Yucatan–style marinades and Oaxacan moles spice up the contemporary Mexican arrangements at Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar, winner of Citysearch's Best Mexican of 2011 title. Ceviches create visions of an Acapulco beach mysteriously littered with plates of chipotle-marinated chicken breast, grilled jumbo shrimp, and more than 130 bottles of blanco, reposado, añejo, and extra-añejo tequila served straight up or mixed into margaritas, mojitos, and sangrias. In addition to its tequila treasure, the 50-foot bar also guards a trove of Mexican beers and imported wines, which, as is tradition, the waiters ceremoniously juggle before opening. Wood accents and colorful paintings highlight the eatery’s dining area, an interior that Crain's called "stylishly rustic and handsome."
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In addition to classic Mexican food staples like sizzling fajitas and tacos al carbon, chefs at Lime incorporate international influences into their Central American cuisine. Steamed edamame and chipotle crema dipping sauce, as well as the scorpion plate’s shrimp flash-fried in a wonton wrapper, mingle Mexican cooking methods and ingredients from Asian traditions. And American fair makes its mark with the Lime's Mexican burger which wraps a flour tortilla around a beef burger patty, served with fries. The restaurant creates a festive atmosphere with margaritas, mojitos, and board games that double as giant maracas.
Although reviewers are mixed on authenticity, customers agree that the location is convenient and the atmosphere is fun. Four Citysearchers give Croc's Mexican Bar & Grill an average of four stars. Four TripAdvisors rate it an average of 3.5 owl eyes.
The patio at El Noa Noa Mexican Restaurant is a lush, enchanting garden, where roving mariachis strum guitars on warm weekends and water gushes from a stone fountain. Tall glasses seem to magically refill with fruity margaritas, and there is never any shortage of warm chips and tangy salsa. Diners bask beneath colorful umbrellas, oblivious to the chatter and canvas-munching sounds of passing pedestrians eating their way though the Art District on Santa Fe just beyond the patio's brick walls.
Past walls speckled with Mexican artwork, chefs in the kitchen whip up authentic south-of-the-border dishes that have been lauded by Denver Westword. These skilled cooks fold fresh seafood and meats into a variety of tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, topping them with scoops of guacamole, pico de gallo, and Mexican-style cream. To whip up their specialty sopapilla, they stuff a puffy pastry with pork, refried beans, and cheese before showering it with fiery green chili.
Family owned for nearly 40 years, Blue Bonnet serves up a hearty menu, heaping with homespun Mexican staples. Appetize your appetite with the Blue Bonnet platter—an ample serving of guacamole and chili con queso accompanied by homemade tortilla chips ($10.50)—before moving on to made-from-scratch specialties such as the Blue Bonnet chimichanga, which eschews the deep fryer in favor of a delicious dressing of green chili, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream ($9.75). Indecisive diners can munch multiple Mexican classics by opting for one of Blue Bonnet’s 26 combination platters, while caramel-covered mini-sopapillas can satisfy sweet teeth after dinner, or be toted home and planted in the hopes of growing larger sopapilas. A gluten-free menu is also available.