Restaurants in University Park

Lunch or Wine Flights and Tapas Platters for Two, Four, or Six at d'Vine Bistro (50% Off)

d'Vine Bistro

d'Vine Bistro

$20 $10

(62)

Mediterranean-influenced, modern cuisine using seasonal and local ingredients; wine flights complement tapas such as trout pate and ahi tuna

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Homestyle Breakfast and Lunch at The Backporch Cafe (50% Off)

Backporch Cafe

Fort Collins

$16 $8

Chefs fold freshly baked bread, house-smoked meats, and housemade sauces into omelets, sandwiches, and other American favorites

Pan-Asian or Hibachi Cuisine at Canton Palace/Osaka Hibachi (Half Off). Two Options Available. 

Canton Palace/Osaka Hibachi

Loveland

$20 $10

(109)

Two-part restaurant serves traditional dishes from across Asia on one side, and Japanese hibachi-grilled meats on the other

Indian and Nepali Cuisine at Everest Restaurant (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Everest Restaurant

Longmont

$20 $10

(35)

Indian and Nepali dishes such as butter chicken in tomato sauce, spicy lamb vindaloo, and vegetable momo with steamed dumplings and chutney

Tea and Cafe Fare at Cranford Cove Tea Tavern (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Cranford Cove Tea Tavern

Greeley

$10 $5

Guests sip toddies made with spirits and high-end teas, and dine on pastries, panini, and gluten-free cakes

Southern Cuisine at Leenie's Southern Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Leenie's Southern Cafe

Longmont

$24 $12

(61)

Eatery dishes out southern favorites such as gumbo, fried chicken, and waffles with pecans, along with sweets such as pie and cupcakes

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Armadillo Restaurants

Armadillo Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Enchiladas with red chilis, giant smoked-chicken quesadillas, carnitas, and fajita sandwiches

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Royal Clay Oven

Royal Clay Oven

Boulder

$20 $11

(25)

Refined Indian dishes such as spicy lamb vindaloo, shrimp cooked in a clay oven & vegetarian saag paneer with homemade cheese & spinach

Mexican Food at Mamacita's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mamacita's

University Hill

$20 $12

Chile rellenos and tequila-marinated shrimp are just a few of the meals here made with local produce and an eye toward Mexican authenticity

Mexican Cuisine from Mami's Authentic (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Mami's Authentic

Boulder

$20 $12

Burritos, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos made with family recipes sate appetites with meats, veggies & traditional ingredients

Italian Food at Asti d'Italia (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Asti D'Italia

The Orchard Town Center

$40 $20

House-made potato gnocchi with duck confit in a truffled madeira sauce and roasted golden beet salads with vanilla vinaigrette

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 at South Philly Cheese Steaks ($20 Total Value)

South Philly Cheesesteaks

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(79)

Cheese steaks, wraps, and other hot sandwiches made with some ingredients sourced directly from Philly

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salad, and Wings at Abo's Pizza

Abo's Pizza

Broomfield Professional Park

$20 $12

(19)

Thin-crust specialty pies range from the veggie supreme to the barbecue, which comes covered in chicken, bacon, onions, and barbecue sauce

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Spicy Tacos

Spicy Tacos

Brighton

$30 $15

Mexican eatery's menu features a variety of classics such as burritos, chile rellenos, fajitas, and more

Lunch for One or Two at Bittersweet Cafe & Confections (43% Off)

Bittersweet Cafe & Confections

Lakeshore Athletic Club - Flatirons

$14.04 $8

Cafe lunch for one or two includes sandwich, panini or salad plus 20-ounce latte, mocha, or coffee for each person

Japanese and Thai Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Zo Sushi and Thai (Up to 50% Off)

Zo Sushi and Thai

Broomfield Town Centre

$30 $15

Cooks whip up 30 speciality sushi rolls with inventive ingredient arrangements, as well as prepare a whole slew of classic Thai dishes

Sushi and Asian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Ooka Sushi (Up to 47% Off)

Ooka Sushi

Park Business Plaza

$20 $11

(97)

Panang curry with pineapple, crispy duck marinated in Chinese fire spices, and sushi and sashimi pair with beer, wine, and sake

$11 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Japon

Japon

North Central Westminster

$20 $11

Diners savor colorful plates of fresh sushi and sashimi in cozy booths

Asian Fusion Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Zen Asian Bistro & Sushi (Up to 50% Off)

Zen Asian Bistro & Sushi

North Central Westminster

$24 $12

(126)

Earth-toned decor creates a soothing, trendy environment where Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Japanese cuisine tango with taste buds

Pub Food and Karaoke at Park Centre Lounge & Grille (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Park Centre Lounge & Grille

North Westminster

$20 $12

Burritos, half-pound burgers, and surf-and-turf dinners paired with beer, cocktails, and bar games; valid during karaoke hours

Thai Food at Tuk Tuk Thai Bistro (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tuk Tuk Thai Bistro

North Central Westminster

$30 $15

Menu inspired by Thai street food highlights dishes both familiar and adventurous

Sushi and Japanese Dinner or Lunch at Sushi Yume (Up to 53% Off)

Sushi Yume

Westminster

$30 $16

(45)

Japanese classics, like salmon teriyaki, served alongside 30-plus specialty sushi rolls with fixings such as melted mozzarella and king crab

American Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Pit Stop Bar & Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Pit Stop Bar & Grill

Thornton

$37.75 $20

Appetizers such as fried pickles and mozzarella sticks whet appetites for burgers, cheesesteaks, or pastrami reubens

Three-Course Prix Fixe Polish Dinner for Two or Four at Cracovia Restaurant and Bar (Up to 51% Off)

Cracovia Restaurant and Bar

Westminster

$59.95 $32

MSG- and preservative-free prix fixe menu populated with from-scratch Polish entrees such as kielbasa and stuffed cabbage rolls

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Papa J’s Italian Restaurant

Papa J’s Italian Restaurant

South Westminster

$20 $11

(25)

Italian favorites such as pizzas, veal or chicken parmesan, calzones, and pasta

Mexican Food with Lakeside View at Cielo Mexican Restaurant (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Cielo Mexican Restaurant

Westminster

$20 $12

(24)

Against the backdrop of Hidden Lake, diners enjoy ceviche, Las Albondigas de Cielo with Mexican meatballs, and house-made tamales

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine — 3 Sons Italian Restaurant Valid Saturday 10:30 AM - 10 PM

3 Sons Italian Restaurant

Arvada

$8 $4

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater from Lumber Baron Murder Mystery Dinners (Up to 34% Off). Two Options Available.

Lumber Baron Murder Mystery Dinners

Multiple Locations

$79.99 $59

Fun murder-mystery dinners let audiences try to work out crimes as they feast inside a creep mansion or luxurious, modern hotel

Italian Deli Cuisine at Mile High Italian Deli (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mile High Italian Deli

Denver

$20 $12

Restaurant offers strombolis, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches, take-and-bake items, and groceries such as coffee, oil, and mushroom sauce

Peruvian Cuisine at Cebiche Highlands (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Cebiche Highlands

Denver

$50 $28

(73)

Traditional dishes include seafood ceviches, fried steak with plantains, and potato stuffed with beef and raisins

Entrees and Drinks for Two or Four at Riffs, A Rock and Roll Bar (Up to 46% Off)

Riffs, A Rock and Roll Bar

Wheat Ridge

$26.80 $15

Nosh on tasty diner food while you and your friends sip on local beers and cocktails.

Unlimited Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner with Bottles of Select Wine for Two or Four at Rodizio Grill (44% Off)

Rodizio Grill

LoDo

$114.98 $65

(196)

With gourmet salads and authentic Brazilian appetizers, diners can sample unlimited sirloin, chicken, pork, and more sliced off skewers

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Ajuua Mexican Restaurant

Ajuua Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Tacos rancheros, pork chili colorado, and crab enchiladas sizzle in this festive Mexican eatery

$25 for $40 Worth of Modern American Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at 1515 Restaurant

1515 Restaurant

LoDo

$40 $25

Owner Gene Tang and Chef Jonas Halstead team up to devise a menu of classic cuisine amped up with molecular gastronomy techniques

Two One-Pound or Gluten-Free Burgers and Beers Plus Chicken-Fried Bacon Appetizers at Society (50% Off)

Society

LoDo

$48 $24

(7)

Chicken-fried bacon appetizers arrive with a bourbon dipping sauce; one-pound or gluten-free burgers pair with regular or gluten-free beer

Pierogis, Vodka, and Other Polish Specialties at Polished Tavern (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Polished Tavern

Central Business District

$40 $20

Polish restaurant and bar serves up classics like pierogis, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and a great variety of Polish vodka

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Little India (45% Off)

Little India

Central Business District

$20 $11

(187)

Northern Indian chefs prepare coconut shrimp, chicken tikka masala, vegetable curry, lamb chops, and seekh kabobs

Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Blue Fin Sushi (50% Off)

Blue Fin Sushi

Stapleton

$30 $15

(130)

More than 20 standard and vegetarian sushi rolls served up alongside classic Japanese dishes, such as seafood tempura and teriyaki chicken

Himalayan Food or All-You-Can-Eat Sampling Lunch at Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center (45% Off)

Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center

Golden Proper

$20 $11

(240)

Inside a reproduction of a traditional Sherpa home, visitors eat curries, dal bhat, and stews made with lamb, fish, and yak

Summer Drinks and Polish Appetizers for Two or Four at Belvedere (Up to Half Off)

Belvedere

Central Business District

$34 $17

Join friends to sample summery cocktails and share traditional appetizers such as hunter's stew and pork-stuffed cabbage rolls

Indian Food at Saucy Bombay (40% Off)

Saucy Bombay

Downtown

$10 $6

Chicken, lamb, and garbanzo served cafeteria-style, then smothered with sauce and served over a bed of basmati rice or rolled into a wrap

$75 for a Five-Course Steakhouse Dinner and Cabaret Show for Two at CY Steak ($150 Value)

CY Steak

Central Business District

$150 $75

(21)

Filet mignon, french onion soup, and italian fritters warm up diners for a steamy after-dinner cabaret show

$14 for $30 Worth of Bar Food and Drinks at Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge

City Park West

$30 $14

Craft beers complement bar food staples, such as BBQ pork sliders and fried pickles, at a bar with pool tables, pinball, and weekly trivia

$38 for a Latin American Meal for Two at Limón (Up to $78 Value)

Limon

City Park West

$78 $38

(157)

Tour Latin American flavors with dishes such as braised baby octopus with a spinach salad, lomo saltado, and mexican chocolate ice cream

$12 for $20 Worth of Burgers and American Food at CityGrille

CityGrille

Capitol Hill

$20 $12

(245)

Chicken-fried steak, mac and cheese, and a burger voted Denver's best, topped with ingredients such as homemade jalapeño jelly and fried egg

Polish Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at Kinga’s Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Kinga's Lounge

Capitol Hill

$46.40 $25

(117)

Family chefs dole out traditional, made-from-scratch Polish food and pour a multitude of European beers and libations amid a spirited lounge

$20 for $40 Worth of Steakhouse Cuisine at Bastien's Restaurant

Bastien's Restaurant

Congress Park

$40 $20

(60)

Steak specialties such as a 16-ounce new york sugar steak and a filet mignon with jalapeno bacon, as well as shrimp scampi and fried chicken

Three-Course Ethiopian Meal and Optional Drinks for Two or Four at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Hale

$58.46 $29

Traditional Ethiopian dishes, from spicy lamb to seven-item vegetarian platters, served with savory injera flatbread

$20 for $40 Worth of Moroccan Food at Mataam Fez

Mataam Fez

Park Hill

$40 $20

(61)

Traditional five-course Moroccan meals served amid festive decor and live belly dancers

Grecian Delight Combo Plate for Lunch or $20 Worth of Greek Dinner at Melita’s Greek Café & Market (50% Off)

Melita's Greek Cafe & Market

Capitol Hill

$27.99 $14

(112)

Traditional Greek food such as souvlaki and falafel as well as inventive, guacamole-topped gyros

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Dessert at Axum Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Axum Restaurant

Park Hill

$79 $40

(38)

Chicken drumstick in spicy berbere sauce; powdered chickpeas in housemade onion-and-tomato bouillon; lamb stew with turmeric and herb butter

Healthy Modern Indian Food at Bombay Bowl (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bowl

Speer

$10 $6

(154)

Healthy Modern Indian eatery features rice bowls and kati rolls without trans fats or artificial flavors

$14 for $30 Worth of Casual American Food and Drinks at My Other Bar

My Other Bar

Denver

$30 $14

Gastropub serving dishes of chicken penne saltimbocca, fettucine carbonara, quattro formaggi pizza with fresh basil, and pepperoni calzone

$12 or $20 Worth of Noodles, Frozen Yogurt, and Cocktails at Toppings and More

Toppings and More

Golden

$20 $12

(13)

Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian noodle dishes meet up with massive assortment of frozen yogurt flavors, as well as cocktails and beer

$11 for Medium Specialty with Choice of Side at Borriello Brothers Pizza (Up to $21.50 Value)

Borriello Brothers Pizza

Lakewood

$21.50 $11

Traditional and gluten-free New York-style pizza include varieties such as buffalo chicken and pesto pizza with roma tomatoes

Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at Brendan's Pub (Up to 47% Off)

Brendan's Pub

Broadway

$30 $16

(12)

This blues-centric pub serves up Angus burgers, prime rib dinners, and other upscale pub eats and features a full calendar of live music

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Food at India Express

India Express

Congress Park

$30 $15

(68)

Entrees are blended with spices, onions, and ginger; marinated meats cook in a scorching clay oven

$5 for $10 Worth of Burgers, Sides, and Drinks for Dine-In or Takeout at Boulevard Burger & Tap

Boulevard Burger & Tap

Congress Park

$10 $5

100% Angus beef ground fresh daily and hand-formed into burger patties, plus patties made from locally sourced lamb and buffalo

Mexican Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Four G’s Mexican Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Four G's Mexican Restaurant

Denver

$15 $8

(57)

Burritos, tacos, tostadas, and other Mexican dishes served for lunch or dinner

Asian Food at Ghin Asian Blend & Sushi (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghin Asian Blend & Sushi

Union Square

$40 $20

(29)

"Asian blend" cuisine combines flavors of many cultures in maki rolls and cooked entrees

Tortas, Mexican Street-Style Food, and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Ay Caramba! (Up to 55% Off)

Ay Caramba

Cherry Creek

$20 $9

Tequila cocktails and import drafts complement Mexican street-style torta sandwiches in colorful contemporary space

$25 for $50 Worth of Signature Drinks and Small Plates at Opus Fine Dining

Opus Fine Dining

Cherry Creek

$50 $25

Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner in an upscale setting; free parking lot just north of the restaurant

Indian Dum Biryani Dinner for Two at Chai & Chai (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chai & Chai

Fitzsimons

$13.95 $7

Diners dig into authentic Indian dum biryani, a rice dish full of bold spices for a flavorful dinner feast

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Bombay Clay Oven (45% Off)

Bombay Clay Oven

Cherry Creek North

$20 $11

(122)

Chicken tikka masala and tandoor-roasted meats coexist with vegetarian meals such as matar paneer with indian cheese, peas, and tomato gravy

Six Kolaches, Three Groupons Toward Kolaches, or Office Tray with 12 Kolaches at Kolache Cabin (Up to 40% Off)

Kolache Cabin

Baker

$15 $9

Eastern European stuffed pastries feature filling combinations such as egg, sausage and gravy and barbecue pulled pork

Indian Cuisine at Little India – Teller (Up to 50%). Three Options Available.

Little India - Teller

South Alameda

$10 $5

Award-winning Indian eatery bakes naan to order and accessorizes entrees with savory curry sauce or spicy vindaloo

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Las Cazuelas

Las Cazuelas

Lakewood

$20 $11

Authentic and hearty Mexican dishes, such as chorizo and eggs, fajitas loaded with chicken, and carnitas paired with guacamole and beans

Upscale American Food or Brunch with Bottomless Drinks for Two at 730 South (Up to 47% Off)

730 South

Bonnie Brae

$30 $16

(112)

The menu covers American, Italian, and Mexican territory, offering dishes such as calamari, meatloaf, fish tacos, and veal parmesan

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Valid for $9 Worth of Sushi at Wasabi Roll & Go ($18 Value)

Wasabi Roll & Go

Denver

$9 $5

Build-your-own sushi rolls and bowls with choices of rice, protein, sauces, and fillers such as avocado and garlic mushrooms

$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drinks at India's Cuisine

India's Cuisine

Aurora

$20 $11

(8)

Tender meats emerge sizzling from the tandoor oven and are served next to fluffy naan and cool lassis

American Food at The Copper Pot (50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Copper Pot

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(148)

Neighborhood restaurant serves comfort food—ranging from meatloaf and hamburgers to baked mac and cheese—for lunch, and dinner

$12 for $24 Worth of Mexican Fare and Drinks at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

Dora's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

Dayton Triangle

$24 $12

(57)

A tight-knit group of family and friends crafts signature chimichangas, steaks, and grilled fish from handed-down recipes

$5 for $10 Worth of Mediterranean Fare at FelFel Mediterranean

FelFel Mediterranean

Hampden South

$10 $5

(66)

Cooks prepare a range of Mediterranean dishes as entrées or sandwiches, as well as offer vegan and gluten-free options

Bottle of Wine with Bruschetta Trio at Delizios (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Delizios

Historic Downtown Littleton

$40 $22

Red and white wines paired with house-made ciabatta crostini and toppings of mozzarella, pesto chicken, and bleu cheese

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Old Mill Brewery & Grill

Old Mill Brewery & Grill

Littleton

$20 $10

American pub food such as wings and burgers paired with house-brewed beer; big-screen TVs and brick fireplace make for casual environs

Three-Course Indian Meal for Two or $11 for $20 Groupon at India Tavern (Up to 46% Off)

India Tavern

Hampden South

$56 $30

Homestyle northwest Indian dishes such as clay-oven-baked tandoori entrees & curries with juicy chicken, lamb & prawns

Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at The Wooden Table (Up to 38% Off)

The Wooden Table Restaurant

Greenwood Village

$93 $60

(272)

Glazed pork belly, ravioli stuffed with house-made mozzarella, roasted duck breast with pancetta, and other gourmet Italian specialties

$17.25 for $30 Worth of Pub Food, Widespread Burgers, and Drinks at Cactus Jack’s Saloon

Cactus Jack's Tavern

Evergreen

$30 $17.25

(38)

15 widespread specialty burgers dominate a menu of grilled eats complemented by beer and served in a rustic interior or on an outdoor deck

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Japanese Food at Land of Sushi

Land of Sushi

Centennial

$15 $8

Sushi rolls are made with fish shipped fresh each day

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Snarf’s is a funky laid-back sandwich shop founded in 1996 in a shack in Boulder, CO and has grown to 9 locations with more coming soon. Snarf’s serves a truly delicious menu of made-to-order toasted sandwiches, homemade soups & salads

700 S College Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Plenty of college students study business. They study business, though, they don't start one of their own. UW students Jason and Rob, however, didn't sit around waiting for graduation. In the middle of an early 1990s night, they surveyed the phone book and agreed that they were tired of the sub-par pizza available to them. Boldly, they started making pies of their own. No business plan. No product testing. Jason and Rob took their pizza to the people, and a business was born.

Today, they're out of college and their Falbo Bros Pizzeria serves its inventive twists on New York-style thin crust, Chicago-style deep dish, and stuffed pizzas in 13 locations across three states. Fresh batches of hand-rolled dough don gourmet toppings such as giardiniera, artichoke hearts, and meatballs. The Falbo kitchens toss specialty pizzas such as the Zeus, whose black olives, spinach, feta cheese, and pepperoncini are baked with the heat of a lightning bolt. Chefs also bake meatball subs and top salads of artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, and grilled chicken with piquant blue cheese dressing. At Falbo's Fort Collins outpost, taps pour local beers from New Belgium and Odell in a seasonal beer garden, and cans of soda offer an alternative fizzy refreshment.

822 S College Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

From the break of dawn to the arrival of the witching hour, the hiss of the espresso machine and the aromas of fresh-brewed coffee and spicy chai tea permeate Alley Cat Coffee House’s expansive space. Manning the counter 24 hours a day, the shop’s friendly baristas never stop topping off cups with ginger tea—made from 5 pounds of fresh ginger—or melting rich Ghirardelli chocolate into mochas, lattes, or carefully positioned open mouths. Morning customers nibble on a healthful breakfast of oatmeal and fruit, and late-night visitors wash down turkey melts and hummus with a thick milkshake.

Alley Cat’s interior is almost as diverse as its menu. A ceiling collage draws eyes upward to the colorful paintings of fish placed mere inches away from a photo of Mel Gibson chit-chatting on the phone. Beneath, sleek leather couches and plush chairs face traditional café seating. A separate room decked in simple earth tones makes an ideal study spot, fortified with wireless Internet, printing stations, and test answers carved into the tables.

120 1/2 W Laurel St
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Desserts aren't eaten last at The Chocolate Caf?. Instead, they're given prime status on the menu, which boasts pages filled with chocolate-drizzled pastries, glasses of wine, and steaming cups of hot chocolate. The staff here are experts about all sorts of sweets, from tart apple creme brulee to key lime pie, but, as you might imagine, the kitchen specializes in all things chocolate. They make normal extra-indulgent cheesecake by sandwiching it between a chocolate crust and a layer of chocolate ganache, and take an already rich croissant bread pudding to new heights by adding white chocolate and creme angelase. They even craft their decadent chocolate desserts in gluten-free varieties, and for special occasions, they can make whole desserts that are ready to be served or pelted at birthday party clowns. For those who like a little savory with their sweet, chefs also cook up light cafe fare such brie and fruit plates and crispy grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup.

102 W Olive St
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Since not all of us have the luxury of eating our way around the globe, places like International Appetite Bistro have made it their primary goal to bring all the most interesting cuisines of the world under one roof. In addition to their invisible catering services, Chef Paula prepares a daily menu of eclectic edibles, such as international tapas and warm, fudgy brownies drizzled with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce. And of course, what is great food without a good glass of wine to wash it all down? The bistro's extensive wine list offers a comprehensive selection of interesting vinos, served straight from the barrel by the glass or in a carafe, or drawn from the cellar in bottles.

130 West Olive Street
Fort Collins,
CO
US

According to lore that has been passed down through the Lucio clan, one of the family progenitors was kidnapped from her native Chihuahua after Pancho Villa tasted her food and decided he needed her as his chef. That distant matron’s culinary wizardry trickled down the family tree and currently informs the cooking of her great-great-grandchildren at Armadillo Restaurants. Chefs at the restaurants use those generations-old recipes while gently patting cornhusks into place around meal and shredded pork or simmering red-chili sauce for enchiladas. Since the Lucios converted the first Armadillo Restaurant from a tough-guy bar into a restaurant in 1972, they’ve opened six additional locations in the Front Range.

354 Walnut St
Fort Collins,
CO
US