Skip to content

Where to Eat in Denver This Year

Same question, different day: What should I get for dinner tonight? City Cast Denver is here to help with our top picks for the best food in the Mile High City. From award winning meals that give you a high profile experience to local bars that are perfect for a night cap, here’s what we recommend.

1) Vesper Lounge

Denver gathering place in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood where patrons come to celebrate the evening among friends, or enjoy a Vesper cocktail, perhaps, served on tap. Motto: “No Anger” Visit Vesper Lounge’s Website.

2) City O’ City

City O’ City uses local produce whenever possible, and even have their own urban micro farm which provides much of our produce in the summer. They pair with other local vendors, from coffee to beer to cheese, to ensure their success as well. Visit City O’ City’s Website.

3) El Taco de Mexico

A family owned restaurant which opened in Denver, Colorado in 1985. Our flavors come from Mexico City with a rich culinary history. We have all the typical Mexican Fare you have come to expect from a Mexican restaurant Enchiladas, Chile Rellenos, Tacos, Burritos, Tamales and the not so typical Gorditas, Synchronizadas, Chilaquiles & Sopes. Visit El Taco de Mexico’s Website.

Photo by El Taco De Mexico
4) My Brother’s Bar

Laid-back haunt with no sign serving up burgers & beers while classical music plays on the speakers. Visit My Brother’s Bar’s Website.

5) Uncle

Uncle is a modern ramen shop based on authenticity but not bound by it. The menu consists of small plates, ramen, entrees, craft cocktails, sake, beer and wine. Visit Uncle’s Website.

View this profile on Instagram

UNCLE (@unclerestaurant) • Instagram photos and videos

6) Joy Hill

Wood-fired, naturally leavened pizza featuring local ingredients and house-made mozzarella. Visit Joy Hill’s Website.

View this profile on Instagram

Joy Hill (@joyhilldenver) • Instagram photos and videos

7) Super Mega Bien

Located at 25th and Larimer in The Ramble Hotel, Chef and Owner Dana “Loca” Rodriguez brings you a fun and approachable menu that traverses the world of Latin American cuisine. Additionally, we have chosen to bring you a unique dining experience by creating small plates that are offered table side “dim sum style” as well as family style entrees meant for sharing among friends. Light snacking to total gluttony…the choice is yours. Visit Super Mega Bien’s Website.

9) Vinh Xuong Bakery

Vietnamese bakery & cafe offering pastries, banh mi sandwiches & coffee in a casual, cheery space. Visit Vinh Xuong Bakery’s Website.

Email Address*

Our daily newsletter, Hey Denver is here to make you a more engaged citizen of the city you love. The perfect mix of local news highlights, event recommendations, and local life hacks, it’s in your inbox at 6 a.m.