Running through the heart of south Denver is Sixth Avenue. Baker, Cherry Creek, Congress Park and Lowry are among the neighborhoods which border this popular stretch. Moving from east to west, let’s break down the diverse eateries that are worth a stop!
Starting in the Baker Neighborhood, Santiago’s has been a favorite, local Mexican spot since 1990. During the first Friday art walk in the Santa Fe Art District, people flock here for their green chile breakfast burritos.
If you crave Neapolitan-style pizza, this is the place to go! Set up as a fast-casual version of a Naples pizzeria, you can watch your pie bake in under two minutes in their fiery Italian ovens. Pizzeria Locale has grown so much in popularity, they recently opened a location on Highlands Square (W 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard).
Also at the bustling Broadway and Speer intersection is one of the most unique taco eateries in town! Named after the cult-classic movie Dazed and Confused, Moontower Tacos has tasty creations like the Gambler: a taco with slow cooked beef brisket, Southern coleslaw and their own BBQ sauce. Moontower even offers breakfast tacos.
Boasting themselves as “Denver’s only pizza and oyster bar,” Angelo’s chargrills their oysters with flavors like chipotle bourbon butter and bacon with gorgonzola. With an awesome happy hour (oysters are $1-2/each), this is a great place to gather with friends after work.
Not in the mood for Mexican or Italian? Uoki’s variety of Asian cuisine may hit the spot. Offering Japanese and Korean dishes, you can order from their extensive sushi menu, or pick up their kimchi soup and a noodle bowl. On the south edge of Capitol Hill, it stays busy because of its great “mom and pop’s” style.