The restaurant: Bellota, 4580 Broadway, Boulder 720-708-4150 bellotadenver.com.
About: Bellota (“acorn” in Spanish) is a Mexican restaurant from the crew driving Boulder eating places Oak at Fourteenth and Corrida. Its very first locale is at The Source in Denver.
What’s on the menu: “Lively interpretations of regional dishes deeply rooted in custom and authenticity with a menu that plays up northern Mexican flavors and components with personalized which means via heritage recipes handed down through generations,” in accordance to the cafe. The a-la-carte menu capabilities a huge wide variety of tacos, chicken enchiladas, cochinita pibil, chile rellenos, pork stomach with mole sauce, and housemade salsas The bar system features tequila and mezcal cocktails, margaritas, wine, beers from Ska Brewing.
Who’s cooking: James Beard award semifinalist Manuel “Manny” Barella is govt chef and associate. Born and lifted in Monterrey, Mexico, he previously worked at Frasca in Boulder, Uchi in Denver and Michelin-starred restaurants in Napa Valley. He opened the initial Bellota in 2020.
More: The 2,900-square-foot restaurant seats 100 (including the patio) and is “vibrant with bright hues and décor built to evoke Chef Manny’s indigenous country,” in accordance to a statement.
Opened: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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