Colorado, Denver Guide (B): Good Mexican Places Near Stapleton
Be still my beating heart. I have found not one, but five!, great, Mexican places near my home in Stapleton at Northfield. Just off 72nd and Quebec is a treasure trove of Mexican restaurants, and I’ve visited them all. Here’s my review of 5 mostly cheap, good Mexican places near Stapleton.
I am a Mexican food snob. I grew up on street tacos in Tijuana, ate my first fish taco when I was six, and rate all Mexican food on these experiences. If the food comes on a large platter with tons of sour cream, if mariachis come and sing at my table, or if sombreros hang on the wall, you are NOT in a Mexican restaurant. You’re in a GRINGO restaurant. There’s nothing wrong with Gringo places–they’re good–but they can keep their fajitas and nachos. Give me horchata, menundo, and hombres with cowboy hats for this review.
One last point: this review is about exposing these restaurants and creating an invite to go into them. It’s not so much about the food–it’s more about what to expect when you walk in. I know so many folks who get a bit anxious about walking into a place where the menu is in Spanish, you’re not sure what the meats are, or what to expect. This review is about giving you information to handle your expectations and then just picking one (or all five) and trying them. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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