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Cebiche

Phone:
303-455-1880

Peruvian food with influences from Italy, France, and Asia serving six different types of ceviche. Also try the aji de gallina—a shredded chicken dish with Parmesan and walnut sauce.

Aji Restaurant

Phone:
303-442-3464

Colorful flavors in a vibrant environment—Latin American art complements the cuisine, while the wine list hails from such exotic climes as Argentina, Chile, and Spain. Try the agave chipotle-glazed pork tenderloin with cilantro-garlic farro, chayo

Empanada Express Grill (Highland)

Phone:
303-955-8362

This Venezuelan grill incorporates elements of African, Indian, and European flavors to create dishes like sancocho soup, made with different meats, potatoes, plantains, and yucca. Wash your meal down with a passion fruit smoothie.

La Polleria

Phone:
720-583-1051

This fast, casual eatery whips up Peruvian style chicken in a brick-lined, charcoal-burning oven imported from Peru. If you want something traditional, try the pollo a la brasa, or "rotisserie chicken" with an aji chili pepper sauce, the empanadas, or barbecue sandwiches.

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Super Mega Bien

Phone:
720-269-4695

Chef Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class offers a combo of large-format items and Pan-Latin small plates, the latter served from roving dim-sum-style carts. Try the braised lamb with grilled cactus salad.

Tres Pupusas

Phone:
720-936-8214

This casual Latin bistro serves house-made Salvadoran pupusas (thick cornmeal tortillas stuffed with a variety of ingredients like meats, cheese, and vegetables), tamales, and pasteles.

Buchi Cafe Cubano

Phone:
303-458-1328

During the week, this tiny cafe dishes up traditional Cuban coffee and pressed sandwiches. On Sundays, drop in for all-day happy hour and authentic Cuban plates, like flan cubano and empanadas.

Red Tango

Phone:
303-420-2203

Offers friendly service, unique appetizers, and a variety of Latin American fare.

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

Phone:
720-389-5221

When you're in the mood for Cuban, look no further than this authentic sandwich shop. Stop in during happy hour for a fresh mojito.

Leña

Phone:
720-550-7267

Inspire your palate with the rich and vibrant flavors of Latin America. The menu features favorites like chilaquiles.

Rose & Thorn

Phone:
303-367-3533

This mood-lit downtown spot comes replete with Pan-Latin small plates, sexy scarlet accents, and plenty of rum in the downstairs speakeasy, Double Barrel Club. Try the spring sweet pea cocktail with blueberry sage ice from the restaurant’s signature ice laboratory.

Quiero Arepas

Phone:
720-432-4205

Venezuelan corn flatbreads, or arepas, are on the menu. Our favorite is the La Havana, a take on a Cuban sandwich, featuring slow-roasted pork loin, ham, and local Muenster with a creamy mayo-mustard-pickle “Havana” sauce.

La Chiva

Phone:
720-389-9847

The popular Colombian food truck settled into permanent, brick-and-mortar digs. Try the sancocho, a hearty. slow-simmered soup made with chicken, green plantain, yuca, corn, and Colombian spices.

Will Call

Phone:
720-484-6428

This neighborhood pub features a menu of bar bites, salads, burgers, and Venezuelan arepas. Try the RiNo arepa filled with black bean paste, grilled onions, shishito peppers, and pork with mango habanero sauce.

Beso de Arte

Phone:
303-697-3377

Nestled beneath Red Rocks, the gorgeous patio is worth the drive to Morrison itself, but the savory fish tacos and rojo al mojcahete (slow-cooked pork served in a lava bowl) make the experience twice as nice.

Quiero Arepas

Phone:
720-269-4778

The popular Venezuelan food truck has found a brick-and-mortar home at Avanti Food & Beverage. Its entirely gluten-free menu offers delicious selections like the reina pepiada arepa, a flatbread that comes stuffed with shredded chicken dressed in a creamy avocado sauce.

Zocalito Latin Bistro

Phone:
970-920-1991

Formerly located in Aspen, chef/owner Michael Beary’s upscale Oaxacan eatery found a home in the heart of Denver. Try the pork tenderloin with red mole sauce.

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Señor Bear

Phone:
720-572-5997

This charming LoHi spot draws from the vibrant cuisines of Latin America and has excellent tropical cocktails.

Que Bueno Suerte

Phone:
720-642-7322

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.

Maria Empanada

Phone:
303-934-2221

Go straight for the empanadas. The 15-plus flavors range from the beef classico to vegan veggie to tango. Buy them in singles or share a dozen, but save room for the alfajores. Multiple locations.

Cafe Brazil

Phone:
303-480-1877

This colorful South American restaurant specializes in seafood and shellfish and is great for those with dietary restrictions.

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