Do you ever get a craving for a Chimichanga? A hankering for Huevos Rancheros? What about an ache for enchiladas? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will definitely want to check out one of these 12 mind-blowing Colorado restaurants (listed in no particular order):
1. Mexico City Cafe (La Junta)
They're reasonably priced, well established and serve the best Mexican food this side of the state. What more could you possibly want? (Side Note: They only accept cash, so keep that in mind when you visit.)
2. Jack-n-Grill (Denver, Westminster, and Littleton)
Our family favorite is Jack-n-Grill, which serves fresh and authentic New Mexican cuisine. I always order the Huevos Rancheros (scrambled) with their homemade green chili. Trust me; it is a life changer.
3. Pancho & Lefty's (Grand Lake)
After a long day on the slopes, nothing satisfies quite like a cold beer, a hot smothered burrito, and unsurpassed views of Grand Lake that you can only find at Pancho & Lefty's.
4. Inca Mexican Restaurant (Fort Collins)
I don't even know what this is, but I'll take it! (For the record, it's the Camarones Mexicana y Pork Adobado.)
5. Jenny's Mexican Food (Limon)
Next time you're traveling east on I-70, don't stop at a boring fast-food joint. Stop at Jenny's for the BEST homemade chips and salsa you will ever taste.
6. El Kora (Rifle)
You may not know this about me, but fish tacos (and chicken nachos) just so happen to be my love language... and El Kora speaks it beautifully.
7. Benny's Restaurant & Tequila Bar (Denver)
Perfect sloppy burritos and margs in a hip downtown location. What more could you possibly want?
8. Amelia’s Hacienda Restaurante (Montrose)
Chimichangas (pictured), Fajitas. Enchiladas. You name it; Amelia has it! (And it is GOOD.)
9. Romero's Cafe & Catering (Pueblo)
Do you like green chile? (You live in Colorado; of course you do.) Then you are going to LOVE Romero's award-winning chile.
10. Aztecas Family Mexican Restaurant (Grand Junction)
I have yet to eat at Aztecas, but have been told by many that it is the only place to eat on the Western Slope---and judging by the look of these crab enchiladas, I would have to agree.
11. Salsa Brava (Colorado Springs)
Don't you just love it when you can find good Mexican food in more than one place?! (Salsa Brava has two locations in the Springs and one in Highlands Ranch.)
12. Efrains Mexican Restaurant (Lafayette)
I wish I could end every meal with fluffy flan and hot coffee. Don't you?