Some like it hot! Diego's and El Taco de Mexico win the Cinco de Mayo green chile contest

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El Taco de Mexico, still a winner.
Some like it hot! The festivities at this past weekend's Cinco de Mayo festival in Civic Center Park included the fourth annual green chile contest. And the winners are:

Judges' awards:

First place: El Taco de Mexico
Second place: La Noria Carniceria
Third place: Benny's Restaurant y Cantina

People's choice award

First place: Diego's Mexican Food and Cantina
Second place: La Noria
Third place: El Taco de Mexico

Also competing: La Fiesta (the first time this almost fifty-year-old restaurant has participated), La Fuentes, Bubba Chino's, Fritangas and Mucino's Catering. (Two restaurants were no-shows, reports Andrea Barela of NEWSED, which put on the Cinco de Mayo festival.)

Diego's win was the big surprise;the restaurant just opened a few months ago in a space at 1600 Champa Street, right off the mall, where it will soon be joined by Cafe Berlin. El Taco de Mexico's win was no surprise; it took Best Green Chile in our Best of Denver 2010.

Find 2011's "Denver's Five Best Green Chile Fixes" here.

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Location Info

El Taco De Mexico

714 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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