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.
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Find healthy options any time of day at this spot that caters to health enthusiasts. Try a flavorful veggie and quinoa salad or one of the many freshly squeezed juices.
Latin-Asian cuisine complements one of the largest selections of tequilas, mezcals, and agave spirits in the nation. Menu items range from sushi and wok dishes to ceviches and tacos.
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.
A unique deli (a spin-off of the wildly popular LoHi location) that serves up sandwiches such as white truffle egg salad, braised beef brisket, Cubano, and smoked turkey. Enjoy the four-season covered and heated patio or choose something from the large grab-and-go section.
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.
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.
Pho lovers rejoice—"the real thing" has made it to the ’burbs. Choose from a variety of fresh meats and add-ins (like bean sprouts and basil) to decorate your slurpable, large serving of noodles. Take-out works too: Order a mango smoothie to go for a delectable stroll down Littleton's Main Street.
Slow food in a fast-casual dining environment? This burrito shop is a paradox worth biting into. Gourmet-to-go versions of one of America's favorite staples are made with ingredients like white bean hummus, arugula, bruschetta-pico, and pesto.
When you're in the mood for "straight up Cuban," look no further than this authentic sandwich shop. Stop in during happy hour for a fresh mojito.