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Taco Mex

Map & Directions 7840 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
  • Mexican
  • Daily 8am-12am
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Lot Available


Westword's Description

Along the stretch of Colfax where Denver begins to give way to Aurora, a motley collection of strip malls, repurposed gas stations and shabby storefronts house an equally diverse collection of culinary experiences. In their midst sits Taco Mex, an immaculately painted red-and-white box that looks like it might once have been a fast-food outlet, though block lettering on the windows proclaim that it now sells tortas, tacos and gorditas. Inside, kids dart between plastic furnishings and Our Lady of Guadalupe candle-flanked shrines. But the real draw is outside, where a crowd chats in Spanish with the crew manning a patched-together outdoor kitchen: a flat-top grill, a steam table, a massive vat of orange grease swimming with brisket and sausage, a rotisserie and a miniature salsa bar, all crammed into the six-foot-by-six-foot space. A beehive-shaped mass of chile-rubbed pork, dripping with grease and topped with chunks of pineapple that leak juice all over the meat, is turning on the spit. It's for tacos al pastor, slow-cooked the traditional way -- a rarity in this city because of the space and time required. Although the streetside tacos are the stars here, Taco Mex also serves up a range of Mexican food with no particular regional focus, including everything from chiles rellenos to menudo to excellent breakfast burritos.

Member Reviews

  • blanco89 wrote a review for Taco Mex
    on 12/02/12

    On sunday december 02 2012 my wife was having a craving since it was 1.30 in the morning not alot of places are open but this place was so we decided to go eat there, we tried the tacos before and they were good but this time we decided to try something different a large shrimp cocktail and a enchilada platter. when my wife made the order she told the cashier that she only wanted... More >>

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  • Taylana M. on 11/10/11

    Tacos are sooo good here! Especially when your drunk or after smoking the green herb ;)

  • Denver Westword on 10/19/11

    If you like greasy grills, breakfast meats, eggs, potatoes and salsas - you gotta try their breakfast burrito!

  • Saira on 09/09/12

    Best Tacos :)

  • Big Jay on 05/07/12

    The BEST breakfast Burittos in town

  • Thomas S. on 04/23/10

    Great tacos al pastor, roasted on the outdoor spit. Only $0.99/each.

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