Reader: Torta Grill delivers real bang for the buck

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Some new restaurants open with big publicity campaigns and wind up delivering little but disappointment. Not Torta Grill. Opened by Steve Clifton and his wife, Ardeni, in the former Pineapple Grill space at 1818 East Colfax Avenue on June 1, Torta Grill is tiny -- but delivers big.

And it's already inspired fans.

Says Charles:

I work a few doors down at the Squire from these folks and can only say great things about them. The food is amazing and a bang for the buck. I come from Southern California, where mexican food is abundant, but they put a special touch on everything. I waited patiently for a month to get a taste of what they were going to provide and was more than overwhelmed with their results. The fresh juices and fruit cocktails are great and refreshing on top of the amazing tortas that they make. Do not become impatient with the time it takes to receive your order, they cook to order and have only 4 people working at max. They're well worth the wait and as I think they become more accustomed to the "fax" of life, they will get faster. This is custom food at a very unorthodox price and approach of friendliness. Steve and Ardeni are a welcome sight to the neighborhood and I encourage you to give them a chance.

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Torta Grill

1818 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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What all of Denver needs is more places that don't suck.  If this is one of them, why complain?


Your right. They should just pack it up and become wards of the state.


Downtown doesn't need any more sandwich and pizza joints.


I could not agree more.  I visited Torta Grill over the weekend and found the food to exceed all expectations (which were high given the positive press and word of mouth).  The tortas were hands down some of the top sandwiches that I have had in Denver and the price made them that much better.  On top of it all, the staff (owners, I presume) couldn’t have been nicer.  I look forward to many return trips and hope this pace remains open for a long time to come.  I’d love to see a second outpost downtown. 

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