The cafe: Bellota, 4580 Broadway, Boulder 720-708-4150 bellotadenver.com.
About: Bellota (“acorn” in Spanish) is a Mexican cafe from the workforce guiding Boulder eating places Oak at Fourteenth and Corrida. Its initially site is at The Source in Denver.
What’s on the menu: “Lively interpretations of regional dishes deeply rooted in tradition and authenticity with a menu that plays up northern Mexican flavors and components with personalized this means by heritage recipes passed down through generations,” in accordance to the restaurant. The a-la-carte menu characteristics a large assortment of tacos, chicken enchiladas, cochinita pibil, chile rellenos, pork stomach with mole sauce, and housemade salsas The bar program involves tequila and mezcal cocktails, margaritas, wine, beers from Ska Brewing.
Who’s cooking: James Beard award semifinalist Manuel “Manny” Barella is govt chef and spouse. Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, he earlier labored at Frasca in Boulder, Uchi in Denver and Michelin-starred places to eat in Napa Valley. He opened the 1st Bellota in 2020.
A lot more: The 2,900-sq.-foot restaurant seats 100 (which include the patio) and is “vibrant with dazzling colors and décor developed to evoke Chef Manny’s native region,” in accordance to a statement.
Opened: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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