Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Denver Best Value Restaurants


Address: 3472 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Bang! packs a savory punch with its Southern-style meals. Protocol is to order at the counter and fetch your own silverware and condiments (thank goodness the prices make this self-service worthwhile!). Expect to choose from a selection of homegrown favorites like roast chicken, meatloaf and pasta. Very popular, especially on weekend evenings....

Bayou Bob's

Bayou Bob's Cajun and Southern specialties will make you feel as if you've got Louisiana roots yourself! Fried catfish, gumbo, crawfish and etouffee are specialties, and there's fried alligator if you're in the mood for something exotic. Other possibilities include red beans and rice, jambalaya, po' boy sandwiches, chicken-fried chicken, oysters...

Chez Jose

Address: 3027 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206

A long-time standby, this Mexican restaurant really packs a punch with its tangy salsa, guacamole, and savory pork, chicken and beef tucked into soft tortillas. Self-service is the name of the game, and folks gather to enjoy the tasty fare, much of which features grilled ingredients. Casual atmosphere coupled with low prices makes Chez Jose a...

Las Delicias

Address: 439 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

You'll be glad you dropped in to Las Delicias as you order up Mexican fare such as burritos, tacos, tamales, and enchiladas. Breakfast burritos are a great choice in the mornings, but later in the day the combination plates are an especially good deal. Authentic flavor shines through in dishes like Chuletas de Puerco, Carne Adobada, or Carnitas...

Le Central

Address: 112 E 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Le Central draws rave reviews from local francophiles. You'll concur after setting foot in a comfortable dining room that transports guests to the French countryside. Flower-adorned tables dot the intimate dining room, and the menu includes salads as well as pork, chicken, beef, and seafood entrees. Great wine list with reasonable prices. Dine...

New Orient

Address: 10203 E Iliff Ave, Iliff Pointe Shopping Center, Aurora, CO 80231

When folks in southeast Denver crave homemade Vietnamese cooking, they opt for this gem, where both food and service earn high marks. Fresh seafood is a specialty, and the menu is populated by the likes of shrimp fritters, Vietnamese paella, and a two-fish plate (mahi-mahi and swordfish) flavored with lemongrass and sun-dried tomato sauce. A word...

Paramount Cafe

Address: 519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Housed in the restored Paramount Theatre, this cafe provides a casual, laid-back environment for dining out with the gang. During happy hour, all drafts are half-price. For eats, the menu offers traditional fare – burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of Tex-Mex dishes. Don't call it quits until you've had a piece of margarita pie. Outdoor...

T-WA Inn

Address: 555 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

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For more than two decades, this eatery has been the place in Denver for Vietnamese food. While the rather mundane decor, which looks much as it did in the '70s, most assuredly won't knock your socks off, T-WA comes highly recommended by "The Rocky Mountain News." House specialties include delish Dungeness crab, orange chicken, and traditional...

Tom's Home Cookin

Address: 800 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

True down-home Southern cooking can be difficult to find west of the Mississippi, so Tom's is a boon to Mile High-ers looking for stick-to-your-ribs eats. The owner, a transplanted Carolinian, knows exactly how to prepare breaded catfish, crispy fried chicken, perfectly baked macaroni and cheese, and sweet peach cobbler to keep patrons coming back...

Wazee Supper Club

Address: 1600 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Martinis, great pizza, and a sassy waitstaff – sounds like the makings of a fantastic meal! In addition to tasty pizzas, the menu also boasts sandwiches, sides, and of course, desserts. An ideal spot for dinner or after-hours drinks.

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