Studying international cuisine can foster a feeling of deep cross-cultural connection upon learning that "pass the salt" is the same in every language. Celebrate mankind's unexpected similarities with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a Latin American sampler plate (a $45 value) and wine flight (up to a $24 value) at Limón (up to a $69 value).
Limón's head chef Alex Gurevich blends traditional Latin American culinary techniques to craft a vibrant tasting menu of New Andean cuisine from fresh, authentic ingredients. Five geographically diverse dishes compose the Latin American sampler, giving palates a culinary voyage more authentic than the Burger Kings of the World travel package. Begin your southerly expedition with a traditional peruvian ceviche, which roasts a mixture of Pacific bass, aji amarillo, and sweet potatoes beneath the acidic pseudo-flame of fresh lime juice (an $8 value). A crispy chile relleno piques tongues with the fiery flavors of Ecuador (an $11 value), while a plate of ahi tuna tartare revisits Peru's culinary conquests over the sea and its tasty inhabitants (an $11 value). Nibble the slow-roasted ham and cotija cheese of cuban croquettes (a $7 value) before ending your gastronomic retreat with black bean and corn empanadas (an $8 value), flaky stuffed bundles of dough inspired by the Dominican Republic custom of always keeping a hearty snack in one's pocket.
Browse a diverse but well-curated wine list to choose a flight of three regional wines such as a Chilean sauvignon blanc or Argentinean malbec. The restaurant's deep burgundy walls and rustic leather furniture exude a warm and inviting ambience, intensified by bright partitions, antique casks, and giant welcome signs painted on every tabletop. Reservations are required, and space is limited on Fridays and Saturdays.
City Park West
1618 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218