First Look: Pinche Tacos, Tequila & Whiskey opens next Wednesday in Highland

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All photos by Lori Midson

Tacos, tequila, whiskey, oh my! That's what Pinche Taqueria will start pimping next Wednesday in Highland, when Kevin Morrison, whose City Park taqueria by the same name nabbed our Best New Restaurant award in 2012, opens his second brick-and-mortar at 3300 West 32nd Avenue. "I'm so excited to be in this 'hood," say Morrison. "It's a great fit for us to be on this side of town, and it's our ideal demographic."

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Morrison's menu will be exactly the same as the original, save for one dish: nachos, which he's tweaking. "The menu won't change, except for the addition of nachos -- we're playing around with those, but haven't quite nailed them yet," he says. And the taqueria will also pour its namesake liquid assets, along with housemade liqueurs, which are also a new addition.

The 82-seat space -- larger than the City Park spot -- is similar in style, with a dark-wooded picnic table, a communal bar that stretches for yards, hardwood floors, innovative light fixtures, including industrial pulleys illuminated with Edison bulbs, a huge back bar with antiquated plumber pipe shelving and a blue-tiled open kitchen where voyeurs can banter with the cooks assembling their tacos.

But what this second incarnation has that the original doesn't is garage doors that open to a spacious patio that seats 22 -- and you can bet that it'll be packed during the warm months with plenty of revelers knocking back tequila. Speaking of which, Morrison is also offering lockers for $100, which gives you six months of spirits storage. He also features the same program at the York Street location. "It's been so successful at the other restaurant that we have a waiting list," he says.

Pinche will open on Wednesday, February 13 at 3 p.m., and regular hours will be from 3 to 10 p.m. on Monday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

I stopped by yesterday to check out the space, the photos of which are on the following pages. Cheers!

Location Info

Pinche Taqueria

3300 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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morgan.ruben
morgan.ruben

I thought the new location was supposed to have Al Pastor. If not I'll be really disappointed because I was looking forward to that. Pinche Tacos is great! Can't wait to hit up the new spot.

chuckroast
chuckroast

I'm surprised a tex mex themed bar is opening in the old Hiedi's location at 32nd and Lowell. I think that niche has been filled.

morgan.ruben
morgan.ruben

@Deborah Watts yeah - it means fuck or fucking.

joey murdah
joey murdah

@chuckroast did you see the last photo? looks nothing like the old heidi's location and google maps says the same.

NickCO
NickCO

@chuckroast Have you been to Pinche Tacos? Their location in City Park is always packed even amongst an array of mexican joints on Colfax. I don't think I'd call them tex mex either. I think they'll do rather well there.

freetime
freetime

@morgan.ruben Only in Mexican Spanish.  To Spanish speakers from other countries (including Spain), it is not a curse word.

chuckroast
chuckroast

@joey murdah @chuckroast   My bad, I guess I didn't express my thought very well. I'm psyched for Pinche Tacos to open. You'll find me there often. It's only a few blocks from my house. Now that we have Pinche Tacos and El Camino, I really don't think the neighborhood needs The Matador, a tex mex / tequilla bar, slated to open in the old Heidi Deli space in May, on the corner of 32nd and Lowell.  Nothing against the folks behind The Matador, but that stretch of 32nd Ave should have plenty of tequila and tacos once Pinche Tacos opens.

morgan.ruben
morgan.ruben

@freetime @morgan.ruben A fairly useless distinction in this case. The Taco is a traditional Mexican dish. It's perfectly reasonable to assume that the parlance is derived from Mexican Spanish.

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