialty cocktails at this spot. There's also a full menu loaded with burgers and fried goodness. Be sure to try the made-to-order skillet cornbread.

Lucky Cat

Restaurateur Troy Guard's Lucky Cat offers a fun take on Chinese fare. Sit back, sip a sake cocktail, and nosh on the spring onion pancakes with roasted duck or the dan dan noodles.

Sera's Ramen Enclave

Owner Sera Nguyen takes diners on tour of Asian flavors with her unique ramen bowls. We recommend the chilled ramen (served with Korean chile paste) and the fresh-squeezed sugarcane juice to drink.

Menya Sushi Bar

Find fresh, authentic Japanese eats from the sushi bar as well as bento boxes and ramen. For dessert, snag some of the matcha green tea fried ice cream.