Awards and recognitions

For more than twenty years, Rosa Linda Aguirre and her family have been dishing up some of Denver's best Mexican food in the town's most family-friendly eatery. The kids pictured on the original menu are all grown -- although most continue to work in the restaurant -- and grandchildren now play in the very casual dining area.

This place has always been warm, inviting and eclectic, and the food is just as warm and inviting: comforting red posole, a simple desebrado of shredded beef, homemade tamales and delicious nopalito tacos stuffed with sliced cactus petals.

Westword's Best of Denver Awards:

  • 1985 Burrito
  • 1986 Burrito
  • 1987 Smothered Burrito
  • 1988 Mexican Resaurant
  • 1988 Chile Relleno
  • 1989 Chile Relleno
  • 1989 Chips And Salsa
  • 1990 Chile Relleno
  • 1991 Mexican way to start your day
  • 1992 Enchilada
  • 1993 Chile Relleno
  • 1993 Flan
  • 1994 Soft Chile Relleno
  • 1995 Nieghborhood Restaurant
  • 1996 Traditional lenten dishes
  • 1998 Mexican Comfort food
  • 1999 Family dinning
  • 2002 Family restaurant
  • 2003 Traditional burrito
  • 2004 Steak Ranchero
  • 2005 Nieghborhood Restaurant
  • 2006 Cactus

Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News Awards

  • 1991 Denver post top 2 Chile Relleno
  • 1991 Denver Post Top 3 Mexican Restaurant
  • 2003 Rocky Mountain News Top Family Friendly restaurant
  • 2003 Rocky Mountain News Top Mexican Restaurant
  • 2004 Rocky Mountain News Top Family Friendly restaurant
  • 2006 Rocky Mountain News Top Family Friendly restaurant

National Publications

  • 1991 Hispanic Magazine top 50 Hispanic restaurant
  • 2006 Wall Street Journal Top 15 nachos in the nation

Community Awards:

  • City and County of Denver Unsung hero Award: Mayor Wellinton E. Webb
  • Mayors Lationo Advisory Commity: Mayor Wellinton E. Webb
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Mayor Wellinton E. Webb
  • Denver Buisness Journal Family Buisness of the year 1999
  • 7 Everyday Hero Award
  • Martin Luther King JR Business Social Responsibility Award
  • Spirit Of Tlateloco Award
  • Denver Foundation phlanthropy involvment in leadership in the community award
  • Denver Health community partner