Ajuua (pronounced "ahoo-ah"), a celebratory Mexican expression often used after a big win or a friendly encounter, is a fitting name for Ajuua! Mexican Restaurants. It's a reflection of the cheerful, welcoming atmosphere the Garcia family has created at each of these Colorado eateries. But that's not all the Garcias make. Helmed by father Liberato and son Ricardo, the family of veteran restauranteurs cultivates a menu filled with homestyle Mexican fare.
Read on to learn more about a few of the standout dishes—which are made with Mom's recipes.
Appetizer: The Ultimate nachos feature fresh chips piled high with beans, tomatoes, jalapeños, olives, sour cream, and guacamole, plus chicken, ground beef, or steak smothered in chili con queso.
Soup: The Azteca soup's chicken-broth base is augmented by grilled chicken breast, tortilla strips, avocado slices, cilantro, and onions, then garnished with cheese.
Seafood entree: After marinating in tequila and spices, jumbo prawns are wrapped in bacon and baked. Chefs finish off the signature dish by placing the prawns atop a bed of onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cheese, accompanied by tortillas, sour cream, and guacamole.
Meat entree: The restaurant's Michoacán-style slow-cooked pulled pork is served with housemade charro beans and dressed with creamy avocado, onions, and bell peppers.
Specialty margarita: The Prickly Pear combines Tequila 30-30 Reposado, fresh lime, and prickly-pear syrup with the family's secret recipe for a refreshing libation.
Classic Italian food and a great atmosphere makes Armando's Ristorante Italian the perfect restaurant for any occasion.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Armando's Ristorante Italian, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Armando's Ristorante Italian for a group meal.
The patio seating at Armando's Ristorante Italian is perfect for those warm summer days.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Armando's Ristorante Italian, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Armando's Ristorante Italian as well.
The parking lot near Armando's Ristorante Italian will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Armando's Ristorante Italian s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
Isn't it time you tried Armando's Ristorante Italian's great Italian place to satisfy your cheese cravings?
If Thai cuisine is your not-so-guilty pleasure, sample some (or all) of the delicious dishes diners can't stop raving about at Indochine Cuisine.
Indochine Cuisine is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Indochine Cuisine's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Indochine Cuisine can seat both large and small groups.
Put the suit away when heading to Indochine Cuisine — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Indochine Cuisine.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Indochine Cuisine, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come enjoy what some say is the greatest Thai food in Parker at Indochine Cuisine.
Your hunt for the best Thai in town is over. A no-frills vibe and sky-high ratings make Indochine Cuisine the spot to try.
Indochine Cuisine's Thai food is so quick and flavorful that you'll come back again and again.
For traditional and innovative Thai food with endless flavor, head to Indochine Cuisine.
Dress down for your next pizza party — Lil Ricci's Lincoln serves a low-key slice.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Lil Ricci's Lincoln.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this pizzeria has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Lil Ricci's Lincoln.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Lil Ricci's Lincoln's wifi.
Lil Ricci's Lincoln has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Lil Ricci's Lincoln is ultra casual.
Lil Ricci's Lincoln can also cater your next party; call today for details.
If time is of the essence, this pizzeria's take-out option may be a better fit.
For easy dining, Lil Ricci's Lincoln provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Travel by bike to Lil Ricci's Lincoln and store your bike at a nearby rack.
A typical meal at Lil Ricci's Lincoln will set you back less than $30.
Feel free to swing by the pizzeria for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
Find your happy place as you relax in the casual atmosphere and munch on delicious pizza at Lil Ricci's Lincoln.
Pizza is a food staple that is done right by Lil Ricci's Lincoln.
Locals head to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for charbroiled perfection between two buns.
For healthy meals low in fat, check out Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Take the kids along too — this burger joint is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
The burger joint's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the burger joint dress informally.
Through their catering service, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this burger joint.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Fresh-off-the-grill burgers await you at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, so be sure to try one today!
Take it easy with a burger at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Funugyz Sports Pub is a local favorite.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
At Funugyz Sports Pub, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Get online for free courtesy of Funugyz Sports Pub's wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Funugyz Sports Pub, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Put on your dancing shoes! The restaurant provides plenty of space for those who love to boogie.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Funugyz Sports Pub, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Funugyz Sports Pub will ensure that it is delicious.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Funugyz Sports Pub.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Funugyz Sports Pub, and they're waiting to serve you!
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Funugyz Sports Pub is all about.
Purposefully portable, wonderfully versatile and requiring nothing more than a pair of hands (and wide jaw) to consume, the sandwich is about a lot more than just bologna and cheese. It’s prosciutto di parma, a smear of Gorgonzola dolce and fresh figs on a baguette; a spicy torta de milanesa on crusty bolillo; a classic Reuben on toasted rye. And while you could inhale a different sandwich every day of the year in Denver, these are three of the city’s greatest shops.
At Masterpiece Deli, a cosmopolitan sandwich shop in Lower Highland, regulars get positively grabby for the housemade truffled egg salad, punctuated with briny capers and dots of red onion. Sheeted with leafy romaine, the earthy mix is then piled high between two halves of toasted classic white bread. The braised beef brisket, boosted with caramelized onions, arugula, red-wine gastrique and Taleggio fondue has a devoted legion of fans, too. Order at the counter before you stake out a seat, preferably on the patio overlooking the city skyline, and behold the masterpieces that live up to the deli’s name.
The lunch line at Vert Kitchen in Washington Park often stretches beyond the front door, and the menu is as small as the artsy brick space. The sandwiches themselves unleash huge pops of flavor combinations, inspired by French culinary techniques. They’re all notable, but the house-roasted turkey, bolstered with chèvre and stacked with mixed greens, roasted tomatoes and figs soaked in balsamic vinegar, is divine. The sandwiches are paired with a side, the seasonal selections of which change on a whim, but if it’s available, insist on the pumpkin seed, quinoa and sweet corn salad.
Torta Grill, a modest, spare joint that sits in Capitol Hill, is mostly a takeout operation. During off-peak hours, it’s possible to secure one of the five stools that overlook the open kitchen, a hustle-bustle galley that trumpets the signature sandwich of Mexico: the torta. The skyscraping gut bombs are made with split, pre-buttered and toasted telera bread, then smeared with fresh avocado, refried beans and mayonnaise and topped with onions and tomato. Your protein of choice – chicken, ham, breaded steak, chorizo and more – comes loaded with cheese and chipotle sauce or jalapeños, depending on the sandwich you’ve ordered. But all of them are heroic in their abundance, ensuring a full stomach and plenty of leftovers.