Picture this: It’s a Saturday in Denver, and you just got back from hitting the slopes, summiting a 14-er, or just floating down a lazy river. Whatever you did, you have an appetite, and there’s only one way to satiate it: tacos. Luckily, you’ve got options. Here are our picks for the best tacos in Denver.
5 best taco places in Denver
1. El Taco de México
Address: 714 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
This bare bones taco spot has been a Denver favorite since the 80s, serving up authentic Mexican tacos done right. They have tortas, combo plates, burritos and Mexican classics like chilaquiles, enchiladas and gorditas. El Taco de Mexico is a wonderful place to expand your palate with traditional taco meats like cheekmeat, tongue and milanesa, a tasty and savory breaded beef.
2. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina
Address: 1294 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Adelitas serves traditional cuisine from the state of Michoacan on the southwestern Pacfic coast of Mexico. Their menu consists of a wide variety of dishes including fajitas, seafood, mole and of course, tacos (which come in orders of three). They offer plenty of vegetarian options, too, and a great cocktail menu. Reviews rave about the quick and friendly service, as well as the authentic food.
3. El Chingon
Address: 1691 Central St, Denver, CO 80211
A more upscale taco/Mexican bistro spot, El Chingon offers an intimate setting with gorgeous presentation and plating. The most popular items on the menu include the torta lunch and taco options like carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, chicharron, carne molida and wild mushroom.
4. El Camino Community Tavern
Address: 3628 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
El Camino Community Tavern is a certified green restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients for made-from-scratch tacos. They serve up traditional dishes like enchiladas, burritos and nachos, along with LatinX-inspired takes on classic American cuisine. Colorful dishes, savory appetizers and a Mexican-spirit-focused cocktail menu make El Camino Community Tavern the perfect happy hour spot before a night out on the town.
5. Kachina Cantina
Address: 1890 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
This slightly upscale but casual cantina in Denver’s SoDo district is another slammin’ happy hour spot for brunch or happy hour. Kachina Cantina has amazing tacos, including wagyu brisket, cauliflower and shrimp al pastor with salsa verde and pineapple. Here’s the best part about the tacos: you can have them made with traditional Navajo fry bread for only $0.50 more. And trust us: It’s more than worth it.
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