The cafe: Bellota, 4580 Broadway, Boulder 720-708-4150 bellotadenver.com.
About: Bellota (“acorn” in Spanish) is a Mexican restaurant from the workforce guiding Boulder restaurants Oak at Fourteenth and Corrida. Its first location 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 performs up northern Mexican flavors and substances with particular indicating via heritage recipes passed down by means of generations,” in accordance to the cafe. The a-la-carte menu functions a broad selection of tacos, hen enchiladas, cochinita pibil, chile rellenos, pork belly with mole sauce, and housemade salsas The bar software consists of tequila and mezcal cocktails, margaritas, wine, beers from Ska Brewing.
Who’s cooking: James Beard award semifinalist Manuel “Manny” Barella is govt chef and partner. Born and elevated in Monterrey, Mexico, he formerly labored at Frasca in Boulder, Uchi in Denver and Michelin-starred eating places in Napa Valley. He opened the initial Bellota in 2020.
Extra: The 2,900-sq.-foot cafe seats 100 (like the patio) and is “vibrant with dazzling colors and décor intended to evoke Chef Manny’s native state,” according to a assertion.
Opened: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Subscribe to our new food stuff newsletter, Stuffed, to get Denver food stuff and drink news sent straight to your inbox.