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tatamagouche Dec 21, 2007 06:06 AM

I'm beginning to get some idea of the best quick-stops, but if I want table service/a modicum of ambiance and more importantly booze, I should check out ____________?


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    Heyteacher Dec 23, 2007 07:42 AM

    El Real de Minas is really yummy - authentic Mexican cuisine off Colfax and Rosemary-ish. I've also heard from friends that La Sandia in the Northfield area is great too.

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    1. re: Heyteacher
      ClaireWalter Dec 23, 2007 03:48 PM

      La Sandia is the lower-priced, culinarily scaled-down version of Tamayo.

    2. Bill Hunt Dec 22, 2007 03:25 PM

      Not in Denver, specifically, but La Cueva, Aurora, is worth the trip. Right next to the Fox Theater, you will not be disappointed.


      La Cueva
      9742 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010

      1. IslayMan Dec 21, 2007 12:38 PM

        Efrain's in Lafayette. A bowl of their chile verde and a Bohemia.

        1. tatamagouche Dec 21, 2007 11:27 AM

          Thanks all! I should have been more clear, the food's still the most important factor; t's not that the drinks have to be great, they just have to have alcohol in them. Doesn't have to be a full liquor license either, wine & beer's fine. I just like to have a *little* something with dinner is the point. :)
          Don't assume that changes these recs (thanks!); does it expand the field?

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            ClaireWalter Dec 21, 2007 09:46 AM

            Tamayo (downtown, 14th and Larimer) and its less expensive sibling, La Sandia
            (Stapleton/Northfield) are both sitdown and attractive. Don't miss the guac. And yes, the drinks are good too. If drinks are indeed #1, try Tahona Tequila Bistro in Boulder (Pearl St., west of the mall).

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            1. re: ClaireWalter
              RobynS Dec 21, 2007 10:01 AM

              Interesting! I had forgotten about Tahona until rlm's post about lunch today and now I'm really craving it. I want their fish tacos!

            2. Megiac Dec 21, 2007 07:25 AM

              If booze are the most important qualifier, try Mezcal, for their killer mescalito. The food is good, if not great, but the drinks and ambiance are terrific. I also like Rosa Linda's in Highlands.

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