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Bites: National Taco Day
In the name of National Taco Day (Saturday, October 4), here’s a roundup of taco joints where you can celebrate the foldable food.
Give One Year of 5280 for just $16.
If you crave tacos filled with eclectic ingredients, get over to the Source and grab a seat at Comida. For one day only, the cantina will serve chicken-fried brains with pickled kale and whipped potatoes—all contained within a soft corn tortilla. Nab one of these eats for $5. 3350 Brighton Blvd. #105, 303-296-2747, eatcomida.com
Drop by chef Troy Guard’s Ballpark taco joint for a taco and tequila special in true Guard style. Six bucks buys you a chef-inspired taco filled with goose prepared with agave and guajillo chile served alongside a sweet and smoky shot of three-chile, house-infused tequila. 2461 Larimer St. #102, 303-295-0686, loschingonesmexican.com
On Saturday, chef-owner Kevin Morrison and the team at Pinche will unveil a new taco to be added to their repertoire: smoked lamb. This $4.25 taco is topped with fresh corn salsa and queso fresco. Order one (or two, or three) at either the City Park or Highland location. 1514 York St., 720-475-1337 and 3300 W. 32nd Ave., 720-502-4608 tacostequilawhiskey.com
Back in August, we broke down the migas breakfast taco at Brent Thrash’s Capitol Hill taco spot. Now there’s a new taco for you to try: the Goodness. This seafood taco is filled with fried shrimp, guacamole, pico de gallo, mango-jalapeño salsa, and bacon for a sweet, spicy, and savory kick. Get your Moontower fill for $4.50. 609 Grant St., 303-832-1107, moontowertacos.com
Machete Tequila + Tacos
There’s no shortage of options at Machete where you can enjoy Mexican classics like lengua or al pastor tacos for $3.50 each. Take your taste buds on an adventure with creative choices such as the callo de hacha with diver scallops, red chorizo, and pickled cucumber-carrots in a squid ink tortilla. 2817 E. Third Ave., 303-333-1567 and 1730 Wynkoop St., 720-612-7698, machetedenver.com
El Taco de Mexico
If you’re looking for authenticity, this Denver offers no-fuss tacos including marinated pork, tripe, and more for under $2. Simply garnished with cilantro and onions, you can’t beat the authenticity here. 714 Santa Fe Dr., 303-623-3926, eltacodemexicodenver.com