For the last 12 years, the Real De Minas kitchens have tempted patrons with the aromas of sizzling meats, vegetables, and seafood, as the chefs whip up authentic Mexican dishes. At breakfast, chefs dish out traditional Mexican meals including huevos rancheros and chilaquiles, in addition to a varied lineup of omelets. Later, entrees such as burritos, lobster-tail fajitas, and steaks team up with 13 combination platters. Guests can pair bites with imported beers and 26-ounce margaritas, the ideal amount of liquid to spit take into an enemy’s face.
Pisco Sour Restaurant & Lounge's chefs dish out Peruvian cuisine that fuses traditional seafood, vegetarian, and meat dishes with contemporary American ingredients and authentic spices. To warm up taste buds for two varieties of ceviche that each build on foundations of fresh sea bass, chefs prep creative apps such as the papa rellena, which features potatoes scrubbed free of their tiny plastic lips and stuffed with seasoned beef, tomatoes, and raisins, all drenched in a spicy sauce.
They keep the stovetop warm during breakfast, lunch, and evening cocktail hours, when the bar pours out the eatery's namesake beverage—the pisco sour, a complex Peruvian blend of grape brandy, egg whites, and citrus. The buzzing dining room frequently welcomes a rotating variety of live entertainment, such as hip-hop, techno, and merengue music.
The sun has set on the town of Denver, but the neon sign on Winchell’s Donut House is still aglow. The familiar smell of baking donuts wafts out from the 24-hour establishment's door, drawing night owls in for steaming cups of coffee and french crullers, jelly donuts, and moist chocolate muffins. A shift change occurs come daytime; breakfasters replace nocturnal dwellers, chatting over freshly made bagels, spicy egg sandwiches, and meaty burritos before the lunch crowd shows up. The donut shop also offers delivery services throughout the local area, transporting freshly made pastries directly to a home, office, or secret rendezvous point at an all-vegetable convention.
More than two dozen flat-screen TVs line the walls of Cleatz Sports Bar & Grille, casting a glow across an arsenal of pool tables, poker games, and decadent fare created by the kitchen’s veteran chef. As the wait staff shuffle around deep-fried mushrooms, catfish poboys, and buffalo wings drenched in a spectrum of sauces—from sweet molasses to XXX hot—a DJ spins live tunes before the munching and swaying crowd. On Friday nights, live jazz music replaces the electronic beats, and musicians welcome locals on stage to jam with the band or turn their middle-school diary into a new song. As for every other night of the week, the bar hosts a range of events, such as pool leagues, poker tournaments, and karaoke.
Father-and-son team Liberato and Ricardo Garcia grew their family business into a local franchise rooted firmly in a passion for authentic Mexican recipes served in festive surroundings. To that end, the eatery takes its name from a joyous exclamation heard often in Mexico during lively nights on the town, when meeting a good friend on the street, or after successfully completing a high-five. This joie de vivre is evident in Ajuua’s colorful cuisine, from its guac-covered nachos to its top sirloin smothered in strips of bell pepper. Diners sip chilly margaritas as they tuck in to plates of bacon-wrapped prawns, sautéed pollo a la crema, or hearty chorizo con huevos.
At Blue Fin Sushi, chefs skillfully slice fresh fish and veggies before wrapping the ingredients snugly in seasoned rice and seaweed. Signature rolls include the Caterpillar Roll—cucumber and eel topped with avocado—and the 29th Roll, which spotlights both seared and spicy tuna. Alternatively, hot entrees such as teriyaki chicken and steamed chilean sea bass are perfect for diners who need to warm up their stomachs but accidentally left their electric cummerbunds at home.