Englewood in Colorado is rapidly building itself a culinary reputation to rival (or in many cases outstrip) Denver, it’s bigger neighbor.
Although many people will not be aware of the possibilities for exceptional cuisine in Englewood an exploration of the area will simply pay enormous dividends in enjoyment of some incredible meals.
And it’s not all fine dining – there are some fabulous family restaurants or places to just kick back and shrug off the worries of word and enjoy a great meal with family and friends.
Here are some choices that beg to be explored.
1. Vue rooftop Bar.
Arrive for the spectacular views and stay for the fun. This a venue that has it all. Great cocktails, great small bar plates that are ideal for snacking on while enjoying the company of friends make this a fabulous place to relax. try the not so humble falafel plate or go for broke with the filet mignon. Combine with any one of the great cocktails such as the ‘Raspberry Ricky’ with Vanilla Vodka, lemon, soda and Chambord.
2. Casa Azul.
Mexican inspired dishes are a favorite with many diners. Simple flavors, fresh ingredients and a hint of heat – as well as great choice appeals to many palettes.
Casa Azul has these and much,much more, making it an Englewood favorite. In this restaurant that features decor that is a salute to great Mexican artists you will enjoy a cost warm atmosphere and friendly service – and that makes all the difference. The menu simply has something for everyone. you’ll be glad of the friendly service because making a choice can be extremely difficult. Ask your server for help – but do try the Molcajete. Fresh chorizo with a kiss of Japapeno, chicken and steak, grilled onion and cactus, queso and shrimp. A dish that has it all.
3. A&A Pagliai’s Pizza.
Wood fired pizza. What’s not to love? This venue is a family affair. When you walk through the door you know that three generations of family have kept up the tradition of fresh ingredients and fabulous taste. They even make their own pork sausage on a daily basis. Try the ‘Palace Special’ – sausage, pepperoni, beef, mushroom and onion. Good solid combo for those with an eye on the classics. Great prices and massive choice.
In you are the Denver area. Make a stop in Englewood and pull up a chair at one of the great restaurants. You’ll be back for more.