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Green Chile in Denver

JazzyK Jun 27, 2013 10:15 AM

In doing research for an upcoming trip I have come across some mentions of green chile. What exactly is this and where can I find the best in the Denver area? The only places I have come across are Cherry Cricket and Efrain's. We LOVE spicy food.

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    JazzyK Aug 8, 2013 06:04 PM

    Hey everyone,

    We went El Taco De Mexico for green chile and it was delicious, although not that spicy. I went back in to the restaurant (we were sitting outside) and even got some extra for our burritos. I wanted to hit up a 2nd place, but the hiking was a bit more intense than expected (Torreys and Grays and Bear's Peak in 2 days) and it ended up not being much of a foodie trip. Next time!

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    1. re: JazzyK
      Veggo Aug 8, 2013 06:08 PM

      That means you must go back! Nobody goes to Denver once. And you HAVE to hit the Cricket!

      1. re: Veggo
        JazzyK Aug 8, 2013 06:37 PM

        Will do!

    2. Veggo Jul 15, 2013 11:23 AM

      Another vote for Cherry Cricket. Comes in a large bowl with generous chunks of tender pork and 2 warm flour tortillas. Prepare to sweat a little!

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        Milt Jul 15, 2013 11:17 AM

        I ate at Park Burger last night. My choice was El Mariachi, which included green chile. It was the best burger I have had in years.

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          SayHiToYourMom Jul 1, 2013 12:38 AM

          Green Chile in Denver is very different than green chile any place else. The best examples of green chile in Denver are probably at Bubba Chinos or The Original Chubbys - the recipes are nearly identical between the two. It's sort of an orange, spicy, concoction.

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            JazzyK Jun 27, 2013 04:22 PM

            It's so strange. I did a search under Mountain States for "green chili Denver" and not a whole lot came up. But then AFTER posting this question, in the column on the left under "Discussions You Might Also Like" this thread popped up.


            Of course it is 7 years old but does anyone else have troubles like this with the search feature?

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            1. re: JazzyK
              juliejulez Jun 28, 2013 08:51 AM

              The search function here sucks. You're better off googling, and adding "Chowhound" with it.

              1. re: JazzyK
                e_bone Dec 26, 2013 11:52 AM

                those that are searching also remember that we call it Green Chile sometimes and not Green "Chili" so your searches probably should include both terms.

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