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Taco Tuesday: La Güera

Mexican street eats in Riverfront Park

Nestled between the ever-flourishing LoHi dining scene and the constant hum of LoDo lies a taco-laden refuge in Riverfront Park. Outfitted with high-end lofts set against the Platte River, Riverfront Park has its own laid-back vibe right on the edge of the emerging Denver scene. Before you cross into either territory, savor a taste of Mexico at La Güera {1610 Little Raven Street Denver; 720.904.0965}. 

La Guera

Photo courtesy of La Güera

Adjacent to the popular, and newly revamped, Asian-fusion restaurant Zengo, the former La Biblioteca underwent its own transformation last fall. Now, La Güera—which translates to “blonde” in Spanish—toes the line between modern and traditional with wood and metal accents offset by religious shrines and veladoras, as well as Day of the Dead murals dotting the interior. Patrons can feel free to slide into a booth for a relaxing sit-down meal or snag a barstool for a fast-casual lunch.

La Guera

Photo courtesy of La Güera

To satisfy your taco Tuesday cravings at La Güera, all you have to do is point and choose. On Tuesdays from 4pm to close, every taco on the menu is only $2 dollars. The Mahi Mahi with citrus adobo and the Pork Pastor are favorites, but explore your taco taste buds with the rotating taco of the week. This week, stop in for the Cochinita served with slow-roasted pork. Not a meat eater? Order the Veggie Alambre, crafted with beer marinade, salsa roja, and guacamole sprinkled with pumpkin seeds. Feel free to opt for a lettuce wrap, if you are feeling extra healthy.

La Guera

Veggie Alambre Tacos | Photo courtesy of La Güera

To wash down your taco treats, sip on some suds courtesy of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. Serving as the restaurant’s official beer partner, the brewery has crafted La Güera Pilsner (perfect for pairing with tacos) as well as the limited-edition Zapata Tequila Barrel Aged Wit. If you’d like to keep it non-alcoholic, feel free to peruse a menu of aguas frescas—including hibiscus, horchata, and watermelon—and jarritos.

Soon, La Güera will unveil its new patio, hopefully in time for summer rays.

Morgan Carter, Editor