My list of 7 delicious Denver restaurants explores some of the delicious spots we enjoyed on our recent visit to the Mile High City. One of the best parts of travel is enjoying the different food and restaurants you’ll only find in other cities than your own. Be sure to add these spots to your future Denver trip must-visit list!
Unexpected Flavors at Mister Oso’s Tacos
Visit at 3133 Larimer Street, Denver Colorado in the RiNo District & other locations
When we first read the menu for Mister Oso, we were a little unsure of the combination of flavors they had listed. Peanut and sesame salsa macha in the queso? Pumpkin seed, sesame, and pistachio in the guacamole? Boy, am I glad we ignored that initial hesitation because this place was one of our favorites on our trip!
We ordered the Queso Fundido and the Birria Tacos and to our surprise, the unexpected flavors worked really well in the queso. Just one of those “don’t judge a book by its cover” lessons we learned. Not only was the food delicious, but the decor was also top-notch. I’m a big fan of well-designed spaces and collateral like menus and marketing. Highly recommend adding Mister Oso to your must-visit list.
Induldge in Southern Tastes at Sassafras
Visit 3927 W 32nd Ave, Denver, Colorado
If you’ve been around for a while you know that we are big fans of New Orleans, so when we found a restaurant that encompassed the vibes of one of our favorite cities, of course, we had to check it out. Charming decor and delicious, unique dishes were what we discovered… and of course, we had to get the beignets! Also, I highly recommend the Breakfast Mac, what an unexpectedly delicious dish. We also ordered Pigs in a Blanket, the sweetness of the pancakes helped make the spice of the andouille sausage not bite so hard.
Unique Dishes at Denver Biscuit Company
Visit 3237 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, Colorado, and other locations
There’s something about biscuit restaurants that are so fun because they often try to make common dishes using biscuits to replace the more common element – like the Biscuit French Toast I had or the Giant Biscuit Cinnamon Roll we would have tried if there wasn’t a 30-minute wait (we got there in between batches).
Enjoy a Slice at Redeemer Pizza
Visit 2705 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado in the RiNo District
Sometimes you need need a bite of pizza and this slice shop did not disappoint. We found their back entrance where we were able to order a quick slice, however, there is a small shop entrance in the front and patio space. Plenty of room to enjoy pizza, salad, and cocktails.
Stylish Rooftop Bar at The Red Barber
Visit them on the rooftop of the Catbird Hotel 3770 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado
As far as hotel restaurants go, this one is absolutely worth the visit, even if you aren’t staying at Catbird. The menu is full of snackable and sharable dishes with a wide range of cocktails. You’ll also find a beautifully designed interior and a huge outdoor space with a variety of seating and some game spaces for entertainment. The Grilled Cheese Paninini was one of the best-grilled cheese sandwiches I had in a long time. (Sadly I didn’t like the Caesar Salad we got on the side but the sandwich alone made it worth the visit)
Eat at The Insta-Worthy Happy Camper
Visit 3211 N Pecos St, Denver, Colorado
If you love a restaurant that goes hard with a theme, then this is your place. Outside was a covered outdoor camping-themed space complete with a bonfire, lawn chairs, and more. Inside was covered in disco balls, neon signs, and lights galore. So much fun! They’re known for pizza, however, I was feeling a bit under the weather from mild elevation sickness so I opted for some Grilled Cheese Dippers and Nathan got a burger.
Bonus: Treat Yourself at High Point Creamery
Visit 215 S. Holly Street, Denver, Colorado inside Denver Central Market in the RiNo
The last of our 7 delicious Denver restaurants isn’t actually a restaurant but an ice cream shop. We had a few sweets while in town, however, I most enjoyed a scoop from High Point Creamery inside the Denver Central Market. I like that the flavors were unique, but not using weird ingredients for the sake of being different. I ordered a Tahitian Vanilla scoop – something about an ice cream shop that can do vanilla right. It’s more complex of a flavor than people give it credit for, and it was delicious.
Which of these 7 delicious Denver restaurants are you excited to try?
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