Now open: El Olvido

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Carne en su jugo at El Olvido
Almost two months after Jorge Pingarron first told Cafe Society that he was opening a "Mexican, but not Mexican" restaurant on South Broadway, the native of Acapulco has made good on his word: El Olvido opened last night with a fiesta, and when we stopped by today, there wasn't a taco, burrito or enchilada in sight.

The spacious spot (it once held a Mr. Steak!), decked out in aluminum and dark marble, is lined with booths and tables centered around a U-shaped bar where tequila is featured prominently, and bottles of Chilean, Argentine and Spanish wine -- every single bottle ringing in at $24.95 -- sit in racks. Negro Modelo and Dos Equis are on tap; the latter is the beer used for Micheladas, a lime and beer blend in a salted glass, and Micheladas Rojas, that same base with Clamato added.

The focused board features an appetizer list -- dominated by things like molten queso fundido, refried beans studded with corn, and hot wings with avocado sauce -- and a handful of entrees: steaks, a Jaliscan filet of fish and, as promised, the Guadalajara specialty, carne en su jugo.

Food orders come with a dish of cilantro, onions and lime, plus a basket of tortilla chips and tangy, wicked-hot salsa made with Serrano peppers -- and if that doesn't pack enough spice for you, the chef makes a hotter habañero version, too.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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Location Info

El Olvido - CLOSED

2200 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Try the fish tacos they are the best in Denver. I love this place. I hope they stay open for a long time, it's been hard to find good authentic Mexican food. Love that there's no chimichanga crap here. Mexican Denverites love this place!


Don't listen to negative comments!  I had a good feeling about this place from the moment I saw it getting started. My mom and I finally went to try it out, and loved it!  Good margaritas, I really enjoyed the Mexico City tacos, and my mom loved the quesadillas. Their bacon and mushrooms are both excellent, flavorful ingredients. Highly recommended!


The service was very friendly and helpul. Loved the Mexico City Tacos, very flavorful and filling. The Carne en su Jugo was less flavorful than we expected, but still a good dish.


Se ve riquisimo!!! De verdad se puede sentir uno en el mismisimo Jalisco!!!Muchas felicidades!!!


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