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This gem on Tennyson Street offers fresh, fine-dining Mexican fare served in an intimate and inviting atmosphere. It's proof that "romantic" doesn't have to mean an expensive or conventional menu.... Read More
This gem on Tennyson Street offers fresh, fine-dining Mexican fare served in an intimate and inviting atmosphere. It's proof that "romantic" doesn't have to mean an expensive or conventional menu. Gloria Nunez, a native of Mexico City, and her grandson, David Lopez, opened El Chingon in this charming old house in December 2013. There are traditional dishes including enchiladas and chiles rellenos, along with less expected options such as grilled ribeye and octopus. There's also fresh fish and an excellent selection of salads and soups. Cocktails are creative and meticulously crafted; you and your sweetheart will surely find one or two that get the evening off to the perfect start. There aren't many tables but choose one at the back for that extra bit of privacy away from the front door. Wherever you sit, you'll be greeted warmly. In summer, the outdoor patio is the place to be.
4326 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
- Lunch and dinner: Tue-Sun 10:30am-Close
- Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:30am-2pm
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Set in an old house, El Chingon has an abundance of charm and intimacy to complement its stellar menu of fine Mexican dishes.
- Best for Mexican Because: It's the whole package: Excellent food, creative cocktails and a charming setting (the chandelier, dark wood accents and chihuahua painting make the space).