Fire forces Bubba Chinos on 38th to close indefinitely

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Outposts of Bubbachinos -- the burrito-and-green-chile chain owned by Leonard Cordova, a grandson of the original Chubby's owner, Stella Cordova -- have expanded so quickly in this town over the last few years, we can barely keep up.

But the prolific chain is down one: The location on 38th Avenue and Stuart opened just over a year ago, but when we stopped by today, the place was dark, and signs were posted warning would-be patrons that the restaurant is closed until further notice due to a fire.

While the structure appears to be very much intact, there's visible smoke damage, particularly above the back door:

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The spot has been boarded up, and there's no evidence of renovation going on inside the building -- meaning that "until further notice" could be a very long time.


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7770 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO

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Blahblah
Blahblah

yeah, due to "fire"...fucking pathetic...thank you bubba dickhead for destroying a potentially cool restaurant spot....awesome way to contribute to the community

Erin
Erin

Is the food as good as I hear? The last comment that was made is making me question whether or not I should try it.

Marc
Marc

Bubba Chino's is probably my favorite fast food. (The original Chubby's at 38th and Lipan has a richer red sauce, though.) But, they do open and close for some reason. All of the Bubba Chino's in NE Denver have shut down. I think the one on the Hill in Boulder is already shut down. It is kind of suspicious.

Katmandoooo
Katmandoooo

Frankly, I don't know how any of them stay open - fire or not.

Bong
Bong

Well, there IS another one by 40th and Wadsworth, which is right near the location in question.

steveville
steveville

Laura  --  Don't jump to conclusions!  When was the fire?  When will repairs begin?  Has anyone spoken to the owner?

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