The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the Earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at La Fiesta in lower downtown.
La Fiesta excels in the medium of fiery, cheesy Mexican delights and brings a unique Colorado twist to each piquant masterpiece. Over the course of four decades in business, the restaurant's extensive menu has evolved to near perfection, much like a taco-filled U.S. Constitution, and includes taquitos ($6.75/six) and a full contingent of burritos and enchiladas. Perch on the patio and dive into specialties such as the accolade-garnering chili relleno plate, a spicy duo whose molten cheese, chili sauce, Spanish rice, and refried bean stylings immerse taste buds in exciting realms of zestiness ($7.45). Mexican hamburgers stun stuffy sandwich puritans with their avant garde tortilla digs ($5.75+), and La Fiesta's full bar slings margarita, wine, and beer salves for singed tongues. The eatery is open for lunch Monday through Friday and also offers dinner on Fridays.
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
The lively neighborhood of Curtis Park bustles around them, but the diners on La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant's patio move leisurely, taking their time to savor the flavors of red and green chilies and sip margaritas beneath the sun. The scene at this local-loved restaurant has been very much the same since founder Michael W. Herrera and his family first opened the restaurant's doors 50 years and 12 generations of typewriter ago. Since then, the family and their kitchen crew have earned praise and admiration from numerous media publications—including Denver Westword's award for Best Colorado-Style Mexican Restaurant—for their tangy green chili, plump chili rellenos, and hearty pork chili Caribe. Flush with neon lights, the expansive dining room abounds with cushy orange booths and a large number of tables, making it an ideal venue for friends to gather but a frustrating venue for learning to ride a bike without training wheels.
2340 Champa Street
Denver, Colorado 80205