A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, when a face is drawn on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. Today's side deal demonstrates the tortilla's intended use with $20 worth of tacos, fajitas, and supplementary sips at Tambien for $10. The Cherry Creek North eatery puts a fresh, lime-scented twist on standard Mexican fare with inventive plates, a lively bar scene, and a highly acclaimed margarita.
The restaurateurs that created Mezcal, Rockbar, and Sketch serve up a smattering of tortilla-topped tastes, including all-day breakfast. Here, crispy corn tortillas erupt with refritos negros, guacamole, queso fresco, and lettuce ($10.95), and hamburgers come laced with green chiles, grilled onions, rice, and refritos ($9.95). Those who hope one day breakfast will be the only meal in existence can fuel up on eggs mashed with corn tortillas, salsa ranchero, rice, and beans ($7.95) any time. Tambien also offers a variety of salads, fajitas, and burritos. The restaurant is open seven days a week until 2 a.m., ideal for making delicious dreams co-staring enchiladas and Joan Cusack come to life.
The Denver Post loves Tambien's brunch, and the Examiner lauds its tequila selection. Along with awarding it Best Late-Night Mexican Restaurant in 2008 and Best House Margarita in 2008 and 2009, Westword says:
- The décor here is south-of-the-border kitsch, the staff a veteran crew culled from Morreale and partner Sean Yontz’s other operations. and [sic] the menu a Colfax-meets-suburbia version of Mezcal’s award-winning tacos, Chama’s killer posole and tamales evidencing the style and intelligence that Yontz polished during his fine-dining days.
- If you want mexican [sic] food in Cherry Creek, this is the place to go. – Steve H., Insider Pages
- The best part is they have a late night happy hour starting at 10PM with $1 tacos and $2.50 Tecates. That rocks. Plus, it's never over-crowded and the staff and customers are not pretentious at all. – playlax20, Citysearch