Mexican

Mayan Manjar Yucateco

Authentic Yucatecan food like cochinito pibil and sopes al pastor are served at this Mexican restaurant. Try one of their aguas frescas: water infused with watermelon, cucumber, or hibiscus.

Rusty Taco

This standby has made its name serving traditional Mexican tacos. Try the fired chicken taco, topped in jalepeño ranch dressing and crunchy slaw.

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 house-made marinades, rubs, and sauces. The signature picante sauce pleases heat seekers without overpowering the flavors.

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