The menu at this vibrant restaurant offers familiar items like tacos and fajitas as well as upscale, regionally inspired Mexican fare. Try the pulpo a la parrilla (grilled citrus-garlic octopus with huitlacoche-butter sauce) or the achiote roasted pheasant.
Tucked behind Adelitas Cocina y Cantina rests Colorado's first mezcaleria. Learn more about mezcal (and sip on more than 75 varieties of the libation) and snack on small plates like the Oaxacan cheese queso and shrimp and mango ceviche.
Formerly Boone's Tavern, the Rosedale is a family-friendly neighborhood spot and a solid hangout for the big game. Chef Jacob Conover whips up high-end pub food, including a seared Colorado bass dish and fried chicken paired with smashed potatoes and collard greens.
What was once a neighborhood post office is now home to Creole-style breakfasts. Dig into a gravy-smothered buttermilk biscuit, nibble on some sweet beignets, or sip on a Bloody Mary. The ample outdoor seating is ideal for the Denver sunshine.
Sushi Den's Toshi Kizaki has relaunched his Japanese robata-style tapas spot in a remodeled dining space. Market-driven dishes like a catch-of-the-day raw bar and whole grilled fish complement a selection of sashimi, ramen bowls, and yakitori.
A French bistro serving classics like quiche lorraine alongside a French wine and cocktail menu.
This taqueria bolsters classic street tacos with contemporary ingredients. The key: smoked whole, locally raised animals, including duck and pork. Try them with one of the many tequilas.