Denver October 23, 2016
10 Restaurants In Denver To Get Ethnic Food That’ll Culture Your Taste Buds
Want to know where to find the most authentic Vietnamese bánh mì, Lebanese-style shawarma, and Mexican tortas? Well, look no further! Here are 10 of the very best ethnic food restaurants in Denver serving up traditional dishes from all over the globe that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!
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1. La Loma
Upscale Tex Mex with a Colorado twist is what you'll find at La Loma at 2527 W 26th Avenue in Jefferson Park. Try their "Gramma's Green Chili Plate," served with warm, soft fresh tortillas, "just like Grandma Mendoza use to make."
2. Las Tortas
The authentic Mexican tortas at this spot at 5307 Leetsdale Avenue are a must-eat! Juicy marinated meats, traditional homemade sauces, and toppings sliced fresh daily are combined to create their mouthwatering sandwich specialties. Ándele, amigos!
3. Amira Bakery and Deli
This deli and cafe in University Hills has some of the most authentic Lebanese food in town, including falafel and shwarma using fresh baked pita bread and juicy, smoky chicken or beef shaved off the spit right before your eyes. Amira Bakery is located at 4101 E. Evans Avenue.
4. Vinh Xuong Bakery
Vinh Xuong Bakery is a family-run joint with two locations in town providing Denverites with authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Their bánh mì sandwiches are second to none and are served up on their very own crusty homemade baguettes. Their original location at 375 S. Federal is take-out and cash only, while their new light and airy Vinh Xuong Bakery 2 at 2370 W. Alameda has plenty of seating and a credit card machine.
Hands-down THE best sushi in Denver! You could eat there every day, and you will never be disappointed. Their Spicy Crispy Tuna appetizer and Mango Roll are not to be missed! Okinawa is located at 2301 E. Colfax Avenue at the intersection of York and Colfax.
6. Aloy Modern Thai
This sleek, smooth restaurant in LoDo offers locally sourced, sustainable, farm-to-table Thai cuisine, served up with snazzy plate adornments and delicious cocktails. Aloy is at 2134 Larimer Street, and they also deliver.
7. Domo Restaurant
Domo dishes out highly acclaimed country-style Japanese fare in a traditional setting that'll make you feel like you've been transported across to ocean, and their amazing outdoor patio will surely bring you a moment of zen. Find Domo at 1365 Osage Street.
8. Imperial Chinese Restaurant
Imperial Chinese at 431 S. Broadway has been "a cornerstone in the Denver community" for nearly 30 years and is serving up authentic, high-quality Chinese cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds. With top-notch food, an elevated atmosphere, and excellent service, Imperial Chinese is a deliciously rich dining experience!
9. New Saigon Restaurant
At 630 S. Federal, New Saigon is slinging some of the best Vietnamese food in the city - and has been for almost 30 years. One bite of their delectable Dungeness Crab dish, and you'll be hooked...line and sinker.
10. Gaetano's Restaurant
This North Denver landmark is steeped in a rich history that began in the early 1930s with the Smaldone family, who allegedly knew a thing or two about moonshine, undercover gambling rings, and a mean bolognese. In 2012 the Breckenridge and Wynkoop family of restaurants took over the operation but continue to respect its rich history and maintain the integrity of this Mile High staple. Find Gaetano's at 3760 Tejon Street and indulge in traditional Italian dishes like gnocchi, ravioli, pizza, and eggplant parmigiana. Bravissimo!
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